Bodyfit News

When Things Go Wrong With Your Heart

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

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

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

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

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?

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!

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 […]

New Study: Can HIIT help older adults with dementia?

By Bodyfit NT Exercise Physiologist Alex Bruggisser DID YOU KNOW that dementia is among the leading causes of older adults losing their ability to live independently?! Recently published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, was an interesting study looking into older adults with dementia and whether high intensity functional exercise programs helped improve independence […]

New Study: Fitness and Academic Achievement

By Bodyfit NT Exercise Physiologist Alex Bruggisser A spanking new study released by the American College of Sports Medicine has looked into the long-term relationship between fitness and academic achievement. The study followed nearly 1,300 boys and girls aged between 11-14 year olds, and broke them into 3 groups – those who were persistently active (fit-fit), those who were […]

Strength & Conditioning vs Personal Training

By Bodyfit NT Strength and Conditioning Coach Jake Shannon I often get asked what the difference is between a Personal Trainer and a Strength and Conditioning Coach. It’s a great question because while the industry is the same and from the outside both may seem very similar, both play a very different role. Both professions can clearly […]