Tag Archives: Exercise Physiology

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Coach Jake Shannon – Unstable Surface Training

Bosu balls have their place in a rehab setting and in some cases with the elderly. So if you’ve had a knee replacement or major surgery recently they have a place in your rehab plan. They have a place! That’s it; they can’t be the staple of your rehab and they most certainly shouldn’t be […]

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 […]

When Things Go Wrong With Your Heart

Did you know that your heart beats up to 100,000 times a day to pump blood, oxygen and nutrients around your body – that’s up to 3 billion heartbeats during an average lifetime. But what happens when this amazing muscle suddenly stops working the way it should? This month the Heart Foundation’s Big Heart Appeal is taking centre […]

Tradies National Health Month

Unfortunately it doesn’t come as a shock that statistically speaking, Australian tradespeople including labourers, technicians, machinery operators and drivers are among the top four occupations of serious injury claims! While there have been improvements, our tradies continue to have the highest health and safety claims of any sector (check out Australian Physiotherapy Association’s tradies health snapshot for […]

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 […]