Strength exercise as vital as aerobic, new research finds

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Push ups and sit ups could add years to your life according to a new study of over 80,000 adults led by the University of Sydney. The largest study to compare the mortality outcomes of different types of exercise found people who did strength-based exercise had a 23 percent reduction in risk of premature death by any means, and a … Read More

It Isn’t About Exercise, It’s About Moving

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For young people, exercise usually has something to do with either performing in fitness tests or participating in sports. The problem is, not all kids are athletes, and many don’t find traditional exercise or fitness tests enjoyable. Ask a kid to run a mile or do as many push ups as he or she can in a minute, and the … Read More

Sit or stand. Your choice. But keep moving!

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For those individuals who are in the process of, or have done so already, the standing desks are the new trend in office setups. There are many pro’s and there are some con’s s well. Space would be a big pro but space might be a con.  Let’s delve into the musculoskeletal arguments for and against  stand up desks/workstations. Research … Read More

Australia is a sitting time bomb

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If you’re an older, unmarried male who is educated and works full time with a high income, chances are a significant proportion of your day revolves around a chair or a seat – at considerable risk to your long term health. The call for men of this demographic – along with other population profiles at risk – to stand up … Read More

Would we super-size everything?

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The problems of being overweight and obese in Australian are widespread and increasing. In 2001 it was estimated that over 50% of the adult Australian population were overweight or obese, an increase of more than 25% since the decade previous. Overweight and obesity, at the individual level, is a complex interaction of many elements. At the level of the population, … Read More

Stand up to get fit and healthy

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Are you sitting down to read this? If so, you may be engaging in one of the major health problems of the 22nd century! Sitting, as it turns out, burns little in the way of calories, and may well be the cause of the obesity ‘epidemic’ that we are struggling with in Australia at the moment. Our jobs and our leisure … Read More

Activity to keep the blues at bay

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Feeling a little blue today? Go for a walk! Regular physical activity plays an important role in achieving and maintaining good mental health. Whether you are trying to beat the blues or treat more serious forms of mental illness, regular exercise or physical activity can help. Poor mental health poses a significant public health burden in Australia where it is … Read More

Are you really motivated for your fitness or weight loss training??

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Why people do anything in life is a topic worth exploring.  In the case of toning and shaping your body, it is of the utmost importance to initially address this topic before going into a diet and exercise program. Many books will primarily focus on what to eat and how to perform various exercises.  Of course this is the meat … Read More