The Difference Between Exercise Physiology, Physiotherapy, and Personal Training

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Exercise physiologists (EPs), physiotherapists (physios), and personal trainers (PTs) are all professionals who can help you to move better and improve your fitness. Each type of professional brings a different type of expertise, and in fact all three can work together to deliver optimal care. But when you have a specific concern, it can be […]

Who could benefit from seeing an Exercise Physiologist?

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The short answer: everyone! Exercise Physiologists (known as AEPs – Accredited Exercise Physiologists) are among the highest qualified exercise professionals in Australia, requiring a minimum four-year degree with 500 hours of placement. No matter what you think or feel about exercise, or your current level of physical activity, an AEP can help you to develop […]

Why Exercise is Important for Diabetes Management

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We recently talked about how a healthy lifestyle is important for managing all types of diabetes, but what is it about exercise in particular that is so beneficial for people with, or at risk of developing, diabetes?   Improved blood glucose control Sugar (in the form of glucose) is the body’s preferred fuel source. It […]

What is Diabetes and How Do I Manage It?

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Diabetes is a complex chronic condition, which describes the body’s inability to regulate normal blood sugar levels. Blood sugar levels are externally influenced by our carbohydrate consumption and how much we exercise. The three most common forms of diabetes include type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes. These forms vary in terms of their […]

Benefits of Resistance Training: 6 Reasons Why Everyone Should Lift Weights!

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Weight training or resistance training involves performing a movement against resistance in order to improve muscular strength, power, or endurance, and increase muscle mass (a process called hypertrophy). You can perform resistance training using external resistance (dumbbells, barbells, kettlebells, resistance bands – so many options!) or your own bodyweight. While you can walk into any […]

How Often Should I Exercise?

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The amount of exercise you should undertake in a week depends entirely on your health and fitness goals, medical conditions, and lifestyle. A really good baseline to aim towards is the Australian Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines, which recommend accumulating 150 to 300 minutes of moderately intense physical activity, or 75 to 150 minutes […]