Exercise Tips Tag

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,...

At this time of year, everyone is making new years resolutions to make their year happier and healthier than the one before! Everyone needs a little motivation sometimes and what better time for our Exercise Experts to share some top tips to add some physical activity into your life, and to keep it up! 15 exercise tips to get you started and keep you motivated into the New Year and beyond!   1 - "Add variety to your exercise plan! Whether it be a different workout, cycling instead of swimming or changing up the location. Boredom with your routine can lead to lower adherence...

Run, Jump and Dive to the bathroom: Exercising with Ulcerative Colitis   Running to the porcelain bowl might be your reality if you are a sufferer of Ulcerative Colitis (UC).  The good news is it shouldn’t be the only exercise you do towards your future health. Exercise is the worlds most underutilized drug and it has been proven to aid in managing many of the complex symptoms both long and short term that UC triggers.   Ulcerative Colitis – A Summary Ulcerative Colitis is an autoimmune disease and is classified under the category irritable bowel disease. It currently affects approximately 74,955 Australians and costs...

Everyone is unique, exercise doesn't have a 'one size fits all' approach - that's why it's great that there are SO many options when it comes to exercise - from your traditional DIY going for a run, to classes like Zumba, or new workout inventions such as Barre Body Classes. However, what everyone does have in common is that if you don't enjoy doing it, you won't do it for very long! Here's some tips for finding the exercise that's right for you:   Do something you enjoy - you don't have to love it initially, but if you ask yourself 'do I dread it?'...

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a real pain (literally). Around one in five Australians experiences the unpleasant symptoms of IBS, such as bloating, cramping, diarrhoea or constipation. Onset of symptoms typically occurs in early adulthood and more women than men are diagnosed with the condition. This is due to higher levels of the female hormone estrogen, which increases sensitivity of the gut. Traditionally, IBS has been treated with medication and keeping a close eye on diet, however, not many people know that exercise can also be a winner. How Exactly Can Exercise Help IBS? Stress is one the main triggers for IBS symptoms in...

As Australia starts to experience winter and the big wet, we see exercise levels drop. But wet weather doesn't have to rain on your exercise parade.   One study suggests that rain can have the largest negative effect on your physical activity levels. Wet weather outside may mean we can’t just go out for a run or walk, so it’s at this point we have to start using our imagination. As with all exercise we suggest you create a plan, set some goals and seek advice from an Accredited Exercise Professional if you have any concerns about your health.   Exercise Right’s Best Wet Weather Exercise Ideas   1....

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...

“If you don’t use it, you lose it”. It’s true for a number of things and mobility is definitely one of them.   I’ve heard too many people tell me what they used to be able to do i.e touch their toes, squat to depth, decent lunges and all the rest of it. My question to them is normally, “so what happened?” and 99.9% of the time they reply with something along the lines of “Life got in the way and I stopped doing it”. When I encounter people with movement problems it normally stems from having a prolonged period of time living...

We recently undertook a survey of our exercise experts and they were asked a simple question:What do you find to be the most common excuses among male clients for not exercising?   Out of the six options we provided for them, there were two clear stand outs (we use the word stand out loosely!)   Lack of Motivation 68% We have a WINNER – yes, lack of motivation was the top dog with a total of 68%. We all know motivation can be the biggest issue when it comes to getting up and out. When moving around isn’t as easy as it was we don’t...