What Questions Should Your Personal Trainer Be Asking During Your Initial Consultation, Assessment & Induction?

There are a range of questions your personal trainer should be asking you that go beyond simply asking about your weight, money you have to spend, and how much you can bench press. Collecting data on your height and weight (to work out your BMI) – as well as your waist circumference (this combined with… Read More

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Linking Health Behaviours & the Development of Diseases in a Military Population

Research Paper Title Predicting how health behaviours contribute to the development of diseases within a military population in the Hungarian Defence Forces. Background Recent legislative amendments in Hungary have resulted in the possibility for early retirement being abolished in the Hungarian Defence Forces. The retirement age for professional soldiers has also increased to 65 years,… Read More

New Health App Guidance Aims to Protect Patients

The Royal College of Physicians has produced a factsheet on using medical apps, to help doctors protect patients. The factsheet explains what is and what is not a medical app, what to do if you are using or developing a medical app, and how to report problems with apps. It advises doctors not to use… Read More

Fitness Australia: Adult Pre-Exercise Screening System

Exercise Professionals are all too aware (or should be) of the risks involved in prescribing exercise and the need for a consistent standard of professional practice in the fitness industry. The new Fitness Australia Adult Pre-Exercise Screening System (APSS) provides an evidence-based system for identifying and managing health risks for exercise. The new Adult Pre-Exercise… Read More

Research: Preterm Birth & Heart Development

Preterm birth induces a switch from fetal to postnatal circulation before the left ventricle is fully developed. In animals, this results in an odd shaped left ventricle. To determine whether the same thing happens in humans, researchers used cardiovascular magnetic resonance to investigate 234 young adults, of whom about half had been born prematurely. Preterm… Read More