September Newsletter 2016

Attend every one of your classes in September and recieve 10% off your block!

This month’s success story is about Rosemarie who we all fell in love with this year!

Are activity trackers really helping us achieve enough exercise? FInd out in this month’s article!

We love hearing stories about our past and present clients and sharing our own news with you all!

For Fathers Day breakfast why not cook up a twist on the traditional omlette with the Asparagus, Pork and Potato Omlette!

Contents

corehealth Monthly Special
corehealth Inspiration
Regular Champions
Let’s Talk Health – Acitivity Trackers: Are they Really Helping you Achieve Enough Exercise?
corehealth News
Recipe of the Month – Asparagus, Pork and Potato Omelette

corehealth Monthly Special

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corehealth Inspiration

“A Father is someone you look up to not matter how tall you grow”

    – Author Unknown

corehealth Regular Champions

Success Story – Rosemarie Pereira

Rosemarie is one of our early risers here at corehealth and has been attending regular exercise physiology sessions since April this year. Rosie is a very intelligent individual who has worked and travelled all over the world. Rosie has worked as a clinical research scientist and previously as an academic researcher. This work has taken her from all over Australia, to Indonesia and even to Paris!

Rosie initially began her journey here at corehealth due to decreasing lung function and fatty changes to her liver. She wanted assistance with her breathing and losing weight to assist with the development of fat in her liver.

After initially beginning with 2 EP sessions per week, Rosie upped the ante and is now participating in 3 sessions each week consistently. Over the past few months she has seen a significant improvement in her health and wellbeing. Not only has Rosie lost over 7kg, she has improved her lung function which has helped with many aspects of her life; especially with her recent travels to the Netherlands, Barcelona and Malaga (Spain), which she believes without her regular Exercise Physiology sessions would not have been able to do anywhere near as much walking and sightseeing. Not only that, Rosie is feeling stronger and by starting early in the mornings it brightens her day. Overall, Rosie is feeling motivated to do more exercise and become healthier and fitter.

Over the next few months and into the new year Rosie is aiming to lose a little more weight and increase her muscle tone and strength. Personally Rosie is getting towards the point of retirement in the next 5 years and her number one goal on the bucket list is to visit the northern lights when she turns 60.

We wish you all the best Rosie and continue to keep working hard here at corehealth!

Written by Matt Gray

Let’s Talk Health

Activity Trackers: Are they Really Helping you Achieve Enough Exercise?

Written by Sarah Bernhart

In recent years, technology has now become a major part in almost every facet of our every-day life, with exercise and our lifestyle being no different. Most of us don’t think twice when we see someone with a seemingly useless watch-band (minus the watch) on a person’s wrist. Activity trackers have been the new ‘fad’ in the exercise and healthy lifestyle industry for many years now. In 2015, the dollar value and unit sales rose by 110% and 85% respectively, indicating that the demand for these items is continuing to increase. They claim to track many aspects of our life including steps, sleep and the more advanced trackers also monitoring heart rate. However, how much influence do they really have over our exercise / lifestyle goals?

The research for exercise improving health is extensive, with many studies indicating that 30-60 minutes of consistent exercise per day can achieve significant health benefits such as reducing the risk of chronic diseases e.g. diabetes, heart disease and obesity, along with improving mental health. The activity tracking industry was tapped into as a means to aid individuals in overcoming barriers to participating in a regular exercise routine by monitoring and ‘tracking’ goals, with the most common component being tracked is the amount of steps a person completes per day. It is recommended that an individual walks a MINIMUM of 10,000 steps per day.

Many people report that having an activity tracker was useful at first for providing feedback on their activity levels and if they were active enough at any given time. The ability to share information and data online with friends and family was also found to initially be a motivating factor. However, it is important to note that many studies have shown there is a large drop-off rate of usage after 6 weeks of buying the device and after this time there is minimal influence on exercise habits.

Activity trackers are a useful monitoring tool for general levels of activity during the day e.g. how many steps you are completing. However, it is important to remember that every individual is different in terms of their exercise needs and goals, therefore 10,000 steps per day may not suit everyone. Many people have chronic conditions or injuries that they need to manage, therefore completing a certain amount of steps per day may not be an ideal measure or ideal form of exercise for those people to be completing.

It is an inevitable fact that technology will forever be a part of our everyday lives, and activity trackers can make a good adjunct and tool to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. However, nothing can compare to the individualised approach to exercise, prescribed by trained professionals that our staff offer at corehealth!

References:
 https://www.ideals.illinois.edu/bitstream/handle/2142/73649/164_ready.pdf?sequence=2&isAllowed=y

https://www.essa.org.au/media_release/do-you-wear-a-step-counter-on-your-wrist-be-aware-this-may-not-be-the-answer-to-long-term-health-benefits/

corehealth News

Soccer Star

We love it when our clients have their own happy stories to share with us here at corehealth and this month we are so excited to congratulate Sarah who is also a daughter of our much beloved client Sue, on competing in the FFA National Youth Soccer Championship!

Sarah Branford competed in the FFA National Youth Soccer Championship for Girls in Coffs Harbour in early July. The U13 SA Team played in the top division against some very strong teams from the bigger states and while they didn’t come away with a win, Sarah played brilliantly and came to the attention of some of the national talent scouts.

Two years ago, aged 11, Sarah was a regular visitor to CoreHealth. Physiotherapy with Michelle, weekly EP sessions and Amir’s expertly twice weekly taping enabled her to overcome an ITB issue and continue to play the game she has come to love. At that time, she also signed up for Strong Kids and enjoyed the activities that helped her become more aware of her physicality.

Late last year she was selected in the Football Federation SA’s Under 13 Girls Skilleroos squad and she currently trains 3-4 times a week and plays for her school team on Saturdays and her Skilleroos team on Sundays in a boys’ soccer competition.

Sarah is hoping to be selected in the Under 15 Skilleroos next year to continue developing her soccer skills. We are so proud of her achievements and we know we will be seeing big and great things from Sarah in the near future!

Showdown!

On Saturday night we all got together to watch the showdown, Adelaide Crows vs Port Adelaide. We were very divided supporters but in the end as you all know, the Crows took the win! The port supporters definitely felt the wrath of the crows supporters when we came into work on Monday! Amir had the chook roasting which was perfect weather for the chilly Saturday night!

corehealth has made us a family!

Baby Love!

We want to wish a big congratulations to Ava and Reva who celebrated the birth of their grandchildren recently! Ava welcomed a beautiful baby boy Nabil and Reva celebrated a gorgeous baby girl Sophia. We wish your families all the very best and cant wait to see the babies for lots of cuddles!

Recipe of the Month

Asparagus, Pork and Potato Omelete

Ingredients

2 bunches asparagus, trimmed
2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
2 pork sausages
1 large red onion, halved, thinly sliced
250g kipfler potatoes or 1 small sebago potato, washed, cut into 2mm-thick slices
1/4 teaspoon smoked Spanish or sweet paprika, plus extra, to dust
6 eggs
30g butter
Sour cream, to serve

Method

Step 1: Preheat a chargrill pan over high heat. Combine asparagus and 1/2 tablespoon of oil in a bowl. Season, then cook the asparagus, turning 4 times, for 8 minutes or until charred.

Step 2: Meanwhile, squeeze sausage meat from casings. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons of oil in a frying pan over medium high heat. Add sausage meat and cook, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon, for 5 minutes or until golden.

Step 3 :Using a slotted spoon, transfer meat to a bowl. Add onion and potatoes to pan and cook, stirring, for 8 minutes or until soft and golden. Return meat to pan, add paprika and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds.

Step 4: Whisk 3 eggs in a small bowl. Season. Heat half the butter in an 18cm non-stick frying pan over medium heat until butter starts to foam. Add eggs, then reduce heat to low. Cook, without stirring, for 1 minute or until edge starts to set. Using a spatula, pull cooked edge towards centre of pan, allowing uncooked eggs to coat base and edge of pan. Cook for a further 2 minutes, then slide onto plate. Repeat with remaining butter and eggs.

Step 5: Top omelets with half of the potato mixture and asparagus, and a spoonful of sour cream. Dust with extra paprika and serve immediately.

– Suggested by Marissa Carter