Research has proven that exercise, at the correct intensity and duration, does improve the quality and duration of life. More importantly, it decreases the incidence of chronic health conditions and obesity.
Accredited Exercise Physiologists can help with a range of different conditions, many of which you may not have realised – here are some of the areas where exercise can make a difference.
Your heart is responsible for pumping blood with vital oxygen and nutrients to other vital organs and tissues of your body. Within a 66 year lifetime, this muscular organ will beat approximately 2.5 billion times, pumping 4.9-5.6 L of blood per minute around your body.
The scientific evidence supporting physical activity as a means of cancer prevention is now considered ‘strong’ and ‘convincing’ for particular cancers including colon/colorectal and breast, ‘probable’ for prostate and ‘possible’ for lung and endometrial cancers.
Everybody benefits from regular exercise but for people with diabetes mellitus (Type I or Type II) exercise can play a vital role in the management of their condition.
Everyone knows exercise is good for you, but did you know just what affect it has on the body and on your general wellbeing?
By consulting an Accredited Exercise Physiologist you will be working with someone who cares about your wellbeing, understands the challenges you face and who has the skills and knowledge to help you manage your condition.
Obesity and being overweight is the abnormal or excess accumulation of fat carried on the body and is now a major issue for our society. Trying to regain control of your weight can be hard, but add to this the associated dangers of being obese and exercise can be dangerous.
Arthritis is a disorder that affects bone joints. Research shows that exercise can help people with a wide range of arthritic severity and pain. Exercise is as effective in relieving symptoms as pain medication and anti-inflammatory drugs, but has fewer side effects.
There is increasing recognition that sedentary time in office-based workplaces also needs to be considered as a potential adverse health risk and is a separate consideration to the lack of physical activity outside work hours.
Developing an exercise program for children is not simple, because we are starting at the very beginning of a life long journey of healthy habits. Children are unique to any other population group because of the many years they have ahead of them, the impact that an intervention can have is profound and the quality of their life can be significantly improved with the right exercise advice.
Clinically prescribed exercise is an essential component of your injury recovery plan. An Accredited Exercise Physiologist will tailor an injury treatment and management plan to ensure you return to full fitness and function as quickly as possible.
In 2011-12, 3.3% of Australians reported having osteoporosis, yet only 53% had consulted a GP in the last 12 months for their condition, 15% had consulted a specialist and 10% had consulted another type of health professional.
Low back pain is very common. So common, in fact, that most (80%) Australian adults will experience at least one episode of low back pain during their lifetime. Although often very painful, most low back pain is not caused by a serious problem and will resolve with some simple care.
In Australia someone sustains a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) every day. Exercise for persons with a SCI is very important in the prevention of developing secondary complications.
Neuromuscular diseases (NMD) are a sub group of neurological diseases where the nerves that control movement are affected. Different conditions require different treatments so specific advice is require for each individual.
Are you expecting? Keeping up exercise is extremely important to look after your health and the health of your unborn child. But what should you do and how much?
Lung disease doesn’t discriminate; it affects men, women, children, smokers, non-smokers, and people who have never smoked. Lung disease in Australia is common and often underestimated.