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2 December 2019

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Exercise

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Exercise

by Hayley Harwood
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Exercise: What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? (CFS) CFS, also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis, is characterized by at least six months of persistent fatigue that is unrelieved by rest. This type of fatigue is pathological and has been described as, "having heavy weight tied to arms, legs and shoulders." Other physical symptoms of CFS include; mental fatigue, concentration difficulties, joint pain, myalgia, tender glands, sore throat, headaches, sl...

28 October 2019

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Exercising Outdoors

Exercising Outdoors

by Elizabeth Hughes
As humans, we have an innate affiliation with nature and the outdoors that stems from our hunter gatherer ancestors existing in the natural environment for thousands of years. So it's really no surprise that we still get a myriad of health benefits from being outdoors today!
What's even better, is that the benefits you get from just being outside, have a much greater impact on your health when exercise is added in to the equation. So what are these benefits?
1. Improved menta...

30 September 2019

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Exercise for Mental Health

Exercise for Mental Health

by Hayley Harwood
Exercise for Mental Health: We all know that we feel better about ourselves when we do a bit of exercise. But did you know that when it comes to mental health, exercise is as effective as antidepressant medications? 
Mental illness includes anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder and personality disorders. Unfortunately, 20% of Australians will experience mental illness, which is double the global average. In addition, people who suffer from a mental illness h...

23 September 2019

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Senior Exercise and Aging

Senior Exercise and Aging

by Elizabeth Hughes
How does Exercise affect Aging As we get older, our bodies, including our muscles, bones and joints go through many changes. These changes can leave you with pain, reduce your mobility and functionality and stop you doing the things you love! Getting older also increases the risk of developing chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, cognitive impairment, stroke, arthritis and osteoporosis, and greatly increases the risk of sustaining a serious fall.  And its not just our ...

5 February 2019

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Exercise in Extreme Heat

Exercise in Extreme Heat

by Zoltan Marosszeky
It is too hot..... Exercising in this extreme heat puts extra stress on the body.An increase in temperature and humidity as well as the exercise itself, increases your core body temperature. In high humidity the sweat you are producing doesn't really evaporate from the skin. Your body also sends more blood around to the skin to help it cool down, but this leaves less blood for your muscles, which then increases your heart rate!  Our bodies natural cooling systems can fail ...

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