Archive for October, 2009

Heat Wheats – great therapeutic heat

October 27th, 2009 No comments

Heat wheat’s provide a great therapeutic heat. Just give it a short burst in the microwave and relax as you apply it to those aching joints and pains.

We have been supplying Physipak here for many years and find the quality and service second to none. They are local firm and make a great product.

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Chronic pain awareness growing as a disease in its own right

October 23rd, 2009 1 comment

There is a move on by chronic pain experts to have it recognised as a disease in its own right. A recent article in the Sydney Morning Herald quotes Professor Michael Cousins saying…”Chronic pain, which affects one in five people and costs the economy about $34.4 billion a year, is the third-most expensive health problem in Australia but most sufferers were still seen as malingerers or drug seekers by general practitioners and busy emergency department staff“.

Chronic pain treatment is rated as very poor within the health system. While there is so much bad news about the treatment of chronic pain, Lifestyle Therapies recently launched a guaranteed service for sufferers. The intention behind the guarantee is to offer chronic pain sufferers one week to assess the treatment from key practitioners such as principal physiotherapist Dianne Hermans. Dianne has over 20 years experience as a physiotherapist and has presented and lectured around the world on treating complex and chronic pain conditions with modalities such as Q magnets.

Click here for more details on the guarantee.

Click here to learn what type of treatment you would expect to receive as part of the guaranteed service.

Weight Loss Facts

October 23rd, 2009 No comments

Did you know…

    1. To lose about half a kilogram a week the body needs an energy “deficit” – that is less calories eaten than burned by the body – of about 500 to 600 calories (2,100 to 2,500 kilojoules) a day.
    2. For every kilogram of body weight lost, ongoing food intake should be cut by about 25 calories (105 kilojoules)  a day to ensure the weight stays off.
    3. So if you lose 10 kilograms, for the rest of your life you have to eat 250 calories (1050 kilojoules) less a day.

This all assumes of course you don’t alter your activity levels.

This is according to Dr Leeds, who is a Visiting Senior Fellow in the School of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences at the University of Surrey.

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Pilates – funny 10 sec video – how not to do it.

October 15th, 2009 No comments

This is a funny video, but it does highlight the fact that Pilates, like any exercise when not performed with correct form can be dangerous. That’s why we provide highly trained physiotherapists to supervise our Pilates classes so you are in safe hands.

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Research is finally starting to catch up with what Dr Sandra Cabot has been saying for over 10 years

October 14th, 2009 No comments

The recent ABC radio national Health Report covered obesity research.

Norman Swan: “They have several areas of research from basic science through to behaviour change. And one focus is the so called fatty liver – which doesn’t get much press”.

Robert Kushner: “Yeah, what we know now is that as people gain weight you’ve run out of the deep hole of how you store your calories which is the fat that people typically think of. And the worst case scenario is when the fat starts to infiltrate the liver, so we are now seeing individuals with fatty liver disease that is going on to cause cirrhosis. And at least in this country it is projected that the number one cause for liver transplantation will be fatty liver caused by obesity outpacing the typical causes such as hepatitis C or hepatitis B viral infection”.

Not many researchers must have read Dr Cabot’s Liver Cleansing Diet, otherwise the dangers of fatty liver would have been common knowledge. For more on how to avoid a fatty liver, go to the source.

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Accomodating for eating style could help reduce inches off the waste line

October 14th, 2009 No comments

Hearty portioner’s have difficulty stopping eating at the buffet, their problem is they eat too much in single sittings.

Grazer’s or Mindless Muncher’s snack steadily throughout the day. 

If you are both, I’d say you really have some problems, but there is a strategy for each.


  • The most important thing for the Hearty Portioner is to slow down your eating as they typically eat too fast.
  • Next is to portion your food in such as way as to fill your plate with the low energy dense foods such as salads and vegetables and keep the energy rich foods such as meat, cheese and anything oily or deep fried such as chips (fries) in smaller portions to the side.
  • As much as possible try to avoid buffet style eating where you can fill up your plate as much as possible and keep going back.  Sometimes it’s best to simply avoid the temptation.

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