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Resistance Training and Type 2 Diabetes

Resistance Training and Type 2 Diabetes Type 2 diabetes is a lifestyle disease that has become more prevalent in the recent years. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics and Diabetes Australia, around 1.7 million Australians have diabetes (either type 1 or 2), with 280 Australians developing it every day. It is also costing the

What is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist?

What is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist? “Accredited exercise physiologists (AEPs) hold a four-year university degree and are allied health professionals who specialise in the delivery of exercise for the prevention and management of chronic diseases and injuries.” Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) has the above definition on their website www.essa.org.au. It is an adequate

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Preventing Knee Injuries in the Workplace

Preventing Knee Injuries in the Workplace There are two main types of knee injuries: Acute injuries, which result from a sudden trauma, such as an awkward fall, collision or twist of the knee joint, and overuse injuries, which result from continuous activity or overload, such as running, jumping and cycling. These types of injuries start

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Hip Pain – Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome

Hip Pain – Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome Late last year Jacinta attended a course on ‘Greater trochanteric pain syndrome’. This syndrome covers many dysfunctions and injuries around the hip. Greater trochanteric syndrome is caused by irritation of the bursa (fat pad) which is a shock absorber as well as a lubricant for the muscles around

Core Stability – How It Will Be Even Better In The Future

Core Stability – How It Will Be Even Better In The Future Following Nicholas’ rehabilitation after his disc prolapse, we have been working hard to determine the best way to incorporate some of the additional core stability training, in particular, Multifidus training, as part of everyone’s Pilates program over the next few months. So why

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Exercise Myth Busted

Exercise Myth Busted “You Shouldn’t Exercise While Pregnant” Many women are afraid of exercising whilst pregnant, however it is highly dependent on what type of exercises you choose to do. For example it is very important to maintain the strength and stability of your joints especially your pelvis. During pregnancy the ligaments that support your

Common Exercise Technique Mistakes

Common Exercise Technique Mistakes This Week: The Push-Up Push-Ups are one of the most commonly prescribed upper body exercises as they can be performed anywhere with no need for any exercise equipment. However because of this many people perform push-ups on their own, with no supervision and may be unaware of any technique mistakes they

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Common Exercise Technique Mistakes: The Squat

Common Exercise Technique Mistakes: The Squat The squat is a great exercise for a range of different reasons. When done correctly it helps to improve function in elderly people e.g. getting up from a chair, as well as being a great power exercise for athletes wanting to train their quads and glutes. There are many

Correct Bike Set Up to Prevent Cycling Injuries

Time Efficient Exercise

Time Efficient Exercise We are all busy and can struggle to find time to fit everything in to our day, so when it comes to exercise we want to get as much from our workout as possible. The following tips will help you to make your workout more time efficient, whether it is in the

Resistance Training Guidelines

Resistance Training Guidelines

Resistance Training Guidelines Many people perform resistance training for a variety of health and fitness goals including strength, power, muscle mass and muscle endurance. But how should you vary your resistance training program to make it specific to these goals? This article will help you be more specific with your resistance training when you are

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