You’ve made the wrong New Year’s Resolution

Pregnant Woman Eating Box Of Chocolates Sitting On Sofa At Home

Ok, I’m not going to berate you. I think its pretty normal that by now, the end of January, you have probably not continued with your NYRs. After all, we know that 88% of people are in the same boat! But why does this keep happening year after year? There are some common mistakes that […]

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 […]

Team Up For Happiness

A recent inquiry by the Gallup World Poll aimed to discover which is the happiest country in the world. If you want to maintain the suspense of not knowing, look away now. IT WAS DENMARK! Reason: The Danes trust each other! In a summary of findings, it was noted that the happiest countries correlated with […]

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 […]

What’s With Carb Loading?

Having recently completed my first official ‘mini ultra’ 50km marathon, one of the most common queries I received was about when I was going to do my carb loading, so I thought I would put forward my opinion on this concept! Carbohydrates are stored in the body, and unlike fat, storage space is limited. Our […]

Sleep Deprivation: a road to diabetes

diabetes pic for web

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 […]

Exercise: The victim of the box we put it in

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Who couldn’t relate to Lic’s last blog “The 10 minute deal”? I certainly could. That 15minute internal debate takes more bloody time and energy than some quality exercise, but yields none of the myriad of benefits the exercise session gives us. How ironic. “…we are immersed in it and exist only in it during those […]

TV Can Kill You, Hey?

I heard a recent statistic that watching two hours of television per day increased risk of death before the age of 65 by 13%, with associated risks of heart disease and diabetes going up by 15% and 20% respectively. Given the average Australian watches the box for around four hours per day, this should be […]

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 […]

The Role of Exercise Professionals in Injury Rehabilitation

We are not ‘fixers’! I just wanted to make that point up front. Now, a little explanation as to what that means. Firstly, what do I mean by a ‘fixer’? A fixer, by my definition is a health professional that provides a service in which, you, the client need to be somewhat submissive to and […]