Category Archives: Exercise

Diastasis Recti in Men: Causes, Symptoms, and Management Strategies

Diastasis recti in men

Diastasis recti is a condition where the rectus abdominis muscles (the “six-pack” muscles), separate more than they should. It often occurs along the midline of the abdomen, from the breastbone to the pubic bone, creating a gap that causes the belly to protrude. The condition is not confined to women alone. Men, too, can experience […]

Exercises to Avoid when Managing Diastasis Recti

Exercises to avoid when managing diastasis recti

Managing diastasis recti requires careful consideration of exercise choices. Some movements and exercises exacerbate diastasis recti. Avoiding exercise that puts excessive strain on the abdominal muscles aids the healing process and prevents potential harm. By understanding which exercises to avoid, we can make informed choices about our fitness routines. It also emphasizes the importance of […]

Types and Variants of Diastasis Recti

Diastasis recti

Diastasis recti, often referred to as abdominal separation, occurs when the rectus abdominis muscles that meet in the middle of the abdomen separate. The split creates a gap (interrectus distance) in the abdominal wall, allowing the abdominal organs to push through. Primarily, diastasis recti is categorized by its location, severity, and the associated symptoms. While […]

9 Effective Exercises for Mental Health and Overall Wellness

mind-body connection in exercise

Regular exercises are not just about physical fitness. They are a powerful tool for promoting mental health and overall well-being. Certain exercises have proven particularly effective in nurturing both mind and body. The most effective types of exercises encompass a combination of physical activities that engage both the body and mind (Miles, 2007). From the […]

Can Diastasis Recti be Reversed?

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Managing Diastasis Recti Diastasis recti abdominis (DRA) is a common clinical condition that affects the anterior abdominal walls. A characteristic of DRA is weakened linea alba that leads to an abdominal lump . Linea alba is weakened by intra-abdominal changes and pressure such as pregnancy (from the associated hormonal changes, enlargement of the uterus, and orientation […]

Does shift work cause premature biological aging?

premature biological aging

Industrialization has made it possible for people to work in shifts. Shift work involves a recurring nonstandard work schedule designed to meet a fixed daily work plan (Ledda et al., 2020). Approximately 20% of the working population currently works on shifts (Potter & Wood, 2020). Studies show that shift work causes premature biological aging due […]

Four Ways to Achieve Wellness and Wholeness

Have you been following a healthy diet regimen? Hit all the targets in HIIT, core exercises, balance, flexibility, and strength training. Does a sense of lack still linger in the background? This article highlights four practices for a lifestyle of wholeness in the simplest of ways possible. 1. Healthy diet You probably have had the […]