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Episode 8 Trying to stick with your goals? Why values matter

For full show notes go to: Overview n this episode Amy, a certified Integrative Wellness & Life Coach, discusses how through a series of small changes and mindset shifts she managed to gain back control of her health. What is really magical about this journey is how Amy used her core values as her guiding light. How prior to making a decision she would...


Episode 7 Finding the healthy habit that works best for you

For full show notes go to: Overview With so many fads in fitness and health at the moment it’s hard to separate what’s trendy from what works for you. In this episode the vibrant Dr Amy Bucher, Behaviour Change Design Director at Mad*Pow Boston discusses the importance of experimentation and cultivating kindness to finding the healthy habits that will...


Episode 6 The Power of Functional Medicine

The power of functional medicine In this episode Dr Bernadette Dancy, health coach extraordinaire, talks about the functional medicine movement and how taking a functional medicine approach can help us look at our health more holistically. Bernie has over 15 years experience as a senior lecturer in sport and exercise science, a PhD in sport psychology and a rake load of qualifications in exercise prescription, and personal training. Bernie helps people with stress, those with chronic...


Episode 6 What do you stand for?

Stuart Biddle is a Professor of Physical Activity & Health at University of Southern Queensland, near Brisbane, Australia. He started out in physical education before moving into the psychology of physical activity as an academic. He was Head of Sport & Exercise Sciences at Loughborough University, UK, 2001-2007. This was where met Stuart and was very fortunate to have him as an academic supervisor where we co authored a paper on physical activity, sedentary behaviour (reducing too much...


Episode 4 Part 2 How to Establish a System of Habits

In part 1 of Martins story we looked at how he journeyed from a sedentary lifestyle into a healthy habits master. In the second part of this episode (listen time 25 mins), we look at the key healthy habits he established to maintain his health long term and how he focused on enjoyment and structure to get him there. His insights are really valuable in understanding some of the lifestyle shifts people go through when creating habits that last. Not all of what he applied will work for you...


Episode 4 Consistency Beats Intensity Part 1

With a sedentary and demanding job, Martin started to notice his clothes were getting tighter and his energy was becoming quickly depleted. He promised himself he would start running when the weather got better. He lives in Ireland, so it never did! He was faced with a decision keep going the way he had been; feeling low on energy, self conscious about buying clothes and with increasing back pain. Or he had the choice, to start making some changes. In this episode Martin, a father of two,...


Episode 3 Dietitians Eat Doughnuts

In this episode Laura talks about how nutrition impacts all of us in so many ways. Laura is interested in helping people find out what is best for their body and how we can use nutrition to maximise our performance both at work and in our daily lives. In this episode you will learn: -How nutrition isn’t black and white, and why we shouldn’t be dogmatic about it -How flexibility in your diet is key -How to look at food as a project and break down your nutrition goals just like you would...


Episode 2 How To Shift That Last Bit Of Weight, Without Feeling Deprived

In this episode Shelia, kindly shares her personal weight loss journey. Shelia talks about how she overcame a issue that baffles a lot of us; How do you approach losing those last stubborn pounds, without being too restrictive or resorting to dieting? In this episode Shelia describes: - How she let go of a dieting mindset - How healthier choices are now the easier choices for her - How she manages her hunger yet doesn’t feel deprived Key questions for you to contemplate based on this...


Episode 1 Find delight in your healthy habits

In this episode chief science officer, entrepreneur, behavioural scientist, and epidemiologist Dr Kate Wolin talks about going back to basics with your health, understanding the core principals of behaviour change and the importance of finding out what works best for you. For those who are less interested in the research field I would recommend starting this episode around 26.30 minutes in, where Kate focuses more on how you can apply the research findings to your everyday life. In this...