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 […]

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 […]

Being a coffee snob is good for your health

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I was in Perth for work last weekend. I don’t know Perth very well at all, yet alone South Perth, where I was staying. This means that I did not know where I could find a good coffee on Monday morning, which is a problem as I am quite the coffee snob. Fortunately I had […]

Sleep, stress and sickness. Are they interrelated? Part 1.

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Could you ever imagine that you have a mind body connection? And it may sound difficult to understand, and hey! If you had to consciously think about making your heart beat every time that would be exhausting right? And this is because a lot of your autonomic aka “automatic” functions happen without you having to consciously think about it, […]

Where are you getting your information from?

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I am generalising here, but usually your phone/tablet/laptop is the first thing you see in the morning and last thing you may see at night. Facebook, twitter, Instagram, reddit… Social media is everywhere (even if you try and ignore it).  Through these information sources we are now constantly bombarded with information, facts, and opinion pieces […]

Life after Military Service: What does it mean for your health?

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Transitioning from military service to civilian life can hold many challenges for veterans and health matters can be at the forefront. Life in military service typically involves free medical, dental and health support with many systems in place including compulsory annual check-ups. This allows our service members to get on with doing their jobs without having to worry […]

Surviving Easter: tips to successfully crossing over from summer to winter health!

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I have learned over the last decade+ of being not just a PT, nor just an Exercise Physiologist, but a lifestyle coach, that we are about to enter into a dark time for healthy exercise behaviours: Those that stuck to their NY resolutions may be in full swing and kicking some serious goals (hopefully this is […]

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Recently I’ve had lots of discussions with clients about their weightloss goals, the reasons and motivators  behind these, and associated body-image issues. A respected Adelaide Professor in Exercise Physiology and anthropometry (study of body dimensions), Dr Kevin Norton (and colleagues) published some interesting findings about our perceptions of our, and ideal, body images. The picture […]

Have you got a baseline??

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I hope I haven’t got any musos falsely excited based on the heading… but if I have, then you might as well just tune in (ah, see what I did there…ha…ha…ahhh….ok…I’ll get on with it…). As we near the final development and exciting launch of our MovementScreen, I’ve been spending a lot of time talking […]