Does how often you exercise in a week matter?

Frequency of exercise. Does it matter? The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Australian Department of Health (DoHA) recommends 150 minutes of exercise per week as the guideline to health. The recommendation goes further to indicate this should ideally be done for around 30 minutes over 5 days per week. 150 minutes is deemed a guideline, as…

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Fitness vs Fatness – What is better for overall health?

When an Exercise Physiologist is referred a patient, weight loss is often one of the specified goals for a client with cardio-metabolic disease. While reducing weight can have a number of positive effects on the body, is it ever specified that the exercise program be sufficient enough to improve cardio respiratory fitness? Often not. Although…

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What is Exercise Physiology? Why do we need it?

The Role of an Accredited Exercise Physiologist Accredited exercise physiologists specialise in clinical exercise interventions for persons at high-risk of developing, or with existing chronic and complex medical conditions and injuries. These interventions are provided by exercise delivery including health and physical activity education, advice and support; and lifestyle modification with a strong focus on achieving behavioural change. AEPs are recognised…

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