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How Much Exercise Should I do to Lose Weight?

As an exercise physiologist, I get asked this question a lot.  We like to maintain some tight controls around energy expenditure so we can scientifically calculate this for each individual.  The reality is, everyone is different.

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No Motivation to Work out?

When it’s been a prolonged period of time between work outs, it can be hard to build up enough will power to turn those great thoughts into reality.  I like to ride for fitness and if I’ve had a long stint off the bike I don’t seem to love it as much. I feel really unfit and it’s just not as fun!

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Should I buy the exercise equipment on TV to lose weight?

If I manage to accidentally flick over to one of those infomercial channels and they are selling exercise equipment, I will often keep it there just for the entertainment value. With promises of shredding that stomach fat in 6 minutes a day or cutting your weight in half in 12 weeks it’s funnier than most sit coms!

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How can I get rid of my cellulite?

No it’s not a cream. Its weight training? How does that work you say?

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What Exercise Should I Do to Lose Weight?

To lose weight or to lose fat that is the question?

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4 Easy Back Saving Exercises

Back pain is one of the biggest complaints that the physiotherapists and the exercise physiologists from My Health Team have to deal with. Herniated discs, sciatica and general back problems cause many patients to take medication and be absent from their work. Not resolving these pains could finally result in extensive and expensive surgical procedures.

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Kathy’s Amazing Improvement

Kathy was only able to balance for 4 seconds before the falls prevention intervention, now the full 30 seconds is a Breeze!

Well done Kathy!

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Diabetes……The silent killer

You might feel healthy and invincible. You might even eat quite well with only the odd splurge. The fact is that the rate of diabetes is rising at an unprecedented level.   Data compiled by Diabetes Queensland have recorded an enormous 28% increase in diabetes since 2007.

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Osteoarthritis: Can physiotherapy help?

Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common natural occurring degenerative conditions of the body’s joints affecting people of all ages however it is more prevalent as we age. It is characterized primarily by a loss of cartilage around a joint, which helps to provide smooth gliding of a joint, and results in pain and swelling as the joint loses its ability to work in a smooth fluid process.

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Complaining of ongoing shoulder pain?..There is still hope!

As a physio, I come across many people who say that they have put up with shoulder pain for a long time and that they have accepted the associated movement adaptations as a fact of life. This doesn’t need to be the case and it’s important to know that the more this situation prolongs, the harder it becomes to restore the shoulder’s normal function. The fact of the matter remains that shoulder pain is often misunderstood as just shoulder stiffness and the concerns are raised when the pain has remained the same (or worsened!) over several months since first noticed.

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HOW TO AVOID RUNNING INJURIES

Overdone it in a training session and feeling the pain the next day? Exercise physiologist and HBF health promotions manager Jenny Carter said warm-ups, cool-downs and stretching were all important in preparing for activity, keeping flexible and looking after muscles and joints.

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Warm-up to increase athletic performance

Warming up with a few body-weight gluteal exercise can increase the explosive power of your lower body during performance, according to researchers.

A La Trobe University study has found that performing low load gluteal muscle exercises before a work-out enhances strength and power in the lower body during exercise.

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