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Outdoor Fitness Training

Shoulder pain is very common amongst the swimming population. Swimmers shoulder also known as impingement syndrome, is an inflammatory condition of the narrow bony space in the top of the shoulder. See the diagram below. The rotator cuff tendons as well as the biceps tendon can become irritated as they pass through or next to [...]

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Many people are addicted to socially acceptable addictive substances such as cigarettes, alcohol or even sugar and caffeine whether it be coffee or energy drinks. (Yes, Alcohol, Nicotine and Caffiene are categorized as drugs!) Alternatively, people can be addicted to more heavy narcotics such as Heroin, Ice, Cocaine or prescription drugs. Regardless of the addiction, [...]

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Honey Muesli Slice

by Michael

1 1/2 cups rolled oats (or spelt oats or use your favourite muesli) 3/4 cup plain flour (I use organic wholemeal spelt flour from Woolworths) 1 cup dried fruit – I use a mix of berries or whatever I have. Dates are a favourite. 1 cup unsalted nuts – anything you want ( chop them [...]

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Here is a post from the Surf Life Saving website that has some information about Melanomas and is a good reminder that while outdoors between 11am to 3pm particularly we need to be vigilant about sun protection. As you read the article below, remember that we also need some sun exposure, particularly the UV B [...]

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Oatmeal Pancakes

by Michael

I love cooking with oats.  They are one of the best complex carbs rich in soluble fibre, that can help lower blood cholesterol and have  a low GI ranking providing long lasting energy. The addition of Chia seed help stabilize the hot-cake mix, but you could also use ground flax seed ( linseed ) as [...]

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Quadathlon 2012

by Michael

This weekend just gone we got together for one of my favorite local events the Quadathlon. We had fantastic weather for the day and everyone was in good spirits as we started with a mini sprint for the kayaks. The first leg was a kayak to Reef Beach and back 2.4km Then a bike leg [...]

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Today, the term “Irritable Bowel” is used a lot in conversation about digestion, whether someone is just having bloating, indigestion, or irregularity with their ‘plumbing downstairs’. But what IS Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS? The symptoms of abdominal pain & cramping, bloating, indigestion, constipation and diarrhoea associated with IBS are a result of a change [...]

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When you’re doing physical exercise, especially sustained exercise, you tend to work up a hunger. Unfortunately this can lead some of us to eat unhealthy food just when we should be eating something rather better for our bodies. Luckily, there are some remarkably simple ways we fill that hole in our stomachs while staying healthy. [...]

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The Dynamics of Qi

by Michael

What is Qi? In the world of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, practitioners talk about Qi, but what exactly IS it? You can move stuck Qi, Tonify Qi when it’s deficient, sedate excessive Qi and then there’s rebellious Qi when its flowing in the wrong direction, but what does that all mean? The ancient classical definition [...]

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Merry Christmas to all, safe traveling and time for a rest from work. Training starts back on Monday the 9th of Jan at 6am Eat, drink and be merry in moderation go for a walk with the family perhaps try some summer activities like kayaking or paddle boarding Use the bikes if you are going [...]

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