Filling in the blanks

Our minds are primed for efficiency and have a few tricks that they use to help us work around our limitations. When it comes to our memory, our minds “help” us recreate our experiences by literally filling in the blanks. Like everything in our bodies, our brains have limits on how much information we can…

How nutritious is your walking?

It is common knowledge that regular walking is important for good health. However just like there are different types of carbohydrates and fats that carry different nutritional value, so too there are different aspects of walking that can increase it’s benefit. The checklist below is an indicator on how much value your current walking routine…

How detailed is your body map?

We all know that when traveling anywhere, a detailed map is a great companion to have. The same can be said of your body. The more detailed your body map is, the better your body will understand how to move. Within your brain you have two maps of the body that are important for movement.…

Exercise as training for life

While there are many obvious health benefits associated with regular exercise such as improving control of blood sugar levels, blood pressure, and maintaining body weight, we often forget one other vital reason to exercise – to prepare our bodies for life and allow us to maximise what we can do. Training for life brings into…

Do you train like an Olympian?

While not everyone aims to be a part of the Olympic games, there is no reason why some of the training principles cannot apply to most people’s exercise approach and program. Mindset The first and most important takeaway from Olympic athletes is their mindset. The mindset of any Olympic athletes is such that they strive…