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So far Matt Wratten has created 29 blog entries.

Stretching, do I really have to?

By | March 30th, 2017|Exercise, Myths|

Stretching, do I really have to? Stretching before, during and after exercise is something that has been drilled into sport and exercise participants over the years.  From experience, stretching usually creates the most grumbles from clients.  And I know most do not perform their stretching when I am not there.  What’s the point of stretching?  [...]

Exercise with a New Born

By | January 22nd, 2017|Exercise, Health|

Exercise with a New Born As an expecting parent, a question that has been raised in our house lately, is how are we going to exercise with a new born? Being a health professional, you would expect that I am an active person.  Currently, my weekly exercise consists of a combination of gym, running and [...]

New Year’s Resolutions

By | December 31st, 2016|Health, Mindset|

New Year’s resolutions As 2016 ends, the new year begins tomorrow.  There will be many making a new round of New Year’s resolutions.   I know I did not achieve all my health and fitness goals for the year, so how about you? Are you already thinking about your 2017 New Year’s resolutions?  What is going [...]

Hydrotherapy for Chronic Conditions

By | June 19th, 2016|Chronic Disease, Exercise|

Hydrotherapy for Chronic Conditions Today hydrotherapy is used to treat and manage many chronic conditions and disease.  Hydrotherapy is one of the oldest forms of medical treatment and involves the use of heated water to soothe pains and treat diseases.  The use of thermal baths can be traced back to Hippocrates who prescribed bathing in [...]

Managing Chronic Pain and Exercise

By | March 27th, 2016|Chronic Disease, Exercise Physiology|

Managing Chronic Pain and Exercise As an accredited exercise physiologist, I have helped a lot of people manage chronic pain with exercise over the last nearly 20 years.  These programs have ranged from improving their quality of life by allowing them to move more to returning to sport.  In that time, I have provided education to [...]

What is best? Health or well-being?

By | February 18th, 2016|Health|

Health or well-being? Health and well-being are combined frequently to be one topic.  Being separate terms should we be striving for health or wellbeing?  So lets look at each of these terms to see which one is better and which ne we should be aiming for. Health Health is defined in the dictionary are WHO [...]

Detox Myth

By | January 31st, 2016|Diet, Health, Myths|

Detox Myth Have you done your post Christmas detox? A detox is promoted as an antidote for our over indulgences over the holiday period.  In our quick fix society, a detox seems like a great way to undo these over indulgences.   Since the start of the new year I’ve been seeing various articles such as [...]