Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic disease that affects one or many joints of the body and can include damage to the joint cartilage, inflammation of surrounding tissue and degeneration. It is the most common form of chronic arthritis and is characterised by pain in the joint, stiffness and swelling. Any joint can suffer with OA but the most common joints affected are the hand, knees and hips. Although OA is more common in the older […]

8 Tips for a healthier Christmas.

As we are starting to close out 2018 all of us at Active One would like to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas. We hope that you have a fun filled Festive Season with friends and family and a safe and happy new year! To make sure we all have a fun and healthy holiday break here is 8 tips to see you through.  Make sure you don’t go to Christmas parties hungry. Have something healthy to eat […]

Chronic Pain and Exercise Physiology

  Pain is the most common reason people seek medical help. If this pain persists for a period longer than 6 months or beyond expected healing time it is then considered to be chronic pain. One in five Australians suffer with chronic pain and this prevalence increases to one in three people over the age of 65. Even with this high prevalence and high cost to the medical system there is still a misunderstanding to chronic […]

Weight Training Key to Battling Belly Fat

If you want to battle belly fat as you age, new research suggests you need to add weight training to your exercise regimen. Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health found that combining aerobic activities with weight, or resistance, training is key to preserving muscle and avoiding weight gain, particularly age-related belly fat. “Because aging is associated with sarcopenia, the loss of skeletal muscle mass, relying on body weight alone is insufficient for the study of healthy aging,” study author Rania Mekary, a researcher at Harvard’s […]

Your Brain On Exercise: 30 Minutes Of Physical Activity Makes Your Brain More ‘Plastic’

Evidence has shown that regular physical activity can improve cognitive function and brain plasticity. However, research has been unclear in proving how much exercise is needed and how long these benefits can last for. A recent study conducted at the University of Adelaide in Australia suggests that one 30-minute session of vigorous exercise can lead to changes in the brain that make it more “plastic,” including improvements in memory and motor skill coordination. “Although this […]

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