myths Tag

The incidence of Diabetes in Australia is growing with one person being diagnosed every five minutes. Being diagnosed with Diabetes can be confusing as you are given a lot of information on what it means and what you can do to manage the condition. The internet is a place that people often visit to find more information and reduce the confusion However, there can be a lot of false ‘facts’. Below we debunk some of the common myths about diabetes. Diabetes Myths and Facts   Myth: Diabetes is a mild condition Fact: Diabetes is a serious condition that if not well controlled can lead...

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...

For long term athletic development young athletes should start a structured strength & conditioning program early in their development.  The focus should begin with developing fundamental movement skills and over time (many years) taper down to emphasise more sport specific requirements, competition and success in competition.   The benefits to starting kids early are numerous and include increases in strength, overall health & wellness, reduced injury rates and improved sports performance. Sounds good to me! Research shows that resistance training/weightlifting is a relatively safe activity when compared to common sports such as Rugby, Soccer, Basketball and Athletics i.e. there are less injuries...