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Coach Jake Shannon – Squatting & Your Knees

Let me put a persistent strength training myth to bed for you all. It revolves around squatting and knee placement… When you squat, your knees can and should travel past your toes!! Shock horror I can almost guarantee at one point in your life (assuming you have been in a gym before,) you’ve heard someone […]

4 Tips for Reducing Anxiety Naturally

Did you know that one in every six young Australians is experiencing severe anxiety? Chances are if it isn’t you, you would at least know someone who is. According to Beyond Blue, anxiety is more than just feeling stressed or worried. While stress and anxious feelings when we feel under pressure is normal, they usually pass once […]

New Study: Exercise – How much time is enough time?

By Bodyfit NT Exercise Physiologist Alex Bruggisser Recent research that has come out of the ongoing Cardia study looks at our cardiovascular health and how it’s effected by short bursts of activity. In other words, the health of our heart and circulatory system (veins, arteries etc), and how good little bits of exercise are for […]

Exercise for your brain!

By Bodyfit NT Exercise Physiologist Rebecca King Since Brain Awareness Week (14th– 20th March), we’ve been keeping up to date with ESSA (Exercise & Sports Science Australia) and their Exercise Right movement on ways to help Australian’s get their sneakers out of the wardrobe and keep their grey matter healthy! It is well understood that engaging in regular exercise provides significant […]

New Study: Can HIIT help older adults with dementia?

By Bodyfit NT Exercise Physiologist Alex Bruggisser DID YOU KNOW that dementia is among the leading causes of older adults losing their ability to live independently?! Recently published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, was an interesting study looking into older adults with dementia and whether high intensity functional exercise programs helped improve independence […]

No Time to Exercise?

By Bodyfit NT Exercise Physiologist Rebecca King The National Heart Foundation has released new research which reveals 3 in 4 people of working age (25-54yrs) do very little to no exercise. With so many benefits to getting regular exercise, including reducing stress (and boosting those happy chemicals), preventing diseases and chronic conditions and improving your general well-being, why […]

Falls prevention and older adults

Falls and their devastating effects are part of many elderly Australians lives. Each year a third of all Australians over 65 experience the effects of falls, and in the Northern Territory falls are the most common cause of injury hospitilisation (Glover & Skov 2010). Unfortunately falls can result in severe injury, reduced mobility, reduced confidence […]