Strategies for managing pain

Written by;  Brenton Watson (AEP)  Accredited Exercise Physiologist The experience of aches and pains within muscles and joints is common among all of us. Various things may cause these issues, including altered biomechanics, an increase in training load, performing a new or unaccustomed activity, or even lifestyle factors such as  lack of sleep, stress or anxiety. Whether this pain is a new occurrence or a flare up of an ongoing chronic issue, the management is often…

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Best sleeping positions for injuries and pain

How Does Sleep Affect Your Health And Fitness?

Our corrective exercise approach to personal training and exercise physiology at Inspire Fitness is designed to address biomechanical dysfunction within your body while maximising your health outcomes from exercise.  Whether your wanting to lose weight, increase your strength and / or improve your general fitness; the right selection of exercise will ensure you reach your fitness goals safely and efficiently. However, many people within the community live with pain and injuries. Pain often impairs your…

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Why lifting weights could extend your life

Strength training can be the most valuable thing you can be doing for your health.  Not only is it valuable for improving your mechanical function so you can function optimally in your daily life; but strength training plays a vital role in building your metabolism.  Metabolism increases as you build your lean muscle tissue.  Muscle is more metabolically active then body fat.  Your metabolism is the amount of energy your body requires to maintain its…

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A Layman’s Guide To The Importance Of Blood Sugar Levels

Consuming the correct amounts of sugar each day is vital to our health and if not managed properly it can have a harmful effect on the body. Most people are not aware of the correct blood sugar levels and are putting themselves at risk. in this article I will go through the importance of managing your sugar levels along with the impact it can have if not managed correctly. The Difference Types Of Sugar There…

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Exercises for preventing Low Back Pain – Train your BRAIN!

If you’ve previously suffered from low back pain then you will understand how deliberating this can be for your lifestyle.  Not only does the experience of Low Back Pain restrict many of your activities for daily living, it can be a significant obstacle to you participating in regular exercise.  As such, there can be major health challenges with long term back pain.  The research shows that 80% of Australians will experience low back pain at…

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Sleep like an elite sportsperson, study like an elite student!

Elite athletes like those at the Geelong Football Club are committed to good sleeping habits –  because they know that a good nights sleep is the key to success. Elite athletes can often operate like students – where you’re sleep is the first thing you sacrifice to cram for an exam. As it turns out you could boost your concentration and performance as a student by adopting some of the Geelong Cat’s sleep habits. The Geelong…

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Why sitting time is dangerous to your health: and changes you can make!

Written by: Isabella Peters- Third year Exercise and Sport Science student at Deakin University. Sitting time! Known to be one of our societies silent killers. We are constantly sitting in our car driving to work, sitting in front of a computer screen all day, sitting down to have our lunch, attend meetings and sitting in front of the TV to relax and unwind with our favourite TV shows. Our busy lifestyles are proving to make…

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Understanding Strength Training for Children

Written by: John Hallam (Bach. Ex.Sci) Personal Trainer / Strength and Conditioning Coach We know that exercise is an essential component to you leading a healthy and energetic lifestyle. However, while most parents and coaches share positive attitudes regarding children performing aerobic activities (running, playing sport etc) there remains an overwhelming concern in the community when it comes to children performing strength training. Whilst we are NOT proponents of your child just turning up to…

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