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Health and happiness starts with changing your thinking!
Health and happiness starts with changing your thinking! 960 639 Janie

After many years of helping hundreds of clients achieve their health and weight loss goals  we discovered an interesting correlation – the people who had the best results were those who were the happiest… or were working on becoming more…

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Make exercise a gift that improves your life every day
Make exercise a gift that improves your life every day 960 640 Geoff

Over many years we have been successful in getting hundreds of people who don’t like exercise or don’t really know how to exercise – to exercise! You probably think that you should be moving every day. I want you to…

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What if there’s nothing wrong with you?
What if there’s nothing wrong with you? 960 500 Janie

You are probably reading this because you’ve had enough. Enough of the pain, the stress, the depression, the body weight issues, the trauma, the health issues or the unhappiness. Do you believe it’s possible to be happy, no matter what?…

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10 Reasons Why Happiness Takes Courage
10 Reasons Why Happiness Takes Courage 960 639 Janie

“The only happy moment I have in my day is when I’m greeted by my dog when I walk through my front door.” This is what one of my clients said to me the other day. She only experiences a…

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Is being happy NOW the key to life-long health?
Is being happy NOW the key to life-long health? 960 644 Janie

Have you ever wondered why some diets or lifestyle changes (like exercise) work for some people, but not for others? Why are some people able to quickly turn their lives around and create amazing change and success, while others seem…

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Menopause – Why do women gain weight?
Menopause – Why do women gain weight? 960 642 Janie

Have you ever wondered why women gain weight once they reach menopause? It seems to be very common, with most women finding abdominal fat the main issue. As a peri-menopausal woman myself I have noticed huge changes in my metabolism…

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What does “Exercise” mean to you?
What does “Exercise” mean to you? 960 495 Geoff

Despite what you have been told – exercise is NOT necessary for weight loss. Exercise however, is vital for your quality of life and your health. Movement, no matter how basic, is necessary for life. Are you forcing yourself to…

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The New Year’s health resolution that doesn’t require will power.
The New Year’s health resolution that doesn’t require will power. 960 640 Geoff

On January 1st 2017, millions of Australians will wake and declare that they have made a New Year’s resolution. A large proportion of these resolutions will relate to improving their health – lose weight, get fitter, improve diet or reduce…

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Don’t exercise to lose weight. Exercise to FEEL wonderful.
Don’t exercise to lose weight. Exercise to FEEL wonderful. 960 640 Geoff

If you sign up for a gym membership, “transformation” program, boot camp or “box n burn” package, you will spend the next 6 or so weeks furiously exercising under the assumption that you will lose weight. You might lose a…

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Think health span. Not life span.
Think health span. Not life span. 960 640 Geoff

Aging is not optional. Healthy aging is. It is a choice that YOU make. Brilliant minds have done much to extend the life span. But nothing to extend the health span. Where once infectious disease was the biggest human threat,…

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Menopause – Why do women gain weight?
Menopause – Why do women gain weight? 960 642 Janie

Have you ever wondered why women gain weight once they reach menopause? It seems to be very common, with most women finding abdominal fat the main issue. As a peri-menopausal woman myself I have noticed huge changes in my metabolism and the way my body stores fat, and I have…

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Think health span. Not life span.
Think health span. Not life span. 960 640 Geoff

Aging is not optional. Healthy aging is. It is a choice that YOU make. Brilliant minds have done much to extend the life span. But nothing to extend the health span. Where once infectious disease was the biggest human threat, now it is chronic disease. A much slower and lingering…

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Is WHY you eat more important than WHAT, HOW, HOW MUCH and WHEN you eat?
Is WHY you eat more important than WHAT, HOW, HOW MUCH and WHEN you eat? 960 640 Janie

When someone starts eating real, whole, nutrient-dense, high quality foods amazing things start to happen to them! Their energy increases, sleep improves, health issues start to resolve, memory and concentration get better and for many people weight loss occurs. Although everyone will make some gains by changing WHAT they eat,…

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We Need to Chase Electrons, not Pokemons…
We Need to Chase Electrons, not Pokemons… 960 639 Janie

There is one thing that all life needs and that thing is energy – or to be more specific – electrons. In other words, all lifeforms are really just giant batteries. They get electrons from their environment which provide the energy for them to perform all the daily functions they…

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Cholesterol and Heart Disease Debunked in 10 Bullet Points
Cholesterol and Heart Disease Debunked in 10 Bullet Points 623 416 Janie

Cholesterol has been been labeled the bad guy for decades – we have all been told to lower our cholesterol to reduce our chance of having a heart attack, but is it really true? No. And here’s why in 10 bullet points: Cholesterol is vital to health! And it is…

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The secret to good health might be a simple as changing how you think about food
The secret to good health might be a simple as changing how you think about food 510 390 Geoff

Unlimited energy. Clear skin. Ideal weight. Mental clarity. High levels of motivation to get things done. Few illnesses and aches and pains. These are the outcomes of eating a nourishing diet and getting enough exercise, adequate sleep and managing stress as best we can. This is when we enjoy a…

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What is a “Wheat belly” in 10 bullet points
What is a “Wheat belly” in 10 bullet points 738 415 Janie

“As a cardiologist who sees and treats thousands of patients… I have personally observed protuberant flop-over-the-belt belly fat vanish when my patients eliminated wheat from their diet…” ~ Dr William Davis – Wheat Belly What if the “healthy-whole-grain” of modern wheat is actually one of the major contributors to weight…

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Real Salt is Good for You!
Real Salt is Good for You! 960 639 Janie

We have been told that salt is bad for us – that it will raise our blood pressure and increase our risk of heart disease – and so we must reduce our intake, but is this really true? Recently we have seen some long-held beliefs about saturated fat and cholesterol…

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Nutrition that Nourishes
Nutrition that Nourishes 960 639 Janie

Nutrition has become very confusing. Should we eat low fat? low carb? Paleo? vegetarian? do intermittent fasting? go on a juice detox? The answer to this question may be different for each person, but there is one thing that we know without question – all humans should be eating real…

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10 Easy, Delicious, Healthy Snacks
10 Easy, Delicious, Healthy Snacks 960 640 Janie

One of the hardest things for many people when switching to a real food lifestyle is finding easy, delicious, nutritious snacks. Healthy snacks require some preparation because unfortunately the snacks you find in most shops will undermine your best efforts at achieving your health and weight loss goals. Not only…

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Make exercise a gift that improves your life every day
Make exercise a gift that improves your life every day 960 640 Geoff

Over many years we have been successful in getting hundreds of people who don’t like exercise or don’t really know how to exercise – to exercise! You probably think that you should be moving every day. I want you to be moving because you want to be moving every day.…

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What does “Exercise” mean to you?
What does “Exercise” mean to you? 960 495 Geoff

Despite what you have been told – exercise is NOT necessary for weight loss. Exercise however, is vital for your quality of life and your health. Movement, no matter how basic, is necessary for life. Are you forcing yourself to exercise and not seeing a result commensurate with your effort?…

read more
Don’t exercise to lose weight. Exercise to FEEL wonderful.
Don’t exercise to lose weight. Exercise to FEEL wonderful. 960 640 Geoff

If you sign up for a gym membership, “transformation” program, boot camp or “box n burn” package, you will spend the next 6 or so weeks furiously exercising under the assumption that you will lose weight. You might lose a few kilograms. And you will most likely hate every minute…

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Think health span. Not life span.
Think health span. Not life span. 960 640 Geoff

Aging is not optional. Healthy aging is. It is a choice that YOU make. Brilliant minds have done much to extend the life span. But nothing to extend the health span. Where once infectious disease was the biggest human threat, now it is chronic disease. A much slower and lingering…

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Wonderful Walking
Wonderful Walking 960 571 Geoff

Walking. A defining human movement pattern. A foundation of our evolutionary heritage. We have and will always walk to go places and get things done. But did you know walking can significantly improve the quality of your life right now? Overlooked as a fitness, health or weight loss activity by…

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Want good health and long life? Just move.
Want good health and long life? Just move. 960 640 Geoff

Is exercise the magic bullet that will ensure your good health? If you consider the undisputed, proven benefits of human movement it is pretty hard to argue that it isn’t. For millions of years we moved. A lot. If we didn’t we died as our food sources ran out and…

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Masters of their own Destiny
Masters of their own Destiny 640 360 Geoff

Could participating in Masters sports be the ultimate in preventative medicine and anti-aging? Geoff Carter encourages us to find out. Thursday 4th July 2013: Kim Collins a 37 year old sprinter from Saint Kitts and Nevis breaks the 10 second barrier in the 100m sprint. To run the 100m in…

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The Relentless Execution of the Fundamentals
The Relentless Execution of the Fundamentals 960 640 Geoff

Stop looking for the easy way to lose weight or turn around your health. It does not exist. Why do some people achieve their goals in life and others fail? Why can some turn their health around and live life with renewed vigour and strength? How do some people flatten…

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Movement that Matters
Movement that Matters 960 638 Geoff

You probably don’t like exercise. And you most likely hate “working out”. We don’t blame you. In fact, “working out” is usually a miserable experience. The mainstream fitness model would have us believe that we need to “work out” to lose weight. We are told that motivation, discipline and willpower…

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Sarcopenia – why every adult must know what this means
Sarcopenia – why every adult must know what this means 960 638 Geoff

For every 10 people I ask, only 2, maybe 3, have heard the term “Sarcopenia”. Given that Sarcopenia will negatively affect your quality of life as much as other physical health conditions, this is a massive failing on the part of the health and medical communities. Every single adult should…

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Health and happiness starts with changing your thinking!
Health and happiness starts with changing your thinking! 960 639 Janie

After many years of helping hundreds of clients achieve their health and weight loss goals  we discovered an interesting correlation – the people who had the best results were those who were the happiest… or were working on becoming more happy! Have you ever wondered why some diets or lifestyle…

read more
What if there’s nothing wrong with you?
What if there’s nothing wrong with you? 960 500 Janie

You are probably reading this because you’ve had enough. Enough of the pain, the stress, the depression, the body weight issues, the trauma, the health issues or the unhappiness. Do you believe it’s possible to be happy, no matter what? Do you think it’s possible to feel peace and joy…

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10 Reasons Why Happiness Takes Courage
10 Reasons Why Happiness Takes Courage 960 639 Janie

“The only happy moment I have in my day is when I’m greeted by my dog when I walk through my front door.” This is what one of my clients said to me the other day. She only experiences a few minutes of joy every day. A moment of unconditional…

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Is being happy NOW the key to life-long health?
Is being happy NOW the key to life-long health? 960 644 Janie

Have you ever wondered why some diets or lifestyle changes (like exercise) work for some people, but not for others? Why are some people able to quickly turn their lives around and create amazing change and success, while others seem to be stuck with the same negative events over and…

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The New Year’s health resolution that doesn’t require will power.
The New Year’s health resolution that doesn’t require will power. 960 640 Geoff

On January 1st 2017, millions of Australians will wake and declare that they have made a New Year’s resolution. A large proportion of these resolutions will relate to improving their health – lose weight, get fitter, improve diet or reduce stress. By the end of the first week in January,…

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The Authentic You is a Happy and Healthy You
The Authentic You is a Happy and Healthy You 1000 669 Janie

Who would you be if you woke up tomorrow morning, completely forgot your past, and could be anyone that you wanted to be? An interesting question. The answer to which may hold the key to a remarkable improvement in your happiness and your health. In this post we explore the…

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Love Your Body – it’s the only one you have!
Love Your Body – it’s the only one you have! 700 467 Janie

It seems to me that nobody likes their body anymore – even the people who we think SHOULD like their body, like athletes and actresses. Our cultural definition of beautiful (that waist, that butt, that thigh gap!) has become so impossible to achieve that even supermodels need the help of…

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7 Reasons Why You Might Not Be Losing Weight
7 Reasons Why You Might Not Be Losing Weight 960 640 Janie

Have you ever wondered why 95% of people fail long-term in their weight loss attempts? Here are some interesting reasons why this happens. And it’s not because they are just eating too much or not exercising! Here are 7 things that might be stopping you from achieving your weight loss…

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Are you Committed to Health or Habit?
Are you Committed to Health or Habit? 958 614 Janie

Many people say that they need to find some commitment to achieve their health goals. They feel that when they find the time and energy to be committed to doing what they know they need to get healthy, THEN it will happen. They generally know what they need to do…

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10 Reasons Why Happiness Takes Courage
10 Reasons Why Happiness Takes Courage 960 639 Janie

“The only happy moment I have in my day is when I’m greeted by my dog when I walk through my front door.” This is what one of my clients said to me the other day. She only experiences a few minutes of joy every day. A moment of unconditional love from her dog. In…

Cholesterol and Heart Disease Debunked in 10 Bullet Points
Cholesterol and Heart Disease Debunked in 10 Bullet Points 623 416 Janie

Cholesterol has been been labeled the bad guy for decades – we have all been told to lower our cholesterol to reduce our chance of having a heart attack, but is it really true? No. And here’s why in 10 bullet points: Cholesterol is vital to health! And it is so important it is made…

What is a “Wheat belly” in 10 bullet points
What is a “Wheat belly” in 10 bullet points 738 415 Janie

“As a cardiologist who sees and treats thousands of patients… I have personally observed protuberant flop-over-the-belt belly fat vanish when my patients eliminated wheat from their diet…” ~ Dr William Davis – Wheat Belly What if the “healthy-whole-grain” of modern wheat is actually one of the major contributors to weight gain and other chronic disease?…

10 Easy, Delicious, Healthy Snacks
10 Easy, Delicious, Healthy Snacks 960 640 Janie

One of the hardest things for many people when switching to a real food lifestyle is finding easy, delicious, nutritious snacks. Healthy snacks require some preparation because unfortunately the snacks you find in most shops will undermine your best efforts at achieving your health and weight loss goals. Not only are most of these “foods”…

Why BMI does not necessarily mean good health in 10 bullet points
Why BMI does not necessarily mean good health in 10 bullet points 960 640 Janie

BMI stands for Body Mass index. Health resources state that: “It is used to give you an idea of whether you’re underweight, overweight or an ideal weight for your height. It’s useful to know because if your weight increases or decreases outside of the ideal range, your health risks may increase.” But how true is…

7 Reasons Why You Might Not Be Losing Weight
7 Reasons Why You Might Not Be Losing Weight 960 640 Janie

Have you ever wondered why 95% of people fail long-term in their weight loss attempts? Here are some interesting reasons why this happens. And it’s not because they are just eating too much or not exercising! Here are 7 things that might be stopping you from achieving your weight loss goals. You have the wrong…

What happens when you stop eating sugar in 10 Bullet Points
What happens when you stop eating sugar in 10 Bullet Points 960 611 Janie

Recently the World Health Organisation reduced their recommended sugar intake from 10% to 5% of total calories in the diet. For an average person eating 2000 calories per day that equates to 100 calories of sugar, or 25g, or about 6 teaspoons per day. That’s a far cry from the Australian average consumption of over…

Why Dieting Doesn’t Work in 10 Bullet Points
Why Dieting Doesn’t Work in 10 Bullet Points 960 689 Janie

We are told that to lose weight we need to go on a diet. In other words we need to restrict the calories we eat – especially fat which has more calories per gram than carbohydrates or protein. Apparently if we eat 300-500 calories less than we normally eat we will “safely” lose 0.5-1kg per…

10 Different Ways to Think About Food & Health
10 Different Ways to Think About Food & Health 960 640 Janie

Stop thinking current mainstream advice is the best way to lose weight and get healthy and start thinking logically. The 2 things the health industry tells people to do to lose weight are to eat less and exercise more – yet these are the 2 things that increase appetite the most. And we wonder why…

Fat Loss, Not Weight Loss in 10 Bullet Points
Fat Loss, Not Weight Loss in 10 Bullet Points 960 640 Janie

Calorie restriction (aka ‘dieting’) results in weight loss, NOT fat loss. If you ‘diet’ and lose a few kilograms, a lot of the weight lost is muscle mass and fluid. And even worse – when you stop dieting and put the weight back on (as happens with 90% of dieters), the weight gained back is…

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