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Weight Training at Home

By ACS Distance Education on June 5, 2018 in Health | comments

You don't need a gym to do weight training; but you do need a proper understanding of human anatomy, fitness and resistance exercise.
Lifting weights is not a matter of more is better. People who start lifting weights will often do too much and cause damage; but if you start with what is relatively easy; and build your strength slowly, lifting with the right number of repetitions and moving properly when you lift - then there is no reason you cannot build your strength with weight training at home.

Long Term Physiological Affects of Stress

By ACS Distance Education on May 25, 2018 in Animals, Health & Psychology | comments

When someone suffers from chronic stress or the ongoing trauma from a negative life changing event, it is very physically exhausting.

If you imagine your body continuously in a fight or flight response state then it should become obvious that this will quickly drain your physical and emotional resources.

It takes so much energy that our bodies simply cannot maintain this level of alertness indefinitely.    


Understanding a Child's Anxiety

By ACS Distance Education on January 3, 2018 in Health & Psychology | comments

Children do get anxious; commonly more than what adults notice.

Often anxiety issues can be the root cause of other things (eg. bad behaviour, anti social behaviour).

Helping a child, whether as a parent, friend, or professional; often starts with understanding their anxiety.


You have no doubt heard about Chain of Custody (COC) issues in the many forensic TV shows on our screens. The shows where faulty documentation destroys an otherwise carefully prepared case and the criminal goes free!  So exactly what is a COC?  It is the chronological ‘paper’ trail, showing the collection, transfer, receipt, analysis, storage, and disposal of a sample. At all stages, the sample is in someone’s custody—that person is responsible for it.

The COC is just as important in environmental  and agricultural sciences -the integrity of the sampling, testing and reporting chain is very important


Did you hate chemistry at school because it was boring? Daunting?   But now you need to understand environmental chemistry basics for your job?  Have a look at our  new Environmental-Chemistry course which starts at basics and leads you into the fascinating world of chemicals in the environment.  Become familiar with names like POPs (sounds friendly but it isn’t – Persistent Organic Pollutants) and PAHs (Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons released when fuels or organic matter are burned).Learn the difference between oxygen and ozone. Understand how, what and where chemicals occur in air, water and soil, including the good, the bad, the ugly.