Low intensity steady state cardio, LISS, is a prolonged submaximal effort that can be maintained for several minutes, even hours, by relying completely on your aerobic system. HR targets for LISS will vary depending on fitness level, but an effort level of 4-6/10 should be the goal.   Why LISS?   After a bout of…

What is a Neurological Condition vs Abnormality? The World Health Organisation (2019) defines neurological conditions as diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system. This includes conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, cranial nerves, peripheral nerves, nerve roots, autonomic nervous system, neuromuscular junction and muscles. The common neurological conditions are epilepsy, dementia, stroke, cerebral palsy,…

This week we are discussing pain; what it is, why it can persist and things you can do to help manage it.   Pain is the body’s warning system and the brain makes pain when it concludes that your body tissues are in danger and you need to change what you are doing. There are…

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…

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