Prostate Cancer Awareness Month 2020

  As we wrap up prostate cancer awareness month, a.k.a. September, I’ve been reflecting on the changes to our group classes this year. At the beginning of the year, our classes ran as normal, complete with cycling sprints, boxing circuits, resistance exercises and balance circuits. These were all accompanied by a healthy dose of chatting
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National Diabetes Week

National Diabetes Week  Next week (12th – 18th of July) is National Diabetes Week, so we want to take this opportunity to highlight some of the excellent scientific research that has been done over the past decade or two looking into the benefits of exercise for individuals with type two diabetes mellitus.  Type two diabetes is
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WINNING PRACTICE OF THE YEAR 2019

The national accrediting body; Exercise and Sports Science Australia awarded us with Exercise Physiology Practice of the Year in 2019 in recognition of  our extensive leadership, advocacy and passion for empowering people with a cancer diagnosis to engage in safe and effective exercise. The first thing I get asked when proudly delivering the news that
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NO GST FOR AEP!

Calling on the Health Minister & Treasurer for the Removal of GST Melbourne, Australia 18 February 2020: A LEADING Australian cancer exercise specialist is calling on the Treasurer and Health Ministers to remove the GST from specialised exercise services for oncology patients, warning many are being forced to abandon exercise programs – despite overwhelming evidence these
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CANCER AND YOUR BALANCE.

Good balance, whether you are standing still, walking your dog or climbing a mountain, depends upon having a strong, flexible, and agile body. However, when you are dealing with cancer and treatment, your balance can be negatively affected in a number of ways. The good news is that exercise can counteract these negative effects and
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CANCER RELATED FATIGUE IN BLOOD CANCERS.

The most common and perhaps most debilitating of all the blood cancer treatment side-effects is cancer related fatigue (CRF). This daily lack of energy and whole-body fatigue is not relieved with sleep, nor is it the result of over exertion. This fatigue makes it difficult to cope with the normal demands of daily living due
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WELCOME TO 2018

Happy New Year Everyone!   Kelly and I wish to thank you all again for your continued support over 2017, and for welcoming Kelly to the Moving Beyond Cancer family. She tells me (and I’m sure you can tell from all her stories) she has been enjoying living in Melbourne so much, she might just
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Do you suffer from cramps?

Hello Everyone! One topic Dale and I are asked to comment on frequently is cramps; Why do they happen? How can I stop them? Should I be worried? I have done some research for you and put together a fact sheet. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us admin@mepg.com.au. Speak
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Big warm welcome to Lauren

  Lauren is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist with a Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology. Over the past two years Lauren has worked in private practice prescribing exercise for a wide range of conditions and has previous experience working in both public and private hospitals. Lauren is passionate about providing treatment that is client-centred and improves
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2017 RESEARCH UPDATES

The first thing I get asked when proudly delivering the news that we won practice of the year, is ‘What does that mean?’ I think people want to know how impressed they should be. ESSA, Exercise & Sports Science Australia is our industry’s peak professional body. ESSA hold these awards each year for all Exercise
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Cancer and your balance

Good balance, whether you are standing still, walking your dog or climbing a mountain, depends upon having a strong, flexible, and agile body. However, when you are dealing with cancer and treatment, your balance can be negatively affected in a number of ways. The good news is that exercise can counteract these negative effects and
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Aquatic exercise cancer

Swimming laps is not the only thing you can do in a pool. Aquatic exercise includes a broad range of activities and exercise that can be done in water, such as walking, stretching, deep water running, pushing floats and paddles around for increased resistance, cycling while lying on a noodle, stomping on a noodle, attaching
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