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10,000 steps per day and its benefits

The number 10,000 originated as an arbitrary number with nil science backing it – to start. Now, the science is behind getting your 10,000 steps per day, and its benefits are brilliant. Continue reading “10,000 steps per day and its benefits”

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Goal setting – 80% method

If you have set goals before with a health professional, chances are you have heard of the S.M.A.R.T. method to ensure adequate goal setting. I love this method as it gives you a plan rather than just a dream. Regardless of how you set goals, the 80% achievement rule is one way to determine if your goal setting method is working. Continue reading “Goal setting – 80% method”

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Osteoporosis and Exercise

Osteoporosis is when the bones are weaker than desired. Bone Mineral Density is a rating of bone strength. Bone mineral density tests are completed like an x-ray, to assess bone strength and risk of future fractures. The picture taken is compared to normative data (other people of the same age and gender). Osteoporosis can be halted and even reversed through exercise. Continue reading “Osteoporosis and Exercise”

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and Exercise

Polycystic ovary syndrome affects 5-10% of 18-44-year-old females. An exercise physiologist is commonly sought for advice regarding exercise in relation to Polycystic ovary syndrome and related health conditions. I want to discuss exercise and its benefits related to a PCOS diagnosis. Continue reading “Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and Exercise”

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Hypertension and Exercise

In 2017-18, one in every 10 Australians reporting having high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. Hypertension is an increase in forces in the artery walls. Genetic and lifestyle factors can influence the risk of diagnosis. Continue reading “Hypertension and Exercise”

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Working from home – desk set up

If you have started working from home like so many millions of people around the world secondary to the COVID-19 pandemic, you have probably had to set up a desk in your home. Having an ergonomically sound station to base yourself on is super important. Here are some tips. Continue reading “Working from home – desk set up”

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Tennis Elbow – Part 2

If you are here, I am assuming you have read the previous blog on tennis elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitis and here to read part 2. Your symptoms have been reduced, or those exercises previously mentioned are too easy, and you are now ready to take the next step. Continue reading “Tennis Elbow – Part 2”