The One-Minute Workout ~ High Intensity Interval Training Hits All New Low

From Tabata’s four-minute routine to the seven-minute workout, recent research has taught us that short, sharp bursts of exercise can be incredibly effective. But, one minute? National guidelines recommend a minimum of 30 minutes of moderate exercise every day, but a small, new study, published in the journal Plos One has found that just one minute […]

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Stand Up For Fitness ~ Is Paddle Boarding A Good Workout?

Stand-up paddle boarding is considered the fastest growing water sport in the world. And for good reason; it’s a great workout, relaxing and fun. Stand-up paddle (SUP) boarding is becoming more popular each year. Hawaiians have been using it for years as a means to keep fit when the waves are not adequate for surfing. […]

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Essential Recovery ~ Eating To Reduce Inflammation

With Western medicine almost encouraging us to ‘pop a pill’ to ease inflammation, local Nutritionist Natalie Bourke from Health By Whole Foods discusses natural alternatives with equal or greater benefit. For any athlete there is nothing worse than encountering an injury or dealing with chronic niggling ailments that put a cap on your ability to […]

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What Are The Health Benefits Of Being A Surfer?

The benefits of surfing span much further than just being physical ~ it’s also great for your mood, and your mind. Local Surfschool owner, Mark Aprilovic discusses the health benefits of surfing. Have you ever dreamed of riding a wave? The feeling of gliding down the gentle curve of a breaking wave has captured the […]

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Before You Join A Gym ~ What To Think About

Joining a gym can be a big decision. But tips from our local Personal Trainer Shari Bremner, will help you make the right choice. Depending on your current fitness level and sporting history choosing a gym can be daunting and one of those things on your list that you just keep putting off. You would […]

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Dry Needling: A Finer Point To Pain Management

Dry needling is an effective technique for the treatment of muscular pain by relaxing overactive muscles. What is Dry Needling? The practice of ‘dry needling’ involves inserting an acupuncture needle into a trigger point and is typically used to treat the pain associated with injuries or muscular pain. A trigger point is a tender spot […]

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Best Swimming Workout: Lose Body Fat in the Pool

Swimming workouts burn fat, trim inches and help you get stronger, fitter and healthier than ever. A pool might not be the first place you think of going when you’re looking to shape up and slim down—but perhaps it should be. No other workout burns calories, boosts metabolism, and firms every muscle in your body […]

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Why Swimming May Be The Best Exercise For Older Adults

Falling down and getting hurt is a big problem for older adults, and researchers think that physical activity may lower people’s risk of falls. But now, a new study suggests that the only type of exercise that lowers older adults’ risk of falls is swimming. Researchers in Australia looked at about 1,700 men ages 70 […]

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Eating For Summer ~ Maximize Your Nutrition While Saving Money

With so many good food options coming into season, local Nutritionist Natalie Bourke from Health By Whole Foods explains how to maximize your nutrition and minimize your food budget. Eating seasonally is a practice that has largely been lost due to the Westernization of our modern diets where supermarket shelves, fruit shop displays and café […]

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Figon – Doing It For The Kids

Sutherland Sharks star striker Jordan Figon has certainly experienced some highs and lows in his relatively short career. A goal for St. George FC in his first grade debut at just 16 years of age; selected to the Sydney FC National Youth League team a year later; a spate of serious injuries – including two […]

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