Articles, News, Information & Education

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 |August 22nd, 2018|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 [...]

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, [...]

Carbohydrates and Exercise

By |May 9th, 2018|Categories: Education|

Why are carbohydrates important? They are your main muscle fuel during exercise Your brain exclusively runs off carbohydrates e.g. glucose They’re an important source of vitamins, minerals and nutrients such as fibre They help to keep blood sugar levels (energy) stable They help to keep us full They’re an excellent source of fibre which fuels [...]

Protein and Exercise

By |April 19th, 2018|Categories: Education|

Why is protein important? Consuming protein after exercise enhances muscle protein building Eating protein within the hour after exercise helps to prolong the muscle building effect of exercise, promotes muscle gain and prevents muscle losses It helps to maintain muscle mass It promotes satiety and fullness It is the building block of every cell [...]


By |April 18th, 2018|Categories: Careers|

ARE YOU THE RIGHT PERSON FOR OUR TEAM? Administrative Assistant Casual and Permanent Part time We are seeking a highly organised, customer focused, experienced administration person to join our team working a variety of shifts. Duties include phone and personal greeting of patients, scheduling appointments, assisting the scanning technicians, acupuncturist, chiropractors, podiatrists, dietitians, remedial [...]

Staying on track over the Christmas party season

By |December 12th, 2017|Categories: Education, Nutrition, Opinion|

Staying committed to your health and fitness goals over the Christmas period does not mean depriving yourself completely or saying no to fun. Stay on track this holiday season with these four tips. 1/ Have a good attitude A lot of people throw in the towel as soon as the silly season rolls in, and [...]

Five things standing between you and your healthy self

By |October 29th, 2017|Categories: Education, Nutrition|

Do you feel like you’re putting in the hard yards at the gym and not getting the results you expect? Making little to no progress is frustrating and can seriously derail your motivation. Before you throw in the towel, here are some common pitfalls that may be standing in your way of achieving your health [...]

Five “health foods” not to waste your money on

By |August 15th, 2017|Categories: Education, Nutrition, Opinion|

Struggling with your weight? Clever marketing by food manufacturers who are more focused on the size of their pockets than the state of your health may be hoodwinking you out of focusing on things that will actually help you. Society’s interest in healthy eating has grown exponentially, mirrored closely by the number of so-called “health [...]