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This is a collection of articles, videos, tools and templates that relate to prescribing exercise for specific populations. If you can't find what you're looking for, let us know by posting a question in a forum or emailing us. Enjoy!

The Diabetes Epidemic : What is Diabetes and why is it a problem? [article]

This is the first of three articles on diabetes. This article looks at how blood sugar is normally controlled and what happens in Diabetes. It also covers why Diabetes is such a problem. The next two articles will look at Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes seperately and in more depth.

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The Diabetes Epidemic: What we need to understand about the basic physiology of Type 1 Diabetes [article]

The physiology of Type 1 Diabetes is complex but isn't linked to the usual factors of poor diet, lack of exercise and excess body fat the way Type 2 Diabetes is. Type 1 Diabetes causes about 10% of Diabetes cases and it's exact cause is still relatively undefined.

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The knee explained [article]

How many of your clients have had knee injuries? Have your clients mentioned terms like ACL injury, or Patella-femoral syndrome? Do you know enough about the knee to decide if you can help, or if you need to refer your client to a physio or specialist? This series of articles will look at the knee, common injuries and general guidelines for rehabilitation.

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Time under tension - how to use TUT for great results and variety [article]

3 Sets of 10 Reps: Everyone does it, but why? This article unlocks some of the power in using time under tension within prescriptions for Personal Training clients.

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The Diabetes Epidemic: What we need to understand about the basic physiology of Type 2 Diabetes [article]

Type 2 Diabetes is one of the biggest international health challenges in the world. The number of people in New Zealand with Type 2 Diabetes has doubled in the last 10 years, although the true extent of the disease...

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The Pelvic Floor - do you know enough? [article]

Pelvic floor is a term you may have heard of, but do you really understand what iT does and why it is important? This article will look at what the pelvic floor does and what happens when it isn't working.

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Sprains v Strains – how to know which is which – and what to do about it [article]

This article will shed light on the difference between muscle sprains and strains. We will also look at the causes and symptoms; how to treat muscle sprains and strains, and finally tips and tricks to prevent these types of injuries in the future.

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Where NZIHF Staff learn stuff: Suggested Readings

It can be difficult to know which textbooks to spend your money on. They all look pretty much the same and it's usually not until you buy one that you realise it wasn't as helpful as you had hoped. This article mentions a few texts that we like

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