What makes our checkups different?

June 4, 2014 7:17 pm A check up with Executive Medicine does differ from a check up with a General Practitioner. Our focus is on the prevention and early detection … We look for early evidence of illnesses which are the most common causes of all deaths, particularly premature deaths. This means we focus on cardiovascular disease risk assessment (heart… View Article

Is testosterone safe?

May 12, 2014 7:33 am Is testosterone safe? Testosterone gives us energy, boosts our muscle mass and bone strength, boosts insulin sensitivity (which is the opposite of diabetes), reduces body fat, and gives us more energy. As we age our testosterone levels decline. Typically, there is an average annual reduction in free testosterone of 2%. However, the healthier you are,… View Article

The importance of Functional Movement Assessments

May 9, 2014 4:58 pm Why I believe everyone should have a Functional Movement Assessment About 18 months ago I was noticing slight pain in both shoulders. I had a Functional Movement Assessment (FMS) which pinpointed the “winging” of my scapula as the cause of the problem. I learned that my shoulder wasn’t functioning normally due to a muscular imbalance…. View Article

Creating a Healthy Workplace

May 4, 2014 9:50 pm Many companies are actively and successfully working to achieve positive health outcomes for staff and employers. Learn how in my recent article Creating a Healthy Workplace: Bringing everyone on board is the key to overall staff wellbeing. This article first ran in the May 2014 issue of HRMonthly

One of my workers is on stress leave

April 1, 2014 3:32 am One of my workers is on stress leave: what should I do? Discover why documented mental health return to work policies and procedures are important for you and your employees. Learn more about what you need to do. Read my article ‘One of my workers is on stress leave: what should I do? Did you… View Article

Inside the female brain

March 7, 2014 12:09 pm Inside the female brain Neurological studies show how comparisons between the female and male brain can play out in the workplace. For example … Due to their biological makeup, women in general thrive in workplace positions and projects that fuel their ability to socialise and connect. Men however are more likely to succeed in individual… View Article

Interval training and how it works

February 18, 2014 2:12 pm Interval training Regular daily movement is one of the 3 most important things you can do to maintain exceptional health. The others are a diet replete with vegetables, salad and fruits, giving you healthy fibres, micro nutrients and antioxidants – and managing your stress. At Executive Medicine, we continually see that time constraints associated with… View Article

Deep sense of purpose may be good for your health

December 4, 2013 3:40 pm Deep sense of purpose may be good for your health There was a very interesting publication from UCLA’s Cousin Centre for Psychoneuroimmunology in July 2013 which showed that when you have a deep sense of purpose and meaning in life or work for the greater common good, that this then translates into a genetic expression… View Article

Views on cholesterol and statins

November 28, 2013 2:13 pm Views on cholesterol and statin therapy in the recent ABC catalyst programs I have had a number of emails from clients asking my views on a recent two-part program which created a storm of controversy. The first 30 minute episode had some good messages which unfortunately were buried underneath some very biased journalism. The second… View Article

Evidence-based daily habits to improve happiness

October 28, 2013 2:43 pm Shawn Achor, an expert on happiness, outlined evidence-based daily habits to improve happiness in his TED talk in February 2012. Be grateful for three things every day, using a journal, meditation, exercise and random acts of kindness. Random acts of kindness (preferably anonymous) are increasingly recognised as contributing to one’s own happiness, and therefore reduce stress…. View Article