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Goal Setting During This Holiday Period

Written by Daniel French, Exercise Physiologist at Werrington. Article from November 2017

Goal Setting During This Holiday Period

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Christmas is upon us which often means that people often tend to be caught up in the moment of purchasing last minute gifts for loved ones, relaxing from the work and over indulging in festive foods. A large proportion of people opt to replace their current physical activity and exercise routines with these seemingly ‘more important’ tasks. However, it does not need to be a choice between completing one or the other this year. Planning and preparation prior to the commencement of Christmas will ensure that you are able to maintain and/or initiate your exercise routine with relative ease.

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Ensuring You Don’t Undo All Your Good Work Over The Holiday Period

Written by Michael Zajc, Exercise Physiologist at Homebush. Article from November 2017

Ensuring You Don't Undo All Your Good Work Over The Holiday Period

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Many people go through the year battling to lose weight. For these people, every reduction in weight is a big win. So why would you let all the good work be undone over the Christmas period? Yes, there are temptations with food and events that make exercising and going to the gym easy to miss, but with all the time and effort spent during the year to get where you are at, why would you want to reverse it all in a matter of weeks.

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Keeping Yourself On Track Through The Christmas Period

Written by Adrian Choy, Exercise Physiologist at Blacktown. Article from November 2017

Keeping Yourself On Track Through The Christmas Period

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With the holiday season fast approaching, a high-risk situation can be presented for some due to increased availability of high calorie-dense food consumption, increased deadlines, and neglect of exercise behaviours. Studies demonstrate that over the holiday period, weight increases can occur in those who are overweight or obese as this population is more susceptible to this high-risk situation.

Combatting this neglect 

To combat this, it would be a good idea to plan ahead to avoid weight fluctuations as well as not losing those hard-earned gains (weight-bearing capacity, strength, muscle mass, cardiorespiratory fitness, decreased fatigue, improved flexibility) you’ve created in the clinic or gym.

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Why The Christmas Break Is The Best Time To Exercise

Written by Matthew Craig, Exercise Physiologist at Blacktown. Article from December 2017

Why The Christmas Period Is The Best Time To Exercise

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When we think of the Christmas break we generally think of food, drinks, family, friends, presents and of course settling into your favourite spot on the couch for 5 days of watching the Aussies smash the Poms around the park at the MCG. However, the thing we often overlook at this time of year is our exercise. It happens to the most active of us, but why is that?

In reality the Christmas break is the best and arguably the easiest time of year to exercise.

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Christmas Is Fast Approaching

Written by Chloe Horne, Accredited Practicing Dietitian at Blacktown. Article from November 2017

Christmas Is Fast Approaching

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Christmas is fast approaching, bringing with it a swathe of Christmas parties, gatherings, end of year functions, family events; the list goes on! This time of year (while one of my favourites) can put a strain on a number of areas from our wallets to our belt buckles. The never ending list of seasonal food, free flowing drinks and devil may care attitude can be extremely daunting, particularly for those of us trying to live a healthier lifestyle.

So here are some of my tips for maintaining a healthy diet and attitude over the Silly season: 

  1. Plan, Prepare, Succeed!
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Keeping Fit This Christmas

Written by Sarah Hillman, Exercise Physiologist and Studio Manager at Sylvania. Article from November 2017.

Keeping Fit This Holiday Season With The 12 Days of Fitness Workout Challenge

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With the festive season upon us, it generally means diet debauchery, abandoned exercise routines and overconsumption of food and alcohol. But it doesn’t have to be this way. With a little forward planning and a bit of self-discipline, it is perfectly possible to enjoy a happy Christmas and enter the New Year feeling fit, not fat.

Many people fall off the exercise bandwagon at Christmas or rule out the idea of continuing to reach their weight loss goals during this time, assuming there is no point in starting or continuing until after the New Year.

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When Is The Best Time To Start Exercising With Cancer

Written by Dean Katselas, Exercise Physiologist at Campbelltown. Article from November 2017

When Is The Best Time To Start Exercising With Cancer

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In recent years the evidence to support the effectiveness of targeted exercise and cancer has grown significantly. But when is the best time to start exercising with Cancer? Exercise plays an important part throughout the cycle of cancer treatment from prevention, before treatment, during treatment and after treatment.

When it comes to cancer prevention, exercise has been linked with a decrease in the risk of 13 specific types of cancer. These include colon, breast, liver, kidney and esophageal cancer.

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Finding The Motivation To Begin Exercise During Cancer Treatment

Written by Ashlee Gould, Exercise Physiologist at Goulburn. Article from November 2017

Finding The Motivation To Begin Exercise During Cancer Treatment

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Currently cancer is the biggest killer and cause of illness in Australia. Approximately 134,174 Australians are diagnosed with one form of cancer each year. The most commonly diagnosed types of cancer in Australia are prostate and breast.

Those who are currently suffering or know a loved one suffering from cancer may have heard of the benefits exercise can have during treatment. However with the stresses that come from a cancer diagnosis exercise can often be the last thing on a cancer sufferers mind.

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Colorectal Cancers and Diet

Written by Chloe Horne, Accredited Practicing Dietitian at Blacktown. Article from November 2017

Colorectal Cancers and Diet

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According to the Australian Institute of Health and Wellbeing, Colorectal cancer is the 2nd most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia and the leading cancer diagnosis among Australians aged over 65. It is also the cancer with the closest dietary links as everything we eat or drink passes through this area of our body at some stage.

Prevention

Luckily, this means that it is the cancer that you can PREVENT, or at least significantly reduce your chances of contracting by making a few extremely simple dietary changes.

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Exercise and Lung Cancer

Written by Adam Shepherd, Exercise Physiologist at Homebush. Article from November 2017

Exercise and Lung Cancer

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With the end of the year fast approaching the month of “Movember” is upon us once again. For those unaware “Movember” is an initiative where guys grow moustaches (some very unsuccessfully) to spread awareness of men’s related health issues such as prostate and testicular cancer. Following that theme I wanted to write an article based around Lung cancer and how exercise and physical activity can benefit those with this condition.

Some quick stats first; Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death and the fifth most common cancer diagnosed in Australia. 

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