Get That Monkey Off Your Back!

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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 from this Chinese Zodiak that could help our health […]

Exercise and Pregnancy: Should you train for Labour?

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Would you run in a marathon without preparing and training? It’s a question I ask my pregnant clients. A majority of marathoners wouldn’t dream of it. They would focus on their preparation, strengthen their bodies and minds so they can remain injury free in the lead up, perform the race of their life and recover […]

Are you Roger Federer or Bernard Tomic?

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There was an interesting contrast in attitudes to the role of coaching in today’s Australian Newspaper. Roger Federer’s perspective: “There’s always a different angle or something else you can work on that maybe you tend to forget. So many things keep changing. The game keeps evolving. So I think it’s important to keep an open […]

Can a S.M.A.R.T dog learn new tricks?

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Picture this… Its January 1st. This year you want to lose weight! In fact you have already started to cut out the cake at lunch, park your car further away from work and have joined the local  yoga class. You have been weighing yourself daily and watching the numbers on the scales decrease. You have […]

High Intensity Interval Training: So why all the hype?

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Workout trends come and go, and one of these that is getting a lot of attention is High Intensity Training (HIT). The attention, such as that in television shows like Catalyst and Michael Mosely’s ‘The truth about exercise’ (claiming that 6 minutes of exercise per week is all that we need) is largely well deserved, […]

The importance of goal setting!

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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 progressing and […]

Paleo Diet vs Dietary Guidelines: What are we missing out on?

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In our previous blog we looked at the evidence supporting the Paleo diet. While promising, these few studies were very short in duration, had relatively small numbers, and were targeted mainly at people with metabolic conditions. What is still unknown though is the long term ramifications of eating the Paleo way as there are no […]

Being a coffee snob is good for your health

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I was in Perth for work last weekend. I don’t know Perth very well at all, yet alone South Perth, where I was staying. This means that I did not know where I could find a good coffee on Monday morning, which is a problem as I am quite the coffee snob. Fortunately I had […]

When you can’t breathe, nothing else matters

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November is lung awareness month, a chance for everyone to stop and listen to their breathing. Many of us don’t even think about our breathing until we experience challenges. Alarmingly, one in seven Australian’s die because of lung disease every year! With such a high prevalence it is clear we need to pay greater attention […]

Paleo vs Dietary Guidelines: How do paleolithic diets stack up against more standard fare?

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In our last iNform Voice blog we explained the main differences between a Paleo diet and our current Australian Guidelines. However, do we know if this way of eating is good for us or is it just another fly-by diet? Is there actually any research to this diet and if so what does it tell […]