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From struggle to ease with Kinesiology

Whether you are struggling with a lack of energy, confidence, motivation or persistent pain and discomfort, Kinesiology can help you live your life with more ease.

As I was looking through my records to find the reasons clients come for treatments with me, I discovered that the basic theme is to get help with overcoming problems that prevent you living your best life.  Here are just a few samples:

 

  • Men and women who want to enjoy movement and exercise without persistent pain and discomfort.
  • People looking for enough energy to power through their workday and still have some energy left to enjoy a pleasant evening with their family and friends.
  • Adults and children trying to build their confidence to develop and demonstrate their true value, skills and abilities in all aspects of their life.
  • People who realise it’s time to release their fears, unleash their potential and start living the life full of love and adventure they crave.
  • Grandparents who want the simple pleasure of getting on the floor to play with grandchildren then get up again with ease.

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5 Tips to take control of your chocolate cravings

 

Everywhere you look in the weeks leading up to Easter there’s chocolate!  It gets harder and harder to control your cravings, with foil covered eggs and bunnies calling out to you.  Seriously, it feels like the shops are out to undermine your latest commitment to eat healthier, avoid sugar and hopefully drop a kilo or two.

The good news is that there ARE health benefits to consuming chocolate, but moderation is the key.  Don’t deny yourself completely and then blow your diet by bingeing when your willpower finally gives in.  Try these tips to help you make healthier choices and enjoy chocolate in moderation. Read More…

Adapting to change

If 2020 was the year of cancelled plans and forced change, what does 2021 hold for us?

The risk of infection and prospect of lockdowns and border closures means uncertainty is our constant companion, at least for now.

We are not in total control of anything.  But being resilient and adaptable are qualities that have helped humans survive for centuries; these are the same qualities we need to navigate the changes forced on us over the past year.

Two maxims I use to view change in a more positive light are:  “Whatever happens I’ll be ok” and “What if this is the best thing that could have happened?” Read More…

Foot Mobilisation Exercises

Even if you don’t suffer from foot pain, this 5-10 minute routine feels great to ‘wake up’ your feet and keep you moving comfortably.  Your feet are the base your body stacks on, so it’s important they stay mobile and working fluidly so they can support comfortable movement of your body.
Naturally, we are meant to walk barefoot on a variety of surfaces; grass, sand, dirt or rocks.  The unevenness of the surfaces encourages our feet to mold and adapt, massaging and mobilising the numerous muscles and joints in our feet.
Modern life finds us constantly wearing shoes and/or walking on smooth, hard surfaces.  We wear boots with hard inflexible soles, or thongs that make us curl our toes to hold the footwear on, restricting the fluid roll through the foot as you walk.  Wearing high heels puts unnatural pressures on your ankles and joints of your feet.  This means our feet lose their mobility and can become painful.
In my mid forties I began long distance running, and after a couple years developed foot pain.  I spent a lot of time and money looking for solutions.  This routine is a result of that research and self experimentation to come up with a combination of exercises and movements that has worked well not only for me, but also for numerous clients I have shared it with.
I recommend you aim to do the routine twice daily, especially before a walk or running activity to warm up your feet and get the joints moving freely.  Your feet will thank you.

 

Twenty Seconds of Courage… can change your life

The adage that confidence only builds after you take action, not before, has underscored much of my life. I can think of situations where I lacked confidence and only after I stepped up and gave it a go, did I feel my confidence start to build.

Waiting for confidence and motivation to arrive, can mean you never begin working on that dream.

Many great business ideas die before they get started.  Healthy consideration of your next move is important for good decisions, but too much thinking and planning may actually mean you give in to fear and anxiety. Read More…

What CAN you do?

Rena Walker at East Point, Darwin NT

What if 2020 tuned out to be the best year of your life?
What if the restrictions brought about by COVID-19 were the best thing that ever happened to you?

Try exploring these questions.  I have found they can be an excellent way to change your mindset and view the current situation in a different light.  Look at the opportunities and possibilities and the things we CAN do rather than what we can’t. Much, much better for our mental health!
Change can be challenging and scary.  Fear of the future can leave us frozen.  Read More…

Boost your Health and Well-being

Health is when every cell in your body is bouncing with joy.

 

 

Implementing regular habits to maintain good health and well-being goes hand-in-hand with boosting your immune system to build up resistance to, and fight off, a virus or infection.

Here are a few tips.

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Exercises for back care

One of the most common reasons people come to me is back pain.  After immediate treatment, it is my experience that it is important to follow up with regular, gentle exercises and stretches to keep your back mobile.

These exercises can enhance your recovery and help avoid recurrence of pain.  If you have suffered with long term back pain you will know that it requires constant maintenance.

Book here if it’s time for a kinesiology treatment.

Download your PDF copy of Exercises for back care

 

Eat A Rainbow

For the past couple of weeks I have been away, and even though I ate a reasonably ‘healthy’ diet, it wasn’t as high in vegetables and fruit as I’m used to.  Plus, I ate more bread and sugary items than is good for me.  The result: I felt sluggish and bloated, unmotivated to exercise and my mind felt foggy.

After a few days of eating whole plant foods almost exclusively, my mind feels much clearer and my energy has improved.

As I prepared dinner last night I was reminded of a dietary principle from my Kinesiology training: “eat a rainbow” – aim to have a rainbow on your plate at each meal. Foods that are red, yellow/orange, green, blue/purple and white.

An easy way to achieve this is to include a variety of whole plant foods,

By focusing on eating whole foods in a variety of colours you are consuming a broad range of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other plant-based nutrients.

Our western diet has become very high in ‘white’ foods.  We love our white potato and refined carbohydrates, consequently we have the health issues associated with consuming a diet with such a limited nutritional range.

Below are some of the benefits of “eating a rainbow”. Read More…

The gift of receiving

A few years ago, I was having a tough time with some confronting personal issues. My mother asked who could help and support me. I told her that I had some great friends, but they had their own issues and I didn’t want to trouble them.

Mum went on to give me a new perspective…

“When you help someone, do you feel good?”

“Yes I do”

“Have you ever thought that when you don’t allow someone help you, you are denying them that good feeling,”

I now have a new attitude towards accepting help when it’s offered. I gratefully accept!

I have shared this story with many friends and clients over the years, because accepting help can be challenging for all.

If you have difficulty asking for or accepting help, it can be worthwhile to explore your beliefs about receiving help.

Is it a feeling of being unworthy? The person offering help has already decided you are worthy and deserving in their eyes.

Are you a perfectionist that sees yourself as a failure if you ask for help? Read More…

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