Avoiding burnout
Expert Advice
It was a long and successful term at Healthy Identity. Along with our sister company, Tennis Canberra, we have very...
Happy and healthy Canberra
April 2014 Issue 92
As a proud member of the nation's Capital I felt enormous pride on Canberra Day. It was great to see...
Skill-up your health
Expert Advice
For many, being an Olympian is merely a dream and getting close to the sporting world stage is another lifetime...
Tennis: a game you can play for life
Expert Advice
Being part of the Canberra tennis community for over 15 years I've seen a new generation of tennis players, coaches, and clubs transition into the new era. Tennis reaches new heights each year as the Australian Open treats us to a game we all feel a part of. As a professional tennis coach I feel the joy and excitement when...
Sugar: tip the scales in your favour
December 2013 Issue 89
Sugar has become one of the main talking points of our society in terms of health, with the prevalence of obesity related diseases, such as diabetes and metabolic syndrome increasing all the time. Glucose (also known as sugar or carbohydrates) is what the brain uses for energy. Consequently, we cannot take sugar out of our diet. The Atkins Diet is...
Weight loss for life
Expert Advice
McDonaldization is a term used to describe a society with a fast food culture. Although the number of fast food restaurants in Australia don't compare to the high number of restaurants in America, health statistics indicate obesity is becoming more prevalent as Australia becomes more industrialized. According to the Australia Bureau of Statistics (ABS) in 1995, 57% of adults were...
Weight loss for life
Expert Advice
McDonaldization is a term used to describe a society with a fast food culture. Although the number of fast food restaurants in Australia don\'t compare to the high number of restaurants in America, health statistics indicate obesity is becoming more prevalent as Australia becomes more industrialized. According to the Australia Bureau of Statistics (ABS) in 1995, 57% of adults were...
Does an Apple a day really keep the doctor away?
Expert Advice
Cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, cancer and respiratory disease account for 59% of the 56.5 million deaths each year. The World Health Organisation (WHO) have identified poor consumption of fruit and vegetables as a major contributing factor in the development of these diseases, and it is estimated that 2.7 million lives could potentially be saved with adequate intake of fruit and...
Game, set and match – healthy identity
August 2013 Issue 85
The day has finally come. The All Lawn Tennis Club has a local Wimbledon champion since the great Fred Perry lifted the crown in 1934. Andy Murray has given the British crowd what they wanted and since then has inspired many juniors to get on the court and take up the game of tennis. Australians love watching sport. We don't...
Health is everything: do the things you like doing
Expert Advice
Prevention is the best cure and forming a healthy identity... will ensure you spend more time doing things you like doing. We've all been guilty of using the cold as an excuse to sit on the couch. The funny thing is once we've set camp under three or four blankets, an apple while we watch our second movie for the...
Do things right the first time: health professionals
Expert Advice
At present the health and fitness industry is in a position to take advantage of the rise in obesity. As our social and physical environment moves towards a habitat of convenience, habitual everyday health practices such as walking to the corner shops or cooking a home meal are getting closer and closer to the brink of extinction. Once you've decided...
Road tripping: eating healthy
Expert Advice
Promoting a healthy work environment is one thing but promotinga healthy work environment hundreds of kilometres away from home can be difficult. Unfortunately, the road trip environment does not promote healthy eating. Petrol stations in the middle of nowhere are made of sugar, and fast-food stores are in the areas we pull over to restand recuperate. Think back to the...
You don’t need to climb Everest to get into shape!
April 2013 Issue 81
What's the reason we go to work? What's the reason we eat? What'sthe reason we exercise? Firstly, we go to work because in this urbanised society a secure jobthat provides for our basic needs presents us and those around us agreater chance live a full and enriched life. Secondly, eating is a necessity of life. We eat to satisfy our...
Physical activity for health benefit
Expert Advice
Avoiding a sedentary lifestyle is critical to health and wellbeing. Unfortunately, the complexity of adult hood slowly causes exercise to move down our priority list. What if I told you, every time you complete a 30 minute exercise session you gain an extra week of an enhanced life? The national physical guidelines for Australians illustrates regular exercise is the key...
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