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Accredited Exercise Physiologists can help with a range of different conditions

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.

AEP and Heart Health


Heart Health

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.

Did you know that exercise can not only prevent, but it can also help treat and alleviate symptoms of a number of cardiovascular conditions?

AEP and Cancer Recovery


Cancer

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.

How can exercise help your recovery?

AEP and Diabetes


Diabetes

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.

Exercise can play a key role in the management of both types of diabetes.

AEP and General Well Being


General Wellbeing

Everyone knows exercise is good for you, but did you know just what affect it has on the body and on your general wellbeing?

Read on for some facts that we bet you didn’t know!

AEP and Mental Health


Depression

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.

Find out how exercise can play a key role in managing depression.

AEP and Obesity


Obesity

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.

Read on for how an Accredited Exercise Physiologist can help.

 

AEP and Athritis


Arthritis

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.

What exercise is best for you?

AEP and Occupational Injury


Exercise at Work

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.

What can you do to improve your health whilst at work?

AEP and children


AEPs working with Children

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.

Find out how AEPs can work with children.

AEP and Injury Recover


Injury Recovery

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.

How can an Accredited Exercise Physiologist help get you back to full health?

AEP and Diabetes


Osteoporosis

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.

Exercise can help bones to modify their shape and size so they are stronger and better protected from injury.

How exercise can help lower back pain


Lower Back Pain

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.

Physical activity is an important part of that care.

Exercise and spinal cord injury


Spinal Cord Injury

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.

How can exercise help and why is it so important?

Exercise and neuromuscular conditions


Neuromuscular conditions

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.

How can exercise help?

Exercising while pregnant ESSA


Exercise for Pregnancy

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?

Read on for specific advice on exercising whilst pregnant

Exercise and Lung Disease


Lung Disease

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.

Find out how exercise can help those who live with a lung condition.