Physical Activity

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Podcast Episodes

#86 Moving as Medicine with Dr John Sykes, GP

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#81 Health coaching in practice with Kim Poyner, practice nurse & Simon Matthews, psychologist

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#63 What is lifestyle medicine? with Dr Sam Manger and Dr Edwin Kruys

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#62 Functional movement training for back pain with Dr David Johnson, neurosurgeon

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#20 Exercise physiology with Tim Douge

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Online Resources

Moving as Medicine: Accessible, evidence-based, condition-specific information to help give advice on physical activity at all stages of a patient’s treatment pathway.

Bob & Brad, physical therapists (YouTube): Together, Bob & Brad have over 50 years of experience, offering  great advice on how to stay healthy, fit, and pain-free. They’re also hilarious!

Michelle Kenway, physical therapist (YouTube): Weekly exercise videos to help women strengthen, tone and stay active.

Physio Fitness with Tim Keeley, physiotherapist (YouTube): Online physio rehab programs, allied health professional courses, rehab and mobility exercise instructional videos, treatment and education videos, as well as online presentations for all things Physio and rehabilitation.

TheReadyState with Kelly Starrett, physical therapist & mobility trainer. relieve pain, prevent injury & improve physical performance.

Varidesk: Stand at Your Desk: Innovative sit-stand solutions, active office products and accessories to help people reimagine their work environment.

Cardiodesk: Exercise and improve your health while you work. Consider a CardioDesk for your study at home.

Parkrun Australia: Parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in. App also available on the App Store

Books

Becoming a Supple Leopard, Dr. Kelly Starrett

Improve your athletic performance, extend your athletic career, treat stiffness and achy joints, and prevent and rehabilitate injuries—all without having to seek out a coach, doctor, chiropractor, physical therapist, or masseur. In Becoming a Supple Leopard, Dr. Kelly Starrett, founder of MobilityWOD, shares his revolutionary approach to mobility and maintenance of the human body and teaches you how to hack your own movement, allowing you to live a healthier, more fulfilling life. This new edition of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller has been thoroughly revised to make it even easier to put to use.

Apps

Stand Up! The Work Break Timer: App Store | Website

Free, in-app purchases. This app reminds you to get up and move around during your work day.  It helps to break up periods of inactivity and is great for people who are seated or still for long periods of time.

Sworkit Fitness: App Store | Google Play | Website

Free, in-app purchases. ‘Sworkit means to simply work it. Your body was built to move daily and we’ve designed an innovative experience that makes it easy, enjoyable, and, yes, simple, to do just that.’

FitBit: App Store | Google Play

Requires purchase of activity tracker. Fitbit is an activity tracker to monitor workouts; sleep; heart rate; and other features. Using the mobile app; Fitbit can track your steps; distance; time; and pace during a workout. Other features include food and calorie tracking; setting and managing goals; and logging daily water intake. The Fitbit app can also be used alongside a range of peripheral activity trackers.

Home Workout: App Store | Google Play

Free. Provides a range of workouts for users to try. All exercises are accompanied by animations and videos in order to guide the user. The app also features meal plans; warm-up and stretching routines; workout reminders; workout tracking; and social media integration.

Couch to 5K: App Store | Google Play | Website

Requires purchase. C25K is a fantastic program that’s been designed to get just about anyone from the couch to running 5 kilometres or 30 minutes in just 9 weeks.

Online Courses

Glo.com

Free trial available. Unlimited access to yoga, meditation & pilates classes for a low monthly fee.

Project ThreeSixTwelve (patients)

Online exercise and wellbeing programs for women in their 40s and beyond. Created by experts in ageing and exercise physiology.

Shared Medical Appointments

As chronic and lifestyle-related diseases continue to rise, traditional 1:1 consultations are proving to be an increasingly insufficient and inefficient means of managing the needs of our patients. Shared Medical Appointments (SMAs) may serve part of the solution.

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