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It has been over a year since the 100th COVID-19 case was recorded in March 2020, Australians are working from home more than they were before the pandemic, and they expect this pattern to continue, according to data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Stats have revealed that around 47 per cent of employed Australians expected the amount of work from home to remain the same, 11 per cent expected a decrease and 8 per cent expected an increase*.

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It is estimated that 150,000 Australians are diagnosed with cancer per year. However, advances in detection and treatment technologies mean that more and more people are surviving. The effects of cancer and its treatments can be ongoing, and may have large impacts on cancer survivor’s quality of life.

Exercise is an effective method of helping to manage these effects and has the power to:

  • Maintain body weight
  • Manage cancer-related fatigue
  • Preserve bone density
  • Improve mood
  • Improve body image
  • Protect against cancer-related cognitive decline
  • Prevent some types of cancer
  • Reduce the risk of recurrence
  • Improve the effectiveness of treatment
  • Manage the risk of developing other conditions

Engaging in exercise is an important aspect of maintaining your health. It is recommended that you try to complete 20 minutes or more of aerobic exercise (e.g. walking, swimming, cycling) on most days of the week, and strength training twice per week. This may seem like a lot, but start small with what you can manage, and gradually build up over time.

It is normal to have fluctuations in energy day to day, and you will find some days will be harder than others, but even completing a few minutes of exercise each day will be beneficial. Finding activities you enjoy doing, and exercising with others can help in finding the motivation to be active.

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Exercise Physiologists are university qualified allied health professionals. They program, deliver and evaluate safe and effective, evidence-based exercise interventions to assist in the management of a variety of medical conditions, injuries and disabilities.

Exercise Physiologists work with a range of people; from healthy individuals looking to increase their exercise, to those with medical conditions that may benefit from exercise management. Some categories of conditions commonly treated by Exercise Physiologists include, but are not limited to:

  • Cardiovascular
  • Metabolic
  • Neurological
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Cancer
  • Kidney
  • Respiratory/Pulmonary
  • Mental Health
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Heart Week occurred this month.
Cardiovascular disease is the biggest killer in Australia, causing 1 in 4 deaths and hospitalising one Australian every minute. Many risk factors associated with Heart Disease can be modified with lifestyle changes that will reduce your risk. 

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The Physio Clinic is excited to be launching free walking groups across all 3 of our locations! We were joined by some of our patients and team members for our first group of the year, on Saturday the 27th of March at Victoria Park. 

Walking provides several health benefits including but not limited to: 

  • Increased cardiovascular and respiratory (heart and lung) fitness  
  • Improved management of chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol
  • Improved mental health and cognitive function 
  • Improved balance
  • Increased muscle mass, strength and endurance
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