In the previous blog about Exercise and Bone Strength – https://www.longevitypt.com.au/blog/exercise-for-bone-strength/ resistance training is highlighted as a major contributor to maintaining bone health and in turn decreasing the risk of falls. This week we are delving deeper into addressing the risk of falls as a significant consideration for training for the ageing population. Limiting the…

Following on from the topic on the benefits of exercise irrespective of weight loss; this week we are delving into the benefits of exercise for the prevention and management of osteoporosis.   Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones lose minerals, such as calcium, more quickly than the body can replace them. As a…

Longevity client, James has been nominated to take part in the NSW Rugby Union Waratahs’s academy. This invite only opportunity will involve instruction from ex-Waratah players for the top 12-14 year old rugby players in the state and is a promising step in James’ rugby career. James’ weekly training sessions with Longevity have always been…

Although weight loss is the primary goal for a lot of clients and is independently associated with mortality, cardiovascular disease risk, type 2 diabetes risk and many more morbidities, it is important to consider the health benefits that exercise brings irrespective of weight loss. As 24% of “healthy” weight individuals are considered metabolically obese and…

Longevity Exercise Physiology is excited to announce the opening of 2 NEW locations and therefore we are looking to grow our team.   About the business and the role Established in 2008, Longevity Exercise Physiology offers gym-based Exercise Physiology services which provides a broader range of solutions for each client/patient. Our goal is to have the healthiest,…

  Body composition describes the percentage of fat, bone and muscle in the body. What is considered a healthy body composition varies between males and females and different age groups. For example, healthy body fat ranges increase in older age groups.   Do I need to know the breakdown of my muscle and fat?  …

As we explained in the earlier blog ‘Weight Management Guide – Part 2’ in order to lose weight, we need to increase the amount of calories expended. This is influenced by exercise, dietary habits, gender, muscle mass and basal metabolic rate.   In order to burn more fat, we need to burn more fuel. By…

Exercise in general has so many benefits for every single person. Today, we are going to talk about the benefits of exercise for older adults in particular.   As we age, many chronic health conditions arise. The most common conditions include Cardiovascular disease, Cancers, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Arthritis, Obesity, Parkinson’s disease, Dementia, and Depression.   Exercise…

This week we discuss how small behaviour changes can have a big impact on your health and the importance of individualising weight management strategies.   Focus on the process over the result…   Weighing ourselves once per week gives us the opportunity to think about our behaviour over that week. For example, if the number…

  Last week we looked at the effect of quantity and quality of food on weight management. This week we delve deeper into the macro and micro-nutrient composition of our intake and why balance is important in weight management.   What are macro and micronutrients?   Macro-nutrients are nutrients that are required in large amounts by the body. There are three…

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