Nearly 50% of Australians are predicted to have Type 2 Diabetes by 2020 It’s an alarming increase in prevalence of the lifestyle disease, yet there’s considerable evidence that exercise is a highly effective medicine to manage it. Exercising helps insulin work more effectively, lowers your blood pressure and reduces the risk of heart disease. An exercise […]
High intensity interval training (HIIT) has recently emerged as an alternative to conventional aerobic exercise at a fixed moderate intensity.
Bodytrack’s Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Andrew Sax, has published an article in The International Journal of Cancer Epidemiology, Detection, and Prevention.
Stretching can be very important for many conditions or simply maintaining a healthy body! A specific and well performed stretching routine can be very effective. There are many ways to perform many different stretches. My personal favorites are the large, major muscle group stretches for the Chest, Latissimus Dorsi, Gluteal muscles, Hamstrings and Hip Flexor […]
One of the most common aspects you’ll hear trainers ranting on about is ‘core strength’ – no matter what sport you’re in or whether you’re just increasing your general fitness. Although you may have a general idea of the core, let’s break it down to the basics: What is the core? Why is it important? […]
A hip fracture is a significantly debilitating life event leading to a high risk of death within 5 years of the fall. So, what is happening? Why is the 5 year mortality rate so high and what can be done to prevent it? Approximately 90% of all fractures are the result of a fall. A […]
Exercise physiology is the skill of catering specific exercises to aid the recovery and rehabilitation of an individual who has been injured or suffers from a long-term illness. Exercise physiology encompasses exercise rehabilitation, exercise for health and complex medical conditions, musculoskeletal rehabilitation, work conditioning, injury management, postural control and improvements in sports performance. Exercise physiology […]
More often than not, people will complain about the fat on their tummy. So how do you lose the ‘love handles?’ How do we make the tummy look skinnier? A personal trainer will often recommend crunches and performing exercise after exercise to target the abdominals. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but the reasoning behind […]
Noisy joints are a common complaint. This problem may be associated with varying degrees of pain, but there may be absolutely no pain. In either case – the fact that you can hear a noise when moving about is a sign that something is awry. The most significant areas that can be involved are the […]
Lower back pain is possibly the most common complaint in today’s society and there can be any number of reasons for its occurrence. If there was no particular time in which a particular movement or a traumatic injury caused lasting pain then the problem is likely to be a result of muscle imbalances if it’s […]