Tag Archives: Health

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, […]

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 […]

Coach Jake Shannon – Your check engine light is on..

Last week I finally got around to dropping my laptop off at an IT place in Darwin to fix it. When they asked me what the problem with it was, I couldn’t even tell them because I didn’t know. All I knew was that I was getting random messages, things wouldn’t close after I tried […]

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 […]

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 […]