When promoting exercise participation to patients, research suggests that clinicians should focus on patient motivators, behaviours and goals as opposed to the medical or health benefits of exercise. A recently published EIM article titled “From Vital sign to vitality: Selling Exercise so patients want to buy it” explores the downfalls of clinicians promoting exercise in… [Read More]
Recently, the seventh annual EIM World Congress was held in Boston, Massachusetts USA. Thirty-eight national centre leaders from twenty-five countries met to discuss the governing pillars of EIM as well as the successes and features of EIM implementation in different countries throughout the world. EIM Australia continues to build momentum, focussing on engaging primary health… [Read More]
It is well known that most people are aware of the link between exercise and better health. So, why are over half of the population not sufficiently active and suffering from preventable health problems such as overweight and obesity? The answer can be explained by many variables including individual and environmental factors to name a… [Read More]
Great news! Recent research published in BMJ, which was conducted in British Columbia, Canada, has shown that EIM workshops significantly increased written physical activity prescriptions by family physicians where appropriate. Patient physical activity written prescriptions rose from 40% at baseline to 68%, 1 month after the delivery of a 3 hour educational workshop to physicians…. [Read More]
From a health professional’s perspective, when counselling patients and clients about their health we often discuss the importance of risk factors for chronic disease and mortality such as hypertension, cholesterol and smoking. Have you ever considered discussing their fitness level as a risk factor for health? Research published to date has proven that cardio-respiratory fitness… [Read More]
Zoey, pregnant with baby number three, suffers from Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome meaning she has hyper-mobile joints with low levels of stability. She is highly symptomatic during pregnancy due to the effects of the hormone relaxin. Zoey is working closely with Accredited Exercise Physiologist Chelsea Ciano to use exercise to increase the strength and stability of her… [Read More]
The heat of summer combined with a busy social calendar means exercise routines often fall down the priority list in December. We’ve put a list together to help you counteract the overindulgence and keep active, while taking appropriate precautions to avoid nasties like heatstroke. Hydration To minimise dehydration, drink about two cups of water in… [Read More]
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