Out of all the organs of the human body, nothing is more fascinating and remarkable than the human heart. It is small, just as the same size as the fist, in proportion to the human body. But as small as it is, it is also a quite formidable organ. It is powerful enough to pump… Read More
How to Create a Female-Friendly Gym Culture
For some female clients, venturing into the traditionally male-dominated weights zone of a gym can be intimidating. Exercise professionals can empower women to feel comfortable in these areas, and these four tips can help: Ask clients what skills they want to learn: One of the main reasons female clients find the weights zone daunting is… Read More
At the Height of Performance!
1.0 Introduction This article provides a brief overview of altitude training and is primarily aimed at the lay person or exercise professionals new to this form of training. With numerous evidence-based fitness benefits, altitude training is becoming more readily available in commercial settings. This brief article takes a closer look at what altitude training… Read More
What is Motor Control Stability?
Abdominal and trunk aesthetics (aka washboard abs) is a common discussion topic between exercise professionals and their clients. Media (e.g. social, magazines and TV) can exacerbate and perpetuate this infatuation with a well-defined, and highly visible ‘6 pack’. Just like clients have different goals regarding their 6-pack, exercise professionals have different exercises that they consider… Read More
Emotion & Exercise Physiology: Any Link?
Research Paper Title Real-time Physiological Emotion Detection Mechanisms: Effects of Exercise and Affect Intensity. Abstract The development of systems capable of recognising and categorising emotions is of interest to researchers in various scientific areas including artificial intelligence. The traditional notion that emotions and rationality are two separate realms has gradually been challenged. The work of neurologists has shown the strong relationship… Read More
Physiotherapists: Perceptions, Beliefs & Management of Back Pain
Research Paper Title The Influence of Perceptions and Beliefs of Civilian Physiotherapist Working for the Ministry of Defence in their Management of Back Pain: An Exploratory Study using Mixed Methods. Background There is a high prevalence of Lower Back Pain (LBP) within military populations. Physiotherapeutic management has a primary role for patient care, but there… Read More
A new sub-section of the blog ‘Glycaemic Index & Load’ can be found under the main page heading of ‘Anatomy & Physiology’.
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