When you have minimal time and you want the best fitness results, high-intensity interval training (HIIT) has proven to be the most beneficial. HIIT involves shorts bursts of high intensity exercise, separated by periods of low intensity exercise or rest.
University of Queensland School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences PhD student and Accredited Exercise Physiologist Emily Cox said the key benefits of HIIT workouts include:
- Boosts your metabolism
- Improves your fitness
- Requires little to no equipment
- Can be adjusted to suit anyone
Emily suggests a HIIT workout routine that could be done at home between study or at work during a lunch break.
This month we spoke to Julie-Anne Whittaker, UQ Health Care Nurse Practitioner at Aveo Durack and Newstead.
How long have you been working with UQ Health Care at the St Lucia Clinic?
Since July 2012
What does a typical day look like for you?
A typical day can include visiting residents with acute health concerns and prescribing a treatment plan, reviewing residents who have been unwell to ensure they are responding to treatment, reviewing healthy residents monthly as part of a general check-up and arranging geriatrician reviews via telehealth. Providing end of life care to residents is an important part of my role to ensure residents remain comfortable and family are supported during this difficult time.
Since the UQ Health Care nurse practitioner model of care was introduced at Aveo Durack the number of aged care residents admitted to hospital has significantly decreased.
UQ Health Care Chief Executive Officer Darryl Grundy said a nurse practitioner available full time on site has enabled residents’ medical requirements to be attended to more rapidly and in many instances treated on-site.