Accredited Exercise Physiologist Tag

As our lifestyles change and women have children at a later age the prevalence of Gestational Diabetes has risen. Currently 68 Australian women are diagnosed every day. There are many treatment options available including dietary changes implemented by an Accredited Dietitian and regular exercise prescribed by an Accredited Exercise Physiologist. Regular exercise can help manage blood sugar levels, and improve the health and well being of both mum and bubs. Never fear, this exercise doesn’t have to be hours in a gym, it can be as gentle as a daily walk! What is Gestational Diabetes? Gestational Diabetes is typically tested for at 24...

Make these three small changes for big new gains.   We all remember that time in our lifting career when we were adding kilos to all of our lifts nearly every session if not every week. Unfortunately, this doesn't last forever and slowly those gains become less and less substantial. The more "trained" we become the harder it is to see progress. It can get frustrating as we continue to put in massive amounts of efforts for minimal return. That frustration often leads to poor adherence and ill-discipline when it comes to programming. By that I mean, we don't see progress in things so...

Fast-track your return to sport or other activity, by being proactive with your injury recovery.   When a soft tissue structure becomes injured, this usually results in omission from activity until such time that the injured muscle, tendon or ligament has recovered. However, this does not mean that you need to be totally inactive.   It is still common for GPs to refer patients to complete rest with the use of paracetamol or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. However, with the assistance of an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, you can fast-track your return to sport or other activity, by being proactive with your recovery. The following tips will...

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,...

Some days, you can’t even be bothered to get out of bed. Why would you want to try something like exercise?   You’ve been referred to an Accredited Exercise Physiologist to address some physical health issues. She’s referred you to address some weight related concerns associated with your weight, and has explained something to you about your heart. She’s told you that exercise therapy will be great for addressing these. She also mentioned to you, that it might help with your motivation and energy levels.   You have no idea why she would make that last point, as exercise is the last thing you...

Let’s face it, going to see any health professional can be a daunting activity.   You are basically going to see someone to explain how your health is failing you. It can take a lot of courage to set up the appointment, let alone go into your personal details and routines. However, working with an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) can be a truly rewarding process and they can make a hugely positive impact to your life. What makes AEPs different to other exercise professionals? They are university qualified They are subject to strict accreditation requirements They are eligible to register with Medicare Australia, the...

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...