Is Your Brain Making You Fat? ​

Is Your Brain Making You Fat? ​

I was asked this week, “Why do I feel hungry after eating and want to go back to the fridge to snack on things?” It’s a great question and one that many people have asked before so I thought I’d share my thoughts on it today. The appestat is part of the brain that...

What Does Holistic Mean?

What Does Holistic Mean?

My training is as a CHEK Practitioner. CHEK is an acronym that stands for Corrective Holistic Exercise Kinesiology, it’s a bit of a mouthful but I like to explain what this actually means to people because there is so much misunderstanding of what it means to be...

Prone Military Press

Prone Military Press

Prone Military Press This exercise is one of my favourites for the shoulders.  It helps promote excellent function as well as being a good workout.   Combining corrective exercise with something a bit more gratifying is a hit in my book, especially when...

Four Simple Mindfulness Techniques ​

Four Simple Mindfulness Techniques ​

In the last few weeks I’ve been studying the books of Thich Naht Hanh, Buddhist Monk and father of mindfulness in the west. These books have had quite a profound affect on me and his calmness and presumed sense of peace really come across in his writing. I thought I’d...

Waiters Bow Stretch

Waiters Bow Stretch

Waiters Bow Stretch The waiters bow is a fantastic stretch to re-establish normal pelvic movement and free up the spine. Very often the spine will over flex in people with poor core stability or tight hamstrings and over time this can lead to disc-related issues....

Why 8 Hours Sleep?​

Why 8 Hours Sleep?​

It’s common knowledge that eight hours of sleep per night is the optimal number. As the saying goes, however, common knowledge is not always common practice. This is particularly important when it comes to pain and pain management, as less than eight hours of restful...

Swiss Ball Warm Up Routine

Swiss Ball Warm Up Routine

Swiss Ball Warm Up Routine In five minutes you can completely warm and mobilise the body ready for exercise in a nice gentle way with the swiss ball. Following this routine you’ll cover every area from head to toe with a particular emphasis on the spine. Follow...

Letting Go

Letting Go

Do you have bags under your eyes and wonder why? Do you wake up tired, even after eight hours of sleep? Are you carrying excess body fat? Perhaps then, you are experiencing the symptoms of control fatigue. As it sounds, control fatigue is the exhaustion that is...

Foam Roller Routine (Whole Body)

Foam Roller Routine (Whole Body)

Foam Roller Routine (Whole Body) Just like anything else in life, your body will change each and every day. Therefore your need for stretching and strengthening will adjust daily also. Using the whole body foam rolling routine is a great way to not only work on the...