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Getting into a routine with exercise can be tough (trust us, we know). Setting yourself a challenge, like signing up for a fun run or committing to climbing a mountain, is a great way to get motivated and keep you on track. We sat down with Accredited Exercise Scientist, Nardine Presland, to get her tips on how to set yourself a fitness challenge (and succeed!). Why is it a good idea to set yourself a challenge? A fitness challenge not only provide a reason to improve, but can also demonstrate what the body is capable of. Whatever the size of the challenge,...

When it comes to health and exercise, there is a lot (and I mean, a lot!) of misinformation out there. Fitness myths are NOT our friend, so we asked our experts for the facts and got them to bust some of the industry’s most iconic fitness myths. 1. I only need to do cardio to burn fat FALSE! Weight loss is achieved by having a caloric deficit each day and whilst endurance type training is helpful to burn calories, it isn’t the only way. Resistance training helps shed unwanted body fat through elevating your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) which is the amount...

We live in the age of technology and information overload. We are told to exercise and naturally we seek advice and opinions from others. With an overwhelming amount of information available to us, it is hard to tell fact from fiction. Let’s bust some common myths.   1.      No pain, no gain – FALSE   Regular aerobic physical activity reduces the risk of many health problems, such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, anxiety, depression, musculoskeletal problems, some cancers and unhealthy weight gain. The good news is pain won’t necessarily bring greater reward. The Australian Physical Activity Guidelines for Adults, recommend a weekly accumulation of...

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,...

You've heard the term: humans are like snowflakes, unique and special in their own way.   We are all different, both physiologically and psychologically, and we cannot expect everyone to respond to exercise the same way. Being different is great, it keeps the world going around. Earth would be a very dull place to live if everyone was the same, had the same interests, and did the same thing. This is a factor that then needs to be taken into consideration when allied health professionals, or medical practitioners for that matter, prescribe exercise, nutrition interventions, drugs etc. Structuring training to achieve a desired...

For anyone who has been on a weight loss journey, there comes a point where we hit the dreaded ‘plateau’.   The plateau is that horrible point where no matter what you do, the weight loss seems to stall as slow as peak hour in the city. Sometimes it seems no matter what you do, nothing works right? Like climbing Mount Everest it seems to a daunting position and the end point moves further and further away. Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP), Carly Ryan, understands that this can be really frustrating time. “Your key health goals should always be about improving your overall health and well-being,...

Winter is around the corner, and with winter comes the inevitable susceptibility to the dreaded lurgy; cold and flu like symptoms. We know that when we are sick we should rest, but we also know that we really, really want to keep our exercise routine sizzling. So can we exercise whilst battling the sniffles? The answer is yes, and no. Generally if your symptoms are above the neck then it is okay to exercise:  Sore throat Sneezing Blocked nose Headaches* * If you have a headache, it is usually okay to exercise as exercise is used as a treatment method in patients with...