Exercise prescription

Walk on the wild side

Under-appreciated Green Exercise Estimated Reading Time: 4 min   With so many in the population struggling to be habitually active, it is timely to ‘reality check’ the contemporary health promoting activities that have proliferated globally. Both the fitness and sport industries enthusiastically beckon people to come join them. Their pitches pale, however, compared to the …

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About bouts; how many does it take to claim you are active?

What’s wrong with burning it up on the weekend? Estimated Reading Time: 3 min, 29 sec Physical activity guidelines for health and wellbeing are something that I have grappled with over the years. I’ve already written about some of those concerns (Health harshening the exercise buzz?). One of my worries is that those guidelines can …

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A workout ethic – what have we become?

Blurring lines For over 25 years I had the privilege of teaching two college courses; one on exercise prescription for fitness and health, and the other on strength and conditioning that focused on athletic populations. New research emerged, ideas and attitudes changed, and the content and style of those two courses changed substantially over my …

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Bone Health & Exercise

I recently downloaded a PDF  ‘Osteoporosis and You’ from the Osteoporosis New Zealand website. Fifteen pages of content, with barely half a page of non-specific exercise information, yet they somehow managed 2 and a half pages of dietary guidance for optimal bone health! I shouldn’t be surprised, but……of course, I still am!  Disappointed, disheartened! I’m …

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