Strategies to Increase Motivation

Sometimes, especially around this time of year, it is hard to get back into an exercise routine. Motivation is one of the main factors that contribute to exercise adherence and increased physical activity. Here are just some strategies anyone can easily implement: SMART Goals  Goal setting is designed to motivate individuals to achieve something of personal interest.…

Increasing Incidental Activity

When getting back into your regular routines after some time away, holiday or just making that change for you own health reasons it is not always ease to start out in a set exercise program.  So we may need to start out smaller with what we are aiming to do on a weekly basis. What…

Christmas Exercise Routine

Its getting close to that time of year again when there is an increased number of lunches, dinners and other seasonal gatherings to attend and life can just get busy. So, this week when I was reading an article titled “’ get fit not fat this Christmas”, I realised that I myself was thinking about…

The Importance of Compliance & Long-term Self-Management

As Exercise Physiologists we specialise in exercise and movement for prevention and management of chronic conditions. Some of these conditions include, but are not limited to, the following: Arthritis and osteoporosis Diabetes Cardiovascular disease Post-surgical rehabilitation Mental health Chronic pain and fatigue Cancer Neurological conditions Pulmonary disease   It is important to understand that a chronic condition…

Mental Health  & Exercise

In the latest statistics as presented by Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) on mental illness, 45% of Australians will experience a mental illness. This means that one in five people every year will experience some type of mental illness. Of this number, it is believed that 65% will not seek help or treatment, this…

Offseason Training

Offseason could be the most important phase of an athletes preparation for the upcoming season and how this is done can impact on the upcoming season.   The start of the offseason its remember that it is ok to take a break and help the body recover. This may mean taking some time off all…