sleep deprivation

sleep deprivation

Sleep deprivation – the results killer We need to remember that sleep deprivation was a form of torture in war time.  It is true we can not survive without it and we seem to be a nation of people who are suffering a range of sleep disorders.  From those who...
clean eating

clean eating

Cleaning eating is not a fad diet, its a healthy way to live.  It’s probably the way your grandparents ate and will leave you feeling more energized, it can improve digestion and reduce bloating, while fueling your body for what ever challenges you have over...
Acupressure mats

Acupressure mats

It’s the modern-day bed of nails and you’ve probably seen them before.  Acupressure mats or reflexology mats are increasing in popularity and have a multitude of benefits.  The most well-known brand is the Shakti Mat but there’s dozens of others out there that are...

knee surgery exercise

As a water based exercise specialist I regularly meet clients for pre and post knee surgery exercise programs to help tone and strengthen leg muscles in the lead up to, and weeks following knee surgery.  While it is good advice to go into surgery with as much fitness...
Inspiring woman Katrina Driessen

Inspiring woman Katrina Driessen

At a recent Women’s Business Network meeting I heard inspiring woman Katrina Driessen speak about her not for profit Ultimate Foundation of Hope and fundraising efforts to support Ovarian Cancer Australia.  I was impressed by her drive and vision, and thought my...

separation of abdominal muscles

Here is a story of a Hobart woman who had a separation of abdominal muscles following her pregnancy.  I have changed her name to protect her identity (lets call her Louise) but I felt her story was particularly worth telling as the separation of abdominal muscles was...
gymstick

gymstick

Aqua gymstick – why I use it I’ve been using aqua gymstick for more than 5 years in my pregnancy aqua, aqua bootcamp and deep water gymstick classes at Hobart Aquatic Centre.  The gymstick is diverse piece of equipment that has been designed for the pool...
cortisol testing

cortisol testing

Adrenocortex stress testing (cortisol testing) – my results and first impressions of this approach. I’ve just returned from my week away to Kaizen Institute of Health (Queensland) where I was immersed in study and observations on a personal training...
Low Carb Diet

Low Carb Diet

Low Carb Diet – fad or future #fadorfuture Why I attended – Recently I attended a 90 minute webinar on the low carb diet approach with the question being raised – are they a fad or the future.  I attended for a number of reasons.  Nutrition can get...