Head For The Hills

I’ve had a recent barrage of people who tell me they can’t get out and exercise where they live because they are in the hills! I find some irony in the fact that many of these people can yet get out of bed at the crack of dawn, jump in their car on a freezing […]

The Art Of Sleeping Well

Have you ever woken from sleep feeling like you’ve been hit by a bus?! It’s a strange phenomenon that exists around the very act that is supposed to revitalise us, when simply going to sleep is not enough to cure tiredness – and may in fact leave us feeling worse. Climbing into bed at 11pm […]

The Neuroscience Of Hobbies And Productivity

The suggestion of acquiring a non work or family related hobby is often scoffed as a waste of time or a selfish endeavour. With so many demands on the ‘here and now’, it seems there is no time to fit anything else in. On the back of this, I decided to look into the neuroscience […]

Diabetes In A Can

The prevalence of ‘energy drinks‘ being sold nowadays is a massive concern to me. Even more concerning is the young demographic being targeted with such products. Bright colours, crazy names, giant sized cans and marketing links to extreme activities create corporate appeal to these products. They have infiltrated service stations, supermarkets, clubs, bars and offices, […]

Sick Building Syndrome

It is appropriate for business owners, employees and home-dwellers alike to consider the potential impact of Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) as we move into Winter. SBS arose out of the energy crisis in the early 70′s, whereby the cost of regulating outside air temperature via HVAC systems began to escalate, resulting in an increase to […]

Motivational Harness #4 – You Don’t Have To Stink!

At a recent iNform Corporate function, I had the privilege of presenting to the cream of Adelaide’s small and medium-sized business directors, and here’s what I noticed: They all dressed REALLY nicely! I know…insightful! The reason I noted this, above anything else is, I was there to talk about the benefits of exercising before AND […]

Motivational Harness #3 – Flow From Within

In my recent football article, here’s what I eluded to: Is your workday structured around your physiology, or is your physiology dictated to by your workday? On a very complex level, asleep or awake, our bodies operate in cycles. It is physiologically impossible to be firing on all cylinders for the entire day, and so […]

Motivational Harness #2 – Internal World Vs. External World

Each waking day there is a battle between our internal physiology and our external environment. In the modern western format, the advantage often lies with the external. Many of us who walk into an office (of varying description) experience the pressure of a tight schedule to fulfill where the expectation of a work-day is grafted […]

Motivational Harness #1 – Finding The Elusive Character

I used to enjoy cooking. Before I became a parent, the journey of cooking a meal included any or all of the following: a nice beverage experimentation with flavours frolicking in the herb garden good company my choice of music After I became a parent, the process of making a meal now includes: a selection […]

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 […]