Health as a currency of the future – Are you investing wisely?

This thought was inspired during a conversation with a good friend mine, Brendan. He made this ‘proud-parent’ comment (yes we are always trying to one-up each other!) that went something along the lines of: “well educated kids with a foundation of health will have an unfair advantage in the future”.  This really resonated with me, […]

From 0 to 1000km ‘Ride as One’ – Multiple Day bike event prep: Screening – The right start

Screening is a critical part of our solutions for our clients to set up the right start before beginning their exercise journey. And so my exciting journey from 0km to 1000km in one week would be no different! Establishing the right screening process to address my weaknesses and asymmetries is the first step I took. My Bike Fit […]

What can the Olympics teach us about ageing well?

The Olympics are arguably the grandest sporting event to take place. 11,551 athletes from 207 different nations competed in 306 events in 28 sports. What we have seen in Rio 2016 is a age diverse group of athletes competing to be the world’s best. The really interesting part of all this is that it can […]

From 0 to 1000km ‘Ride as One’ – Multiple Day bike event prep: The genesis

In eight months I will be riding 1000kms over 7 days, from Melbourne to Adelaide, as part of the Leukemia Foundation’s Ride-as-One event, representing the iNform team. Actually, it’s closer to 1100kms, but that didn’t have the same ring to it for a title! That’s an average of around 150km and more than 5-6hrs on the […]

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 identify this riddle as one that the creature Gollem proposed to Bilbo […]

Bones – Do we care for them as much as we should?

This week is Health Bone action week…. So why do we need a week about Bones? 4.7 millions Australians over the age of 50 have Osteoporosis or poor bone health (Osteoporosis Australia, 2014). It is also alarming that the prevalence of bone disease has continued to increase in recent years. Good bone is essential as […]

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 contrasting scenarios? Do you think they […]

City to Bay: Preparation is the key to success

How many times have we heard the saying ‘Preparation is the key to success’? Similarly one of my favourites is ‘In failing to prepare we are preparing to fail’. These sayings can be applied leading into any event in our lives from an up and coming job interview, to a 4 year olds birthday party, to painting […]

What does your sleep say about your health?

Sleep Awareness Week is here and what better time to remind us all the importance of a good night’s sleep. Do you consistently get less than six hours sleep? Or, do you frequently wake during the night? If you do, don’t fear, as we have a few practical tips to improve your sleep patterns.

AM vs. PM: Is it better to exercise in the morning or evening?

Most people generally decide whether to exercise in the morning or evening, or possibly a combination of the two simply due to time availablility or individual preference. Some people swear by the 6am workouts that gets them pumped for the rest of the day, others wouldn’t dare break a sweat before lunch, but is there a […]