Tag Archives: Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Exercise Improves Sleep

Sleep – it’s great, right? Everyone loves those nights when you get a solid 8 hours of decent sleep and I feel fairly confident in saying no one loves those nights where you toss and turn or just straight-up cannot sleep. Sleep is one of those things we know we know we need but most […]

Motivation to stay active during COVID-19

Like many others, I to had big plans for the year 2020. My plans for this year included travel, career development and completion of my first half marathon, just to name a few. However, with the growing uncertainty of COVID-19 this has all come to a devastating halt! At Bodyfit VIC we understand how overwhelming […]

Acute non-specific low back pain

Low back pain is a common occurrence for many people, particularly those whose work may involve a lot of manual labour, such as tradies. Acute pain refers to pain that started recently and non-specific means the cause of the pain is not always known. It is not caused by anything serious or trigged by arthritis, […]

Exercise & Cancer #1

Did you know in there is estimated to be 138,321 of new cancer cases diagnosed in 2018? With improvements in research measures, data has indicated between the period of 2009-2013, Australian’s that were diagnosed had a 68% chance of survival rate. In May 2018 the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia released a position statement on […]

Stretches for Desk Based Workers

Are you an office based worker sitting behind the desk for long hours during the day? Yep! Are you an office based worker sitting behind a desk for long hours during the day, with ongoing pain in the neck, shoulders and back? Yep! Are you an office based worker sitting behind the desk for long […]

ACL Injuries in Women #2

A recent study has found that 20 minutes of exercise three times per week can reduce anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in women by 60%. But what exercises should we do? Although the ACL is an integral part of the knee, the knee itself is not the area of focus for the exercises, we have […]

Train Smarter Not Harder – The Facts About Supercompensation

In this blog post we will go through how to structure a training week in the most efficient way possible as well as explaining the very important concept that is supercompensation! More and more people are heading into the gym these days with a similar goal, whether that be to increase muscle mass, increase strength […]

Diabetes & Insulin Resistance Explained…

The prevalence of diabetes in Australia has tripled between 1989/90 and 2014/15. An estimated 1 million Australian’s had T2DM in 2014/15 according to data from the ABS 2014/15 National Health Survey. (Self-reported data, as was collected by the NHS, is likely to underestimate the prevalence of T2DM as many cases remain unreported, due to participants […]

Rolling in and out through ankle injuries…

Ankle injury! We’ve all been there right? Or at least you know of someone that has?  That dreaded, instant gut-wrenching pain of an ankle roll during a game of netball, at the school sports or during a harmless jog around the park… Ugh, ankle injuries. Unfortunately ankle injuries can be an ongoing issue and you […]

ACL Injuries in Women #1

Something that has been in the news quite a lot lately is the increased rate of Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries that are occurring in the AFLW league. Studies have shown that females are 4-6 times more likely to injure their ACL than males! But why is this the case and what puts females at […]