Another A+ for Exercise in Teens

Article by Josh Cowan (Clinical Masters in Exercise Physiology Prac student) A common question we all ask ourselves is “Why should I exercise?”. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the average teenager needs to perform 60 minutes, or two bouts of 30...

Five Exercise Myths for the Over 50’s

Article by Jessica Darmago, AEP Regular exercise is important for all ages, however there are many people who are not completing the recommended 30 mins of daily activity, and it is even more important for people aged 50+. There are many misconceptions about exercise,...

Stay on your feet – Balance in the ageing population

Article by Jessica Darmago Why is balance important? We all know how important it is to have a balanced lifestyle and a balanced diet. Maintaining physical balance however, is often underestimated and overlooked, and is especially important in the older generation....

Exercise for Hand & Wrist Osteoarthritis

Article by Jessica Darmago, AEP    What is OA and how does it affect you?  Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis and most commonly effects the joints in the hand and wrist1. It is joint disease where there is progressive loss of cartilage, causing...

Improving Work Productivity with Exercise

Article by Jessica Darmago, AEP How often do you find yourself ‘too busy and tired’ to exercise? A lack of time and energy are the main reasons people fail to adhere to an exercise program. But you may want to rethink your excuses! Research has shown that exercise can...

Massage Makes a Difference

Article by Jessica Darmago, AEP Massage is a very popular remedial treatment, it not only feels good, but it also has a range of health benefits and healing properties. It is particularly beneficial for office workers that spend hours of the day seated at a desk. Back...

Let Exercise be your Stress Reliever

Article by Rachel Buckingham Stressed out of your brains?! If you answered yes, then put on your sneakers, fill up your water bottle and get ready to sweat! Exercise provides many benefits and one of those is reducing stress. Exercise assists in restoring mental focus...

Fighting Mental Health Disorders with Exercise

Article by Jessica Darmago, AEP Mental health disorders are a major health problem affecting one in five people each year and 45% of Australians during their lifetime (ref 1). The most common mental illnesses include: anxiety (14%), depression (6%) and substance abuse...

Exercise to Relieve Low Back Pain in Office Workers

Article by Jessica Darmago Many of us know that terrible feeling of a stiff, sore and aching back after a long day of work. Spending extended hours seated behind a desk can take a toll on your body and your health. Low back pain is a major health problem and it...