How to change your lifestyle for the better and keep it that way.

So you’ve come here looking for that quick fix to change your lifestyle? You want to improve your diet so your kids don’t pick up your bad habits? You want to stop having that sugar hit after dinner,’ because that’s what you enjoy?’ You wish you could find the time to do some exercise? You’ve…

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A Healthy Approach to Weight Management

By Aaron King Exercise Physiologist   What do we need to know to consider what is a ‘healthy’ approach? Nutrition gives us part of the story so it’s important to touch on, although physical activity is the main focus here. Michael Pollan’s book, “In Defense of Food” provides us with a small nugget of wisdom…

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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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What is an ‘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 allied…

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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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