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Coach Jake Shannon – Comparing Yourself

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Recently I got caught out comparing myself to another strength coach. He’s the same age as me with the same qualifications as me, yet he works at AFL level with one of the best teams in the competition. I quickly remembered why I try hard not to compare myself to others in my profession. We […]

Exercise and Depression

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In Australia, it is estimated that 45 per cent of people will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime. In any one year, around 1 million Australian adults deal with depression, and over 2 million struggle with anxiety. Exercise helps prevent and improve a number of health problems, including high blood pressure, diabetes and arthritis. Research […]

4 Tips for Reducing Anxiety Naturally

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Did you know that one in every six young Australians is experiencing severe anxiety? Chances are if it isn’t you, you would at least know someone who is. According to Beyond Blue, anxiety is more than just feeling stressed or worried. While stress and anxious feelings when we feel under pressure is normal, they usually pass once […]

When Things Go Wrong With Your Heart

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Did you know that your heart beats up to 100,000 times a day to pump blood, oxygen and nutrients around your body – that’s up to 3 billion heartbeats during an average lifetime. But what happens when this amazing muscle suddenly stops working the way it should? This month the Heart Foundation’s Big Heart Appeal is taking centre […]

Tradies National Health Month

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Unfortunately it doesn’t come as a shock that statistically speaking, Australian tradespeople including labourers, technicians, machinery operators and drivers are among the top four occupations of serious injury claims! While there have been improvements, our tradies continue to have the highest health and safety claims of any sector (check out Australian Physiotherapy Association’s tradies health snapshot for […]

Men’s Health Week 13 – 19 June 2016

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By Bodyfit NT Exercise Physiologist Alex Bruggisser Men’s Health Week is upon us! To celebrate, naturally we thought we ought to celebrate our menfolk, but then… We were struck down by some scary stats!! It’s well-known that men don’t live as long as women – on average, they die 5 years earlier across the globe. A […]

The Journey of Human Behaviour

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By Bodyfit NT Exercise Physiologist James Ryan When dealing with change, whether for health or otherwise, our core behaviour follows a pattern called the Stages of Change Model. It is with this model that we can view change as a process that even includes sometimes falling off the bandwagon. The first stage starts with absolutely no interest in change. Here people can’t […]

Activate: Exercise for Your Condition

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The City of Palmerston’s Activate Program is back in 2016, bigger and better than ever. Partnering with the Activate program, we are very excited to be offering 8 weekly sessions with our ‘Exercise for Your Condition’ workshop, which kicked off on Wednesday the 4th May! We wanted to put something together that was specifically for people suffering from an […]

New Study: Exercise – How much time is enough time?

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By Bodyfit NT Exercise Physiologist Alex Bruggisser Recent research that has come out of the ongoing Cardia study looks at our cardiovascular health and how it’s effected by short bursts of activity. In other words, the health of our heart and circulatory system (veins, arteries etc), and how good little bits of exercise are for […]

Exercise for your brain!

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By Bodyfit NT Exercise Physiologist Rebecca King Since Brain Awareness Week (14th– 20th March), we’ve been keeping up to date with ESSA (Exercise & Sports Science Australia) and their Exercise Right movement on ways to help Australian’s get their sneakers out of the wardrobe and keep their grey matter healthy! It is well understood that engaging in regular exercise provides significant […]