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Please browse through our education, information and news to see what the latest is, at Riverside BodyScan. We would love your feedback, or questions, to inspire us to research new areas, answer questions or update you with the latest.

What information do I get when I have a progress DEXA Advanced Body Composition Scan?

By |June 9th, 2019|Categories: Education|

The Baseline Your first DEXA Advanced Body Composition Scan was your baseline. For some people, the results were a welcome confirmation of their fit and healthy status. For others, the results may have been confronting. Whatever your reasons for that initial scan, and whatever the results, you have probably [...]

Six ways to build more muscle

By |July 9th, 2019|Categories: Education, Nutrition|

Building muscle is about finding the right balance between your training and nutrition. Changing your body composition and building lean muscle mass is driven by your training and exercise, however, what you’re eating and when you eat it helps amplify the effects of this training. Working with an Accredited Sports Dietitian can help you with [...]

How do I choose the right protein powder?

By |July 9th, 2019|Categories: Education, Nutrition|

At Riverside BodyScan we adopt a food-first, supplement-second approach to nutrition. However, there may be some instances where a protein powder can be incorporated into a healthy balanced diet for an active individual. Its important to remember that protein powders are a supplement, and should therefore be used to supplement a healthy diet, not replace [...]

Six reasons to get a DEXA Body Composition Scan

By |June 13th, 2019|Categories: Education|

What the heck is DEXA and why would you get a scan? DEXA (Dual X-ray Absorptiometry) is the Gold Standard for measuring body composition. This cutting edge technology uses a low-dose x-ray to break the body up into three major components: Bone mass (i.e. the weight of your bones) Lean mass (muscle + organs + [...]

How to stay on track, this Christmas

By |December 19th, 2018|Categories: Education, Nutrition, Opinion|

1. Don’t skip meals Avoid skipping meals as this usually leads to snacking on calorie-dense treats instead of more nutritious meals and encourages you to overeat at the next meal. With all the snacks and treats hanging around at christmas time it's easy to fill up on these and get out of our usual routine. [...]

How do I lose my belly fat?

By |November 17th, 2018|Categories: Education, Nutrition|

Carrying excess weight around your belly isn’t just uncomfortable, it’s also linked to many chronic lifestyle diseases like type two diabetes, some types of cancers, heart disease and metabolic syndrome which consists of a cluster of symptoms including high blood pressure, elevated blood fats and high blood sugar levels. The good news however is that [...]

Building Strong Bones — World Osteoporosis Day 2018

By |October 18th, 2018|Categories: Education, Osteoporosis|

Did you know over 60% of Australians suffer from low bone mineral density? Osteoporosis, which affects over 1 million Australians, is a condition in which bones become thinner and more fragile, making them more likely to break easily, even as a result of a minor fall, a bump or sneeze. What is osteoporosis? This disease [...]

Central Coast Gym Tour – Transcend Training

By |September 10th, 2018|Categories: Central Coast Gym Tour|

The team at Riverside Body Scan have always been passionate about connecting with like-minded people and working collaboratively with them to help others become healthier and happier versions of themselves. We really do believe we are spoilt for choice on the Central Coast when it comes to the vast array of trainers, [...]

How do I build muscle?

By |August 20th, 2018|Categories: Education, Nutrition|

Building muscle is about finding the right balance between your training and nutrition. Changing your body composition and building lean muscle mass is driven by your training and exercise, however, what you’re eating and when helps amplify the effects of this training. Working with an Accredited Sports Dietitian can help you with formulating a tailored [...]