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Articles by Alicia Whiticker

6 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Injury During Training

Risk of injury can be increased following a period of inactivity commonly seen in the winter months so here are 6 tips for returning to training safely as the weather warms up.1. Start slowDon’t be tempted to suddenly increase activity over a short period of time. The rapid increase of load to the tissues can […]

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Toss the Fad Diets

Losing weight can be difficult, leading many to turn to the latest fad diet to get quick results. Who is guilty of this? These diets are hard to ignore with huge promises that can achieved in a short time span (sounds easy right?). How many of you have undertaken one of these diets?  How many […]

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Losing Weight to Minimise Pain

Often the answer to our injuries is to lose weight. This is a common recommendation from doctors, surgeons and specialists but is a hard one to take on board when it is exercise that hurts our joints. The catch to this is that exercise helps to relieve our pain, we just need to understand what […]

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5 Tips for Staying Healthy Over the Christmas and New Year Period

Christmas is traditionally known for overeating, drinking in excess and not being very active. On average Australian gain between 2-3 kilograms over the Christmas and New Year period. Now a couple of kilograms doesn’t sound like a big deal, but increasing weight quickly through poor food choices can often take up to three months to […]

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4 Tips for Type 2 Diabetes

Insulin is a hormone that is released into the bloodstream by the pancreas to collect sugars and take them to the cells for fuel. When we consume certain foods particularly carbohydrates and sugars, they are broken down into glucose and released into the bloodstream – this is referred to as blood glucose. Type 2 Diabetes […]

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Exercising Hope for Cancer Patients

The day someone is diagnosed with cancer is a day they never forget. The diagnosis and treatment of cancer impacts both physically and psychologically on those with cancer as well as affecting their family and friends. Cancer treatments can have many side effects which are as debilitating as the cancer itself. Some patients may require […]

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Chemotherapy and Exercise – how does it work?

The benefits of exercise during chemotherapy. For people undergoing treatment for cancer the idea of exercising directly after having chemotherapy is the last thing on your mind. Finding the motivation to exercise whilst battling all of the side effects of the chemotherapy including fatigue is difficult. The latest research has found that exercising directly before […]

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