Fatigue Tag

For most of us, breathing is very much a subconscious action that we on the most part pay very little attention to. During exercise, or when putting in a quick sprint to chase the morning bus or evade a swooping magpie, the onset of breathlessness naturally occurs, which makes us aware of the need to regulate our breathing to satisfy the bodies demand for more oxygen. But did you know overbreathing not only negatively affects our ability to perform exercise optimally, but also contributes to many aliments including: Anxiety, Asthma, Insomnia, Heart problems, Fatigue and poor concentration.   Are you an Overbreather? Do any...

Is your energy for the festive season looking a little more ‘silent night’ than ‘jingle bells’?   Although many people view the end of year as a leisurely break, the lead up to Christmas actually poses a high risk of burnout and fatigue. Certain conditions that place people at a higher risk of exhaustion include (but are not limited to) chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, glandular fever, cancer, multiple sclerosis, or influenza. To keep your lights burning bright, make sure you know your personal warning signs of fatigue, so that you can take steps before it’s too late. Energy is a complex, multifaceted part of...

Exercise and fatigue - sounds contradicting right?  Well here is the evidence to prove that exercise really can help combat lupus related fatigue.   Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms and often the most disabling one experienced by individuals with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), affecting up to 80% of patients.   [caption id="attachment_6636" align="alignright" width="502"] 2016 Australian poll conducted on patients with lupus from an online support group.[/caption] A poll was conducted in August, 2016 on patients with lupus from an online support group in Australia, to identify the most common symptoms experienced. It is evident that fatigue is the highest reported symptom...

Due to the unpredictability and seriousness of this disease, people with lupus often face a difficult problem about the question of exercise: “Can I exercise? What kind of exercise can I do? And how much can I do”? Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Stephanie Frade, lifts the lid on how to Exercise Right for Lupus.   Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), or lupus, is a chronic illness of the immune system, a condition in which the immune system mistakenly attacks normal, healthy tissues including the skin, joints, kidneys and lining of the heart and lungs, causing ongoing inflammation and pain. Lupus can be well managed through a healthy...

Performance often declines as fatigue accumulates. The question is …. How can you minimise the inevitable onset of training fatigue?   The concept of what constitutes fatigue has been an ongoing and fiercely debated topic, due to the complex mechanisms that constitute fatigue. This relationship has intrigued coaches, sport scientists and athletes for years, and the reality is, there is no definitive answer as to why or how fatigue has an effect on performance. What is clear however, is the detrimental effect fatigue poses to performance and increased risk of injury. Yes, but how do you explain fatigue? There is a certain element of mystery...