Education Resources

Special Populations

People with special fitness and exercise needs fall within the special population category and typically require a more specific approach and a greater level of supervision. These groups include those with chronic diseases and or medical conditions. Our information will give guidelines to support you in becoming more physically active and achieve the benefits associated with a healthy and active lifestyle.

To get started there are some general pointers for all. Please read them through as they might help you in starting your new journey to become more physically active and achieve a healthy lifestyle.

Be Active - Any kind of activity is better than none. Try to move around more and sit less and find opportunities to be active throughout the day. It all adds up.

Talk to experts - Talk with your health care provider before beginning an exercise program. Ask about any changes in your medications or concerns with becoming more active.

Build a Plan - A personal trainer or certified exercise professional can help you set a goal and design a customized program to achieve your goal. Build your programme and stick with it.

Be Active with Others - Do activities that you enjoy and find an activity buddy or group class to get that extra support. Those who are active with a friend tend to stick with it longer than those who go it alone

Exercise and Health Series

Exercise and
Asthma
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Exercise and
Cancer
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Exercise and
Dementia
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Exercise and
Depression
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Exercise and
Diabetes Type 2
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Exercise and
Frailty
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Exercise and
Hypertension
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Exercise and
Lower Back Pain
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Exercise and
Osteoarthritis
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Exercise and
Osteoporosis
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Exercise and
Peripheral Artery 
Disease
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Exercise and
Rheumatoid Arthritis
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Exercise and
Hyperlipidaemia
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