Emotional health is an important part of overall health. People who are emotionally healthy are in control of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. They are able to cope with life’s...

Appetite and Weight:- The feeling of being thirsty is often mistaken for hunger, particularly as we get older as the thirst mechanism declines with age.  Therefore, drinking plenty of water can...

Did you know the human body is made up of approximately 60% water? The brain is made up of 75% water and our blood is 83%. We are continually losing water...

What is the Nervous System? Firstly, the nervous system collects sensory input from the body and the external environment. Its next job is to then processes and interprets the sensory input....

Why go green you ask? Eating green leafy vegetables can help improve your brain function and reduce cognitive decline in older individuals. A nutritional epidemiologist observed the link between eating habits...

When looking at Anaerobic v aerobic physical activity there are 2 options. Anaerobic lacks oxygen and aerobic requires oxygen. Aerobic exercise increases your endurance and cardiac health while anaerobic exercise will not only help...

The benefits of vitamin C to our bodies are remarkable. There are few vitamins that boast as many health benefits as vitamin C. Doubling as both an essential nutrient and powerful antioxidant. Vitamin C...

Anti-Inflammatory diet Role is diversified. How? Your immune system becomes activated when your body recognizes anything that is foreign—such as an invading microbe, plant pollen, or chemical. This often triggers a process...

Humans have seven primary movement patterns refined throughout life. Learn what these patterns are, and the implications of correcting these patterns for your exercise instruction. The human brain is very efficient.  One...

In continuation of our series on Is busy necessary. Here are some disadvantages of busyness and how they affect our lifestyle. Disadvantages of Busyness - Busyness hinders meaningful connection. How many ways...

What is stress?   Generally speaking, stress means pressure or strain.  Life constantly subjects us to pressures.  In people, stress can be physical (as in having a disease), emotional (as in feeling grief),...

What Exactly Is Leaky Gut? Inside our bellies, we have an extensive intestinal lining covering more than 4,000 square feet of surface area. When in good health, it forms a tight barrier...

The popularity of meditation is increasing as more people discover its benefits. What Is Meditation?   Meditation is a habitual process of training your mind to focus and redirect your thoughts. You can use...

Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset  In a fixed mindset, people believe their basic abilities, their intelligence, their talents, are just fixed traits. They have a certain amount and that’s that, and...

The Immune System and its role in our body! The immune system is the body's defence against infectious organisms and other invaders. Through a series of steps called the immune response,...

While I'm not saying team is the only way to go there are many benefits. A meta analysis done in 2016 showed us teams improved totally and individually. The best...

Research has found that people who regularly practice gratitude report higher levels of positive emotions, including more joy, pleasure, happiness, and optimism. So what does gratitude actually do? The feeling of...

Everyone wants a better memory. We all have mind blanks when trying to remember shopping lists, birthdays and even pin numbers. There is a way to make this easier. To...

IS SUGAR GOOD OR BAD? Refined sugar has been implicated in leaching important nutrients form the body, disrupting healthy gut bacteria and creating and exacerbating inflammation, as well as affecting stress,...

Magnesium is involved in a high number of enzyme systems that regulate the functions of the body.  These include blood pressure regulation, muscle function, protein synthesis and many more with...

“I’ll just go to support Matty and Stacey”, I thought to myself when Stacey first shared her excitement of planning The Chief Life Retreat at Wybalena Farm, near Brunswick Heads....

Sleep deprivation is almost debilitating to your functioning as a human. It wasn’t until I had a few sleepless nights just recently that I remembered just how bad it can...

    ‘Stress’ may be defined as any situation which tends to disturb the equilibrium between a living organism and its environment. In day-to-day life there are many stressful situations such as...

Did that big stress come from out of the blue? The possibilities of having a big melt down in life are dependent on a few factors. Here are some questions for you: How...

What is digging deep? One of the most underestimated tools that we have all been told about over and over again is to ‘Dig Deep’. You would have heard the instructions...

Keeping with the Program   Rates of obesity and being overweight are on the increase with Australia now ranked as having one of the most overweight populations amongst developed nations.  Staggeringly, I...

  You have probably heard of all the popular names of eating disorders. There are actually many different disorders that are clinically recognised. Here they are: Anorexia nervosa Bulimia nervosa Purging...

This concept will be a controversial one - background, education and experience as a nutritionist, coach, doctor, personal trainer, etc.  All determines different approaches. However, this is my approach and...

During a weight loss program or dieting plan, people think that it is important to have a daily weigh in… I strongly disagree and I’m going to explain why! Take John Smith* for example....

[embed]https://youtu.be/bQ52IWMvcec[/embed] Banded leg curls are a great exercise for building up muscle, tendon and ligament Strength. Add 100-200 banded leg curls to your accessaries work 2-5 times a week for at...

GAME DAY NUTRITION With local CrossFit comps popping up weekly, we are getting plenty of questions about what to do when competing? What nutritional changes should you make for the day? First...

Hungry? When people change to a new way of eating – for example “The Chief Life” meal plans – they may find it takes a while to get into a new...

Integrity is defined as the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles. It is doing what you say you're going to do when you say you're going to...

Keeping On Track.   We all tend to put restraints and restrictions on foods and dive into these diets at some point in our lives. With restricting yourself from all of the...

Let’s talk about Mindset. The human body is an amazing machine. It’s capable of pushing limits never thought to be possible. Look at sporting history. We see world records getting broken...

Is Organic Better For Me? What does Organic REALLY mean? Should I be eating organic food? If it's organic does it mean it is all good for me? There are some...