If you’ve been following our journey on Instagram, you’ll have a pretty good idea of what our holidays look like so, we’ve roped in a friend who loves to travel and knows a thing or two about staying healthy and active on the road.  If you’ve got any secret tips for healthy holidays, we’d love to…

I often refer to anxiety and depression in a single breath but the two are vastly different… as are the tools I use to manage them. What is anxiety?  While there are many types of anxiety disorder, Generalised Anxiety Disorder is defined by Black Dog Institute as “overwhelming and persistent worry about several or many…

Protein isn’t just for the gym junkies! When we hear the word ‘protein’, most people associate it with gym junkies. While protein is responsible for building and repairing muscle, it also contains the essential enzymes and hormones you need to feel healthy inside and out. Protein contributes to the health of your blood and bones, and…

We’re told too much sugar is bad for us. But, how much is too much, and what kind of sugar is best? The World Health Organisation recommends that sugar makes up no more than five percent of your daily calorie intake.  For an adult of normal body mass index (BMI), that’s about six teaspoons or…

Cardio or weights; that is the question. Specifically, which one is more effective for weight loss? Often we hear that cardio = weight loss and weight training = muscle gain.  But, like so many things in life, it’s not quite that simple. Feel the burn For cardio to be effective for weight loss, you need to…

Have you ever broken a toe? I broke one recently, letting rip with every expletive in the book! Broken toes HURT and there’s nothing to do but tape it up and get on with life as best you can (albeit at a slower pace). But you don’t need a broken toe to remind you how important…

If there’s one question I ask clients repeatedly, it’s “how much water have you drunk today?”  Some days I feel like a broken record. But seriously, the body is 60-70% water, making hydration vital for optimum health and wellbeing! Water, the ultimate health tonic You can go weeks, months even, without food. But, deprived of…

As I watch my parents, aunties and uncles get older, they appear to have two things in common. First, they all have a long list of aches and pains, for which they pop pills or endure invasive surgeries. Second, physical activity has never been a significant part of their lifestyle. According to the Victorian State Government, people…

If you’re reading this on a smart phone or tablet, chances are you’ve unknowingly adopted the modern postural (mal)adaptation known as the iHunch. Repeatedly hunching over your device causes the neck and head to jut forward and upper spine to collapse. According to US research, when you look down at your phone to text, check email, or…

I describe myself as a Type A in recovery Type A (adj.) A pattern of behaviour characterised by competitiveness, a sense of urgency, impatience, perfectionism, and assertiveness, and possibly associated with an increased risk of heart disease.  Source: Dictionary.com I was a curious but highly-strung child who never quite fit in so I think, on some…

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