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High cholesterol & exercise: by Exercise Physiologist Tim in Adelaide

High cholesterol & exercise: An Exercise is Medicine Fact Sheet What is dyslipidaemia (high cholesterol)? Dyslipidaemia is the term used when there are abnormal levels of lipids (blood fats) or lipoproteins – the carriers that move fat around the body. High blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels (hyperlipidemia) are the most common dyslipidaemias. Lipoproteins can be…

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Pelvic organ prolapse & exercise after childbirth: Women’s Health Physiotherapy Adelaide

Pelvic organ prolapse & exercise after childbirth Being diagnosed with a pelvic organ prolapse can provoke mixed emotions, particularly if very little information is provided at the time of diagnosis or you have attempted self-diagnosis, and suspect you have the condition based on symptoms alone. The first year after having a baby can be particularly…

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Osteoporosis and Exercise – Advice from Exercise Physiologist Courtney

What is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a disease that affects over 1 million Australians. It’s when the bones become porous and brittle, leading to an increased risk of fractures. Osteoporosis occurs when bones lose minerals, particularly calcium, quicker than the body can replace them. Risk factors Women going through early menopause, or men with low testosterone…