Do your kids see you sweat??

overweight teenager

Last week I saw a report on the ABC about the growing prevalence of overweight and obese (O&O) kids in Australia, and it sparked a lot of angry thoughts! As one my areas of passion is seeing healthy active kids! The stats, as you can imagine, are scary: Back in 2000, approximately 20% of teenagers […]

Acid in the brain – the need for sleep

tries to get 8hrs sleep in 3

One of the most important pieces of health information has just been discovered, but it seems to still be hidden under the blankets. Researchers from the University of Rochester Medical Centre in New York have found out WHY we actually need to sleep! we probably already have an idea of the health implications of too little (or […]

The Glycemic Load. The other half of the story.

loaf of bread

I have this conversation with clients at least once a week, so I thought I’d share it here for you as well. Now, while I’m an Exercise Physiologist (and not a dietician), the majority of our clients ask about dietary advice, as it’s part of the lifestyle behaviours that we often coach our clients through. […]

We stand upon the foundations we built…..


Venice is my favorite city that I have traveled to thus far. Admittedly it isn’t great for trail running, but its virtues make up for that short-coming. It is a unique place, and its fragility is evident. Every corner you turn there is evidence of ongoing maintenance to the foundations of the buildings. If not […]

Has the barefoot wave crested?


The symbol on the tongue of my New Balance Minimus 10v2 Trail shoe is this: <=>. Less equals more. This succinct message, I am sure infers that less structure, support and sole means more feel, enjoyment and performance. But for many, it probably lead to more calf soreness, shin pain and bone stress. This may […]

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 and done for 2014. If you did have a […]

A Summer of Beautiful Movement

snow board

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 Jo-Wilfred Tsonga he highlighted how much better he is feeling moving […]

Injury Free Surfing. The Upper Back and Shoulders Part 1: The Problem


Paddling a surfboard when restricted in thoracic extension is a recipe for injury. There is one thing you will do a lot of in surfing, and that’s paddling. Paddling out to the break, to catch waves, to get back out, to stay in the right spot. The basic paddling posture is on your stomach, with your […]

You’ve made the wrong New Year’s Resolution

Pregnant Woman Eating Box Of Chocolates Sitting On Sofa At Home

Ok, I’m not going to berate you. I think its pretty normal that by now, the end of January, you have probably not continued with your NYRs. After all, we know that 88% of people are in the same boat! But why does this keep happening year after year? There are some common mistakes that […]

Beat the summer heat


It’s 7am and your alarm sounds. A predicted maximum temperature of 37 degrees for the day, a scorcher. Don’t feel like going for a run in that heat? Here’s another option, grab a surfboard, SUP (stand up paddle) board, or kayak and get yourself down to the beach, river or lake.These sports can aid your […]