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 […]

Client of the Month – Lyn Meagher

Client of the Month – Lyn Meagher Lyn joined Active One in 2011 after being referred by her GP for osteoporosis.  She has been attending 2-3 times per week and her OP has stabilised.  Lyn is enthusiastic in class and knows the importance of weight baring exercise for her bone health.  Lyn sets an enviable pace on the treadmill and she enjoys challenging herself with weights always trying to improve. This all has great impact on her […]

Exercise for Life

Exercise for Life How much would you pay for medication that would decrease your risk of heart disease by 50%, strokes by 30%, diabetes by 50%, Alzheimer’s disease by 50%, and decrease the risk of 13 different types of cancer? This medication also helps you lose weight, improves your fitness, improves your strength and the only side effect is that it makes you happier. I guess this is something you would be interested in and […]

Delicious one-pan chicken and lentils

One-pan chicken and lentils Serves: 4 Time to make: 40 mins 1 tablespoon olive oil 500g chicken breast fillets, cut into 2cm pieces 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 3 celery stalks, sliced 1 medium yellow capsicum, cut into 2cm pieces 400g can cherry tomatoes 400g can no-added-salt lentils, rinsed, drained 200g green beans, sliced 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley Instructions Step 1 – Heat half of the oil in a large […]

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