Tips & Tricks For A Fitter Life

Tips & Tricks For A Fitter Life

The Most Important Steps From A Health Professional Tips & Tricks For A Fitter Life Written by Michael Dermansky – Senior Physiotherapist – MD Health Our lives are complicated.  We all have our own pressures, demands, circumstances and stages of our lives, particularly in times of uncertainty that can make “life” overwhelming.  But, from a health professional’s perspective, there are…

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The Right Exercise To Ignite Your Passion

The Right Exercise To Ignite Your Passion Written by Michael Dermansky – Senior Physiotherapist – MD Health No matter what your passion is, creating a great piece of art, trekking the Himalayas’ or sailing around the world, a great starting point is getting your body ready.  There are easy and practical steps involved in getting your body ready for tasks…

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Tips to Get your body Prepped

Tips To Get Your Body Prepped To Travel Again

Tips to Get your body Prepped Written by Michael Dermansky – Senior Physiotherapist – MD Health After 2 years of heavy travel restrictions, Australians are finally, cautiously beginning to start travel or at least planning to travel once again.  But, because our lives and often our fitness routines have been so disrupted, are our bodies ready to really enjoy the…

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4 Steps To Take Charge

4 Steps To Charge Your Health & Fitness

4 Steps To Take Charge Written by Michael Dermansky After a very stressful and uncertain 18 months, fitness and taking charge of your own health seems to be a major priority in a lot of people’s lives.  So how are you going to do it?  How are you going to make a good intention into real change and an improvement…

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Finding the animal inside of us

Finding the animal inside of us Finding the animal inside of us Written by Michael Dermansky Different animals from the animal kingdom can lead us to elements we all need to work on for a balanced and healthy, fitness and exercise program. Strength like a tiger Tigers are not only known for their agility, speed and hunting skill but have…

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How to bring harmony to your life?

How to bring harmony to your life?

Written by Michael Dermansky When you read every advice column and article on what to do and not do with your life, it can get very confusing and overwhelming and unfortunately, contradictory.  Although I don’t have all the answers, the aim of this article is to give you a few, practical tips and activities that you can do to bring…

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Your Body

Hello! It’s Me, Your Body here, Are you Listening?

Hey, it’s Your Body and Here’s what Happens to Me Each Day. Written by Sally McGrath Wake up, move you around, get you started for your day, talk, exercise, eat, walk, think, work, play, read, listen, run errands, make plans, deliver presentations, do projects, meet people, socialise with people, smile, laugh, cry, get stressed, get anxious, study, cook, clean, wash,…

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The Goldilock Method

The Goldilock Method

Written by Louka Kurcer Many years ago, as a young Coach used to work at the local Crossfit gym, with the “no pain, no gain” mentality. Although I disagreed with many of their workout methods, I still learned valuable lessons about what not to do. Many of their workouts consisted of the popular “AMRAP” (As Many Rounds As Possible) where…

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what it needs and doesn’t need

Listening to your body, what it needs and doesn’t need

Written by Michael Dermansky Although it is easy to get wrapped up in the latest trend of what is “good” for you, what is going to cleanse you or contradictory scientific and medicine information, which often looks at one aspect of health in a large population rather than the  overall health of one individual, knowing what is important and what…

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What’s new in the world

What’s new in the world of fitness?

Written by Michael Dermansky – Senior Physiotherapist – MD Health With the start of the year, always comes the latest fitness trends and the “new” best way to tone up for the next year, but what seems to be important and really making a real impact in fitness and strengthening is older, effective training techniques that still work today, but…

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No gym No problem

No gym? No problem!

Written by Louka Kurcer With the recent events and restrictions caused by the global pandemic, many gyms have had to close their doors and it’s hard to tell when they’ll be allowed to operate back at full throttle. In the meantime, trainees are looking for a replacement to fill the void and loss of their “second home.” For many, nothing…

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How To Find Your Passion

How To Find Your Passion

Written by Sally Kellett, professional meditation teacher “You are so lucky you have found your passion, I still don’t know what mine is” This is one of the most common things people say to me as they see me passionately pursuing a life in practising and teaching mindfulness. The next line I then get asked is…. “How do I find…

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Living A Healthy Lifestyle

Living A Healthy Lifestyle

Written by Tommy Fisher Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be difficult, especially if you have grown in an environment of junk foods, crash diets, and no exercise. It can be both intimidating and discouraging, so much that you stop in the middle of it and go back to your old ways, or you do not even try in the first…

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Yoga and Psychology

Yoga and Psychology

Exploring the Koshas Written by Casey Castro Kosha means “sheath” in Sanskrit. In yoga, the term is used to describe metaphorical layers within the human body. This meaning comes from the ancient Hindu texts called the Upanishads. When there is optimal health and well-being the layers are seamlessly blended and cannot be clearly defined. However, when these are out of…

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Exploring the Misunderstood World

Exploring the Misunderstood World

Of Mental Health Written by Sally McGrath Never before has mental health been such an important and relevant subject and condition that requires support and attention. Once the hidden away, socially ignored, “crazy, so stay away mindset” and now the subject of mental health is well and truly open for discussion on social media platforms, homes, therapist practices, offices and…

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Dedicated or addicted

Dedicated or addicted?

The mental and physical implications of overtraining and exercise addiction Written by Melani De Sousa Exercising too much, or overtraining, might seem like a foreign concept to the average person, but more and more studies are revealing the increasing prevalence of disordered eating, weight obsession and overtraining not only in adults, but in children as young as 11 years old[1].…

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Valuing time and opportunity

Valuing time and opportunity

For stillness and simply being present Written by Brady Walker, Performance, Wellness and Breath Coach In its very makeup, nothing in nature or life remains still, and yet our worlds collectively, for a brief unprecedented moment, were as still as they have ever been. In contrast to a life that most would profess has felt at times stuck in fast…

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5 Immune System Boosts

5 Immune System Boosts

Written by Donna Sparx As the weeks get colder and noses get drippier, it’s time to pull out whatever superpowers we can muster to fight the Winter Bugs. Dodging germs can often seem like navigating a multi-layered quest in a computer game. The enemies are the Bugs and we have a secret weapon. It is sparkly, circular, spiniferous and most…

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Family Fitness On

Family Fitness On A Budget

Written by Melani De Sousa Prior to COVID-19, over two thirds of Australian children were reported to participate in organised physical activity outside of school hours at least once per week, with 25% participating at least three times per week for an average of 1 hour per session.[1] With month-long periods of global lockdown and the cancellation of most sporting…

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Mother and daughter stretching on floor yoga

Yoga for the Family

Written by Sarah Milano One of the oldest practices in the world, yoga has been changing lives for thousands of years. Originating in ancient India, yoga has spread to other countries in recent years as a form of body conditioning. Unlike many typical exercises, yoga is a multi-faceted exercise that conditions all three parts of your being: the body, mind…

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parents and children walking hand in hand

Making Exercise a Family Activity

Written by Sarah Milano As a parent, you are the one that sets the fitness example in your home. If you don’t partake in physical activities then your children, most likely will grow up not partaking in physical activities. This can result in myriad of health problems including obesity, and it really stifles the essence of being a child. The…

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Exercise

Exercise for the Family

4 ways you and the kids can get fit together Written by Aidan Whitehurst Exercise. It’s the Rubik’s cube of our generation isn’t it? There always seems to be something more pressing to do, especially when there are kids in the picture. Sometimes it can feel like the only physical activity we get is the exasperated arm waving that accompanies…

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woman at desk with two monitors

Proven ways to perk up your posture

…… and prevent those pesky pains Written by Cherie Rivas Do you remember way back when you were a kid and your parents and/or grandparents were constantly reminding you: “sit up straight”…. “don’t slouch in your chair”….  “chest out, shoulders back”…? Do you ever feel any physical sensations, (now that you’re an adult), like an aching back…. tension in your…

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3 women jumping outside near lake

(Re)Finding Your Healthy Balance

Beyond the Festive Season Written by Cherie Rivas Let’s be honest…. the Festive Season has the power to derail even the ‘healthiest’ individuals…. and whilst we always have the best intentions of getting ‘back on track’ right after New Year, sometimes we can end up in the middle of February before we even realise that our eating and exercise patterns…

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