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Monday, 22 April 2013

Macronutrients...

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The food that we eat is digested inside our bodies and broken down into its simplest form known as 'macronutrients'. These macronutrients are either: Carbohydrates Protein Fats While each of these macronutrients provide energy, the amount of calories that each one supplies differs: Carbohydrates = 4 calories per gram Protein…
Friday, 12 April 2013

How to be mindful during ...

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Mindfulness is the current ‘buzz word’ in a wide variety of health sciences! Its influence has spread from eastern meditative practices through to western psychology and the mental health sciences and now into our everyday social lives. We know the evidence behind the benefits of mindfulness on our mental health,…
Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Fitness Expo...

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Our nutritionist Shannon spent all weekend at the Australian Fitness and Health Expo gaining knowledge from nutrition, fitness and health speakers from around Australia. Top health experts were on hand to answer questions and reveal their own training and nutrition programs. Shannon was slowly overloaded with samples and information flyers,…
Monday, 08 April 2013

Food Allergies and Kids...

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The prevalence of food allergies in children is increasing like an epidemic. The ray of hope lies in possible new methods of treatment which could desensitise allergies in individuals for the rest of their lives. When you suffer from a food allergy, your immune system reacts to that food substance…
Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Nutrition Myths...

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We recently attended the Heart Foundation's 'Nutritional Myths Breakfast', to discuss nutrition myths and unravel the maze of information that is out to confuse everyone! With so much information on nutrition available, many people get confused about what's healthy, what's not and what's just a fad! The myth's we busted…
Friday, 22 March 2013

Please Explain My Pain...

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In the past few decades, a scientific revolution has occurred in the understanding of the experience of pain. It's an exciting area full of new theories, hypothesis, studies and slowly emerging facts. However, behind all the excitement there still remains some confusion. This weeks blog aims to uncover some of…
Saturday, 09 March 2013

What is my 'core...

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This is not a simple question to answer! The term 'core' means different things to different people and is a point of confusion in the movement, training, muscuo-skeletal and orthopedic world! A quick Google search (which returned 1, 150, 000,000 results) gives such definitions as; "Abdominal and back muscles" "Deep…
Sunday, 24 February 2013

Finding your Neutral Spin...

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Caught your self being a little more aware of your 'neutral spine' in this past week? Good! The first step to improving your posture is awareness! Hopefully if you read my previous post 'what is a neutral spine' you now have a clearer understanding on the concept of 'neutral'. However,…
Saturday, 16 February 2013

What is Neutral Spine?...

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How often have you heard the phrase "while you’re maintaining your neutral spine" ... (insert Pilates move, core exercise, breath pattern ... or any number of other moves here)? If you work and live in the realm of Pilates, or other movement based genera, you’ve probably heard this phrase often.…
Sunday, 10 February 2013

Define: Stability...

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While reading and preparing for a physiotherapy course I’m attending in 2013, the word ‘stability’ has pricked my ears more than once. It’s a word that’s recently been used to excess in health science and seems to have a variety of different meanings, depending on the flavour and context of…
Monday, 19 November 2012

What is Total Health?...

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Many people have been asking me of late 'what is total health all about?', they all seem to believe it to be a philosophical ideology, or an 'alternative' therapy. I guess some of this is true, but total health exists in our western scientific medical system too, if we choose…
Monday, 30 November -0001

What are your Pilates Goa...

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What are your Pilates Goals for 2017. Get rid of pain, tone up, master the teaser, or just have a routine that ensures you wake up every morning feeling outstanding! What ever your goals, as 2016 comes to a close it's time to start thinking about how to make them…
Monday, 30 November -0001

What is the best Mattress...

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As a Physiotherapist I commonly get asked by my clients "what type of mattress should I buy?" and to be honest, apart from a few basic rules, it depends on many variable factors. Finding the right mattress is generally only part of the issue when it comes to getting a…
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