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The importance of health for women

October 23, 2015 2:12 pm I was asked yesterday by SBS news to comment on a press release by Health and Sports Minister Sussan Ley which was encouraging working Australian women to exercise more. Currently, only four in ten women in Australia exercise for at least the recommended 150 minutes a week, be that by walking or some other mode… View Article

Flexibility – The Importance of Stretching

September 25, 2015 11:34 pm The Importance of Stretching Are you primarily sedentary, middle-aged or elderly? If so, you could be affected by the range of motion of your joints. Simple tasks such as bending down or reaching overhead may be difficult for you, and little do you know that your risk of injury is increased. Now, most individuals know… View Article

150 minutes of exercise is all it takes

September 20, 2015 11:24 pm Exercise ought to be an essential part of your routine. Performing an accumulated 150 minutes of exercise throughout the week can improve; Blood sugar levels Body composition Cardiorespiratory fitness Muscular strength and function Stress levels Travel and Exercise During my time at Executive Medicine I have had many successful individuals outline their exercise routines with… View Article

The Effect of Stress on Your Body

August 16, 2015 10:22 pm Let’s look at the effects of stress on the body Each of us have a different threshold for feeling “stressed” yet most would agree it is not a comfortable feeling. While we may think we “know” when we are stressed, this is not always the case.                 An… View Article


June 29, 2015 4:11 pm YOGA OR PILATES? Regular gym goers who only concentrate on weights and cardio will, especially as they get older, come to realise that they must introduce strategies to improve flexibility, lengthen muscle and thus prevent soft tissue injuries – which are all common to the older athlete. Both Pilates and Yoga are common to achieve… View Article

Weight loss … keep it simple

June 9, 2015 7:01 am Do you struggle with losing weight? How many of us (myself included) have struggled with losing weight and keeping it off? If you believe the media, it’s very difficult to do. Rule #1 – Don’t believe the media!   I get very inspired by our clients. It’s not uncommon to see at least one person… View Article

SkyNews Business Interview

May 25, 2015 3:36 pm Learn more about John’s career trajectory and why he believes 90% of chronic illness is preventable with the right health care. To learn more …. Sign up for our monthly newsletter Follow us on LinkedIn Watch us on YouTube

Stress and the heart

April 1, 2015 6:50 pm Does stress affect your heart It is often assumed that stress affects the heart and other arteries. Recent studies add further credence to this. Fortunately there are things you can do to prevent stress from affecting your arteries. I’ve shared what I do – but I am aware that what works for each of us… View Article

How much exercise is too much?

February 25, 2015 7:06 pm   Many of you exercise a lot – and we have always encouraged a decent volume of exercise. If you are physically active then you have a 30% lower risk of death in virtually all studies.   And, you are more likely to have a higher quality of life with: *  less susceptibility to stress… View Article

Myths About Food

February 18, 2015 2:32 pm by Dr John Cummins First published in the Australian Institute of Management (AIM) Magazine There are some myths about food and meal habits that need busting. I encourage you to read Myths About Food. If you are short of time you’ll find some highlights below. While children definitely need breakfast to boost their concentration, there… View Article