Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries occurring in sports and day to day life (Lötscher & Hintermann, 2014) and can affect your walking, sleeping and sport performance.
When you take up to 10,000 steps a day it’s easy to forget how much we rely on our ankles mobility and stability to walk, jump, run, ride and play. Our ankles absorb and translate our body weight in every step we take to facilitate smooth movement and get us from A to B pain free. So, when the stability around our ankle is compromised by a sprain, frustration is just one of the side effects going ‘foot in foot’ with that painful limp.
We’re told more and more kids and teenagers are spending time sitting at computers, watching TV, playing on mobiles and tablets, often two screens at once! School holidays often lead to even more sitting and screens. A 2015 study by the Pew centre found 1 in 4 teens are ‘almost constantly’ online which can lead to poor posture, neck and back pain and headaches.
WHAT IS OSTEOPOROSIS?
Osteoporosis is a relatively common disease in Australia, affecting over 1 million people. The condition results in bone becoming brittle which leads to a higher risk of breaks than in normal bone. Osteoporosis occurs when bones lose minerals, such as calcium, more quickly than the body can replace them, causing a loss of bone thickness (bone density).
With City2Surf fast approaching we have prepared a last minute guide to your race preparations to allow you to focus on nailing that dream performance on race day.
Once all that hard work is done, we have given you some handy advice regarding your all-important post run recovery, allowing you to minimise muscle soreness and injury risk while still allowing yourself that well deserved ice cream/ beer/ 10 hour sleep once you finish!