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Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

What is Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus? Type 2 Diabetes is characterised by a reduction in insulin production and the inability of the body to respond to insulin. Over 1 million Australians have been diagnosed with it and the prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes increases with age, although sadly Australia is beginning to see a rise in the number of adolescents and children who are being affected by it. Di...


Chronic Obtrusive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

What is COPD?COPD is characterised by an irreversible decrease in pulmonary function, and in severe stages, leads to increased dyspnoea (shortness of breath). COPD is an umbrella term that includes emphysema, chronic bronchitis and chronic asthma which isn't fully reversible. As COPD increases in severity, functionality gradually declines and there is a loss of fitness and muscular atrophy. At...

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Strength Training for Heart Health

Endurance training used to be the default for those wanting to strengthen their heart, improve their circulation and protect themselves from illness. However, recent research shows that strength training also provides the desired effect. For a long time, the heart protection provided by machine-based muscle training went almost unnoticed. However, there is increased scientific evidence that sh...


Strength Training for Golf

Muscle strengthening prepares the body for the safe practice of any activity. However, each activity has its own pattern of injuries and places higher demands on certain muscle groups, which require targeted training to achieve the best outcomes. In the case of golf, the back is the part of the body most prone to injury, due to the fact that when playing golf, the spine is e...

TOPICS: golf

Strength Training During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is no reason to stop training - quite the opposite. Moderate strength training while pregnant keeps you fit and mobile and helps prevent back pain and developing diabetes during pregnancy.


Start the Running Season Stronger

Strength helps you run more smoothly, faster and further

TOPICS: running

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