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MEET TANYA, SHE IS NOW PAIN-FREE.
Chronic pain (also known as persistent pain) is pain that persists beyond the expected healing time of an injury. Unlike acute pain which is caused by tissue damage, chronic pain or persistent pain is less about the structural or tissue damage and more about the sensitivity of the nervous system and ‘non tissue related factors’. Significant research has shown that exercise is an essential aspect in the treatment of chronic pain.
Often when we experience chronic pain we avoid activity in an attempt to not cause pain flare ups. However we know that gradually over time people experiencing chronic pain become less able to complete activities which were previously enjoyed, for example walking, and commonly also have difficulties in completing activities of daily living such as housework.
In Tanya's case, she had sourced and tried multiple solutions to be more mobile after an accident many years ago that caused her relentless pain in the neck. This pain persisted for close to years. Despite having seen chiropractors and physiotherapists, along with training at other gyms, Tanya's pain was persistent. "I saw pain as a normal part of daily life. E's FITNESS transformed this completely."
After training with Head Expert Elinn on the 3-Stage Program starting with Stage 1, Train To Eliminate Pain, Tanya saw significant improvement and moved on to Stage 2 with targeted exercises for her mobility and agility. In Stage 3, within just a few months, Tanya swears by E's methods of eliminating pain.
Today, she is a satisfied client of E's who recommends personal training to eliminate joint pain. In her own words, "With Elinn's perceptivity and experience, I have zero pain in my neck, pain which persisted for years, really"
“Elinn has helped me eliminate pain in my neck that was caused by a road accident, years ago”
— Tanya, Senior Regional Compliance Manager at Capital Group
MEET SHARON. SHE CAN NOW DO 10 PULL-UPS AT 60.
Though it’s difficult to imagine ourselves in old age, the attention we devote to building and maintaining crucial muscle areas today will make a significant difference 20, 30 or 40 years down the road when it comes to carrying out even basic actions such as walking and bending.
In fact, our skeletal muscles, the fibres anchored to our bones and tendons that enable both motion and force, are integral to how we function. If we don’t take care of these muscles, which start to deteriorate as young as age 25, we’re at risk of injury, as well as a range of problems from incontinence to weak bones to increased risk for falls, which often reduces lifespan in those over age 65.
Women are at several disadvantages when it comes to optimal muscle health. With age, our muscles deteriorate at a faster rate than men’s, explains Michael Bemben, an exercise physiologist and professor in the department of health and exercise science at the University of Oklahoma. The neurons that control muscles in both genders are programmed to die off with age.“Men typically have more muscle to begin with so they can afford to lose some, whereas women can’t,” he adds.
Older women saw only a 10 percent increase in muscle power versus a 50 percent rise for younger women doing comparable exercises, according to a recent study in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. Power is more closely related to the ability to perform daily activities and reduce the risk of falls than muscle strength alone, states Dain LaRoche, the study’s co-author and assistant professor of exercise science in the department of kinesiology at the University of New Hampshire.
The good news? With exercise, older women can build up muscle strength. But to achieve “net muscle gain,” we need to work on improving our muscle health now, says Jennifer Jakobi, an assistant professor in the school of human kinetics at the University of British Columbia. ‘It’s like retirement savings: The more you invest in your muscles, the larger the base you have to function longer.
Take a look at Sharon Yeoh, Director, Head of Corporate Secretarial at TMF Singapore. As one of E's satisfied clients who attained her goals of feeling younger and stronger, she can now do 10 pull-ups at her age. In contrary, she was struggling with muscle loss and lack of agility - given her hectic work schedule as a director who works 9 to 5 and beyond.
"I feel younger and stronger with the help of E's 3 Stage Training program"
- Sharon Yeoh, Director, Head of Corporate Secretarial at TMF Singapore
MEET SALLY. SHE TRUSTS E'S WITH HER POST AND PRE-NATAL TRAINING REGIMEN.
Regular exercise has numerous health benefits, all of which apply to a pre and postnatal woman as at any other stage of life. A healthy, strong body and positive attitude will allow you cope with the physical and psychological challenges that may arise during your journey as a mother.
In the case of satisfied client Sally, E's has helped her through her journey of 3 children.
After having a baby, many women strive to lose the weight gained through pregnancy and get their tummy back quickly. Incorrect exercises and poor technique can cause many problems. Therefore, it is imperative one exercises safely and gradually with the right supervision and guidance.
There are many benefits of regular exercise throughout pregnancy:
- Reduced weight gain
- Deposition and retention of less body fat
- Lower incidents of obstetrical concern before labour
- Remain within normal weight range
- Lower incidents of discomforts and injuries during pregnancy
- More rapid physical and emotional recovery post-birth
- Shorter and less complicated labour
- Increased breathing efficiency
- Higher energy levels
- Decrease the risk of developing gestational diabetes
- Increase muscle strength & improves posture
- Circulation benefits with improved digestion
- Babies are tougher and less vulnerable to usual stresses
- Respond rapidly to their environment after birth
- Show lower risks of premature death, heart disease and serious illness
For the post-natal mothers, a gradual recovery is essential for a smooth transition to motherhood, with the focus on well-being rather than increase aerobic fitness and weight loss. Keep in mind it may take up to 9 months for the stretched muscles to return to shape. Furthermore lactation requires adequate rest and good nourishment.
The benefits of postnatal exercise are significant and it is important to establish a regular exercise routine of some sort as soon as they feel ready physically and mentally.
Benefits of postnatal exercise include:
- Speedier healing and recovery from the birthing process
- Increased energy to cope with the demands of new motherhood
- Reduced stress and depression, with a heightened sense of wellbeing
- Faster return to pre-pregnancy shape and level of fitness