Health as a currency of the future – Are you investing wisely?

This thought was inspired during a conversation with a good friend mine, Brendan. He made this ‘proud-parent’ comment (yes we are always trying to one-up each other!) that went something along the lines of: “well educated kids with a foundation of health will have an unfair advantage in the future”.  This really resonated with me, […]

The limited and precious commodity

Let’s start with a riddle………. This thing all things devours: Birds, beasts, trees, flowers; Gnaws iron, bites steel; Grinds hard stones to meal; Slays king, ruins town, And beats high mountain down. Anyone who considers themselves a lord of the rings nerd might identify this riddle as one that the creature Gollem proposed to Bilbo […]

Pain, immunity and your well being!

Picture these two scenarios: 1) You have just been rejected for a date with someone you’ve been very fond off….(sad face) Or, 2) Your last rep of your deadlift; has left you with a stabbing sensation in your lumbar spine… Why have I asked you to think about the two contrasting scenarios? Do you think they […]

Get That Monkey Off Your Back!

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?

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!

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

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.

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?

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?

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 […]