Exercise Physiologist

Did you know that our bodies are 70% water? Why is it important to know this?

Our heart rate and body temperature increases when we exercise or are out in the heat on a hot day. The way our body regulates this increase in body temperature is through sweating (evaporation), through a process called thermoregulation. Once we finish exercising, we need to replace the fluid lost by rehydrating. Rehydrating after exercise …

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Greg Muir: Movember and his cancer story

Greg Muir: Movember and his cancer story Supporting our clients through every stage of their lives is so important to us. To us, health involves the whole person, not just physical fitness. Going through cancer is a scary time, and the uncertainty of the situation affects every part of your life. We provide services to …

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Working out on an empty stomach, why you should or shouldn’t do this.

As mentioned before the information differs for different chronic health populations, with medications and biological factors playing a role. Eating meals containing carbohydrates are known to increase blood glucose and insulin concentrations. When this is followed by exercise, glucose uptake into skeletal muscle is enhanced, leading to a lower effect on blood glucose. This has …

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What is Parkinson’s Disease |Bridget Nash

What is Parkinson’s Disease? Parkinsons is the second most common Neurodegenerative disease, second after Alzheimer. The neurological system includes the brain, spinal cord and all the nerves throughout our body. Parkinsons disease is the deterioration of the receptors that accept dopamine. Within our body, we have specific receptors for particular cells. Those receptors job is …

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