Exercise Right Week is an awareness campaign that is brought to you by Exercise & Sport Science Australia (ESSA) annually. This year it will run from 25th – 31st May with the theme of “Movement is Medicine”. The aim is to highlight how powerful exercise, physical activity and movement are for your health, irrespective of…

In Australia, we’re lucky to be planning our move into a post-COVID era, back to ‘normality’. It’s with any change that we reflect on what’s important to us. We’ll look at the impact exercise plays in maintaining our physical and emotional well-being, whilst appreciating the equal importance of work, love and friendship. Lessons I’m still…

  Those of us who have experienced home isolation, even just for 48 hours waiting for a SARS-COV2 test result, understand the importance of managing our mental health with a restricted lifestyle. Exercise is still permitted!   In this article we’ll look at how to adapt and engage with exercise that will comply with the…

Plea from a frontline doctor Up to date as of 18th March 2020 As a doctor working in Emergency I’m continually updated with protocol on who to test, how to safely isolate patients and what advice to give to the concerned public. Everyone is talking about it and with this, a palpable stress is rising…

Local emergency doctor helping to personalise the experience for patients in Central Coast hospitals #hellomynameis, it’s a simple phrase. But it is often forgotten, especially in what can be a busy hospital setting. A young and determined local emergency doctor, Dr Ash Bowden aka Doctor Do More is bringing to life the powerful campaign of…

Those who have been following my progress will hopefully see how grateful I am for the huge support I receive from the Central Coast community as I continue to try to help people get more active. In the last month, I’ve had this encouragement reinforced by a local, caring, not-for-profit organisation – Central Coast Primary…

I’m a big believer in the annual check-in for self-improvement. Goal setting helps us stay focused, develop as a human being and reflect on where we’ve come from…don’t forget that last one. In this article we’ll look at the importance of the yearly weigh-in, what you might want to focus on (spoiler: exercise will be…

So how do we know if we’re doing enough? A common question, but like any good thing, you can always do more. Recycle more, eat healthier, exercise more. In this article I’ll help show just how much is ‘enough’ and other facts about exercise volume.   What should you do?   There is a wonderful…

World Diabetes Day – 14th November   What do Homer Simpson, the Cookie Monster and 1 in 20 Australian adults have in common? Diabetes. The mysterious, insipid, sugary disease that we always talk about in our medical research but ask the average person what it means. As it’s World Diabetes Day on November 14th, I…