How to Get 30 Minutes of Exercise Each Day
How to get 30 minutes of exercise each day

How to Get 30 Minutes of Exercise Each Day

Physical inactivity is the second highest lifestyle-related cause of disease and illness in Australia.As part of our Healthy Lifestyle Challenge, participants must consistently do 30 minutes of moderate intensity, ‘huffy puffy’ exercise each day.What is ‘huffy puffy’ exercise?‘Huffy puffy’ exercise is any movement that gets your heart rate up and makes you sweat. You should be out of breath and…

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What is Mobility Training?
What Is Mobility?

What is Mobility Training?

Mobility is the ability for the body to move through its full, functional range of motion (ROM) efficiently and effectively without pain or compensation.It is not to be confused with flexibility, which is how a muscle lengthens. Mobility training targets and improves your joint mobility – a person with good mobility can perform everyday activities with no restrictions and with…

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Tips for Performing Mobility Training
Tips For Performing Mobility

Tips for Performing Mobility Training

There are several different exercises you can use to enhance mobility.The three key methods include: foam rolling, mobility drills and stretching.Foam rollingUsing a foam roller releases your muscles connective tissue called ‘fascia’. Fascia plays an important role in how a muscle moves, it’s shape and strength. Keeping the muscle’s connective tissue well-hydrated and supple improves joint range of motion (ROM)…

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Healthy Eating for Men
Healthy Eating for Men

Healthy Eating for Men

When men think of healthy eating for some reason, they automatically think they have to eat salad. But we’re here to tell you, you can be healthy without having to resort to boring rabbit food! Men and women aren’t that different when it comes to daily nutrition. Yes, men tend to have more muscle mass which increases their requirements compared…

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How to Beet Your Best Time and Get the Competitive Edge
How to Beet Your Best Time and Get the Competitive Edge

How to Beet Your Best Time and Get the Competitive Edge

Beetroot juice was the secret sauce for many athletes competing in the London 2012 Olympic Games. Lots of countries were using it, but it wasn’t until afterwards that the news about beetroot juice became public knowledge...Many athletes are looking for that performance edge over their competitors. Most athletes have heard about it, but don’t know how to use it. If…

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Dietitian Approved Crew – Megan Piccardi
Dietitian Approved Crew- Megan Piccardi

Dietitian Approved Crew – Megan Piccardi

Name: Megan PiccardiCurrent location: BrisbaneProfession background: LawyerSport of choice: Power lifting & sometimes runnerHow many years have your been training for: I have been training for just over 2 1/2 years.What got you into it? For running, I was never really a runner and decided one day that I wanted to push myself and do a fun run. My first fun run…

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Eating for Immunity
Eating For Immunity

Eating for Immunity

Now that the colder months are upon us, it’s time to be proactive with our nutrition for the best immune system defence.For active people, immune function plays a role not only in fighting off infections but also in promoting tissue repair to recover from exercise and injury1. To function properly, the immune system requires lots of nutrients – both macro…

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