Who needs a Doctor? Well, maybe after a car crash or a tumble down a mountain or when your partner poisons your porridge you might want some Modern Medical assistance. Most of the time though, the great healing powers of Yoga can deal with all the aches and pains and the bumps and lumps of your life. Those terrible Symptoms of illness like coughs and colds and sore throats are … [Read more...]
Archives for February 2017
How professional sport handicaps youth sport culture
The recent spate of incidents and reports of doping, match-fixing and wall-to-wall TV coverage of betting, alcohol and junk food advertisements has stimulated considerable debate about the impact of commercialized sport on Australian youth. Researchers have clearly mapped how the rise of Australian commercialized sport has coincided with growth in obesity and physical … [Read more...]
Sports that will save your life
So you thought that the odd game of touch footy on a Sunday morning was going to save your life, huh? Or maybe you play a bit of "B" Division netball, soccer or basketball once a week. That should keep the ol' grim reaper from the door, you surmised. Think again. The latest research has found that while its true that the amount, duration and intensity of sporting … [Read more...]
Who was Europe’s first surfing woman? Introducing the wonderful Witch of Newbury.
It’s a fact of life that many men are threatened by powerful and skilful women. Nowhere is this more so than in sport. While women’s sport might just be entering a golden age right now with women’s soccer, rugby, basketball, Australian football, cricket, surfing etc. emerging from the shadows to not only provide fun and exciting fitness alternatives for women but also to … [Read more...]
Betterball – Socrates irons out basketball’s wrinkles.
Let’s get this straight. I love basketball. It’s my favourite sport of all. Rugby used to be my favourite sport but, over the years, my preference has changed. The detailed reason it has changed is better left for another occasion but suffice it to say that rugby, in comparison to basketball, is just plain dumb. It’s not as dumb as rugby league, Australian football or soccer, … [Read more...]