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Men’s Health Week 2018

Men’s Health Week - June 11th – 17th Men’s Health Week is a week for communities across Australia to promote the benefits of a healthy body and healthy mind in men and boys – and Moonee Valley Health and Fitness is encouraging all of Melbourne to inspire the men in their lives to move more. “An active lifestyle is the most powerful way for a man to remain healthy, so that everything they have worked hard for can be enjoyed for longer. We know that regular exercise is one of the most effective ways to reduce and manage many chronic conditions and improve mental health, and that’s what makes it so vital for a healthy body and a healthy mind,” explains Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Daniel Berkelmans. If you’re needing a hand with maintaining an active lifestyle, speak with an Accredited Exercise Scientist or Accredited Exercise Physiologist on how to get started with an exercise plan. This year’s theme “HEALTHY BODY – HEALTHY MIND: KEEPING THE BALANCE” explores the different ways men and boys are managing to keep healthy, physically and emotionally, in a busy and sometimes challenging world. #MensHealthWeek We want to motivate the men in our lives to include more physical activity into their daily schedules. With family and work life becoming more demanding, and the perceived pressure from society of maintaining masculinity, exercise can drop low on the list of priorities. However, as per the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare statistics, only an alarming two in five men are getting enough exercise. The health status of males is generally poorer than that of females. More males have accidents, die at every life stage and suffer from lifestyle-related health conditions than [...]

Diabetes Week 2017

Diabetes Week 2017 Diabetes Week is a great opportunity to raise awareness about all types of diabetes and how this condition affects Australians. This year, Diabetes Victoria and Exercise & Spots Science Australia (ESSA) have both launched digital awareness campaigns to coincide with National Diabetes Week 2017 (9-15 July). Diabetes Victoria - Our Invisible Condition Directed to all people affected by, or at risk of, diabetes. ESSA - Don’t Sugar Coat Diabetes Aims to raise awareness of risk factors leading to the development of diabetes. Diabetes Victoria - Our Invisible Condition Diabetes is an invisible condition that doesn’t discriminate. People with diabetes can affect all ages, genders and ethnicities. You cannot see if somebody has diabetes with around 1.7 million Australians living with diabetes. This includes over 1.2 million people registered with the National Diabetes Services Scheme, as well as an estimated 500,000 with undiagnosed type 2 diabetes. Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) - Don't Sugar Coat Diabetes Don't Sugar Coat Diabetes aims to educate the Australian public on how implementing exercise into their everyday life can reduce the risks of developing related chronic conditions, as well as make symptoms more manageable for those already diagnosed. One of the most effective ways to prevent and treat diabetes is through regular exercise. In general terms, exercise improves the body’s ability to regulate blood glucose. It is important for people to consult their health professional to learn more about exercising safely with diabetes and to find the dose that is right for them. Do You Know What Diabetes Is? Diabetes is a group of conditions in which there is too much glucose (sugar) in the blood. Glucose is the body’s main source of fuel or energy. [...]

High Blood Pressure and Exercise

Heart Week 2017 - 30 Apr to 6 May This year Heart Week is 30 April to 6 May, and the focus is about the importance of diagnosing and treating high blood pressure. We want to encourage you and your friends / family / work colleague to talk to your local health and fitness professionals about blood pressure testing, what the results mean and what the next steps are in managing the results if they are high. The National Heart Foundation of Australia has released new hypertension guidelines that will give you the most up-to-date advice on the diagnosis and treatment of high blood pressure. You won’t know you have high blood pressure until you have it checked. There are no signs and symptoms. The good news is that high blood pressure, or hypertension, can be controlled. High blood pressure, or hypertension, remains the leading risk factor for heart disease. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to a heart attack, stroke or kidney disease. Speak to your doctor or come into our clinic and speak with our Exercise Physiologist today about checking your blood pressure and keeping it heart-healthy. Why is my blood pressure measure important? Blood pressure is the pressure of blood on the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps it around the body. It naturally goes up and down all the time adjusting to the heart’s needs and what you’re doing. Your health professional takes your blood pressure to check it is at a normal healthy level. A blood pressure reading between 120/80mmHg to 139/89mmHg is in the normal to high normal range. If your readings are higher, you may be diagnosed with high blood pressure, or hypertension. This condition [...]

Medicine Ball Pass with a Squat

Medicine Ball Pass with a Squat - Exercise Library Sets: 1-3 Reps: 8-12 Rest: 1-2mins Exercise Description: - Standing with your feet shoulder width apart Feet slightly turned out. - Keep your chest up and eyes forward. - Have your partner throw a medicine ball to you to catch before performing a squat - To squat, push your hips back and bend the knees and don’t hunch at your back as your lower down. - As you come out of the bottom position of the squat throw the ball back to your partner Medicine Ball Pass with a Squat Video - Our YouTube Channel For more exercise variations and other great exercises, visit our Exercise Experts | Fitness Library page. For more information about Moonee Valley Health and Fitness please come into our Personal Training Studio and Melbourne Exercise Physiology Clinic or call our team on (03) 9996 0790. We are a personal training studio and Exercise Physiology Clinic located near Essendon and Ascot Vale, at 378 Mt Alexander Road, Travancore VIC 3032. We provide all your health and fitness needs, including one on one personal training, group fitness and boot camps as well as exercise physiology. Personal Training and Exercise Physiology in Melbourne, VIC Moonee Valley Health and Fitness 378 Mt Alexander Road, Travancore, 3032 VIC Ph. (03)9996-0790 https://www.mvfit.com.au Disclaimer: Make sure to contact Registered Exercise Professionals with Fitness Australia or Physical Activity Australia or book an appointment with our Accredited Exercise Physiologist to provide you with instructions on correct form for all exercises.

Push Up to Plank

Push Up to Plank - Exercise Library Sets: 1-3 Reps: 8-12 ea side Rest: 1-2mins Exercise Description: - Keep your abs braced and body in a straight line from your toes to shoulders. - Get into a standard push up position. - Keeping your body straight and drop your right forearm on the ground (like you are going into a plank / prone hold position) - Then lower your left forearm on the ground until you are in a plank / prone hold position. - Extend your elbows one at a time to return to the starting position. - Alternate which arm you are first using to go up and down so both arms get equal work. - Repeat until you’ve completed all reps. Push Up to Plank Video - Our YouTube Channel For more exercise variations and other great exercises, visit our Exercise Experts | Fitness Library page. For more information about Moonee Valley Health and Fitness please come into our Personal Training Studio and Melbourne Exercise Physiology Clinic or call our team on (03) 9996 0790. We are a personal training studio and Exercise Physiology Clinic located near Essendon and Ascot Vale, at 378 Mt Alexander Road, Travancore VIC 3032. We provide all your health and fitness needs, including one on one personal training, group fitness and boot camps as well as exercise physiology. Personal Training and Exercise Physiology in Melbourne, VIC Moonee Valley Health and Fitness 378 Mt Alexander Road, Travancore, 3032 VIC Ph. (03)9996-0790 https://www.mvfit.com.au Disclaimer: Make sure to contact Registered Exercise Professionals with Fitness Australia or Physical Activity Australia or book an appointment with our Accredited Exercise Physiologist to provide you with instructions on correct form for all exercises.

Inverted Wrist Push Up

Inverted Wrist Push Up - Exercise Library Sets: 1-3 Reps: 8-12 Rest: 1-2mins Exercise Description: - Please note that the risk for injury is higher with wrist push-ups than most other push-up variations. The average person will be fine sticking with standard push-ups and close grip (diamond) push-ups. - Inverted Wrist Push Ups are performed by inverting your wrists so the backs of your hands are on the floor. - Before going for a full wrist push-up, try a push-up with one hand on the palm and the other backwards. - Start in a standard push up position, with your hands shoulder width apart but your palms facing upward - Lower yourself to the ground, then as you push yourself up returning to the start position - Repeat for as many repetitions as prescribed. Inverted Wrist Push Up Video - Our YouTube Channel For more exercise variations and other great exercises, visit our Exercise Experts | Fitness Library page. For more information about our Personal Training Studio and Melbourne Exercise Physiology Clinic call our team on (03) 9996 0790 or fill out our online contact form. We are a personal training studio and Exercise Physiology Clinic located at 378 Mt Alexander Road, Travancore VIC 3032. If you live in the Moonee Valley area, near Essendon, Moonee Ponds, Brunswick, Maribyrnong, Ascot Vale, North Melbourne, then come on into our studio and make your health and fitness our priority. We provide all your health and fitness needs, including one on one personal training, group fitness and boot camps as well as exercise physiology. Personal Training and Exercise Physiology in Melbourne, VIC Moonee Valley Health and Fitness 378 Mt Alexander Road, Travancore, 3032 VIC Ph. (03)9996-0790 https://www.mvfit.com.au Disclaimer: [...]

Prisoner Squat

Prisoner Squat - Exercise Library Sets: 1-3 Reps: 8-12 Rest: 1-2mins Exercise Description: - Standing with feet shoulder width apart. Feet slightly turned out. - Hands behind the head. - Bend your knees, keep your chest tall and eyes forward. - Push your hips back and keep your weight through your heels as you lower. - Push through your heels to lift yourself up to standing position Prisoner Squat Video - Our YouTube Channel For more exercise variations and other great exercises, visit our Exercise Experts | Fitness Library page. For more information about Moonee Valley Health and Fitness please come into our Personal Training Studio and Melbourne Exercise Physiology Clinic or call our team on (03) 9996 0790. We are a personal training studio and Exercise Physiology Clinic located near Essendon and Ascot Vale, at 378 Mt Alexander Road, Travancore VIC 3032. We provide all your health and fitness needs, including one on one personal training, group fitness and boot camps as well as exercise physiology. Personal Training and Exercise Physiology in Melbourne, VIC Moonee Valley Health and Fitness 378 Mt Alexander Road, Travancore, 3032 VIC Ph. (03)9996-0790 https://www.mvfit.com.au Disclaimer: Make sure to contact Registered Exercise Professionals with Fitness Australia or Physical Activity Australia or book an appointment with our Accredited Exercise Physiologist to provide you with instructions on correct form for all exercises.

Grouchos

Grouchos - Exercise Library Sets: 1-3 Reps: 10-15 steps Rest: 1-2mins Exercise Description: - Standing tall with feet shoulder width apart. - Turn the feet out until the back of the feet are in line with each other. - Drop the hips right down bending the knees. - Walk forward 10-15 steps and then walk back 10-15 steps. - This will improve the inside of the thighs Grouchos Video - Our YouTube Channel For more exercise variations and other great exercises, visit our Exercise Experts | Fitness Library page. For more information about Moonee Valley Health and Fitness please come into our Personal Training Studio and Melbourne Exercise Physiology Clinic or call our team on (03) 9996 0790. We are a personal training studio and Exercise Physiology Clinic located near Essendon and Ascot Vale, at 378 Mt Alexander Road, Travancore VIC 3032. We provide all your health and fitness needs, including one on one personal training, group fitness and boot camps as well as exercise physiology. Personal Training and Exercise Physiology in Melbourne, VIC Moonee Valley Health and Fitness 378 Mt Alexander Road, Travancore, 3032 VIC Ph. (03)9996-0790 https://www.mvfit.com.au Disclaimer: Make sure to contact Registered Exercise Professionals with Fitness Australia or Physical Activity Australia or book an appointment with our Accredited Exercise Physiologist to provide you with instructions on correct form for all exercises.

Plate Shoulder Halos

Plate Shoulder Halos - Exercise Library Sets: 1-3 Reps: 10-20 Rest: 1-2mins Description: - Plate Halos gets its name based on the path it takes around your head, like it is following the path of a Halo that is hovering above your head. - This is a great exercise for thoracic mobility and shoulder and upper back health. - Hold a weight plate and stabilize the rest of the body while only the shoulders move to draw a Halo around your head. - The plate should remain as close to your head as possible, with your arms moving around your head and not the head moving around the arms - Your neck and head should stay in a neutral position and not move. - You should not be in any pain when doing this movement so if you lack the required mobility to perform this exercise with a plate it may need to be modified. Plate Shoulder Halos Video - Our YouTube Channel For more exercise variations and other great exercises, visit our Exercise Experts | Fitness Library page. For more information about Moonee Valley Health and Fitness please come into our Personal Training Studio and Melbourne Exercise Physiology Clinic or call our team on (03) 9996 0790. We are a personal training studio and Exercise Physiology Clinic located near Essendon and Ascot Vale, at 378 Mt Alexander Road, Travancore VIC 3032. We provide all your health and fitness needs, including one on one personal training, group fitness and boot camps as well as exercise physiology. Personal Training and Exercise Physiology in Melbourne, VIC Moonee Valley Health and Fitness 378 Mt Alexander Road, Travancore, 3032 VIC Ph. (03)9996-0790 https://www.mvfit.com.au Disclaimer: Make sure to contact Registered [...]

Explosive Push Up

Explosive Push Up - Exercise Library Sets: 1-3 Reps: 8-12 Rest: 1-2mins Exercise Description: - The explosive push up is a variation of the standard push up and is also known as a clapping push up if you add a clap in at the top of the plyometric movement. - Explosive push ups are not much more difficult to perform than standard push ups, and require only that you know the right technique when performing - Start in a standard push up position, with your hands shoulder width apart - Lower yourself to the ground, then as you push up as hard as you can - Imagine that you’re attempting to push yourself all the way up to a standing position. Keep your force consistent through every part of the push up. - As you push yourself up, lift both hands off the ground. - Repeat for as many repetitions as prescribed. Explosive Push Up Video - Our YouTube Channel For more exercise variations and other great exercises, visit our Exercise Experts | Fitness Library page. For more information about our Personal Training Studio and Melbourne Exercise Physiology Clinic call our team on (03) 9996 0790 or fill out our online contact form. We are a personal training studio and Exercise Physiology Clinic located at 378 Mt Alexander Road, Travancore VIC 3032. If you live in the Moonee Valley area, near Essendon, Moonee Ponds, Brunswick, Maribyrnong, Ascot Vale, North Melbourne, then come on into our studio and make your health and fitness our priority. We provide all your health and fitness needs, including one on one personal training, group fitness and boot camps as well as exercise physiology. Personal Training and Exercise Physiology in Melbourne, [...]