Exercises to improve Your Golf Game

Exercises for your Golf GameI’m have been a keen golfer since I was 14 years old and have always been looking at ways to improve my golf game. Since Tiger Woods joined the PGA tour he made keeping fit and doing exercises to improve your golf game more normal for many gofers both professional and amateurs. Today I want to show you a great series of golf tests and golf exercises to help see if your able to control your body when swing the golf club. Continue reading

What is Cold Laser Therapy?

Cold Laser TreatmentYou may have been to the clinic and had one of the chiropractors use the low level laser therapy (LLLT) on you. They told you that low level laser therapy is also commonly known as cold laser therapy & low level light therapy.

Today’s post is to tell your bit more about what exactly cold laser therapy is and why your chiropractor might be using it during your treatment.

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Arm Goes Numb While Sleeping

How To Avoid a Numb Arm or Hand Cuddling in BedI’m sure you have had that experience before where your arm or your hand goes numb while sleeping in bed. It can easily happening when cuddling with your loved one in bed. I found a funny but informative video on youtube looking at how to avoid a trapped arm whilst cuddling in bed.

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BMI, Waist-Hip Ratio or Waist Circumference Measurements – Which One?

I recently did my annual Discovery Vitality biokinetist fitness check-up and it got me thinking. In the fitness check there are three measurements used to assess your potential health status, Body Mass Index (BMI)Waist-Hip Ratio (WHR) and Waist Circumference.

I wanted to know which one was better at predicting potential for metabolic syndrome, which is what the measurements will help indicate the risk of. So this is some of the information that I found on today on BMI, Waist-Hip Ratio and Waist Circumference. Continue reading

Mental Toughness in Life and Sport

I attended a great talk last night on sports psychology by South African sports psychologist, Dr Jannie Botha. Jannie explained the concept of sports psychology and his role as a mental coach.

One of the many interesting points he mentioned was that of what makes mental toughness? Here is how to be mentally tough in life and sport.

Mental Toughness: The Basic Needs

Mental toughness is made up of not one component but a few.

The first component of mental toughness is your mental foundation. Looking at a what type of mental foundation you have ask yourself do live life in confidence or fear. So are you positive or negative reacting in living life or your sport.

To understand fear a great book I think most South Africans should read is Risk by Dan Gardner. Dan makes a very interesting read on why we live in fear about crime, finances etc… It made me think why I do what I do because of what I have been exposed to.

For confidence Dr Botha helped explain that we have three types of confidence. Of the three the most important is an inner confidence, which is different to arrogance.

This inner confidence is a positive psychology you have about yourself no matter if you win or lose something.

Inner confidence does not only apply to the sports field, but to life in general.

You have meet those people in your life who you think, wow, what a nice, easy-going, happy person. They are confident about their lives and what they do. They don’t come across as arrogant or full of themselves. This is inner confidence.

Inner Confidence Video

An example I think of inner confidence is Nick Vujicic of “No Arms, No Legs, No Worries” fame. You can watch Nick in action below showing how he maintains a positive attitude even with his physical disability and what he still achieves in his life.

I hope that if you play sport you can use positive psychology to make you perform to your best ability. If you need help then maybe a mental coach can help you further.
Surround yourself around positive speaking and acting people to help stay on the mental toughness track. These tips are not only for sports men and women but good to think about in our day to day lives.