2018 Specialised Programs

Healthy Connections are pleased to offer a number of specialised healthy lifestyle programs starting in 2018 Please direct all enquires to 3624 2185 or healthyconnections@burniebrae.org.au (Private health rebates may apply for these programs) Balance with Confidence 8 week education and exercise program Helping you minimise the risk of age related falls Stomp out Osteoporosis 10…

Combating the risk of falls

The Role of Exercise Literature suggests that the most beneficial intervention for preventing or reducing falls is a multifactorial approach that involves reducing environmental hazards, behavioural education, medication adjustment, and exercise (Campbell et.al, 1997; Robertson et.al., 2001).  Multifaceted interventions can prevent falls in the general community for those at higher risk of falling as well…

Overcoming the excuses

Here are some of the top excuses we make not to exercise and how we can overcome them: ‘I don’t have time’ I don’t have to time to exercise translates to I don’t have time to look after my health. If you were to write down a diary of your day, you would find that…

Exercise link to Cancer Survival

  The impact exercise has on surviving many common cancers can’t be ignored, with Australian research showing the risk of dying may be reduced by nearly a half by regularly walking and lifting moderate weights. A review of more than 100 studies involving tens of thousands of cancer patients worldwide published in the American Journal…

The Blue Zones diet

We all know obesity is a dangerous problem in this country, and have heard the dire warnings that some kids today may not even outlive their own parents. Pretty scary stuff. But perhaps solutions can be found in the world’s ‘Blue Zones.’ If you haven’t heard of this concept, it was born back in 2009…

Vigorous exercise could reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

  Vigorous physical activity could reduce the number of Alzheimer’s cases by up to 30 per cent, according to Professor Nicola Lautenschlager at The University of Melbourne. She calls the benefits to be gained from getting some sweat on your brow ‘massive’. Alzheimer’s disease is a devastating neurodegenerative disorder thought to be triggered by the…

Consulting an Exercise Physiologist can have economic benefits too!!

A report released today by Deloitte Access Economics shows that the average benefit of engaging an accredited exercise physiologist to manage chronic conditions is $6,562 per person in 2016. “This report, The value of accredited exercise physiologists to consumers in Australia, clearly shows that working with the right expert can not only save lives, but…

Sarcopenia

    Sarcopenia is the loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength with age. It is a part of the aging process and is thought to affect roughly 30% of adults over 60 years of age (Baumgartner et.al., 2003). Sarcopenia contributes to disability, longer recovery periods from major illness, and increased mortality in the elderly….

Regular exercise to prevent cognitive decline

Category: Uncategorized Recent research reports that “Regular exercise may be the best way to keep ageing brains sharp”. It claims that even low to moderate exercise prevents the milder forms of cognitive decline in older age. Attention span, memory and concentration (known as cognitive functions) typically decline with age, becoming slower and less efficient, much…

EXERCISE TO ASSIST WEIGHT LOSS and MANAGEMENT

  To achieve healthy weight loss, an individual’s energy output (i.e. energy used to exercise) must exceed their energy input (i.e. energy from food). In other words, a combination of increasing physical activity levels whilst modifying dietary habits will be the most beneficial method for decreasing body weight. It is recommended that an individual should…