Category Archives: Exercise Physiology

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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Kindness

07 Mar“Be Kind To Yourself”

We are often our own worst critics, particularly when it comes to changing health behaviours. Remember: It is okay to be kind to yourself even when things aren’t going exactly to plan! Give yourself permission to be human, to make mistakes or experience setbacks, and learn from them. Self-encouragement is so important when trying to…

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Weather

28 FebDon’t BLAME the Weather….

‘Because it is to hot is not an excuse for not doing your exercise’ Sumner time rolls around and everyone is keen to get active with the increase in sunshine and no more cold mornings but very quickly this turns into no exercise because it is to hot! Time management is important in all aspects…

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Mental health

07 FebWhat are the benefits of Exercise for Mental Health?

Movement for the Mind – What are the benefits of Exercise for Mental Health? We know the benefits of exercise for our physical health, but how often do we also consider our mental health? The two are actually quite closely interlinked; for example, diabetes and moderate to severe depression co-exist in between 22-35% of Australians.…

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Knee Pain

24 OctPain in the knee while running

There are many causes of knee pain, whether it is a new injury, old injury or an overuse injury. This blogs focus is on overuse pain/injury. It is common in runners of all ages to experience pain in the knee during or after running. One reason why this occurs is because the frequency and duration…

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Observing

23 OctThe Fly on the Wall

The past few weeks I have had the opportunity to be a ‘fly on the wall’. My role, as an Exercise Physiology student, has so far largely been to observe and take in everything happening in the clinic. What has stood out to me most during this time is the huge impact that something very…

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Prostate Cancer

10 OctProstate Cancer ‘How Can Exercise help?’

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosed in men in Australia and the third most common cause of cancer death [1]. Further to this, one in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer by the age of 85 [1]. With this cancer being so prevalent in men in Australia, how can exercise…

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