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

Fat loss v EE

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?

frosty

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 […]

To Be Fit or Not, That is the Question…

Yeah yeah, I hear the droning! Of course we need to be fit… Actually, I’d like to take this opportunity to put fitness into context. The current ‘buzz’ around training is Boot Camps or similar fitness programs – an all or nothing approach to training – where every session is designed to be harder than […]

Walking for well-being

A recent post by a colleague, Scott Wood, highlighted that if you want to lose weight you need to do more than just walk. Walking uses four times as much energy as sitting on a couch, however, when we factor a 30 minute walk into our whole day the increase in energy expenditure is no […]

adults and sport making our kids fatter.

Among all the bad news on the radio as I drove to work this morning, I heard that the Heart Foundation has released data from a new study stating that now 25% of Australian kids are overweight or obese, and that they are tipped to be the first generation EVER to live less than their […]