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Strength training among older adults

There is strong evidence showing that regular physical activity and exercise participation is beneficial for a wide range of health-related outcomes. Every individual adapts to an exercise differently. In a recent study to examine the individual response to prolonged strength training among older adults after a standardized 12-week aerobic exercise training program, some Participants showed […]

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Just as a matter of interest: Weight status and trends in Australia

The prevalence of overweight and obesity has increased significantly in Australia and most developed countries since the 1970s. Adults Measured height and weight data in 2007–08 showed that 2% of Australian adults were underweight, 37% were of healthy weight, 37% were overweight and 25% were obese. Overweight and obesity were more common in men than […]

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How much sitting at work is ‘too much’?

Recent evidence suggests that spending prolonged periods of the day sitting may have some health risks, including increased risk of cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes, obesity and poor musculoskeletal health. Importantly, some studies have shown that the risks of prolonged sitting at work occur even when a person engages in regular moderate-to-vigorous-intensity physical activity (MVPA). This suggests […]

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Dementia and exercise

Now, more than ever, there is strong evidence that regular physical activity is associated with better brain function and reduced risk of cognitive decline and dementia. Exercise gives our brains a healthy boost. Physical activity increases blood flow to the brain, stimulates the growth of brain cells and the connections between them, and is associated […]

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Stretching

Stretching Stretching is physical activity in which a specific skeletal muscle or muscle group is deliberately elongated in order to maintain or enhance range of motion in the joint. The objectives of stretching are to: Provide a greater range of movement (flexibility) in order to facilitate more efficient functional movement. Increase performance in sporting endeavour. […]

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Pilates and effective core training

Training the TransversUs Abdominus (TVA) is the secret to effective core training and getting the flat stomach you are looking for. Where is the Transversus Abdominus? Let’s start from the outside and work inwards…. The Rectus Abdominus: This is the least functional but most trained of all the abdominal muscles as they are your traditional […]

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Heart Healthy Food Guide

Salmon & Tuna – Helps boost the immune system, reduces the risk of blood clots and protects against heart attacks. Salmon also increases good cholesterol levels, lowers triglyceride levels, protects arteries from plaque build up, are anti-inflammatories and lower blood pressure. Tofu – Tofu helps increase good cholesterol and helps lower blood pressure. Almonds & […]

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