People watching: do you have enough strength??

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I love people watching. My ‘creative expression’ is understanding human movement, and helping others move better so that they can get more from life. This is what I do, every day, and I love it. In fact, this is not a job, but somehow, a part of who I am. As such, I would struggle […]

Mastering Gravity (Part 2): How do you improve your balance?

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Mastering Gravity: How do you improve your balance? In a previous blog, we discussed how our lack of play and challenge has slowly led to decrements in our balance. Research in the Age and Ageing Journal (2013) has proven that less active lifestyles appear to accelerate loss of proprioceptive acuity and thus would contribute to loss […]

Do you master Gravity: Falls prevention through exercise

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I don’t think I have enough fingers and toes to count the times I have heard clients utter the phrases, “now I am getting older, my balance is getting worse” and “I am scared of falling so I can’t do the things I used to” It is true, there are age related changes to our […]

Hypermobility: Are you a one trick wonder?

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The fringe festival is now in full swing, bringing the weird, wonderful and sometimes unimaginable acts. Perhaps you have seen the ‘Cowboy’ who now holds the world record for sword swallowing after having magnets implanted in his chest, behind the sternum… The human body is sometimes altered according to our desires but sometimes it just […]

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 […]

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 […]