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12 AprThe 4 Pillars of Health

Sometimes in life we need a reminder about how important some of the simple things are to our overall health. Four of the most important aspects to our health include exercise, nutrition, headspace and sleep. I think of these four pillars as the foundations to our health, they allow us…

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Mental health

05 AprMental Health and Exercise

There is mounting evidence that exercise is very effective in the treatment of mental illness, some suggesting this mode being more effective then medication. Despite all of this Australia’s mental illness rates are almost double the  global average with 1 in 5 Australians experiencing a mental illness. Exercise can make…

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Type 2 diabetes

28 MarType 2 Diabetes and Exercise

The prevalence of diabetes has nearly tripled between the years 1989-90 to 2014-15. With an estimated 1.2 million (6%) Australian adults living with diabetes as of 2014-15, with this totalling close to $6 billion dollars in annual costs for Australians. Beyond the financial costs of diabetes, it is associated with…

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Exercise Physiology

21 MarWhat’s your Why?

We all know that we should be exercising more and eating healthier so why are 30-40% of Australians leading sedentary lifestyles and only 5% are eating the recommended fruit and vegetables. Clearly knowing this information is not enough. What is stopping us leading a healthy lifestyle? Knowing what you should…

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16 MarThe Complex Shoulder

Have you ever had a shoulder injury, completed an exercise rehabilitation program but then weeks, months even years later the pain is back? Chances are you only scratched the surface of your exercise rehabilitation program. Read more The Complex Shoulder

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08 MarChronic Pain

Chronic pain, as defined by the Australian Pain Management Association, is a pain that persists beyond the normal healing time of 12 weeks [1]. This pain is all to present in everyday life and I am sure that either yourself or someone you know is living with chronic pain. To…

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Men Health

01 MarWhat is the best type of exercise?

This is a question I get asked alot as an Exercise Physiologist. The answer is not a straight forward. This will depend on what your goals are and of course your age, medical history and previous exercise history. One of the factors I am often educating people on is that…

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28 Nov5 best exercises to reduce your lower back pain

Exercise is one of the most important strategies to help manage lower back pain. Although all too often when we have been living with chronic lower back pain we reduce the amount of movement and exercise in fear of aggravating the pain. Doing the right type of exercises and progressing…

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05 SepHow to get back into exercise after winter

As we move out of winter into spring many people start to think about getting back into exercise. For those of you that have continued your exercise program over winter give yourself a pat on the back. Because it can be tough to maintain routines when the weather is cold…

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22 AugTrain your brain like you train your muscles.

Train your brain like you train your muscles. As an Accredited Exercise Physiologist I am helping people improve their lifestyle habits to reach their health goals. One of the issues that I come across is that we are all so busy and stressed that we are not in the headspace…

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