January Challenge Theme Summary

From January 15 - February 15th I had 12 clients take part in an exercise and nutrition challenge. I asked them to record as much of what they ate as possible to help them reflect on their eating habits and I provided general nutrition information as well as specific questions and suggestions for each of them. Below is a summary of all the themes I noticed and spoke about. I have included all the videos [...]

By | 2019-05-31T15:48:45+00:00 May 31st, 2019|Education, Food|0 Comments

January 2019 Monthly Dose

By | 2019-01-30T18:25:15+00:00 January 15th, 2019|My thoughts|0 Comments

The January Challenge

There are three main goals of the challenge To get in touch (not obsess) with what you are eating To offer exercise options and implement them consistently To help kickstart good exercise and eating habits What you get A place to track your food. I will look this overly weekly and provide reflective feedback Weekly workouts that can be done outdoors or in the gym Support. Ask me questions - if I don’t know I [...]

By | 2019-01-14T22:22:21+00:00 January 14th, 2019|Education, Food|0 Comments

My guest blog on Naked Snacks:)

By | 2018-11-07T17:38:19+00:00 November 7th, 2018|Food|0 Comments

A response to the CPA acupuncture article.

I always read the CPA magazine because it is important to stay abreast of what our professional organization is discussing, implementing and supporting. I was disappointed in the recent edition (Oct 2018, promoting the value of physiotherapy) when I read a feature article on acupuncture. As a profession we claim to be evidence based and to offer best practice to our communities, yet this article was wrought with opinion, poorly supported and overly simplistic. I [...]

By | 2018-10-16T17:50:53+00:00 October 16th, 2018|My thoughts|0 Comments

Squash training: pre-season preparation

We have still have some great weeks of summer ahead but the start to squash season is now just six weeks away. Hopefully if you followed my last blog you started doing a few weights in July to build up your strength for the season. As I stressed in the prior blog, although strength is important it does not replace running, ghosting, and hitting lots of squash balls! In the end, the key to performance [...]

By | 2018-08-20T20:37:08+00:00 August 20th, 2018|My thoughts|0 Comments

Your June Monthly Dose

Health comes in many forms. By understanding what matters most and engaging in your health I believe you can live a full life. Exercise: run, run, run your way to healthy knees:) But wait I thought all that pounding was bad for your knees?? This was the narrative for many years. Running was bad for your knees and if they hurt you should do something else. Like most things in life it is still a balance. In [...]

By | 2018-10-31T18:55:14+00:00 June 15th, 2018|My thoughts|0 Comments

Your Monthly Dose of Health – May

Health comes in many forms. By understanding what matters most and engaging in your health I believe you can live a full life. Grub: Nutrition is a daunting field to master. Endless ideas on micronutrients (vitamins), macro dosages (carbs, fats, proteins) and so called superfoods, to ameliorate your health woes. I didn’t grow up with this complexity. I grew up believing food was simple - something we did as a family, mostly at home, and quick and dirty was sometimes, [...]

By | 2018-07-11T22:05:32+00:00 May 18th, 2018|My thoughts|0 Comments

Your Monthly Dose of Health – April

Health comes in many forms. By understanding what matters most and engaging in your health I believe you can live a full and healthy life. Exercise: it has been a big month for exercise. A fantastic three part series by the Lancet urges both clinicians and patients to change their perception of back pain. The articles explain that most episodes of back will resolve on their own and don’t need expensive and time consuming electro therapies, time away from work, [...]

By | 2018-04-18T17:45:34+00:00 April 18th, 2018|My thoughts|0 Comments

Your Monthly Dose of Health – March

Health comes in many forms. By understanding what matters most and engaging in your health I believe you can live a full and healthy life. Exercise: Roger Bannister the first man to run a sub 4 minute mile passed away this month. He was a fervent believer in amateur sport and lamented the ever increasing professionalization. As specialization and professionalism creep into sport at an ever earlier age how do we find the types of people who start rugby [...]

By | 2018-04-13T16:48:23+00:00 April 13th, 2018|My thoughts|0 Comments