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What is Exercise Physiology and Can it Really Prevent Cancer?

Exercise Physiology; It is not a buzz word.

Way back when, before we started relying on Google Home to switch on the lights or play
music, people actually moved. We did a lot of physical activity in our day-to-day life and
people were fit, healthy and strong without running on treadmills or doing pumpercise

At Athletic Institute, Wangara, we believe exercise always has and always will be at the
core of better health and wellbeing, but somewhere along the lines, we understood more
about its benefits but actually exercised less!

This has resulted in an increase of preventable conditions which are now typically treated
through medication. People are fed up of popping pills, undergoing treatments which often make you feel worse than the illness and simply managing an issue rather than treating it.

However doctors are now referring more and more patients to undergo Exercise
Physiology after a significant amount of research investigating the role of exercise in
managing health and rehabilitation.

Exercise Physiology is proven to treat and manage a broad range of acute and chronic
pathological conditions including:

  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Neuromuscular diseases (multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease)
  • Musculoskeletal diseases (osteoporosis and osteoarthritis) and
  • Mental health conditions

25 leading Australian cancer organisations and health experts
insist Exercise Physiology programs become a standard in cancer care and

The Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (Endorsed by Cancer Council Australia,
Exercise and Sports Science Australia and the Royal Australian College of Physicians)
stated recently that exercise should be made a mandatory part of ALL cancer management
plans going forward after a significant body of evidence.

Following this research in favour of Exercise Physiology, Allied Health Practitioners are
now coming together to promote exercise as a core therapy in cancer management
programs. With evidence continuing to rise, it is becoming clear that if you want to lead a strong, healthy and long life, then exercise has to be a priority.

Here at Athletic Institute, we have two accredited Exercise Physiologists who specialise in
exercise interventions through individualised programs and provide education, advice and
support around physical activity and lifestyle. We can also liaise with your health professional to provide you with the most holistic and complete service to improve your overall health.

Fore more top tips and advice on how exercise can help you lead a healthier more fulfilled
lifestyle click here > https://athleticinstitute.com.au/additional-services/

Click here > https://www.cancercouncil.com.au/get-support/exercise-and-cancer/ for more
detailed information on the role of exercise in cancer treatment and prevention

Check out our other blogs for more tips, tricks and advice to help you get the most out of
your exercise routines.


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Gainz for Life

If you haven’t collapsed in a heap on the floor after your workout, have you exercised at all? If you aren’t dodging puddles of sweat and wondering if this is how you’re destined to die, you clearly haven’t worked hard enough. But can you still see yourself doing these heavy sessions in 5 years? Sometimes we need to stop and let common sense prevail.


Don’t trust your PT for performance-based training!

Personal Trainers and Strength Coaches are commonly seen as one and the same. You wouldn’t expect accurate and responsible medical advice from someone who gained their Diploma in Medicine from Google University, yet by entrusting your health to a Cert qualified PT, you’re essentially doing the same thing!

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