Exercise for Type 2 Diabetes Management
I recently made a post on social media explaining how important it is to modify exercise programs according to your individual needs. There are national exercise guidelines set for Type 2 diabetes, which are very effective for those who don’t have any other barriers. However, a lot of people find that adhering to national exercise guidelines to be very difficult. This blog is to show what the guidelines recommend to be most effective exercise prescription for type 2 diabetes prevention/management….and how we can modify these if the guidelines are not suitable for an individual.
Prehabilitation Before Joint Replacements
I have had many clients ask me about whether or not prehabilitation (prehab) is worth while prior to getting a joint replacement, and my answer is always (well most the time, everyone is different) YES!
I am going to use Total Knee Replacements as an example for this blog, but prehab is important for other joint replacements such as hip and shoulder as well.
Wayne has been suffering from osteoarthritis in his knee for many years. Over the past year his pain has been getting worse and worse, to the point that walking down stairs is near impossible and his knee will give way occasionally when walking.
Wayne went and saw a knee orthopedic specialist who recommended he have a Total Knee Replacement.
Falls and What we can do to help prevent them
A lot of people think that as we get older we can relax a bit more and not have to exercise or do as much physical activity.
However this is not true.
It is more important than ever to exercise as we age, with exercise being one of the most important things we can do for ourselves.
Within Australia, as many as 1 in 3 individuals aged 65 years and older have a fall each year1. As we age we are more at risk of falling, which can result in significant injury.