Tag: Australian Network

Research review

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Do Pilates and Nordic walking walk the walk?   What impact does Pilates and Nordic walking have on overweight or obese clients? Associate Professor Mike Climstein and sport and exercise scientist Joe Walsh investigate further. Title: Effects of Nordic walking versus Pilates exercise programmes on blood glucose and lipid profile Author: Dr Hagner-Derengowska et al (Clinical [...]

When knee pain is not just knee pain

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Knee pain can be caused by a number of factors – and it doesn’t always just ‘go away’ with rest. Thuy Bridges investigates. There are many causes of medial knee pain and an incorrect diagnosis may inadvertently lead to poor management of symptoms and a delayed recovery. This article will look at pes anserine bursitis: the [...]

Autumn recipes to promote gut health

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Bloating, nausea, cramping and intestinal discomfort are all too common complaints. Here, Teresa Cutter, aka The Healthy Chef, presents two delicious stepping stones on the pathway to a happy gut. Green Goddess Smoothie This delicious smoothie is a prebiotic powerhouse that will keep your good gut bacteria smiling. I make this nourishing low FODMAP (i.e., [...]

Do calories really matter?

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A new model of obesity suggests that, when it comes to weight management, quantity of calories consumed is not as important as ensuring that every calorie promotes optimum hormonal balance. Matt O’Neill investigates. Why do some people fail to lose weight despite cutting calories and boosting exercise? And why do others appear to eat an unlimited [...]

Training kids for sporting development

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By incorporating fundamental motor skills into children’s training and daily activity, you can increase their sports proficiency. Kelly Sumich investigates. Children do not automatically become proficient at sports. Some will be naturally more adept than others, but they all need to be taught fundamental motor skills and given the opportunity to progress through stages. Fundamental motor [...]

Getting high for fitness

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No longer just for elite athletes, altitude training has gone mainstream – so how effective is it? Associate professor Mike Climstein and Joe Walsh explain. Every endurance fitness enthusiast is interested in the next ‘new’ supplement or training technique that will further increase their maximal aerobic power, aka VO2max (maximal oxygen consumption). Altitude training, although [...]