Using Science to Better your Health!

It seems unthinkable that many of us aren’t taking advantage of some of the incredible work being done by our academics and researchers. One of the best things about being an exercise physiologist is being able to see the light bulb moment or moment of wonder when you explain to someone how something works physiologically…

Exercising with Arthritis

As we age there are several health-related concerns that can arise. One that is common is arthritis. As of 2015 it is assessed that 15% of Australians or 1 in 5 of the Australian population has arthritis.   There are several different types of arthritis with the most common being osteoarthritis followed by rheumatoid arthritis and…

DEXA Spring Special

September marks the beginning of Spring, and with the change in weather comes an increased motivation to get our healthy lifestyle back on track after a few months of pseudo-hibernation (i.e. a decrease in activity and an increase in calorie intake).   Typically around this time of year we see an influx of Bootcamps and…

The Importance of Balance Exercises 

  Balance is a skill that is often taken for granted and we tend not to focus on it until it becomes diminished or impaired. Although, this is one component that we should all incorporate into our exercise programs. Balance exercises are great for increasing stability and proprioception, essential elements in aiding the recovery from injury or managing a chronic condition. Most importantly, balance…

Do You Have a Healthy Pelvic Floor?

There are three questions that you should ask yourself when exercising that often get over looked or just written off as a part of life. It is becoming a lot more common for us to ignore the signs from our body, and not discuss bodily functions that need to be addressed. The 3 important questions…

Unseasonal Winter Quashes Excuse?

  One of the more common ‘justifications’ for people not exercising sufficiently during winter is that the cold and daylight hours in Toowoomba make it difficult to form a strong habit. Whilst the weather and associated colds and flus do impact the level of consistency that exercisers can achieve during the colder months, the mild…

Why We Need To Rest.  

  If you have ever participated in a resistance exercise program or regime, you have probably heard about the “rest day”. But what is its significance?    ACSM guidelines for apparently healthy adults recommend that we should be participating in resistance exercises 2-3 times a week, with at least 48hrs between each session. Resistance training is appropriate when…