Improving Performance with Sleep

When people talk about the keys to living a healthy life and performing at your best, exercise and diet are always front and centre. Rightly so, as exercising at least 150 mins per week at moderate to vigorous intensity and eating a well-balanced diet rich in green leafy vegetables, fruits, grains and seafood and low […]

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Why your office chair is bad for your health

Sedentary behaviour and your health It might seem strange to hear the average working week in Australia has reduced by 2 hours per week however, that doesn’t mean people are working less, it purely represents a shift from productivity to outcome based performance measurements. Tied together with the development of new technologies and the introduction […]

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Weight Loss Diets – What’s the Truth?

Lets talk about diets, as every other week there is a news article talking about the “best” diet for weight loss. There is the high protein diet, the low carbohydrate ketogenic diet, there are experts who say dieting doesn’t work, bloggers spruiking the benefits of the intermittent fasting diet, Instagram influencers telling us the key […]

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Knee Osteoarthritis and Opioids

The American College of Rheumatology and the American College of Orthopaedic Surgeons recommend opioids such as Tramadol as a front line intervention for knee osteoarthritis (OA), either on their own or in association with NSAID’s. This paper looked at the 1 year all cause mortality risk associated with knee OA and the use of opioids […]

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Exercise is Medicine – A Chiropractors Domain

In 2017, I wrote an article for The Australian Chiropractor outlining the importance of exercise as medicine and the role chiropractors can play in prescribing exercise therapy to their patients. The article can be found on pages 10 and 11 in the November 2017 issue of TAC. TAC November 2017

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Exercise at work to improve productivity

We know that physical activity helps to mitigate the risks of developing preventable diseases like cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes etc associated with a sedentary lifestyle and physical inactivity. It is also known that exercise helps to improve memory and cognition. A recent small scale study showed that by engaging in regular exercise at work people […]

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The truth about HIIT

High intensity interval training (HIIT) is hugely popular in the exercise world at the moment, leading to an explosion of “HIIT” style group classes and work outs. Unfortunately though, many of these classes and work outs are not actually HIIT programs as used in the research literature. Therefore the results individuals achieve won’t be inline […]

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The Physical Inactivity Pandemic

150 mins per week of moderate to vigorous intensity exercise is all it takes to reduce the risks of chronic preventable diseases like cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes and certain cancers like bowel and breast cancer. Lets stop sitting and lets start moving.   Pandemic of Physical Inactivity.

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How training your uninjured limb helps your injured limb

Winter time usually means the time for contact sports and activities like skiing and snowboarding, which inevitably leads to injuries. When injuries occur, most often we are advised to rest. In this article it shows that training the uninjured limb can aid in maintaining the size and strength of the injured limb. How training your […]

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Does HIIT and caffeine improve tolerance to HIT?

This is a very promising small scale study looking at the effects of caffeine on tolerance to high intensity workload. The study shows that those who took 5mg of caffeine per kg were able to train at a high intensity level for 30% longer than those who didn’t take caffeine. The caffeine group also burned […]

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