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Physical activity – How much is enough?

While we all enjoy being couch potatoes and watching Netflix all day, or having a long gaming session, ultimately this means we are not being physically active.  Ken Truong, Physiotherapist Here are some (pre COVID-19) statistics from The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.  Physical activity and screen time recommendations: The Australian Physical Activity and…

Physio and exercise

Exercise and Cardiac Disease

Cardiac disease, or cardiovascular disease (CVD), is the 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 going…

cardiovascular disease and exercise

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…

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…