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Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA)

ESSA is peak body for exercise and sports science in Australia. They aim to inspire all Australians to be healthier and more active, and to understand the importance of seeking out the right professional for their individual needs.

Vision and mission

To enhance performance, health and well-being through the science of exercise and sport.

Lead and promote excellence in exercise and sports science for the benefits of society and the professions.

How ESSA can help

Through its public awareness platform, Exercise Right, ESSA provides a range of resources that offer evidence-based, fad-free advice about exercise. Whether you’re currently inactive, living with a chronic condition, recovering from injury or wanting information about pre- and post-natal exercise, ESSA provides high quality advice backed by science. They also offer a search function which allows you to find a university-qualified exercise professional in your area.

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Last reviewed: February 2020

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How can exercise help improve your heart health?

Did you know that exercise can not only prevent, but also treat and alleviate symptoms of a number of cardiovascular conditions and improve heart health?

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Solid-organ transplantation and exercise

It is recommended that patients remain physically active while listed for transplantation to minimise any further disease-related deconditioning.

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Chronic Conditions - Exercise Right.

If you're living with a chronic condition, injury or illness, an Accredited Exercise Physiologist is the best person to help you get moving again.

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Arthritis and exercise - what you need to know

Would you know how exercise can help ease the pain of arthritis? Exercise is as effective as pain medication and anti-inflammatory drugs.

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How can exercise help osteoporosis

Accredited exercise physiologists can help put together a tailored exercise program to help manage your osteoporosis.

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Spinal Injuries and Exercise

In Australia someone sustains a Spinal Cord Injury every day. It can be caused by a traumatic or non-traumatic event resulting in damage to the spinal cord.

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Exercise Right for HIV & AIDS

A systematic review of the effects of exercise training revealed both physiological and psychological benefits of exercise training for people with HIV.

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Exercise for Pregnancy - Exercise Right.

Exercise is important during pregnancy, do you know the facts? Read on and learn about pre and post natal exercise as well as important things to consider.

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Exercise & Lung Conditions - Exercise Right.

Lung conditions do not discriminate; they affect men, women, children, smokers, non-smokers, and people who have never smoked

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Exercise Right for Life - How much exercise do you need?? - Exercise Right.

Our bodies change as we change, and so do our exercise needs. So, let's take a look at how to Exercise Right for your stage of life...

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