Exercise

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...

So you try and complete some kind of exercise everyday - fantastic! You enjoy nothing more than to get the blood pumping and the sweat flowing, but do you know what signs to look out for when things go wrong?   We spoke to an accredited exercise physiologist who gave us a low down on the key signs to keep an eye out for. 6 Exercise Warning Signs You Need To Be Aware Of   1. Chest Pain This may not be your 'usual' movie type of chest pain. Pain can occur not only in your chest but also in your arms, shoulders, neck, jaw and back....

It shouldn't cost a fortune to get fit.   Sometimes life can through you a curve-ball and you find yourself without a lot of spare cash floating around. Perhaps you are in between jobs or fresh out of school and looking to get into the workplace? During times when we are jobless, research shows that it can affect both our mental and physical attributes for the worse. Yet, at the same time this is the time we should be firing on all cylinders – I mean imagine going to a job interview feeling drained and unwell! A lot of people associate exercise with having...

Want to start an exercise program but don’t know where to begin?   Sometimes the word exercise can be daunting. If you are convinced you need to move more, but are not sure where to start, here are our top tips to getting you on the right track. 1. What are you goals?   Before you begin anything it’s time to work out WHY you want to start exercising more. Do you know you should exercise more and want achieve more than you currently are? Do you want to help your health overall? Do you want to lose weight? Do you want to help the symptoms of a...

So, you have signed up for your first ever fun run? Exercise Right asked top exercise experts what their advice was. This is what they said.   Fun runs are a great way to get you moving with friends and family, and usually do you bit to help out with charity. There are hundreds of different runs you can compete in and a range of different distances. We tracked down some Accredited Exercise Professionals and asked them what their advice would be for fun run newbies and this is what they said.   Tips From the Experts to Get Your Started On Your First Fun Run   Fran Buffett,...

We want it all and we want it now. But Dr. Andrew Rochford knows that when it comes to exercise, there's no such thing as a one-size-fits all approach. It's important to Exercise Right for your uniqueness: right professional, right place, right time.   With national Exercise Right Week taking place between 23 and 29 May, recent research from Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) has indicated Australians seemingly have the best intentions but fail miserably on follow-through when it comes to exercising to improve our health. Much-loved TV personality and Exercise Right Week ambassador Dr Andrew Rochford believes that while the desire...

You could be forgiven for not knowing exactly what an Accredited Exercise Scientist does and I don’t blame you. With the increase of exercise and allied health professionals covering multiple fields, it’s sometimes hard to keep track of what do they do, why, and who’s the best for me! To find your nearest accredited exercise professional, click here.   Let's start with the basics:   An Accredited Exercise Scientist is a professional with a three-year degree specifically covering subjects such as; biomechanics, exercise physiology, exercise psychology, athletic training, and fitness for special population groups.   After being verified by the Exercise & Sports Science Australia association,...

When it comes to exercise, the more the better, right? Sometimes, but not always.   We live in a society where we are constantly bombarded with information regarding our increasing levels of inactivity. The rising costs of obesity and ill health associated with limited activity levels are largely known and recognised. One could not be blamed for thinking that surely when it comes to exercise, the more the better, right? In some instances, I would agree. However, after years working with clients seeking to become more active, I believe the answer to this often isn’t so simple. In order to create true and long lasting behaviour...

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...