Exercising to Look Good: Signing up for dissatisfaction

Sixteen years ago as a work experience student I had my first exposure to a gym. I was looking for something that I was vaguely interested in, and thought exercise was cool so I ended up at my local workout centre. My lasting memory from this time is of men and women doing bench presses […]

Exercise and Low Back Pain

Here’s some scary stats for you: 80% of the Australian population has suffered from low back pain at some stage in their life. 25% is suffering from it right NOW!! – there’s a good chance that this may be you as you read this. And one in four people that you walk past tomorrow will […]

'Green' vs 'brown' carbs. The Omega argument

In our last post we left off with a recommendation to increase vegetable intake as a means of reducing total carbohydrate intake, and to also improve the ratio between 0mega-3s and omega-6s. This is very important as this ratio is totally unbalanced by our common western diets, which, among other things will also increase the […]

Drugs in the Tour de France (TDF)? EPO undetectable!

Interesting study recently published in the Journal Of Applied Physiology (Lundby C, et al) shows that one of two labs accredited by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) could not detect significant levels of injected EPO in a group of volunteer (positive) samples. 8 volunteers were injected every second day for 14 days (a common ‘boosting […]

Australia wins Gold as World's fattest nation! – A critical time for health

By Max Martin. Director/Exercise Physiologist – iNform Health and Fitness Solutions I know I’m not alone in my concern for the health of Australians and I’m not the first (by any stretch of the imagination) to report on the seriousness of the issue. However, I believe that right now we are facing a ‘critical’ period […]