With the new year, comes new year’s resolutions, and for most people those involve getting a bit healthier, dropping a few kilos and increasing their fitness.

Our bodies are designed to have load or force put through them; muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments all get stronger from loading them. What our bodies don’t like is having too much load put through them too quickly. This is why most resolutions fail as people go too hard too early and burn out or get injured.

Your osteo is a great person to talk to regarding this as they will know great exercises that can help with your general health that will also minimise injury risk, they can help with progression as you get stronger, and hands on treatment can help with the aches and pains that often come in those early stages of increased exercise.

This year don’t do your resolution alone, come in, get some help, and make sure that 2020 is the year that you kick your health into gear for good!

Ben Van Der Westhuizen, Osteopath