Learn to Run Part 7: So what’s with all this barefoot hype?!

If you have even the slightest passing interest in running, you would have read something about barefoot running recently. It is very topical at present. Media exposure has been given largely to those who fall in one of two categories; those who advocate barefoot running and those that oppose it. I believe the biggest issue […]

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Coffee- The Cigarettes of the 21st Century?

Everyday at work, between the hours of 10am and 11am, a strange migration of local wildlife occurs. As far as I am to know, this migration is isolated to the eastern end of Kensington Road in Norwood but this phenomenon may be more widespread. The migration I speak of involves middle  age white collar professionals. […]

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Sleep Deprivation: a road to diabetes

Did you get less than five and a half hours sleep last night? There have been many times where I have, through meeting work deadlines, having a good night out with friends or through the “joys” of parenthood, and I have not given it a second thought. That is until I discovered what it is […]

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Get cool to lose weight?

Damn it’s cold outside! This was my thought as my knuckles were becoming numb on a frosty Adelaide Hills’ morning on my regular run! We are all no doubt struggling through some of these colder months, so I thought this was the perfect time to talk about how our body’s natural warming system could possibly […]

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Desensitised to poison

What would be your response if you tuned into the radio – a respectable radio like ABC Radio National – and you heard a leading researcher being interviewed and he was excited about the fact that they are very close to developing a vaccine that would desensitise you to a poison?? Well, this happened to […]

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Build a bigger brain through exercise!

Today’s Western lifestyle is toxic for our brains. The continual stress of rushing around, meeting deadlines, feeling guilty about not spending enough time with the family and poor sleep habits elevate levels of a hormone called cortisol in our bodies. While this hormone can actively destroy our memory faculties, some surprising research has shed light […]

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