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It's that time of year when we get very busy and very merry! We find that most people are so busy they forget to look after themselves - so here are our top tips on how you can keep that physical activity up!   1. Do what you need to do early As we countdown to the big day we find more and more social functions keep cropping up – an after work drink, a visit to a relatives…they just keep coming! Try and do some exercise in the morning before you go to work, that way there should be no excuses for...

It is the sad reality that each year, 1 in 5 Australians will experience a mental illness.  That number is almost double the global average.   Mental illness is also ranked as the third leading cause of disability burden in Australia. Mental health needs to be in the spotlight. As October is Mental Health Month we will shed light on the benefits of exercise on mental health and how exercise can help Australians improve their mood, self-concept, work behavior, and more. In the early 2000’s a study in Finland found that people who exercised 2-3 times per week displayed lower levels of depression,...

We live in a world where stress seems to be increasing and physical activity decreasing. So what are the barriers and how do we overcome them?   Almost one in five Australians report that current stress levels are having a very strong impact on physical health (Stress and Wellbeing survey). Interestingly enough, most Australians (79%) agree that maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important to them. So if Australians are realizing that a healthy lifestyle (exercise/diet/sleep) is important, then what is stopping them from actively living it? The stress and wellbeing survey noted in 2014 that the main barriers to a healthy lifestyle were:...

The warmer months are upon us and that means we are more likely to get out there and exercise. The right combination of weight training, sleep, good food and body awareness can help you dodge injury this summer!   Winter has well and truly come to a close, and for many Australians, this spells the beginning of a new season of outdoor sport and physical activity (such as cricket, swimming, triathlons or fun runs). Unfortunately for many, participation in these activities can be hampered by injury, resulting in weeks to months of recovery. However, with the right training and recovery, you can significantly...

Let’s face it – we all have that one friends that can be stubborn and refuses to exercise for one reason of another.   These are the people who think that a lack of exercise won’t affect them and use every excuse in the book, so it’s up to you to get them moving. Do you need a quick hand on ideas to help motivate and encourage your friend to get moving? Use these following ways to motivate them towards a healthier life and to maintain their change of attitude. Remember, this action could help you save their life.   Exercise Right’s 7 Ways You Can...

  Tired of getting to the end of winter and having to kick into gear to loose those extra kilos to fit back into the summer outfits? Find it hard to keep the exercise motivation during the chilly winter months? Struggling with ideas on how to keep fit when the Celsius is in single digits?   Let’s face it, going out on a beautiful sunny day for a walk, run or ride is much more enjoyable and motivating than donning on layer upon layer to brave the cold weather for our workout. However as we approach winter a regular exercise routine is just...

The typical modern lifestyle means more sitting, with the consequence of weakness through the body’s most powerful structures. Boost your strength and functional movement with these tips.   Within the 21st century lifestyle, excessive sitting is become evermore frequent. Most of us go to work and sit behind a desk or at the controls of machinery, before coming home and spending the night on the couch watching your favorite television series on Netflix. The dangers of sitting to your health have been well-documented in recent times. This article aims to address another aspect of your livelihood that sitting is affecting: your posterior chain. Take...

If you head out to the gym or your local park the first thing you will see is headphones, lots of headphones. It’s hard to find anyone on a jog or walk without some sort of portable music player strapped to them. Yet the question we want to ask is, does music actually help us be more productive during out exercise sessions and if so, what music is best? Is there a science behind the beat that keeps up moving?   Some findings suggest that some people have a preference to music that is played at a certain rhythm, some say the most popular...

As Dolly Parton told us all, working ‘9 to 5’ is something most of us cannot avoid. What Dolly didn’t say was that on average a desk job worker sits for 1920 hours a year and that could be killing us. Australian statistics show that 68.5% of the workforce are either sedentary of have very low levels of activity. Essentially, we go to work and sit for eight hours and that fact is having serious effects on our health. Even for those desk job workers who do exercise outside of work, all their good work could be negated by the amount of sitting...

It is accepted worldwide that exercise is an effective treatment and management tool for mood related disorders, including depression.   In fact, exercise is listed as a recommended part of treatment in the American Psychiatric Association guidelines for treatment, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (UK) and the Canadian Psychological Association guidelines. As well as having a significant effect on mood, regular exercise can help to reduce the risk of diseases commonly associated with depression such as heart disease and diabetes, the rates of which are higher in people with a mental illness (Rozanski, 2012). As an accredited exercise physiologist, I...