Author: Exercise Right

According to data collected from Exercise Right Week 2016's survey - out of over 8800 participants, 63.5% exercised with the main motivation being 'to lose weight' and 'to get fitter'. Only 31% considered lengthening, and improving their overall quality of life when exercising. The remainder of participants were training for athletic purposes. We all know that exercise has physical effects on the body, such as weight loss and increasing overall fitness; but what about the positive effects it has on what's on the inside; your mental health, and your bank balance?   We share with you some of the hidden benefits of exercise:   It saves you money Not only...

Although we know that there are many forms of exercise that are free; working out at home, practicing Pilates via YouTube, walking your dog etc…we generally associate exercise with some form of cost. Whether this be your weekly gym membership, your fortnightly personal training sessions, or even just that expensive ‘on-trend’ workout gear – these costs can put us off committing to exercising long term.  Once the free trial is over, we question whether we can afford it or whether that money could be better spent elsewhere. So what if we told you that exercising right could actually save you money...

Do you know what changes your body goes through physically and mentally when you exercise? We asked Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Alex Lawrence, to go through the changes you can expect in your body reacts to increasing your physical activity levels. For most part, the changes are very, very positive.   How Your Body Reacts To Exercise   What happens to your body within the first 10 minutes of starting a new exercise program? As soon as you start exercising your body will respond by stimulating and inhibiting physiological processes that will allow you to exercise more efficiently. For example, your cardio-respiratory system increases its activity above...

'Fitspo' or 'fitness inspiration' is something we can't ignore. A simple search of 'fitspo' can produce over 35,000,000 results and most are doing damage to you and your exercise habits. No pain, no gain. Sweat is fat crying. Be the fit friend not the fat friend. Sore is the new sexy. If you don't focus on your ass, no one else will. These are just a few of the top results you are bombarded with when you sweep through the results. These messages can cause more harm than good and are creating a culture of shaming individuals on their looks, rather than focussing...

These post-workout pangs are a matter of physiology; exercise initially suppresses our appetite but throughout the day hunger hormones can surge making you want to eat.   Simultaneously, the body's satiety hormones — the ones that signal that you're full — may decrease.  The really unfair part is that the desire to eat more after exercising hits women harder than men.  But we can do something about it. In a new collaboration with Dietitians Association Australia, Eat Right provides expert nutrition and diet advice on a range of niche’ exercise, and health condition topics.   1. Work out right before a meal By exercising right before...

"I wish I knew how to quit you, sugar".  Accredited Practising Dietitian, Arlene Normand, shows us how to shaft our sugar habit in her latest blog for Eat Right.   Sugar is in the news constantly! That white, powdery substance just makes you feel good. You can't get it off your mind, and you keep coming back for more. The more you have it, the more you want it! But even when you try to stay away from it, it finds ways to sneak into your life almost daily. What can you do? We're not talking about some dangerous or illegal drug here;...

Let's be honest, it wouldn't be Christmas without staff parties, egg nog and brandy. After a busy year, Christmas is a time to unwind and indulge in a glass, or two (or 10).   But with more than 100 calories in a shot, drinks can add calories fast. Accredited Practising Dietitian, Arlene Normand, shows us  how to make smart beverage choices this festive season.   In a new collaboration with Dietitians Association Australia, Eat Right provides expert nutrition and diet advice on a range of niche' exercise and health condition topics.   Eat Right's Top 6 Cheats to Avoid Drinking Your Calories This Christmas   1. Eat before...

Accredited Practising Dietitians, The Biting Truth, dish up nutritional tips to help you better control your blood glucose levels, improve your sensitivity to insulin and manage Poly-cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).   In a new collaboration with Dietitians Association Australia, Eat Right provides expert nutrition and diet advice on a range of niche' exercise and health condition topics.   What is PCOS?   [caption id="attachment_7253" align="alignright" width="373"] 1 in every 8 women of childbearing age is affected by PCOS.[/caption] Poly-cystic Ovarian Syndrome (or PCOS) is one of the most common medical conditions in young women. In fact, 1 in every 8 women of childbearing age is affected and unfortunately,...

One of the hardest parts of getting fitter and stronger is actually making exercise a habit. Habits take time and determination. Each one of us is all guilty of making up a hundred excuses as to why we can't move get off the couch. Too tired? Too cold? Too stressed? Don't have the time? We decided we get in touch with a bunch of accredited exercise physiologists and accredited exercise scientists to find out what makes them move and what habits we need to develop. (let's face it, these people have learnt to love exercise and make it a daily habit to move...

We all have that one friend that we tease. "Are you eating another chocolate bar?" "Do you do anything but watch Friends?" Well, we think it's about time you take a stand and become and Exercise BFF. You may completely underestimate the power you can have on your friends and their health and activity levels. Perhaps it's time to start thinking differently?   Four reasons why you need to become an 'Exercise BFF'   Motivation Sometimes the last thing you feel like doing is getting off the couch, putting on your sneakers and hitting the pavement but little gentle nudge from you might get your BFF moving. If that was...