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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Head For The Hills

I’ve had a recent barrage of people who tell me they can’t get out and exercise where they live because they are in the hills! I find some irony in the fact that many of these people can yet get out of bed at the crack of dawn, jump in their car on a freezing […]

How to lose fat with exercise Part 2

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So to burn more fat you need to work at lower intensities in the “fat burning zone” right?? This is probably the number one exercise myth that despite it’s lack of evidence never seems to be truly debunked. You still even see on the cardio gym equipment to this day heart rate graphs of the […]

Motivational Harness #4 – You Don’t Have To Stink!

At a recent iNform Corporate function, I had the privilege of presenting to the cream of Adelaide’s small and medium-sized business directors, and here’s what I noticed: They all dressed REALLY nicely! I know…insightful! The reason I noted this, above anything else is, I was there to talk about the benefits of exercising before AND […]

Motivational Harness #3 – Flow From Within

In my recent football article, here’s what I eluded to: Is your workday structured around your physiology, or is your physiology dictated to by your workday? On a very complex level, asleep or awake, our bodies operate in cycles. It is physiologically impossible to be firing on all cylinders for the entire day, and so […]

Motivational Harness #1 – Finding The Elusive Character

I used to enjoy cooking. Before I became a parent, the journey of cooking a meal included any or all of the following: a nice beverage experimentation with flavours frolicking in the herb garden good company my choice of music After I became a parent, the process of making a meal now includes: a selection […]

The Ugly Side of Running

Running is not for everyone! I was recently on a running track alongside a busy highway when I received a spray of abuse from a passenger in a car. It’s not  the first time it has happened – actually it’s surprisingly common. Obviously it didn’t hurt me, and I suppose it comes out of the […]

Get cool to lose weight?

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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 […]