As an Exercise Physiologist I am thinking about the risk of exercise daily. Particularly with clients that may have pre-existing chronic conditions, and my goal is to make it as safe as possible. However, I have to admit, that when I exercise I put no thought into it’s inherent risk.
Many of us hear stories about people suddenly dropping dead while on the treadmill or out running, and I know some that can use this as a reason not to exercise at all.
Exercise does carry risk, not only do you have a chance of death but also injury. So is it worth it? (more…)
In my last blog I outlined the evidence pointing toward a Mediterranean diet for health and longevity. However we are yet to discuss what foods it mainly consists of.
Contrary to what many people believe, it is not high in breads and pastas! (more…)
When it comes to diets there are literally hundreds of types to choose from, mostly built around the billion dollar weight loss industry.
But what about those of us who just want to eat healthy? What are the key components of a healthy diet that will ensure us a long and disease free life? (more…)
So to burn more fat you need to work at lower intensities in the “fat burning zone” right??
This is probably the number one exercise myth that despite it’s lack of evidence never seems to be truly debunked.
You still even see on the cardio gym equipment to this day heart rate graphs of the optimal zone to burn fat, implying that if you stick in this low zone you’ll lose more weight.
I am hoping that the evidence I am about to show you will debunk this myth once and for all. (more…)
March is a month of mayhem in Adelaide. With the festival coming and going and the V8’s long gone from our streets, I have sensed a great deal of fatigue in those who have tried to keep up with the frenetic pace.
It is like we need a tank of that high octane fuel to get us through to Easter!
However, with a few simple tweaks of our metabolic engine we may be able to develop a machine powerful enough to see us through these busy times with plenty of energy in reserve. (more…)