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G’day, I’m David Blair. I live in Brisbane, Australia and I’m a Director in a variety of companies dedicated to the improvement in the well-being and quality of life of others.
I am a writer, corporate speaker, coach and educator specialising in the areas of optimal performance,

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Lift Weights Did you know that the more muscle you have, the more calories you will burn, even when you’re lying on the couch! The reason is that muscle is far more metabolically active than fat. Therefore you will burn energy (calories/ kilojoules) just to fuel your muscles. This is likely to help you to […]

Protein can play an integral part of your weight loss efforts but beware of eating too much! Read on …. 1. Protein helps boost energy expenditure Dietary induced thermogenesis: i.e. the increase in heat production by the body after eating due to both the metabolic energy cost of digestion and the energy cost of forming […]

How Are You Sleeping? Oct 9, 2014

Sleep deprivation causes changes in metabolism and hormone functioning, which can affect how the body burns and stores fat. There is also a particular link between sleep loss and obesity, because a lack of sleep lowers leptin, an important hormone that tells the body when it has eaten enough food, and increases ghrelin, the opposite […]

If you look to research, you can easily find a study to support whatever you want to believe. One example is a study Dr. George Blackburn, associate director of the Division of Nutrition at Harvard Medical School who concluded that diet or nutrition is by far the greatest predictor of weight loss success. He suggests […]

Dealing with set-backs Sep 30, 2014

When it comes to weight loss, there are going to be set-backs. It is important that you avoid using “all or nothing” statements. There will be slip-ups. Just accept the slip-up and get back on track. Do not beat yourself up over it. If you expect to have some setbacks, it will be easier to […]

Eating Triggers Aug 24, 2014

Ninety per cent of why we eat is behaviour-related (psychological hunger). It is not because we are hungry. It’s because we are, for example, sad, angry, depressed anxious, bored or simply it is “time to eat”. Psychological hunger is when you want to have something to eat or drink without physical symptoms such as an […]

Diets Work. Because of the caloric restriction of diets, your body will be made to use body fat stores for fuel (energy). The benefits of dieting are more evident in the early stages of weight loss. They are, however, difficult to maintain. Diets don’t work. Dieting has no way to deal with the metabolism, which […]

Creating your best life now often requires a change in mindset. Sometimes even when you have the intention of doing the right thing, if you have the wrong attitude, you can easily slip up. Some of the pitfalls in maintaining a long term health and fitness program include: All or Nothing Too often we adopt […]

When stressed, many people use food as a “tranquilizer”. Although you may temporarily feel better when you do, the long-term results of using food as a coping mechanism can be disastrous. Stress management tools such as mental training exercises, taking a walk, and massage all help provide immediate relief from cravings by naturally modifying your […]

Excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC) is a measurably increased rate of oxygen intake following strenuous activity. The extra oxygen is used in the processes that restore the body to a resting state and adapt it to the exercise just performed. These include: Hormone balancing Replenishment of fuel stores Cellular repair Anabolism Replenishment of Creatine Phosphate […]