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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.
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.
UQ Health Care’s Clinical Director, Dr Rosy has provided five health tips to avoid bad habits, minimise stress and maintain a healthy lifestyle to achieve your best results during exams.
- Sleep hygiene
Less sleep is expected this time of year with increasing demands but try to approach seven hours a night if possible. Some nights may be less which is understandable. Avoid energy drinks, excessive coffee and other stimulants which have a negative effect on your ability to initiate sleep and sleep quality.
The UQ Health Care St Lucia health service achieved a national award of accreditation demonstrating its commitment to quality and safety within the practice.
The accreditation was received from the Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL), following an assessment of performance against the governing industry standards set by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).
Researchers from The University of Queensland have developed an innovative program that prepares older Australians for life without a car.
Dr Theresa Scott, from UQ’s School of Psychologysaid the CarFreeMe program is designed to help seniors retire from driving and still maintain their community engagement and wellbeing.
Retirement village residents have been given first access to test and provide feedback on technology in development stages.
As part of the Florence research project , students and researchers from The University of Queensland and the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language, participated in a technology showcase at AVEO Durack that displayed a range of innovative technologies, including some specifically developed for older people.
A physiotherapy assessment provided by a University of Queensland student gave a five year old girl the chance to learn without difficulties.
Physiotherapy student, Gabriella McCosker completed a five week clinical placement at SPARK Child Wellbeing, a service for children with developmental, behavioural and learning difficulties.
Humour is a free underestimated resource with many benefits older adults can use in their everyday lives to promote their health and wellness.
Research by registered psychologist and Master of Psychology student Ms Sharon Taylor from The University of Queensland’s School of Psychology, investigated humour styles and how humour was used by retirement village residents from Aveo Durack.
Singing in harmony with a choir and penning a song may decrease the rising number of older adults in retirement villages who experience social isolation and memory decline.
Researchers from The University of Queensland and Canterbury Christ Church University in the United Kingdom developed Live Wires, a music program designed to enhance social connectedness and cognitive health in older adults in retirement villages.