Tag Archives: Elderly

Men’s Health Week 13 – 19 June 2016

By Bodyfit NT Exercise Physiologist Alex Bruggisser Men’s Health Week is upon us! To celebrate, naturally we thought we ought to celebrate our menfolk, but then… We were struck down by some scary stats!! It’s well-known that men don’t live as long as women – on average, they die 5 years earlier across the globe. A […]

Activate: Exercise for Your Condition

The City of Palmerston’s Activate Program is back in 2016, bigger and better than ever. Partnering with the Activate program, we are very excited to be offering 8 weekly sessions with our ‘Exercise for Your Condition’ workshop, which kicked off on Wednesday the 4th May! We wanted to put something together that was specifically for people suffering from an […]

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 […]

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 […]