Walk This Way

Woman walking outside

Walking is a popular physical activity that is enjoyable, inexpensive and requires little skill. Nearly everyone can walk whether it be for health, fitness, recreation, relaxation or transportation. Regular walking will improve your overall health and fitness. Just 30 minutes a day can increase cardiovascular fitness, bone strength and muscle power. It can also help … Read more

Nutritional Management for Athletes with Type 1 Diabetes

Individuals of all ages with diabetes should not be limited in their activities, and should be encouraged to participate in sports and physical activities. A person with either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes can become an elite athlete or train and compete at a high level of exercise intensity and endurance. Exercise usually lowers … Read more

The Dreaded Stitch

Whether it’s just a threatening twitch in the side or an all out, doubled-over abdomen-ripping pain – the stitch strikes down athletes of all calibres and in a surprisingly wide range of sports. But what causes it and how do we prevent it? Australia’s Dr Darren Mortan is an expert in “Exercise Related Transient Abdominal … Read more

Get Hooked on Fishing Safety

Fishing has the highest participation rate of any recreational or sporting activity in Australia, and can be enjoyed by people of all ages and fitness levels. Compared with other recreational activities the risk of injury is low, and the majority of injuries are not serious. Most fishing injuries are due to cutting or piercing objects, … Read more

Illness and Participation

At some stage throughout our playing lives we all get sick. It’s not uncommon to see players debilitated by infections which often spread to their team mates and other club members, ultimately affecting the performance of many club players or their ability to participate at all. For many players playing with illness is a much … Read more

Keep Your Eyes Safe in the Sun

Do you know what the sun can do to your eyes? Medical evidence shows that the UV radiation contained in the sun’s rays can damage your eyes in a number of ways, from causing “sunburn” to the front surface through to cancer and cataracts. The effects of excessive radiation to UV radiation usually build up … Read more

Walk This Way

Walking is a popular physical activity that is enjoyable, inexpensive and requires little skill. Nearly everyone can walk whether it be for health, fitness, recreation, relaxation or transportation. Regular walking will improve your overall health and fitness. Just 30 minutes a day can increase cardiovascular fitness, bone strength and muscle power. It can also help … Read more

How Does UV Radiation Impact On Sports?

The Sun, Ultraviolet Radiation – The Dangers, What To Know & What To Do- How does ultraviolet (UV) radiation impact on sports? Sporting clubs can play a very important role in managing people’s exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation throughout the year. Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. Playing … Read more