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WE HELP INFORM YOU THROUGH THESE ARTICLES

Welcome to our library of iNform Health and Fitness Solutions articles. We hope you find them helpful and we encourage you to share them among your friends and your social media friends, so we can all help people become more “informed” about their health and fitness from an evidence base.

Do you want to enjoy your retirement?

During one of the group classes last week, I was engaged in a delightful conversation about a client’s 70th birthday. He was shocked he was turning the big seven-zero and when asked why he just responded…“Because I don’t feel it.” Interested, we prodded him further,...

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Bus stop action: Finding time to exercise

The other day while driving  through the hills, I saw something that surprised me… A young guy doing chin ups on the bus shelter, while waiting for the bus! It made me stop and think (well not literally as I was driving!) but continue to ponder for some time; why...

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Easily Outraged? Cop this…

We live in the age of the easily-offended. Where our outrage and anger is set on a hair-trigger. Social media has given us a platform to rant and rave. It is the 21st century soap-box. But is it worth it? What is the cost of being so quick to offend and outrage? In...

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International Women’s Day 2017

Wednesday the 8th of March marks International Women’s Day. A day to recognize all the wonders of the female phenotype that spreads one’s estrogen and oxytocin around the universe! Although I am a lover of the classics of Greek philosophy. Aristotle was all to wrong...

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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...

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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...

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Valentines with a twist!

Happy Valentines day to all the Romeo & Juliet’s out there! Valentines day is the day to make up for the other 364 days of the year…oops, I mean everyday is a day to connect with your monogamous partner right? Well I don’t want to be all up in your face with...

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Happy Psychology week!

As the nation goes through a messy haze, filled of negativity biases left right at your doorstep or television screen. It feels refreshing to  promote psychology week. In between all the Trump & Clinton concoctions, horrific weather and so-forth. Psychology week,...

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Need motivation to move? Woof Woof!

Recently, my partner and I embarked on one of life’s biggest events (well in my eyes anyway). We took the leap and became the proud parents to a bouncing baby Border Collie, Lulu. Every time I tell some this (as I shove a million photos of her in front of their face)...

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The Apocalyptic Obsession

My generation at the moment seem to have an intriguing interest with the thought of an apocalypse in which zombies take over the world. Whether it be as a result of a nuclear event or a catastrophic disease I have heard numerous conspiracy theories of how and when it...

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Are ‘YOU’OK?

One is in awe of all the Facebook love; to promote the awareness of mental health. With all the ‘likes’, sharing and so forth (bless our nucleus accumbens!). The second Thursday of September 2016 marks  “Are you OK day?”. One doesn’t need to  explain the definition....

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The limited and precious commodity

Let’s start with a riddle………. This thing all things devours: Birds, beasts, trees, flowers; Gnaws iron, bites steel; Grinds hard stones to meal; Slays king, ruins town, And beats high mountain down. Anyone who considers themselves a lord of the rings nerd might...

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Pain, immunity and your well being!

Picture these two scenarios: 1) You have just been rejected for a date with someone you’ve been very fond off….(sad face) Or, 2) Your last rep of your deadlift; has left you with a stabbing sensation in your lumbar spine… Why have I asked you to think about the two...

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Can we really create sustainable change?

There would be very few people in the western world who would not want to change one aspect of their health. From reducing weight to moving well, we want to change and most importantly, make that change “stick”. Take activity as an example. We roughly know the drill;...

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Pause….for Parkinson’s

Yesterday marked ‘Pause for Parkinson’s’ day. A day to recognize and show loving kindness and compassion to ones who suffer this debilitating neurodegenerative disease. When we think of Parkinson’s disease (PD) , Michael J Fox who sadly was diagnosed  in 1991 at the...

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Get That Monkey Off Your Back!

It’s 2016, the year of the Fire Monkey in regards to the Chinese Zodiac. People born in the year of the Fire Monkey are characterised as being ambitious and adventurous, but irritable. In Australia, we see the monkey as being cheeky and mischievous. What can we take...

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The importance of goal setting!

Life can be chaotic, unpredictable and at times overwhelming. We can often get consumed in our own routines and a little bit lost. The simplest task can seem like sending flowers to the moon. So how do we make a bit of sense out of our own world and make sure we are...

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Is Technology Giving you a Sore Neck?

Today's business and social world heavily relies on the use of the internet and associated communication gateways and information sharing methods. Along with this, as technology advances at a rapid rate, we are provided with easier and cheaper access to items such as...

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Have you got a baseline??

I hope I haven't got any musos falsely excited based on the heading... but if I have, then you might as well just tune in (ah, see what I did there...ha...ha...ahhh....ok...I'll get on with it...). As we near the final development and exciting launch of our...

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Do you do a pre-season?

This summer, become a better runner! Chances are that if you had a running-goal for this year, you have probably had a crack at it by now. City-to-Bay, Trailblazer, most of the SA Road-Runners club events and the various big-ticket state marathons have now been run...

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A Summer of Beautiful Movement

It has been an Australian summer of sport characterised by the consistent thread of the value of quality movement. It was great to see the majestic fluidity of Roger Federer back on centre court at the Australian Open. In his post-match interview after defeating...

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Is sitting the new smoking?

We don’t think much about the amount of time we sit on our butts, in fact we’ve geared sitting into pretty much every aspect of our lives. We only need to look at US data to see that TV viewing time and low activity jobs have doubled,  and miles spent in a vehicle has...

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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. Clinically, measurement and prescription on Active...

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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...

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