Category Archives: Exercise Physiology

14 Nov 2022

Exercising with Multiple Sclerosis

Tamika Hassum Accredited Exercise Physiologist 16th November 2022   Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system. Many of the symptoms associated with MS can be reduced through movement and exercise. Check out some things to be aware of when exercising with MS.   Multiple sclerosis (MS) MS is characterised…

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11 Apr 2022

Falls Prevention, Reducing the Risk of Falls as You Age

How do you reduce the risk of a fall as you age?  Falls are one of the major contributors to hospitalisation in Australia with 43% of all admissions due to a fall. Most of these are at home and in our elderly population(>65)  and this figure has been increasing on average 2% since 2017.i  Although…

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05 Apr 2022

April Falls Introduction

April Falls signifies a month of better balance for falls prevention! It is an annual campaign promoted by NSW Fall Prevention and Healthy Ageing Network that aims to educate individuals on the importance of physical activity for reducing falls (NSW Fall Prevention and Healthy Ageing Network, 2022). This is such a significant month as 30%…

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24 Jan 2022

What does it really mean to be ‘consistent’?

Consistent: “acting or done in the same way over time”.  Most of us understand the definition of consistency, but what does consistency mean when it comes to exercising?  When reflecting on our own habits to determine if we are exercising consistently, we need to look at both the big and little picture.  The big picture…

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20 Sep 2021

Exercise During Cancer Treatment- Why is it so Important?

Undertaking cancer treatment can be a very overwhelming experience. It can feel like you are going through the motions without a real sense of control. When I mention exercise, that may feel like the very last thing that is on your mind… But let me tell you why it is so important to think about.…

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13 Sep 2021

Prostate Cancer- Management with Exercise

Did you know that prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in Australian men with 1 in 6 men being diagnosed by the age of 85? [1]  Prostate cancer is more prevalent in older men as 63% of diagnosed cases are in men over the age of 65 years old [1] Furthermore, it is the third most common cause of cancer death in Australia [1].  So…

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20 Jul 2021

Heart Health – How can exercise help my heart?

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one cause of death worldwide, accounting for almost one third of all deaths – with the majority due to heart attack and stroke. Although this is quite an alarming figure, a positive way to think about CVD is to recognise how much control we actually have in reducing our…

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09 Apr 2020

Keeping well during the COVID-19 pandemic

Prioritising both physical and mental health is even more important given the COVID-19 pandemic affecting the world. Below are some tips for keeping well: Physical activity: It’s important to find ways to keep active for our physical health as well as our mental wellbeing. If you can’t do your usual workout, get creative to find…

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19 Dec 2019

Staying Active Throughout the Silly Season

Jingle bells are ringing, and we are well and truly into the silly season. Depending on your circumstances, you might be looking forward to a well deserved break and special festivities, or even excited for this busy time of year to be over and done with. Regardless of which side of the fence you are…

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