Focusing on Healthy Behaviours is the Key to Good Health

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In many people’s minds, being healthy is linked with being a certain weight or seeing a specific number on the scales.  If you are a professional jockey or an athlete competing in a weight division, then achieving a number on the scales may be a necessity.  For the average person, however, a mindset of “I…

How labelling kids as “non sporty” can negatively impact them

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PLEASE do not let your child or teenager hear you describe them as “not a sporty kid”. In my experience, kids/teens identifying themselves as being “not sporty” or “not a sporty kid” often goes hand-in-hand with a lack of self-confidence and self-esteem particularly with regards to physical capability, limiting beliefs about what they can do,…

Goal Setting Versus Resolutions

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We have all done the New Year’s resolution dance. We swear that this year will be different, that we will stay resolute and lose weight, exercise more, or learn a new skill. We give it a red hot go for about a week or two, but without fail we gradually lose motivation and by the…

Future of Fitness Podcast: Building Formidable Humans – Sam Mathers

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Sam Mathers is interviewed by Eric Malzone from The Future of Fitness to talk about Fitter Futures: Building Formidable Humans in the Future of Fitness. Sam Mathers is the Founder of Fitter Futures – 1 of only 3 Brand X Method Labs worldwide, specializing in youth functional fitness. They are the only functional fitness gym…

How to Stay Healthy During the Holiday Season

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For most people, the festive season is a time to indulge, making it difficult to stay healthy during the holiday season. As Christmas and New Year creep up on us, the perfect storm of too much food and not enough time to exercise hits us with full force. We then find ourselves a week into…

Gift Ideas for Health and Wellness

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Christmas is a time of giving, being with loved ones, and indulging. With such a big focus on festivities, it can be hard to dedicate time to health and wellbeing. This is especially true during the frenzied lead up to Christmas where all your time is spent buying presents, going to Christmas parties, and entertaining…

Exercise Myths

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When it comes to myths, the fitness industry seems to have a lot of them. For every well-known fitness fact there are likely to be a dozen exercise myths out there, and knowing the difference between the two can be difficult. Here are five of the most common exercise myths that could be holding you…

The Difference Between Healthy and Unhealthy Weight Loss in Teens

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In our society and diet-obsessed culture, weight loss is generally considered a good thing. The reality is that there is a big difference between healthy weight loss and unhealthy weight loss, especially in teens. Unless your teen is overweight or obese, there is no reason they should be focusing on weight loss as it can…

The Dangers of Childhood Obesity

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Childhood Obesity is a serious health issue that is unfortunately too common in Australia. Causes for childhood obesity vary genetically, though oftentimes stem from an unhealthy and unsustainable lifestyle. Childhood obesity can lead to a vast array of risks due to the physical and mental strain it puts on the body. Health Risks Associated With…

The Importance of Sports in Adolescence

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Ongoing physical activity and being a part of a team or social sport in adolescence can be immensely beneficial for teenagers and children. While we know that playing sports and participating in physical activity is good for the body, there are a number of other benefits that make participating in sports essential for adolescents.  The…