Shoes for Planet Earth

I was recently introduced to a fantastic not-for-profit organisation Shoes for Planet Earth.  Shoes for Planet Earth started in 2009 by runners, who on a trip to South Africa to run the Comrades Marathon, noticed the poverty at every turn.  Shoes for Planet Earth aim to encourage exercising and a healthy lifestyle, to improve hygiene […]

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Exercise to win the battle against obesity

The fight against obesity gets a lot of coverage in the media.  Recently The Sydney Morning Herald has published some articles on this topic. The most recent article reveals research published in the International Journal of Clinical Practice linking physical exercise with a cut in disease risk including obesity.  Although a study focused on men, […]

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Live a healthy life

I was having dinner with my Bachan (grandma in Japanese) and she gave me some advice for living a long, healthy life: 1)   Walk at least 15 minutes every day 2)   Eat reasonably healthily 3)   Surround yourself with friends and family 4)   Remember to laugh I couldn’t agree with her more but it got me […]

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Tips on maintaining good posture

I recently had the opportunity to write an article for Weight Watchers Magazine.  It is fantastic that physiotherapists can offer advice to the general public through such a medium.  With so many patients complaining of back and neck pain from the way they stand and sit it is great to be able to offer insight […]

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Pilates at Physio On Miller

Pilates has quickly turned from a fitness ‘fad’ to a fitness ‘phenomenon’, but what does it actually have to offer?  Pilates is an exercise method developed by German gymnast and bodybuilder Joseph Pilates, to improve control of the body’s muscles.  He aimed to improve the human body balance through strengthening the core muscles that support […]

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