The beneficial effect of exercise for your physical health is well-established. But did you know that regular exercise also has enormous benefits to your mental wellbeing? Research in the medical literature demonstrates the overwhelming benefit of exercise for your mental health, including improving depression symptoms, increasing relaxation, and preventing cognitive decline. The following infographic highlights the value of exercise in establishing long-term mental wellbeing:
Written by Nicole Marlow, Accredited Exercise Physiologist.
Millions of Australians are living with diabetes, with more and more people diagnosed each year. However, diabetes is not only treatable with tailored exercise programs and appropriate lifestyle modifications, but it is often preventable with healthy habits.
We've compiled some key diabetes facts and statistics into an infographic, to illustrate how widespread the diabetes epidemic really is, and to outline how diabetes can be effectively prevented and treated through exercise and diet.
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The continuous advancement in medical tests has been a major contributing factor to the increased life expectancy of our generation. With advancements in medical science, medical abnormalities can now be detected earlier and with greater accuracy. Picking up changes early is vital to ensure that you can treat the condition or changes appropriately. As a result, exercise physiologists are playing an increasing role in the treatment and prevention of many lifestyle diseases.
Whilst medical testing is a meticulous science, it does rely on each individual to request the appropriate tests from their GP. At various stages of your life, the tests that are suitable will change. The following graphic provides you with succinct summary of medical tests that are appropriate through your lifespan. If you haven't had a medical check up in the past year and you are over the age of 30, you know what to do! A medical check up could save your life!
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Written by Brendan Rigby, Accredited Exercise Physiologist.
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