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Exercise Physiology

Exercise Physiology – What is it?

Exercise Physiologist

  What is an Exercise Physiologist? An exercise physiologist is a University qualified health professional who specialises in using exercise for therapeutic and medical reasons. They have a wide range of clientele they treat from the elderly to children, everyday people to high level athletes, and people with one or multiple conditions. The role of…

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Best Exercise For Weight Loss

Exercise for weight loss

You want to lose weight? If you’re reading this article you are probably like most, who struggle to stay on track with a diet and exercise regime. Losing weight or dieting is really not that simple. Many different factors can affect why you may not lose or gain weight such as gender, age, metabolism, different…

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The SMART way to Exercise!

  It’s 6 weeks until summer, the start of a new year, till you turn fifty! You’re retiring, starting a new job, getting married or just had a baby! The above examples are all good reasons that may motivate you into starting an exercise program. But how you go about it is the difference between…

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8 reasons why you should Strength Train

Strength training

There’s more to strength training than meets the eye……. Most people have heard of strength or resistance training and know that it is good for them. We are often told to do resistance training as it helps increase muscular strength, but why is that a good thing? Listed below are benefits of strength training, some…

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EXERCISE IS MEDICINE

Exercise-is-medicine

Exercise is Medicine Now that we are well into the cooler months, exercise and being outdoors often drops off for many people. However, it is important to continue moderate-intensity exercise during the winter months to manage your health and fitness and boost your immune system. An ‘Exercise is Medicine’ approach will help you manage conditions…

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OSTEOPOROSIS

Osteoporosis bone

How do lifestyle factors affect your bone strength? There are certain unavoidable factors such as such as age, gender and genetics that can increase your susceptibility of developing osteoporosis and addressing lifestyle factors can help to negate this. Lifestyle factors that increase risk Why exercise to strengthen your bones? It has been widely accepted by…

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What is HIIT?

What is HiiT

High intensity interval training (HIIT) is a type of training modality used in exercise to get maximum bang for your buck. HIIT is a type of workout using short bursts of exercise that get the heart rate elevated, followed by a short rest period, and then repeated multiple times to match the fitness level of…

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HOW MUCH EXERCISE SHOULD YOU BE DOING?

How much exercise do you need

Physical Activity can be defined as any bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles that require energy expenditure. The definition of Exercise differs slightly from Physical activity as exercise is an activity that is carried out for a specific purpose and is generally planned. Some of the benefits of increased activity can be: Prevent unhealthy weight gain…

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