Exercise for Parkinsons

For everyone, exercise is a vital component for healthy living.  Recent research has shown that regular exercise improves the quality of life for people with Parkinson’s disease as it helps to reduce stiffness and benefits overall daily living activities. The greatest benefit comes from doing things that you enjoy. Some activities will give you more…

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Physical Activity, Exercise and Cardiac Disease

Cardiac disease, or cardiovascular disease (CVD), is the single biggest leading cause of death of Australians every year. And by a lot! Nearly 30% of all deaths last year were attributed to CVD (ABS, 2017). The stark reality is when you die, chances are it will be due to a heart related disease. Don’t worry, I’m…

Exercise During Pregnancy

You’d have to be living under a rock to not be aware that exercise is an integral part of leading an active and healthy life.  Regular exercise can help to improve cardiorespiratory fitness and reduce the risk of various lifestyle diseases including diabetes. However, whether exercise is a normal part of your everyday routine or…

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Q&A with Renee Coleman

Renee Coleman, Physiotherapist at Jordan Springs is quite busy in her spare time. Everyone has a story and Renee certainly does! When Renee isn’t at work at The Healthy Body Company, she does Taekwondo, Brazilian Jiujitsu and Muay Thai. I was intrigued and wanted to know more so a Q&A session started! What are the…

Diabetes and Exercise

Beat It – Diabetes Exercise Program

Diabetes is a medical condition affecting 1 million Australians. Remarkably, it is believed that 50% of people with diabetes are undiagnosed. Diabetes affects the ability of the body to produce and use a hormone called insulin. Insulin acts as a key to “unlock the doors” of our muscles so that glucose (sugar, aka energy) can…

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Strength Training for Life

The World Health Organisation (WHO) currently recommends that adults perform at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity aerobic exercise each week.  Most people would already know this. However did you know the WHO also recommends a minimum of 2 days per week performing strengthening exercises, or strength…