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Exercise for Older Aussies

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Exercising as an older adult… Here are some tips! For those older than 65 years of age, the current exercise recommendations are as follows: • 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise each week OR • 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic exercise each week OR • An equivalent combination of the above The above guideline is […]

Strength Training for Runners

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Strength training should be considered by anyone that runs frequently, either leisurely or competitively. Strength training when done correctly can prevent injuries while helping you to run faster, for longer and more efficiently! You don’t need to take my word for it, let’s have a look at some of the research! Research conducted by Storen et.al […]

No bones about it..

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In 2018 there will be over 16,5000 broken bones due to osteoporosis in Australia. Osteoporosis (OP) is a condition where the bone become brittle and fragile. OP is often referred  to as a “silent disease” due to the lack of symptoms it displays – often none until a fracture occurs. 1.2 million Australians are diagnosed […]

Orthopaedic Hip Surgery

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Surgery is a daunting concept for anyone, regardless of the size or severity of the planned operation. With many things to consider including what to pack in your hospital bag, dreaded thoughts of complications, coping post-surgery or just simply undergoing an operation is a big deal for most people. Dealing with the after-effects of joint […]

Acute non-specific low back pain

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Low back pain is a common occurrence for many people, particularly those whose work may involve a lot of manual labour, such as tradies. Acute pain refers to pain that started recently and non-specific means the cause of the pain is not always known. It is not caused by anything serious or trigged by arthritis, […]

Exercise & Cancer #1

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Did you know in there is estimated to be 138,321 of new cancer cases diagnosed in 2018? With improvements in research measures, data has indicated between the period of 2009-2013, Australian’s that were diagnosed had a 68% chance of survival rate. In May 2018 the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia released a position statement on […]

Stretches for Desk Based Workers

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Are you an office based worker sitting behind the desk for long hours during the day? Yep! Are you an office based worker sitting behind a desk for long hours during the day, with ongoing pain in the neck, shoulders and back? Yep! Are you an office based worker sitting behind the desk for long […]

ACL Injuries in Women #2

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A recent study has found that 20 minutes of exercise three times per week can reduce anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in women by 60%. But what exercises should we do? Although the ACL is an integral part of the knee, the knee itself is not the area of focus for the exercises, we have […]

Train Smarter Not Harder – The Facts About Supercompensation

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In this blog post we will go through how to structure a training week in the most efficient way possible as well as explaining the very important concept that is supercompensation! More and more people are heading into the gym these days with a similar goal, whether that be to increase muscle mass, increase strength […]

Diabetes & Insulin Resistance Explained…

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The prevalence of diabetes in Australia has tripled between 1989/90 and 2014/15. An estimated 1 million Australian’s had T2DM in 2014/15 according to data from the ABS 2014/15 National Health Survey. (Self-reported data, as was collected by the NHS, is likely to underestimate the prevalence of T2DM as many cases remain unreported, due to participants […]