Client of the Month – John Tonzing

JOHN TONZING John has been with Active Once since 2017, he first met our Exercise Physiologists when he was attending Cardiac Rehab at Peninsula Health. During stage 3 lockdown John took advantage of our smaller exercise groups and attended twice/week with fellow members.  He found this a great way to maintain his strength and fitness as he knew he wouldn’t have been able to do it at home by himself.  During stage 4 John has […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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