Diabetes and Exercise

Is Diabetes and Exercise A Good Mix? Anyone can benefit from exercise. It can help control weight, strengthen bones and muscles, and lower blood pressure. Effects of exercise can reduce anxiety, and improve your mood. But for people with diabetes, there are other...

How to Increase BMI

BMI measurements are used for risk assessment. If a person has a high BMI number, they are more likely to be at risk of certain diseases. However, people with low BMI numbers can also experience health issues. People have been taught for years how to lose weight...

ACL Rehab and Exercises

After surgery, it is important to allow the ACL to heal properly. To do so you need to follow doctor’s orders and incorporate ACL rehab exercises. At Sydney Sports & Exercise Physiology, we believe that goal based rehabilitation is far superior to time based...

Brain Benefits of Exercise

There are many brain benefits of exercise. Exercise has been proven to improve cognitive health. Moderate aerobic exercise escalates your heart rate and increases blood flow.  Also, your breathing will increase which delivers more oxygen to your brain. This increases...

Best Posture for Sitting at a Desk all Day

To take care of your health and body, it is necessary to learn the best posture for sitting at a desk all day. Most people have bad posture. Sitting all day in front of computers and electronic devices takes a toll on our bodies. A lot of jobs require that you sit at...

What Is Piriformis Syndrome and How Can It Be Treated?

Piriformis syndrome is a fairly common disorder that is a painful neuromuscular condition. Pain, numbness and tingling usually occur in the hip and buttock, and can extend down the leg. It develops from either sciatic nerve irritation or compression. Piriformis...

Golf Health Benefits

It is often thought of as a leisurely and relaxing sport, but there are many golf health benefits. Golfing can help reduce the risks of chronic conditions and improve overall health. Golf is a sport that is enjoyed by people all over the world. It provides physical...

Blood Flow Restriction Training – What/How/When

Occlusion training or Blood flow restriction training (BFRT) is being used more and more by physiotherapists, exercise physiologist or other trained allied health professionals to assist with improving muscle hypertrophy in a range of general and clinical populations....

Sleep and Performance

by Chris Hughes Sleeping patterns play a major role in how we feel each day, but to what extent do they affect performance? Partial Sleep Deprivation The evidence indicates anaerobic performance in a 30 second Wingate maximal cycling test is uninhibited following...

How to correctly perform a Gymnastics Bridge

A gymnastics bridge typically refers to a static position where the athlete moves the spine, shoulders and hip in hyperextension, whilst weight supported on the hands and feet (See Fig 1.). There are different styles of back-bends in performance, based on the...