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 […]

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The Ugly Side of Running

Running is not for everyone! I was recently on a running track alongside a busy highway when I received a spray of abuse from a passenger in a car. It’s not  the first time it has happened – actually it’s surprisingly common. Obviously it didn’t hurt me, and I suppose it comes out of the […]

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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 […]

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Outworking Stress : Survival of the Fittest

I begin by referring back to an earlier post to expand on a single point regarding our western setting. As stated in this article, stress should be acute – we perceive threat, we deal with it, and we move on. However, the nature of many stressful situations are diluted, and so we see an internal […]

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Walking for well-being

A recent post by a colleague, Scott Wood, highlighted that if you want to lose weight you need to do more than just walk. Walking uses four times as much energy as sitting on a couch, however, when we factor a 30 minute walk into our whole day the increase in energy expenditure is no […]

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Exercise benefits on Stress – fighting the beast!

Before we can make sense of how exercise can help us deal with stress better, it will be useful to understand the physiology of stress and how it affects us. Needless to say, a great starting point is to highlight that the best way to deal with stress is to reduce your stress drivers and […]

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