Exercise and Brain Aging

  It is generally accepted that exercise slows the aging process of the body, but a recent study by the American Academy of Neurology showed that exercise in older people is associated with a slower rate of decline in thinking skills that occurs with aging. People who report light to no exercise experienced a decline…

Stress and Stress Management

Stress can affect everyone at different levels. Stress present in small amounts such as that experienced when meeting a deadline or a challenge can be motivating. However if stress levels are continuing for extended periods of time that can start to play a detrimental effect on an individual’s health. Stress can affect everyone differently, below…

Embracing Exercise in the Cold

As it gets colder we start to hibernate, letting out fitness routines fade, instead replacing it with time in front of the fire. Although this is the easier and sometimes more inviting option, it is important to continue exercises throughout the colder months. You may just have to approach your exercise differently or find a…

Toowoomba Grammar First XI

The Grammar School has continued its Football success by winning back to back premierships. The boys from top of the hill have a daunting task every year taking on the schools of Brisbane and the surrounding area and to take it out again is such an amazing effort by the team and the Football program…

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

As part of Bowel Cancer Awareness month, Vision has donated it’s time in providing informative presentations to two forums over the past week. It is widely known the significant benefit that exercise can provide individuals with a range of different health conditions and Bowel Cancer is no different. Not only do sufferers struggle with the…

Brain Tumours and Exercise

Brain tumours can happen to anyone as I have recently found out with a member of my family being diagnosed. The signs and symptoms of brain tumours varies depending on the size, type and location.   Some of the most common systems include headaches, numbness or tingling in the arms or legs, memory problems, mood/…

Exercise Right Week

This week is Exercise Right Week, which is all about encouraging people to live a more healthy and happy life. It’s not only important to exercise but to ensure your exercising right for you. This means ensuring the right professional, the right place and the right time. It is important to ensure that when it…

Why Speed Kills!

In the sporting arena being able to get from one position to the next faster than the opposition will usually lead your team to success. Sport can come down to centimeters; a tennis player that can get to the sharp cross court smash with those extra centimeters can meant the difference in returning the ball…

Exercise For Breast Cancer

Over the weekend Alastair presented at St. Vincent’s Hospital for ‘Moving Forward’ which is a support group program for Breast Cancer. The topics that were covered included recommendations for recommencing exercise, tailoring a specific, goal centred movement plan and the breast cancer specific exercise considerations. The team at Vision pride themselves on strong community involvement…