Exercise

The importance of health for women

I was asked yesterday by SBS news to comment on a press release by Health and Sports Minister Sussan Ley which was encouraging working Australian women to exercise more. Currently, only four in ten women in Australia exercise for at least the recommended 150 minutes a week, be that by walking or some other mode …

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Flexibility – The Importance of Stretching

The Importance of Stretching Are you primarily sedentary, middle-aged or elderly? If so, you could be affected by the range of motion of your joints. Simple tasks such as bending down or reaching overhead may be difficult for you, and little do you know that your risk of injury is increased. Now, most individuals know …

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150 minutes of exercise is all it takes

Exercise ought to be an essential part of your routine. Performing an accumulated 150 minutes of exercise throughout the week can improve; Blood sugar levels Body composition Cardiorespiratory fitness Muscular strength and function Stress levels Travel and Exercise During my time at Executive Medicine I have had many successful individuals outline their exercise routines with …

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YOGA OR PILATES?

YOGA OR PILATES? Regular gym goers who only concentrate on weights and cardio will, especially as they get older, come to realise that they must introduce strategies to improve flexibility, lengthen muscle and thus prevent soft tissue injuries – which are all common to the older athlete. Both Pilates and Yoga are common to achieve …

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How much exercise is too much?

  Many of you exercise a lot – and we have always encouraged a decent volume of exercise. If you are physically active then you have a 30% lower risk of death in virtually all studies.   And, you are more likely to have a higher quality of life with: *  less susceptibility to stress …

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Interval training and how it works

Interval training Regular daily movement is one of the 3 most important things you can do to maintain exceptional health. The others are a diet replete with vegetables, salad and fruits, giving you healthy fibres, micro nutrients and antioxidants – and managing your stress. At Executive Medicine, we continually see that time constraints associated with …

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Why is exercise so important?

It is important to exercise for at least 150 minutes per week – preferably for an hour a day! As we become more tied to our desks, chairs and lounges, and spend more time using computers, our physical activity is reducing. We can develop the office workers body: hunched shoulders no muscle mass a “greyed …

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