Category Archives: Exercise Physiology

20 SepExercise 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 SepProstate 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 JulHeart 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 AprKeeping 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 DecStaying 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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24 OctGreen Exercise

When I am talking to people about increasing their activity and exercise levels, I encourage them to include some green exercise into their weekly routine. There are so many benefits to regular exercise both physical and mental. But in our world that is full of technology and constant stimulation, incorporating some exercise in a natural…

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28 AugHow can I reduce my risk of developing Cancer?

There are a number of risk factors that elevate the likelihood of developing any type of cancer. Some of these we are not able to influence (meaning they are non-modifiable), however many are within our control (meaning they are modifiable). Having one of more risk factors does not mean you will definitely develop cancer; many…

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06 JunThe Gym is not the Problem! It is our Friend!

The 4 keys to reducing unnecessary fatigue and soreness in the gym · Graded intensity · Rest days · Slow and controlled movements · Consistency Graded intensity simply means start out easy and very gradually increase over a period of time. This will either be with the weight that you lift or the intensity of…

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23 MayTAKE YOUR WORKOUT OUTDOORS TO AGE BETTER

Australians are living longer than ever before. By 2056 it’s estimated that one in four Australians will be over 65 years old. Many will still be in the workforce or starting to transition from full-time work to having more leisure time available. Either way, staying active and strong enhances participation in activities for everyday living.…

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13 MaySedentary behaviour – What it is and why should we do less of it?

Sedentary behaviour is the time you spend sitting or lying down (apart from sleeping). This can be at work, at home, during travel, and for leisure. The Australian guidelines recommend minimising the time spent being sedentary every day to, and breaking up long periods of sitting for as long as possible. This will reduce the…

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