Understanding Diabetes & Exercise

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Diabetes is a group of metabolic diseases where there is abnormal metabolism of glucose, categorised into; Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus. Diabetes is characterised by high blood glucose levels, resulting from impairments in either production of, or the response to hormone, insulin. This means the amount of circulating […]

Understanding PTSD and the Importance of Exercise Physiology in Recovery

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that arises after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. Common sources of trauma include military combat, natural disasters, serious accidents, or violent personal assaults. PTSD can manifest through a variety of symptoms, such as intrusive memories, flashbacks, severe anxiety, and emotional numbness. These symptoms can significantly […]

The Rise of Mobile Exercise Physiology

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While the roots of exercise physiology remain grounded in clinic-based settings, the field is experiencing a notable shift towards mobile and community-based therapy. This evolution, driven by ease of accessibility and developing consumer preferences, is transforming how exercise physiology is practiced. At Uplift, we embrace this evolution and advocate for a blended approach that combines […]

How Does Exercise Influence Autism?


Understanding the Spectrum: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2022), autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability stemming from differences in brain functioning. Individuals with ASD often demonstrate distinctive communication, interaction, behavioural, and learning patterns compared to the general population. Data from the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) suggests that approximately […]

Exercise for Parkinson’s Disease

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As April draws to a close, it’s imperative to acknowledge the ongoing need for education and awareness surrounding Parkinson’s disease, especially considering the staggering statistics—150,000 Australians live with this condition, with 50 new diagnoses each day and over 1,100 cases of young-onset Parkinson’s annually among those under 65. Beyond a mere month-long campaign, Parkinson’s awareness […]

Debunking Myths: Understanding and Overcoming Persistent Back Pain


Persistent back pain can feel like an insurmountable obstacle, casting a shadow over daily life and causing anxiety about long-term consequences. However, it’s essential to understand that while it may be distressing, it’s rarely dangerous. Let’s debunk some common myths surrounding back pain and explore empowering approaches to manage and overcome it. Myth 1: Getting […]

The Importance of Regular Physical Activity When Improving Your Mental Health

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The Australian Burden of Disease Study (2023) develops estimates concerning the millions of years of healthy life Australians lose due to injury, illness or premature death. This study found that mental health conditions are among one of the second largest groups of illnesses causing premature death among Australians in 2023 and estimated that Australians lost […]

What Is An Accredited Exercise Physiologist?


Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEP) are university-qualified allied health professionals. They specialise in designing and delivering safe and effective exercise interventions for people with chronic medical conditions, injuries, or disabilities. Services delivered by an AEP are also claimable under compensable schemes such as Medicare and covered by most private health insurers. When it comes to the prescription […]

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