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Category: Diabetes

Exercise for the Right Reasons

So many of us seem to have a negative relationship with exercise. We tend to see exercise as a chore; another inconvenience that we just don’t want to deal with, or as a punishment, (hands up if you ever had to run laps of the oval or do push-ups at school?) Unhelpful messages like the […]

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World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day is the world’s largest diabetes awareness campaign and is this Sunday, November 14th! Diabetes affects just under 5% (1.2 million) Aussies in 2021. This includes 30,000 Tasmanians diagnosed, 12,000 undiagnosed and 45,000 at risk. Diabetes globally affects 537 million people with rates and risks increasing due to a modern westernised lifestyle. Three […]

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The Fact of the Matter

We live in a world where we want quick fixes and the easiest way to achieve what we need. This may look like taking a pain masking medication, a blood pressure or cholesterol lowering drug, a miracle diet or the most fashionable piece of exercise equipment that will basically do it for you. The fact […]

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Exercising “Right”

Often when we start exercising for the first time in a while, or the first time, it’s hard to know if we’re exercising right or not. Before we go any further, let’s take the negative connotations of exercise away for a moment, as well as the actual word exercise, and replace it with movement. Thinking […]

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Movement is Medicine

Movement is Medicine Every year, Exercise & Sport Science Australia (ESSA) put together an “Exercise Right” week, and this year we think they have it spot on; Movement is Medicine. The importance of a healthy, active and fulfilling lifestyle has become evident now more than ever. With the world changing as it has recently, we […]

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What is a Dietitian and How Can They Help Me?

Generally speaking, a Dietitian is considered an “expert” in human nutrition and understands the relationship between nutrients and their interaction with the human body. Dietitians are fully qualified and regulated healthcare professionals with the ability to; assess, diagnose and treat any nutritional problem or deficit based on symptoms. The key difference between a dietitian and a nutritionist is […]

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How Exercise Can Help Control Diabetes

Diabetes is a major epidemic challenging Australia’s health system. About 280 Australians develop diabetes every day. That’s one person every five minutes!  This includes all types of diagnosed diabetes (1.2 million known and registered), as well as undiagnosed type 2 diabetes (up to 500,000 estimated).  This article discusses how exercise can help control diabetes and […]

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