Accredited Exercise Physiologist Dave Hagger discusses the top 5 pre-exercise considerations you should think about before embarking on a new exercise routine.
Dave talks us through some different types of exercise and why they are important.
Dave shows you 5 quick stretches to help relieve and prevent back stiffness and pain.
It's well known that working out with a friend or partner has many benefits. It can increase your accountability, make exercise seem easier and bring more fun into your training. However, as our modern lifestyles get busier, it can become harder to fit in a group workout and co-ordinate with friends.
So what’s the solution?
It’s been sleeping at the end of your bed the whole time.
Man, and woman’s, best friend can also be your best workout buddy! My dog has never said no to a morning run because it’s too cold or been too tired for an evening training session because it was a long day at the office!
The conversation may be a little one-sided, but working out with your pet will give you the companionship you need to keep those legs pumping! Walking with your dog will burn up to 200 calories per hour and give you both an opportunity to have a look, or a sniff around your local park.
Playing games with your pooch will put a smile on your face AND help you feel the burn. Apart from working your shoulders and arms, throwing a ball can also burn up to 200 calories per hour. Don’t like standing still? Try racing your dog to the ball! Your canine pal will LOVE it and you will torch twice as many calories!
If you want to find out who the real top dog is, how about a friendly game of Tug-of-War? A short session with your four-legged friend can burn as many as 500 calories per hour! Whilst this exercise is definitely not recommended for anyone with back or shoulder issues, it is an amazing fat burner and overall muscle builder. You’ll get ripped and your dog will have a great time!
All good things must come to an end, so a gentle jog or stroll home with your pup is the perfect way to cool down at the end of a workout session. Just make sure you both have plenty of water when you get home.
Here are some core & ab exercises in a quick and easy workout!
Exercise Physiologist Dave Hagger presents 5 top cardio exercise alternatives that you can use instead of running, swimming or cycling due to injury or time constraints.
In February 2016 I was invited by Bulloo Shire Council to fly to Thargomindah in the Queensland Outback to help implement health and fitness strategies for local residents.
This is a video diary I made during my spare time in this delightful town
You’ve weeded the garden, mopped the floor and chased the kids around all day - Who needs to go for a run or do a Pilates class on top of all that?
No matter how hectic your day has been, you should still incorporate regular physical activity to protect yourself from illness. Nowadays most people realise that being active in their daily life is an important part of maintaining health, but just having a busy day is not always enough to keep you in tip-top condition.
So if I exercise, will I become fitter?
It’s no secret that physical activity, including exercise, is good for you.
If you are already active then don’t stop. If you don’t exercise then there is no better time than starting now.
There are advantages for practically everybody who engages in regular physical activity. Interestingly, benefits nearly always include improvements in mental, as well as physical health.