Surviving Easter: tips to successfully crossing over from summer to winter health!

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I have learned over the last decade+ of being not just a PT, nor just an Exercise Physiologist, but a lifestyle coach, that we are about to enter into a dark time for healthy exercise behaviours: Those that stuck to their NY resolutions may be in full swing and kicking some serious goals (hopefully this is […]

Exercise for the Risk Averse: choose to be active!

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We have all heard about that uncle that didn’t smoke or drink, and went to bed early, and died of a heart attack while going for his morning run, right??!! Why would we even bother?!! Well, there’s some truth to that fear, as your risk of injury and other negative health events certainly increases somewhat  WHILE […]

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Recently I’ve had lots of discussions with clients about their weightloss goals, the reasons and motivators  behind these, and associated body-image issues. A respected Adelaide Professor in Exercise Physiology and anthropometry (study of body dimensions), Dr Kevin Norton (and colleagues) published some interesting findings about our perceptions of our, and ideal, body images. The picture […]

The Golfer’s worst companion: Low Back Pain

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Golf is one of the most popular pastimes in Australia, and we certainly see a large number of recreational golfers as clients at iNform. One of the greatest things about this sport is that it allows for a broad range of participants from the very young to the very senior, and from the very active […]

Have you got a baseline??

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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 MovementScreen, I’ve been spending a lot of time talking […]

Do your kids see you sweat??

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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

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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.

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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…..

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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?

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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 […]