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Exercise, Health & Wellness
By Healthy Connections / June 2, 2020

Low impact vs high impact exercise – part one

While walking has many benefits, it has not been shown to be significantly effective in delaying further losses in bone density in those with osteoporosis. What is recommended is a combination of weight-bearing impact exercise and resistance training. Let’s explore further!

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Exercise, Health & Wellness
By Healthy Connections / May 22, 2020

Improving your posture – part two

In this blog Sophie will elaborate on the concepts explored last week and provide you with some specific postural exercises. The foundational exercises address postural abnormalities and to assist with easing tightness and/or muscular pain using the strengthen/stretch golden rule.

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Exercise, Health & Wellness
By Healthy Connections / May 18, 2020

Improving your posture – part one

When we are in one position, the optimal posture is one in which muscles are in equilibrium or balanced. Read about the meaning of the terms; neutral posture and neutral spine. Practice Sophie's step-by-step guide to improving your posture.

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Exercise
By Healthy Connections / May 8, 2020

Home cardio: how to get your heart rate up without leaving your home

In this blog we are discussing the benefits of aerobic exercise, as well as recommended frequency and intensity levels. There's also a cardio workout for you to try at home!

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Exercise, Health & Wellness
By Healthy Connections / May 4, 2020

Physical distancing, not social distancing: how to stay connected with your exercise peers

How can we stay socially connected with friends whilst getting us moving in the comfort of our respective homes?

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Exercise, Health & Wellness
By Healthy Connections / April 27, 2020

Sit less, move more – part two

Reducing the amount of time sitting is beneficial for our health, but what is the best way to combat this issue? Exercise Physiologist Sophie provides time-efficient workouts that you can perform to break up sedentary time.

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Exercise, Health & Wellness
By Healthy Connections / April 20, 2020

Sit less, move more – part one

To stop us all from becoming couch potatoes during this crisis, I thought what better way to motivate us to sit less and move more than to discuss the impacts prolonged sitting has on our health.

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Health & Wellness
By Healthy Connections / April 15, 2020

Using Telehealth to access Exercise Physiology services

Access health care without the need to travel. Telehealth enables our Exercise Physiologists to deliver services such as consultations and exercise sessions through video-conferencing or over the phone.

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Exercise
By Healthy Connections / April 6, 2020

Equipment substitutes – using household items to exercise

Exercise at home with items you already have! Using household items (i.e. laundry liquid bottles) to exercise is an effective alternative to maintain your physical activity regime.

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Exercise, Health & Wellness
By Healthy Connections / March 30, 2020

Move for your mental wellbeing

Sophie explains the terms 'endorphins' and 'mitochondria' to help us to understand how exercising can improve mental wellbeing.

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