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Physical Activity and Aging

Physical Activity and Aging

Weight training and joint health. Find out everything you need to know about lifting weights to improve the health of your joints! When I first stepped foot into a gym, I spent a lot of time watching other people (not like that, you creep). I was genuinely interested...

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Get Fit for Travel

Get Fit for Travel

Recently the Journal of Sports Sciences published a Systematic Review detailing the factors associated with injury in Elite Junior Tennis players. It is important that coaches and parents of such athletes are aware of the findings (Oosterhoof et al, 2018). Risk...

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Do you have a balanced exercise-diet?

Do you have a balanced exercise-diet?

Our list of the 3 best core exercises offer the perfect way to keep your spine health and your abdominal muscles strong and functioning well - no matter where you are! Those of you who have had some previous ‘iNform experience’ would be fully aware that we tend to...

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5 Keys to Good Heart Health

5 Keys to Good Heart Health

It's natural and normal to feel depressed at times, particularly and especially when, life throws you a curve ball. Whether it's the ending of a relationship, a death in the family, the loss of a job, or even just adjusting to different circumstances. Depression is a...

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Exercise was my last resort!

Exercise was my last resort!

It's natural and normal to feel depressed at times, particularly and especially when, life throws you a curve ball. Whether it's the ending of a relationship, a death in the family, the loss of a job, or even just adjusting to different circumstances. Depression is a...

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Physical Activity For The Gold

Physical Activity For The Gold

Let’s start with hard facts: Physical inactivity is the fourth leading cause of death due to non-communicable disease (heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancers) worldwide – contributing to over three million preventable deaths annually. Nearly one in three (29.7%)...

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Do you want to enjoy your retirement?

Do you want to enjoy your retirement?

There is no shortage of people who want to tell you running is bad for you especially if you're a beginner runner. ‘It wrecks your knees!’ they proclaim. I bet you anyone who has said that to you doesn’t run themselves. I do run, and do believe that almost anyone can...

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Bus stop action: Finding time to exercise

Bus stop action: Finding time to exercise

What would you say if I told you that there's a health component that is more important for healthy ageing than the COMBINED effects of smoking, obesity, and  diabetes?? Yet, the average GP is unlikely to mention this to you, much less actually test it. Could...

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Easily Outraged? Cop this…

Easily Outraged? Cop this…

Endurance athletes love long distances. You know exactly what I’m talking about. Most endurance guys (and gals) place a premium on long-distance, steady state exercise. With this in mind, when training to improve distance performance, the most typical method of...

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International Women’s Day 2017

International Women’s Day 2017

What would you say if I told you that there's a health component that is more important for healthy ageing than the COMBINED effects of smoking, obesity, and  diabetes?? Yet, the average GP is unlikely to mention this to you, much less actually test it. Could...

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My Training Diary

My Training Diary

There is no shortage of people who want to tell you running is bad for you especially if you're a beginner runner. ‘It wrecks your knees!’ they proclaim. I bet you anyone who has said that to you doesn’t run themselves. I do run, and do believe that almost anyone can...

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Do you use your World Gym?

Do you use your World Gym?

Do you sometimes feel tight or stuck in particular parts of your body? Perhaps from being in a certain posture for too long? I have five gentle yoga postures for you (and they're even based on scientific research). What a pain in the... back! In a world where we spend...

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Valentines with a twist!

Valentines with a twist!

For many of us I am sure we associate exercise with a certain location or facility such as the gym, netball court, footy oval, usual running or walking loop, or community pool. We develop a relationship in our mind between exercise and the need to go to a particular...

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Happy Psychology week!

Happy Psychology week!

Adelaide is arguably Australia's best city to be a cyclist in, and at the moment, with the Tour Down Under (TDU) in full flight, this is particularly the case! It is so good to see so many cyclists enjoying our beautiful roads, and in particular, the number of...

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Need motivation to move? Woof Woof!

Need motivation to move? Woof Woof!

Did you know that the way that you structure your running week can have a huge impact on the improvements you make, your capacity to avoid injury and maximise enjoyment?! You are probably well aware of the 'periodising' concept, which is  understood to be the way...

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The Apocalyptic Obsession

The Apocalyptic Obsession

Adelaide is arguably Australia's best city to be a cyclist in, and at the moment, with the Tour Down Under (TDU) in full flight, this is particularly the case! It is so good to see so many cyclists enjoying our beautiful roads, and in particular, the number of...

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Are ‘YOU’OK?

Are ‘YOU’OK?

Well, the last few weeks have seen me starting to clock up a few kms on the new steed, and I'm absolutely loving it. Having purchased the right bike, and being fit to it properly has made a huge difference to my enjoyment on it. By the way, do you know what the right...

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The limited and precious commodity

The limited and precious commodity

In eight months I will be riding 1000kms over 7 days, from Melbourne to Adelaide, as part of the Leukemia Foundation's Ride-as-One event, representing the iNform team. Actually, it's closer to 1100kms, but that didn't have the same ring to it for a title! That's an...

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Pain, immunity and your well being!

Pain, immunity and your well being!

In eight months I will be riding 1000kms over 7 days, from Melbourne to Adelaide, as part of the Leukemia Foundation's Ride-as-One event, representing the iNform team. Actually, it's closer to 1100kms, but that didn't have the same ring to it for a title! That's an...

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Do you have a balanced exercise-diet?

Can we really create sustainable change?

Seeing this image appear on my Facebook feed made me really think about the implications highlighted by the pictured gentleman. There is no question that we need to think about the national (and global!) financial sustainability of an ageing population and associated...

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Pause….for Parkinson’s

Pause….for Parkinson’s

I was reading about the upcoming Tasting Australia Festival in the Weekend Australia on Sunday- I must add whilst drinking a 2007 Adelaide Hills Riesling and eating an ashed chevre, also from the Hills. Sundays should be filled with such acts of hedonism. Amidst my...

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Get That Monkey Off Your Back!

Get That Monkey Off Your Back!

The fringe festival is now in full swing, bringing the weird, wonderful and sometimes unimaginable acts. Perhaps you have seen the ‘Cowboy’ who now holds the world record for sword swallowing after having magnets implanted in his chest, behind the sternum… The human...

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Can a S.M.A.R.T dog learn new tricks?

Can a S.M.A.R.T dog learn new tricks?

The fringe festival is now in full swing, bringing the weird, wonderful and sometimes unimaginable acts. Perhaps you have seen the ‘Cowboy’ who now holds the world record for sword swallowing after having magnets implanted in his chest, behind the sternum… The human...

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The importance of goal setting!

The fringe festival is now in full swing, bringing the weird, wonderful and sometimes unimaginable acts. Perhaps you have seen the ‘Cowboy’ who now holds the world record for sword swallowing after having magnets implanted in his chest, behind the sternum… The human...

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Is Technology Giving you a Sore Neck?

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...

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Have you got a baseline??

Have you got a baseline??

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...

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RunStrong- The blog about Black Caviar’s Arse……..

Do you do a pre-season?

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...

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RunStrong- The blog about Black Caviar’s Arse……..

A Summer of Beautiful Movement

Today's business and social world heavily relies on the use of the internet and associated communication gateways and information sharing methods. Along with this, as technology advances at a rapid rate, we are provided with easier and cheaper access to items such as...

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Is sitting the new smoking?

Is sitting the new smoking?

Today's business and social world heavily relies on the use of the internet and associated communication gateways and information sharing methods. Along with this, as technology advances at a rapid rate, we are provided with easier and cheaper access to items such as...

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Healthy Cells 101

Today's business and social world heavily relies on the use of the internet and associated communication gateways and information sharing methods. Along with this, as technology advances at a rapid rate, we are provided with easier and cheaper access to items such as...

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Melatonin: The Victim Of Technology

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! While every study is...

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