Head For The Hills

I’ve had a recent barrage of people who tell me they can’t get out and exercise where they live because they are in the hills! I find some irony in the fact that many of these people can yet get out of bed at the crack of dawn, jump in their car on a freezing […]

Healthy Cells 101

For those who have sat with an iNform Exercise Physiologist to assess or review your Bioelectrical Impedence Analysis (BIA), you may remember scratching your head at a couple of the measurements to do with your cells.

The Art Of Sleeping Well

Have you ever woken from sleep feeling like you’ve been hit by a bus?! It’s a strange phenomenon that exists around the very act that is supposed to revitalise us, when simply going to sleep is not enough to cure tiredness – and may in fact leave us feeling worse. Climbing into bed at 11pm […]

Melatonin: The Victim Of Technology

Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone secreted from the Pineal gland in the brain. It’s production is triggered by factors within and outside of the body, and it’s primary function is to prepare the body for good quality sleep. Internally, production and secretion of melatonin is linked with circadian rhythms, the underlying processes that drive […]

The Neuroscience Of Hobbies And Productivity

The suggestion of acquiring a non work or family related hobby is often scoffed as a waste of time or a selfish endeavour. With so many demands on the ‘here and now’, it seems there is no time to fit anything else in. On the back of this, I decided to look into the neuroscience […]

Team Up For Happiness

A recent inquiry by the Gallup World Poll aimed to discover which is the happiest country in the world. If you want to maintain the suspense of not knowing, look away now. IT WAS DENMARK! Reason: The Danes trust each other! In a summary of findings, it was noted that the happiest countries correlated with […]

Diabetes In A Can

The prevalence of ‘energy drinks‘ being sold nowadays is a massive concern to me. Even more concerning is the young demographic being targeted with such products. Bright colours, crazy names, giant sized cans and marketing links to extreme activities create corporate appeal to these products. They have infiltrated service stations, supermarkets, clubs, bars and offices, […]

Goodbye ‘Dry July’!

Time usually flies, unless it’s Dry July! If you participated, well done! Your watering hole’s will look forward to welcoming you back! If you didn’t, it may be because drinking is in some way beneficial to you, and the cost-benefit analysis just didn’t stack up. When it comes to alcohol consumption, I often hear this: […]

When Eating Out Is Your Only Option

Sometimes there’s no avoiding it. Whether for social, business, or simply necessity to get you through to your next meal, eating out can be a common, convenient, and congenial part of life! It shouldn’t be at the expense of your health and fitness goals! So here’s my top 10 pointers for when dining out is […]

All Work And No Play…

With a general perception that it’s healthier to avoid the cold weather than be amongst it, many of us are not planning to surface again until sometime in September! I’ve recently noted the value in avoiding Seasonal Affective Disorder, which is good and well when you are two years old and have no occupational commitments. […]