Monthly Archives: May 2010


Windmill for Strong Core, Glutes and Balance

Having a strong core is extremely important in tennis – it gives stability to your hips and shoulders, which are essential for your stroke production. It allows a smooth transfer of power from your core to your limbs with perfect balance, strength, and flexibility. A strong core allows your limbs to move more efficiently and independently from each other, and as a […]


Hydration for Optimal Performance

You have to be properly hydrated to withstand high intensity training, such as tennis. The value of water, your body’s most important nutrient, cannot be underestimated. Even a mild dehydration, as little as 2% loss of fluids, which is considered “normal” for humans, can have a detrimental outcome on your tennis performance. You don’t even feel thirsty until maybe at 3% […]


External Hip and Glute Stretch — Pigeon

Tennis is a very strenuous sport concerning your skeletal system – your muscles, tendons and joints are taxed tremendously with all the quick changes of direction and bursts of sprints and stops. And tennis being “one-sided” sport doesn’t help much either. Even if you play two-handed backhand, the dominant side of your body gets much more work – your serve, […]


About Manuka Honey

Manuka honey is known for its exceptional antibacterial properties, according to Professor Peter Molan from the University of Waikato’s Honey Research Unit. The honey is from bees from New Zealand that feed on the flowers of manuka trees. The manuka tree is also called the tea tree, but manuka honey is not related to tea tree oil, which also has […]


Exercises to Improve Range of Motion for Tennis Athletes

Tennis is a demanding sport on the muscles and joints of the player’s body. The movement on the tennis court is start-and-stop with quick burst of sprints. The player has to run in all directions, laterally and backwards, and many times he needs to lunge or jump to hit a shot. It is extremely important for a tennis player to […]


Eye Exercises to Improve Vision

Just like strengthening muscles in the body, strengthening the small muscles in the eyes can be effective for many common vision disorders, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, presbyopia (the need of reading glasses in aging eyes), astigmatism, lazy eye, crossed eye, poor night vision and light sensitivity. Eye exercises are designed to strengthen the eye muscles and teach them how to […]


Benefits of African Shea Butter

Shea tree grows wild in central and western Africa with no special needs for nourishment. Almost all parts of the tree, such as roots, bark, leaves, fruit seeds and oil have some practical use. Because of the healing properties the shea tree got its name “karite,” which means the “tree of life.” The pure unprocessed African shea butter is made […]