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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Is A Plant-Based Diet Really A Game Changer?

The Game Changers, a movie promoting the benefits of a plant-based diet on athlete performance has been gaining a lot of traction. With big sports stars involved like Lewis Hamilton, Novak Djokovic, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jackie Chan and backed by Hollywood heavy weight director and producer James Cameron one can see why. However, for the uninitiated […]

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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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Running From The Risk of Injury

The Injury Risks From Running Running season is in full swing at the moment with a plethora of fun runs available, covering 10km, 21 km (half marathon) and 42.2 km (marathon). However, the motivation to run doesn’t necessarily involve competing with others, it could be for stress relief and mental health, general fitness, personal enjoyment […]

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Sports Nutrition Supplements – What You Need To Know

Supplements Are Big Business! Sports nutrition supplements, more formally known as nutritional erogogenic aids are part of a supplement industry that is currently booming, with sales in Australia skyrocketing to $1billion dollars per year. It is not hard to miss manufacturers bold advertising campaigns, their lists of powders, pills and liquids for pre workout right […]

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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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Fighting the aging process

As we age it is important that we change our diets and training approaches to match our bodies physiology. The older we get, the bigger the battle is against decreasing lean muscle mass. Increasing protein levels and utilizing resistance training can aid in improving muscle mass as we age. Lift Weights, Eat More Protein, Especially […]

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