Tag: Education

Best exercise for your brain

Research in the last 10 years has demonstrated that a single session of aerobic exercise is enough to enhance neuroplasticity in the human brain. When we learn a motor skill our brain reorganises its connections between neurons and strengthens those connections or weakens them and this is what we call brain plasticity or neuroplasticity. Neuroplasticity […]

Clinical Exercise Physiology Careers Snapshot

My name is Georgia Perkins, I’m a graduate Exercise Physiologist here at Helping Hand. I graduated last year in Clinical Exercise Physiology from UniSA. During my last year of my degree I did come to Helping Hand for a six week placement. It was really great to get out in the workplace, put some of […]

Testing out an astronaut’s exercise regimen

– You’ve been at it for a good 3 minutes Lauren. – Oh my gosh. Feels like an eternity. – [Lauren] Sending people to space isn’t just about hardware and mechanics. It’s also about biology. You’re body changes a whole lot in microgravity. And you can be exposed to some harmful elements. So I’m headed […]

Overview: Exercise, Health, and Sport Sciences at USM

Our exercise health and sports science program offers three majors: Athletic Training, Exercise Science, and Health Science. The Health Science major is a wonderful pre-med, pre-vet, pre-pharmacy program. Our athletic trainers will go on to work in the prevention and care of athletic injuries with university and professional sport teams and the exercise science majors […]