Physiotherapy News

Aerobic exercise may be best at burning fat, weight loss

Looking to lose weight and fat in the new year? Aerobic exercise may be your best bet. Aerobic exercise — which includes sweat-inducing activities like walking, running and swimming — has been known to help people reach their target weight. However, resistance training, which includes weight lifting to build muscle mass, is normally more advised […]

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Injuries, Workload, Training and Fast Bowlers

Everyone seems to be an expert or have an opinion on why injuries are occurring so regularly with fast bowlers these days. Jock Campbell, a leading expert in athlete high performance, strength and conditioning, gives his insight into the injuries of fast bowlers. Kallis and Pattinson breaking down in this Test has heightened this again. […]

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‘Chair disease’ outstrips workplace design

If you work in an office and spend hours in front of a computer, don’t think your ergonomic chair, standing desk or good posture will save you from poor health. You are still just as likely to develop back, neck, wrist and shoulder injuries, while also increasing your chance of heart disease and diabetes. An […]

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Under 20s NSW Premier League Grand Final: Sutherland Sharks too slick for Manly United

The top two teams in the competition were facing off for the right to be crowned NSW Premier League Grade 20 Champions, but sadly nerves seemed to get the better of both sides as neither were able to display the exciting brand of football that got them this far. After 90 mostly scrappy minutes, Sutherland […]

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Kayaking for Fitness

“Kayaking is a great sport for connecting with nature and provides an excellent environment for mental relaxation and physical challenge”. Most of us do not have a river or the ocean in our backyard or a kayak and accessories waiting on the shore. Unless you do, kayaking requires a little more advance planning than many […]

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Sit less, move more the message from physios

Physios are warning we need to sit less and move more this World Physiotherapy Day, September 8 Physiotherapy New Zealand says the warning from a US study on sedentary behaviour is clear; we need to sit less and move more. The study, published by the British Medical Journal, shows that sitting for more than three […]

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Training concepts have changed in the past 5 years

When I look at fitness the past five years, there have been some drastic changes in how we (fitness coaches) train people. Exercise is now considered “movement training.” We focus more on functionality, range of motion, total body awareness and bodyweight strength. And these cutting-edge concepts are going to continue to evolve, as experts say […]

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Train like an Olympian

How can we integrate a bit of Usain Bolt or Sally Pearson into our own workouts to help us achieve some golden moments of our own? We’ve seen athletes from all over the world overcome all manner of obstacles for the opportunity to claim gold at the 2012 Olympic games. None of them had an […]

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Superb Sutherland seal Waratah Cup win over APIA-Leichhardt Tigers

Sutherland Sharks clinched the 2012 Waratah Cup title with a phenomenal showing in the showpiece event at Cromer Park on Sunday against APIA-Leichhardt Tigers. Played with their foot on the accelerator from the opening exchanges, the Sharks gave the Tigers very little in a dominant display that saw Robbie Stanton’s men score four goals in […]

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Interval training tips

They’re tough, but they’re great. Here are some quick interval training tips. It can be hard to get your head around the usefulness of interval training. When you want to extend your miles and get some running in your legs, it seems counterintuitive to start and stop. “I always explain to people why they’re doing […]

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