Exercise and Menopause

EXERCISE AND MENOPAUSE Menopause is the cessation of a woman’s menstrual cycle and typically occurs between 45 and 55 years of age. As women age, oestrogen and progesterone levels reduce and ovarian function begins to diminish, which affects the menstrual cycle. During menopause, women may suffer from a wide range of symptoms including disturbed sleep, hot flushes, headaches and mood swings. They are also more susceptible to osteoporosis. Osteoporosis (low bone density) is linked to […]

Tips for Staying Active in Covid

. Tips for Staying Active in Covid Although we were all very motivated to get out and exercise when the pandemic first hit, we have heard a lot of reports of people losing their motivation recently and decided to try and give a few tips to help get back on track. Use your chores:Household tasks like scrubbing, sweeping, dusting, and vacuuming can all add up when done at a brisk pace. They can work the […]

Staying happy in lockdown.

Staying Happy in Lockdown The coronavirus pandemic has caused a lot of disruption to everyone’s lives in 2020. We have all been through various stages of lockdown as the government is trying to minimise the impact of the virus on our health system. In Melbourne we have seen large increases of coronavirus leading us to much heavier restrictions. We are currently past the halfway mark of stage 4 but it is unknown at what stage […]

Deadlift – an exercise to help or harm your back?

Deadlift – what is the verdict? The deadlift is one of the most beneficial and functional exercises that should be incorporated in most exercise programs. But the deadlift has always suffered a poor reputation for causing lower back injuries which scares most people off attempting them. However research on the topic often reports the exact opposite saying deadlifts can improve our lower back health. Deadlifts are fantastic for improving strength in the posterior chain, including; […]

What is Occupational Therapy?

What is Occupational Therapy? Got an Occupational Therapy assessment coming up and not sure what to expect? Or maybe you always wanted to know how OT’s can help you and your family? In a 2019 Australian study, researchers found that only 10% of participants could provide a good or advanced description of occupational therapy (Rahja & Laver, 2019). That’s a bit of a problem! We get it, Occupational Therapy can sound quite confusing, as we work […]

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