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Bones – the framework of the body!

Bones – they make up the framework and foundation of our bodies! We know about keeping our organs healthy and our muscles strong, but we often forget about our bones! Most of the time, loss of bone density is silent. It takes an accident, such as a fall or other form of trauma, for an …

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National Diabetes Week: The Emotional Burden of Diabetes

July 11-17 is National Diabetes Week. 1.2 million Australians are living with diabetes and it has one of the fastest rates of diagnosis in the world.  Diabetes is characterised by higher than normal blood sugar levels. This can be a result of genetics, lifestyle changes, or can be diagnosed during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). Regardless of …

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Five Resistance Band Exercises You Probably Aren’t Doing That You Should!

Resistance bands are great pieces of equipment to add resistance to exercises. They are light weight, compact and can be used in many ways! For some examples of exercises using a resistance band, click here! Seated scaption hold: This is a great exercise for the shoulder and core muscles! Begin seated on the edge of …

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Training the right muscles in the wrong way

It is very obvious that the way to make a muscle stronger is through exercise. But while it is easy to find an exercise that targets a particular muscle, it is harder to choose the appropriate exercise for a specific goal.Let’s consider strengthening the glute muscles to improve balance while walking. Unfortunately, with more time …

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An easily neglected movement in home exercise programs

It is great to see so many people inspired and motivated to exercise at home during this lockdown period. While there are many options for exercise that require no to minimal exercise equipment, there is one key movement that is much harder in the absence of equipment; pulling movements. While its opposite counterpart, pushing, is …

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