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 […]

Distorted images

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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 […]

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 […]

Acid in the brain – the need for sleep

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One of the most important pieces of health information has just been discovered, but it seems to still be hidden under the blankets. Researchers from the University of Rochester Medical Centre in New York have found out WHY we actually need to sleep! we probably already have an idea of the health implications of too little (or […]

Which diet is best for your health?: Part 2

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In my last blog I outlined the evidence pointing toward a Mediterranean diet for health and longevity. However we are yet to discuss what foods it mainly consists of. Contrary to what many people believe, it is not high in breads and pastas!

The Perfect Training Program

Earlier this year, I acquired a new personal trainer. I have utilised the services of numerous trainers in my health and fitness journey, and they have been very good. However, my current trainer has drawn me back to the joys of my childhood. Her programming model is raw and instinctive. It’s a refreshing change from […]

Happy Holidays!

Recently I’ve noted a number of reports on Australians who aren’t taking holidays. In fact, almost a third of Australian workers have no planned leave in the next 12 months. In a rare moment of nostalgia over the weekend, my mind was cast back to my youth in the ’80’s. I saw a video clip […]

Health, Investments and Running Shoes

Do you ever think that you would feel better if you could run 5km’s without stopping? Or 10km? And does your picture of health involve a person who does this multiple times per week, perhaps with the resemblance of a smile on their face? Are your barriers to achieving this for yourself centred around time, […]

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 […]