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A new era for women in sport

by Dr Jin Lee

It is an incredibly exciting time for women's sport with participation rates across a wide range of sports at an all-time high. In the last few years, we have seen the addition of professional women’s’ leagues in the AFL, A-league and 2018 will see the addition of the Harvey Norman Women’s competition in the National Rugby League.
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When Can I Go Back To What I Was Doing Before?

by Dr Thomas Gan

The most common question that I get asked after someone sustains an injury is usually, “When can I go back to do what I was doing before?”.
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‘Tis the season to eat junkfood…

by Samantha Lewis

The Christmas and New Year break is just around the corner, and for a lot of us, we start wondering how we're going to manage our nutritional intake over the break. Often, we write this time of year off before it's even here, and think about that all-too-common New Years Resolution - "Oh, I'll focus on exercise and nutrition in the New Year". Sound familiar???
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Physical activity: The cheapest poly-pill on the market

by Donald Kuah and Dr Brandi Cole

This article has been published in Medicine Today, a peer-reviewed journal for doctors.
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Physical inactivity is a major modifiable cause of disease burden world wide, yet 60% of Australians don’t meet the recommended guidelines for physical activity. It’s a commonly known fact that obesity is a risk factor for death and disease, however what most people don’t realise is that being unfit can actually lead to a greater risk of death than being fat.
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So you think you have a food intolerance?

by Nicole Dynan

Some people have mild reactions to food that are not as severe as allergic reactions but can still cause pain or discomfort. These symptoms are collectively called ‘Food Intolerances’. They can appear in the skin (e.g. rashes, itchiness, eczema, hives or swelling), the gut (e.g. pain, wind, bloating, diarrhoea, constipation, reflux or nausea), the airways (e.g. asthma like symptoms, nasal congestion, shortness of breath), the central nervous system (headaches, migraines or painful joints) or can be a general feeling of being unwell.
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Beware when buying new running shoes

by Philip Perry

Do you know the difference between technical sports shoes & lifestyle sports shoes?

A lot of people are currently into active wear as their choice of casual attire. This extends to footwear & sports shoe companies are responding through the range of “lifestyle” footwear.
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