Exercise link to Cancer Survival

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  The impact exercise has on surviving many common cancers can’t be ignored, with Australian research showing the risk of dying may be reduced by nearly a half by regularly walking and lifting moderate weights. A review of more than 100 studies involving tens of thousands of cancer patients worldwide published in the American Journal…

Your Consumer rights in dealing with salespeople

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We’ve all had the experience: you’re at home and the phone rings. It’s a salesperson with a strong desire to sell you something right now and with an almost bulletproof ability to withstand polite refusals. Or there’s a knock on the door and you open it to find the world’s pushiest salesperson with the world’s…

The Blue Zones Diet

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We all know obesity is a dangerous problem in this country, and have heard the dire warnings that some kids today may not even outlive their own parents. Pretty scary stuff. But perhaps solutions can be found in the world’s ‘Blue Zones.’ If you haven’t heard of this concept, it was born back in 2009…

Vigorous exercise could reduce the risk of Alzeimer’s Disease

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Vigorous physical activity could reduce the number of Alzheimer’s cases by up to 30 per cent, according to Professor Nicola Lautenschlager at The University of Melbourne. She calls the benefits to be gained from getting some sweat on your brow ‘massive’. Alzheimer’s disease is a devastating neurodegenerative disorder thought to be triggered by the dangerous…

More tinkering with our Retirement

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More tinkering with our Retirement                                          As you may recall a number of superannuation changes were announced in the May Federal Budget. These announcements were extremely unpopular with both parties. So, in September the Treasurer thought he would have another attempt at proposing some superannuation changes. Below I attempt to highlight some of these changes….

The benefits of Fit Ball Fitness

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The simplicity of the Fit Ball translates into balance! Because the ball demands balance, you’ll work muscles you never knew you had or challenge them in a different way. The trial of maintaining perfect posture, on a round and mobile surface can be invigorating, fun and amazingly effective in building functional strength, and challenging your…

Is everyone in your family getting the right financial advice?

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Australia’s population is growing older with around 15% of Australians now aged 65 or over and the proportion of younger people is declining. By 2020, the median age for Australians will be 40. The changing demographics are expected to have big impacts on Australians’ lifestyles in years to come, impacting on areas like career choice,…

Regular exercise to prevent cognitive decline

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Recent research reports that “Regular exercise may be the best way to keep ageing brains sharp”. It claims that even low to moderate exercise prevents the milder forms of cognitive decline in older age. Attention span, memory and concentration (known as cognitive functions) typically decline with age, becoming slower and less efficient, much as physical…

Investing for income

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This may not surprise you, but the reason most people talk to me is about investing for income. A diversified investment portfolio has the potential to generate income you can use now or in the future. To achieve this income, I work with you to set realistic goals & clear plans for how you’ll achieve…

Warm Your Muscle Aches & Pains Away with a Therapeutic Massage

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At some point in our lives keeping up with the physical pace of life has added stress on our bodies resulting in muscle aches and pains. This can be a result of general tension held in various areas of the body, over-use of a muscle during physical activity or a sprain or strain from injury….