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What’s your plan to survive Christmas?

Warning - challenging content ahead! Please only read on if you are prepared to have a serious conversation with yourself about your health choices over the next month; and if you are willing to not only set up a plan to survive Christmas, but to come out the other...

Exercises to burn more calories over christmas – resist the momentum against you!!

Are you enjoying the warmer weather we are having in Adelaide? Have you started to attend a few extra barbeques and 'Christmas' parties already?! I certainly feel like the social calendar is getting busier, and so the demand for time is increasing. So I'd like to...

Why strength training is the key to looking and feeling better

With summer just around the corner many of us are starting to think about easing ourselves back into our old exercise routines. Whether it be to lose a couple of kilos, or to ensure we feel just  more comfortable spending time at the beach, most are slowly starting to...

How can strength training help your walking? 

Walking is easy right? We learn to do it from around the first birthday mark and continue to work on it through our younger years until it becomes an action that we really think very little about. In this time we are building a base level of strength and function....

Cancer related fatigue: Does exercise help or hinder?

Have you ever been too tired to walk up your stairs, eat, or even go to the toilet? Welcome to the life of individuals with cancer related fatigue. Fatigue is one of the most common and debilitating side effects of cancer treatments that presents itself before,...

Granny arms, big bellies, rotund behinds…. Can we choose where to lose our fat from?

"Give me abdominal exercises to lose fat around my stomach! Can I do triceps exercises to get rid of my granny arms? These are statements or questions I have heard more times than I can count. It is a question steeped in marketing, wishful thinking and a desire for...

The big ‘O’ word: Osteoporosis and Exercise

Osteoporosis is a global disease in which the remodelling process (replacement of new bone for the old) results in an excessive loss in bone mass. This issue here is that it leads to an increase in our fracture rate (and severity), musculoskeletal impairment and...

From 0-to-1000km: Mobility for cyclists to keep you riding longer!

Wow, I can't believe its only 4 weeks until we leave for Melbourne to start our 1000km bike ride back to Adelaide for the Leukaemia Foundation's RideasOne! It's been a little while since my last post on the series - sorry! But I promise I've been on the bike!  ...

Exercise and cancer: Move it or lose it!

Trying to put cancer into words is beyond difficult. It is more than just a series of statistics; it is a ruthless disease is something that has devastated us all in one-way or another, whether we have personally been affected or we have seen loved ones go through the...

My Training Diary

Entry 1 I’ve been training for the 2018 Paris-Dakar rally for a few months now. I’ve got a fair amount of time to prepare but it’s a bloody gruelling and unforgiving event so I got to prepare properly. My preparation strategy? I’m just smashing out the kms! The event...

Can AFLW, WBBL and W-League influence women’s health?

I sat glued to my television tonight watching the first ever women’s AFL game. I am in awe! Awe of the strong, fast, resilient women who have worked exceptionally hard behind the scenes to put this spectacle on. Awe in the spectators who have come out in their...

Relieving the pressure: How does exercise affect your blood pressure

Before we begin, I just wanted to pop these stats in front of you…. ·         34% of Australians (over 18) are have high blood pressure (BP) – that’s about 6 million people ·         4.1 million Australians have uncontrolled or untreated hypertension So, let’s answer...

FROM 0-TO-1000KM: The Value of COMMUTING while the TDU is on!

Adelaide is arguably Australia's best city to be a cyclist in, and at the moment, with the Tour Down Under (TDU) in full flight, this is particularly the case! It is so good to see so many cyclists enjoying our beautiful roads, and in particular, the number of...

Don’t Run to get fit – don’t run to lose weight!

Let me start my clarifying that I would never want to discourage anyone from running! Even more so if you are on a journey to improve your health. My whole business and life mission is to help others achieve great health! And this is exactly why I don't think it is a...

Hide & seek. Pain may not be hiding where you think it is…

Following on from the great work from my colleague Dr. Nathan Harten's last blog; I will continue educating you on the latest neuroscience on persistent pain. You may have been allluded to our brains wonderful capacity to protect to a ‘perceived’ threat. Perceived you...

Exercise and gut health: The benefits may be greater than we think!

What do exercise and a diet high in fibre have in common? We’ve known for some time now that both of these are good for our gut health and decrease our risk of colon cancer. However, it seems as though there may something extra that fibre and exercise have in common,...

Gym training for cycling and running: How strength training can boost your performance.

Endurance athletes love long distances. You know exactly what I’m talking about. Most endurance guys (and gals) place a premium on long-distance, steady state exercise. With this in mind, when training to improve distance performance, the most typical method of...

Neurotrophins: Fertilisers for your brain!

With Christmas come and gone for another year and along with it, the usual side effects of over eating and minimal exercise ie: blunted Leptin (hormones that inhibit hunger) and decreased nerve cell generation. It is time to throw some coal into your brain and plant...

Increased Retirement Age – Will you carry your strength into retirement?

Seeing this image appear on my Facebook feed made me really think about the implications highlighted by the pictured gentleman. There is no question that we need to think about the national (and global!) financial sustainability of an ageing population and associated...

Fighting the status quo for your health

I'm not surprised you may not have enough time to exercise, or to look after yourself. It is very clear that our society has it's reward system back to front; despite the evident negative outcomes such as lack of energy and stiff bodies. I'd like to take this...

Sleep Deprivation: a road to diabetes

Did you get less than five and a half hours sleep last night? There have been many times where I have, through meeting work deadlines, having a good night out with friends or through the "joys" of parenthood, and I have not given it a second thought. That is until I...

Exercise in or around water makes you healthier and happier in body and mind!

Blue Mind: A mildly meditative state characterized by calm, peace, unity, and a sense of general happiness and satisfaction with life in the moment.  We can all agree that modern life is tough. We experience chronic stress, struggle with constant monkey mind and are...

Slow the ageing process with a V8 metabolic engine

March is a month of mayhem in Adelaide. With the festival coming and going and the V8's long gone from our streets, I have sensed a great deal of fatigue in those who have tried to keep up with the frenetic pace. It is like we need a tank of that high octane fuel to...

What is your motivation: Should we look inside or out?

What drives our behaviours? Why do we do the things we do? The different reasons for motivation have been long reviewed. One in particular is whether motivation arises from inside (intrinsic) or outside (extrinsic) the individual. Different types of motivation...

When the Grim Reaper comes looking, where will you be?

I was Mountain Biking at Fox Creek in the Adelaide Hills a few weeks ago and had an experience that lead to a thought, which lead to a blog. This blog.   The experience: At the bottom of a downhill run, that converges with a few other downhill runs, I intersected...

Do you use your World Gym?

For many of us I am sure we associate exercise with a certain location or facility such as the gym, netball court, footy oval, usual running or walking loop, or community pool. We develop a relationship in our mind between exercise and the need to go to a particular...

Exercise for the Risk Averse: choose to be active!

We have all heard about that uncle that didn't smoke or drink, and went to bed early, and died of a heart attack while going for his morning run, right??!! Why would we even bother?!! Well, there's some truth to that fear, as your risk of injury and other negative...

To Exercise or not, is it worth the risk?

As an Exercise Physiologist I am thinking about the risk of exercise daily. Particularly with clients that may have pre-existing chronic conditions, and my goal is to make it as safe as possible. However, I have to admit, that when I exercise I put no thought into...

Meet Some Of Our Team

Max Martin iNform Health and Fitness Solutions

Max Martin

Director/Principal Exercise Physiologist

Nathan Harten iNform Health and Fitness Solutions

Nathan Harten

Director/Principal Exercise Physiologist

Karla Newman iNform Health and Fitness Solutions

Karla Newman

Exercise Physiologist

Hunter Bennett iNform Health and Fitness Solutions

Hunter Bennett

Strength & Conditioning Coach

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