The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2016-12-05T04:04:33Z Mackay’s favourite photo bomber joins Former Origin Greats to open community space 2016-12-05T04:04:33Z mackay-s-favourite-photo-bomber-joins-former-origin-greats-to-open-community-space Mackay residents are encouraged to join Georgia, Gene and Wendell at the Multicap Open Day. Georgia will be available to talk to Mackay residents about her experience with Multicap services, while Gene and Wendell will be signing autographs for football fans. Multicap CEO, Joanne Jessop says, “Multicap’s new community space will be open to the public on Thursday 8th December. We are proud to be providing the people of Mackay with a wonderful, accessible community space that is open to all members of the Mackay community.” The Multicap Hub will provide a platform to offer specialised Multicap activities for people with disability and their families, as well as the whole Mackay community. Come along and enjoy a free sausage sizzle and wonderful local entertainment and the chance to win signed jerseys, while you tour this exciting new community space. Event Details: Thursday 8th December 2016 Multicap Mackay Hub, Mackay Marina, Mulherin Drive, Mackay Harbour  4.00pm - 7.30pm Web links Multicap: multicap.org.au/event/mackay-hub-open-day/ Facebook @multicap | Instagram @multicap_qld | Twitter @multicap Please include #MulticapMackay when sharing this event on social media. About Multicap Multicap is a leading not-for-profit organisation supporting individuals with disability.  Operating for over 50 years, Multicap is one of the top disability service providers in Queensland offering individual and group day programs, supported employment, respite, social support and much more. Our passion is for every individual’s right to connect and realise the possibilities available to them and this drives us to always believe there is a way.  We create opportunity. We are champions of possibility. We inspire partnerships of support. Our door is always open.  Short + Sweet: SNACKABLETV youth broadcast network for short-form content launches 2016-12-01T00:16:58Z short-sweet-snackabletv-youth-broadcast-network-for-short-form-content-launches Meet SNACKABLETV, a revolutionary digital youth network housing the best in bite-sized content. It’s an entirely new way for young people all over the world to access high quality short-form entertainment for FREE, without annoying advertisements or subscriptions. VIEW THE SIZZLE REEL Millennials are diverse, curious and engaged - so, SNACKABLETV is too. It does not discriminate against gender, sexuality, race, creed or socio-economic status, only against beige content. SNACKABLETV launches with solid collaborations and partnerships as official Youth & Content Broadcaster for Sydney Festival, co-produced podcasts with the team from Melbourne’s Sans Pants Radio and short films produced by future creative superstars from the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS). Offering something for everyone, SNACKABLETV plays host to content across seven channels; Culture, Film, Gaming, Music, Podcast, Style, and a dedicated hub for today’s news, events, and the best of the net; What’s Hot. Original series’ will feature respected members of the creative community including; street artist Scott Marsh; music journalist Danny Clayton; celebrity fashion stylist Mikey Ayoubi; mindfulness coach Kylie Ryan; comedians Rhys Nicholson and Robbie Armfield; musicians Client Liaison, Sleep Makes Waves and The Jezabels; and so much more incredible talent in front of and behind the lens. In the face of a fracturing media landscape, SNACKABLETV also offers a solution for brands to target a millennial audience utilising quality native content by creating this ‘safe space’ free of subscriptions and free of pre-rolls and pop-up ads to give viewers a great experience which will keep them coming back for more. The network will lead the fight against ‘Digital Litter’, a result of too much access to poorly made content. Everything on SNACKABLETV is short, sharp, and captivating. It’s video that is never boring, always inspiring, with an added dose of learning for the socially aware, completely free of charge to the viewer. SNACKABLETV Co-founders Kate Edwards and Shae Constantine said today: “We are extremely proud to be launching Australia’s first short form broadcast network made especially for young people. “SNACKABLETV is purpose built as much for the consumer as it is for the creator – it’s a conduit between the two worlds. We identified a gap, in that there is so much good content out there and before now it hasn’t had a home or a chance to get to an audience who will appreciate it. “Our doors are wide open to young creatives and creators. We want to distribute the best short-form content the world has seen, and this is only possible with a truly robust digital platform to facilitate the relationship between creator and audience. That platform is SNACKABLETV.” Content is currently available online (mobile, tablet or desktop) via SNACKABLETV.tv The bar has been set high and SNACKABLETV is committed to pushing the boundaries in both the controversy and quality stakes. New content will be released on all channels across the network constantly. Stay tuned for updates on exciting co-productions and distribution partnerships. In the face of a fracturing media landscape, SNACKABLETV also offers a solution for brands to target a millennial audience utilising quality native content by creating this ‘safe space’ free of subscriptions and free of pre-rolls and pop-up ads to give viewers a great experience which will keep them coming back for more. Interview and content requests contact The Lantern Group: Louisa Read +61 412 955 101 louisa@lanterngroup.com.au Fiona Gulin +61 487 992 333 fiona@lanterngroup.com.au CONNECT WITH SNACKABLETV FACEBOOK INSTAGRAM #snackableTV MEDIA MATERIALS DROPBOX Former Origin Greats launch community space in Mackay 2016-11-25T01:04:37Z former-origin-greats-launch-community-space-in-mackay Multicap is proud to announce an exciting new community hub in Mackay.  On 8 December, Former Origin Greats Gene Miles and Wendell Sailor will join Multicap CEO Joanne Jessop, to officially open the Multicap Mackay Hub. To celebrate the arrival of this new and accessible community space, Multicap will open its doors to the people of Mackay and provide a free BBQ, special prize draws and the chance for everyone to have a chat with Gene Miles and Wendell Sailor, who will be available to sign autographs. The Multicap Mackay Hub will become a key space for the Mackay community to gather, engage with one another, enjoy the Marina precinct and the broader Mackay region. The Hub will provide a platform to offer specialised Multicap activities for people with disability and their families, as well as the whole Mackay community. Multicap CEO Joanne Jessop said, “The hub will welcome all members of the community, not just people with disability. Our new hub represents the commitment of Multicap to invest in the Mackay community, and provide a foundation on which we can deliver our sole purpose, ‘to enhance the quality of life of people with disability and their families’. “The hub will provide a range of activities and opportunities to the Mackay community. The value of community involvement for people with disability is immeasurable. The friendships formed, the skills developed and the self-confidence gained from such activities and opportunities changes lives.” Everyone is welcome at the Multicap Mackay Hub Open Day. Come along and enjoy a free BBQ and wonderful local entertainment and the chance to win Former Origin Greats signed jerseys, while you tour this exciting new community space. Event Details: Thursday 8th December 2016 Multicap Mackay Hub, Mackay Marina, Mulherin Drive, Mackay Harbour  4.00pm - 7.30pm Web links Multicap: multicap.org.au About Multicap Multicap is a leading not-for-profit organisation supporting individuals with disability.  Operating for over 50 years, Multicap is one of the top disability service providers in Queensland offering individual and group day programs, supported employment, respite, social support and much more. Our passion is for every individual’s right to connect and realise the possibilities available to them and this drives us to always believe there is a way.  We create opportunity. We are champions of possibility. We inspire partnerships of support. Our door is always open.  Media Release: Royal Homecoming for Scott Prince 2016-05-29T22:25:18Z media-release-royal-homecoming-for-scott-prince Treasury Casino & Hotel will host a royal homecoming on Wednesday for former Origin favourite Scott Prince, who headlines Game One celebrations at Treasury’s Maroon Kingdom; the Official Clubhouse of the XXXX Queensland Maroons. With rookie coach Kevin Walters at the helm and the Blues bent on vengeance following last year’s record-breaking loss, Prince predicts an explosive opener at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium. “Game One of most series is a very close battle and this one will be no different. I expect a fiery encounter early, with the Mighty Maroons scrapping to victory in the last 20 minutes,” Prince said. Mount Isa born Prince will cheer on the boys with an expected capacity crowd at Treasury’s LiveWire bar; home of the custom-made prize ‘Maroon Throne’ (pictured) valued at more than $7,500. While NSW has the home-game advantage, Prince said it’s experience and big game players giving Queensland the mental edge. “Kevvie [coach Kevin Walters] won’t change too much with regards to preparation and game plans; he’ll obviously work with his senior men to plot out a plan of attack to regain the shield for 2016,” Prince said. “Apart from the obvious star players including Thurston, Smith, Inglis… I'm looking forward to seeing how debutant Corey Oates will go. His form for the Broncos has been outstanding, with his tough kick returns, and his ability to finish off a backline move is second to none.” Prince is one of several Origin greats visiting Treasury’s Maroon Kingdom as part of Treasury’s Origin line-up, with Jharal Yow Yeh and Gorden Tallis touted for Queensland’s home game on 22 June and Lote Tuqiri for Game Three on 13 July. “It’s important to start the series with a win,” Prince said of Wednesday’s opener. “And with Game Two at Suncorp, a nice little victory and series win in front of 50-odd thousand Queenslanders would be a fairytale… No pressure.” For more information and interview requests, please contact Treasury Casino & Hotel Communications Manager Adam Brunes on 0427 904 284 or adam.brunes@star.com.au See attached for Maroon Kingdom events and promotions. Pepper joins forces with St Kilda Football Club 2015-11-26T22:17:47Z pepper-joins-forces-with-st-kilda-football-club MEDIA RELEASE  27 November 2015 St Kilda Football Club has spiced up its corporate partnerships by announcing financial services provider Pepper Group Limited (‘Pepper’) as its new principal partner.     As one of Australia’s leading non-bank lenders, with a growing global presence, Pepper offers a range of consumer finance products and services, including home and car loans, and complements St Kilda Football Club’s existing line-up of exciting brand partners. Pepper’s relationship with ‘The Saints’ is in place for the next three years.   Patrick Tuttle, Co-Group CEO of Pepper, said: “As a founding club of the Victorian Football League, St Kilda has a strong heritage in the AFL and Pepper is excited by the opportunity to be associated with such an iconic Australian sporting organisation.    “As a club, The Saints proudly supports ambition, celebrates achievements and encourages all who are connected with it to aspire to its philosophy of ‘How I Want To Be’. These values are mirrored in Pepper’s culture, where we believe that everyone deserves the help and guidance necessary to realise their personal and financial goals.”    St Kilda Football Club CEO, Matt Finnis, welcomed Pepper Group to The Saints: “There is so much positivity surrounding our club and having an international business like Pepper join us and commit to being part of the journey we are taking is fantastic.” Pepper is seeking to boost awareness of its brand in key AFL states nationally and in particular, Victoria. The loyal St Kilda fan base represents the type of customers Pepper typically works with to help them get ahead in life, whatever their circumstances.    As part of the partnership announcement, Pepper will also unveil its new consumer-facing brand ‘Pepper Money’, which will be introduced over the course of 2016.     Commenting on the new brand, Pepper’s Co Group CEO, Mike Culhane said: “Following an extensive, and ongoing, period of acquisition, growth, and an ever-expanding suite of lending products, Pepper is embarking on a comprehensive rebranding exercise to better explain what products we offer to consumers.”   “To be named principal sponsor of St Kilda is a defining moment in Pepper’s story, bringing our brand to a wider audience of sporting fans in Victoria and across Australia, as well as expanding on our existing sporting relationships with the Western Sydney Wanderers and as naming rights sponsor of Pepper Stadium.”   Pepper is the only financial services brand to be associated with St Kilda and shares the principal partnership role with Dare Iced Coffee.    Ends    For more information, please contact DEC PR on behalf of Pepper Group: Joanne McIntosh or Sarah Bullen  02 8014 5036 | pepper@decpr.com.au    About Pepper Group Pepper Group (“Pepper”) is Australia’s largest non-bank residential mortgage lender (as measured by total assets under management), is a leading provider of specialty residential mortgage and consumer financing, and a highly experienced third-party loan servicer and asset manager. Pepper is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX:PEP) Worldwide, the Group currently has approximately A$36.8 billion of loan and lease assets under management (comprising prime and specialist residential mortgages, commercial mortgages, equipment leases, small business loans, consumer loans and car loans).  Pepper Group now comprises approximately 1,400 employees worldwide and has offices in Sydney, Parramatta, London, Dublin, Shannon, Madrid, Singapore and Seoul. Since establishing itself as a specialist residential mortgage lender in the Australian market in March 2001, Pepper has originated more than A$5.7 billion of specialist residential mortgages in Australia. It also commenced originating commercial auto & equipment finance in April 2013. In August 2011 Pepper acquired GE Capital’s Australian and New Zealand mortgage lending businesses, which comprised a portfolio of approximately A$5.0 billion of Australian and New Zealand residential mortgages. This transaction was one of the largest whole loan transactions in Australian history. Pepper’s current wholesale funding partners in Australia include Commonwealth Bank of Australia, National Australia Bank and Westpac Banking Corporation. In addition to lending and servicing its own residential mortgage and consumer finance portfolio, Pepper provides third party primary and special servicing across various types of mortgages, leases and unsecured loan products. Pepper is jointly led by Co-Group Chief Executive Officers, Mike Culhane and Patrick Tuttle. Mike and Patrick are focused on ensuring Pepper continues to leverage its core credit underwriting and loan servicing expertise both in its home market of Australia and other underserved markets in Europe and Asia. Pepper is regulated by the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (“ASIC”) in Australia. Pepper Finance Corporation (Ireland) is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) in Ireland. Pepper Savings Bank is regulated in South Korea by the Financial Supervisory Service (FSS). Pepper is ranked by S&P as a “STRONG” Residential Loan Servicer and is included on S&P’s Global Select Servicer List. Media Release: State of Origin series provides support for sick kids 2015-07-09T04:52:11Z media-release-state-of-origin-series-provides-support-for-sick-kids MEDIA RELEASE9 July, 2015   State of Origin series provides support for sick kids  The Tybingoompa family, from Weipa, with Johnathan Thurston at ‘Maroon Fest’ at Jupiters Hotel & Casino on July 4.   The XXXX Queensland Maroons weren’t the only winners in this year’s State of Origin series – Ronald McDonald House South East Queensland (RMH SEQ) also scored $405,000 towards its new South Brisbane House, courtesy of Treasury Casino & Hotel and Jupiters Hotel & Casino.   For every point Queensland scored during the State of Origin series, Treasury and Jupiters contributed $5,000 to RMH SEQ.   Last night’s 52-6 recording scoring win for Queensland over NSW in the Origin decider has bolstered the properties’ significant financial contribution to RMH SEQ for the series.   Treasury and Jupiters Managing Director, Queensland Geoff Hogg said the funds will enable more Queenslanders to access RMH SEQ’s vital services at their new South Brisbane House facility.   “It’s great to come together with two of our major partners, Queensland Rugby League and RMH SEQ, to work on this important project for regional Queenslanders receiving lifesaving medical treatment in Brisbane,” Geoff said.   “It means important beneficiaries from this year’s State of Origin series are the sick kids and their families who will call this new facility home – for a night or, sometimes, for more than a year.”   Earlier this year, Treasury and Jupiters signed a three-year deal with Queensland Rugby League (QRL) to become an official partner of QRL and home of the XXXX Queensland Maroons.   Throughout the State of Origin series, Treasury and Jupiters were transformed into Maroon Kingdoms, complete with maroon thrones, and offered mighty game-day viewing experiences on the big screen, cheerleader performances and unashamedly Queenslander theming.   Ronald McDonald House South East Queensland CEO Christopher Macaulay said the outcome for the charity during the 2015 State of Origin series was a significant contribution to the development of the new South Brisbane House.   “We are very appreciative of the generous support offered by Treasury and Jupiters and congratulate the XXXX Queensland Maroons on their effort this series which has seen RMH SEQ benefit through this amazing donation that will go directly towards supporting our new House,” Christopher said.   Meanwhile, another rugby league initiative is also raising funds for RMH SEQ.   The Jupiters’ ‘Points for Hope’ fundraising initiative, where $1,000 will be donated to RMH SEQ for every point scored by the Gold Coast Titans this season, is generating another solid financial contribution to the charity.    After 15 of their 24 home and away matches this season, the Gold Coast Titans have already scored a total of 311 points which puts them well on track to deliver around half a million dollars to RMH SEQ as part of this initiative.   Both campaigns are part of Treasury and Jupiters’ pledge to raise $3 million over three years for RMH SEQ to assist the charity build their new South Brisbane House, which will be one of the largest Ronald McDonald Houses in the world when it is completed by mid-2016.   “Foundations have now been laid at the site of the South Brisbane House, which will open this time next year, and we look forward to continued progress on the development which will see up to 450 guests accommodated each night,” Christopher said.   Echo Entertainment Group, which operates Treasury Casino & Hotel in Brisbane and Jupiters Hotel & Casino on the Gold Coast, is one of Queensland’s largest private sector employers with a workforce of more than 3,500. The company is proud to support a range of community groups, charities and sponsorships including Surf Life Saving Queensland (supported since 1994), Cerebral Palsy League of Queensland (supported since 2002) and Ronald McDonald House South East Queensland. More than $100 million has been contributed to the Jupiters Casino Community Benefit Fund (now the Gambling Community Benefit Fund) since 1987 for grants to community groups across southern Queensland.  Media Contacts: Rebekah Boyle PR & Communications Director Jupiters Hotel & Casino P: (07) 5592 8600 E: rebekah.boyle@echoent.com.au Adam Brunes Communications Manager Treasury Casino & Hotel P: 0427 904 284 E: adam.brunes@echoent.com.au       Movement optimization - the missing link? 2014-10-23T06:58:23Z movement-optimization-the-missing-link When we train we spend exorbitant amounts of time on planning and analyzing our reps, our sets, weight lifted or time to complete our workout. However we rarely fail to look at and think about what is perhaps the most important thing we have, and that is our movement quality.   This is something that has slowly come to the forefront of the fitness industry due to the efforts of a few key people but needs a much bigger push into the eyes of the mainstream fitness consumer. One of the biggest progressions made is the growth of the Functional Movement Screen, introduced by Gray Cook as a tool for trainers to use to quantify the quality of their clients movement patterns and give them the tools to create positive change. The increase of popularity of fitness personalities like Ido Portal and their movement based philosophies have led to more awareness and development of movement quality.   While investigation of these systems and philosophies can be worthwhile it can be time consuming and hard to find a good starting point. What we will provide for you here are 5 tips you can implement immediately to improve the quality of your movement.  1. Breathing   Breathing is the fundamental quality of any movement practice. The ancient martial arts and yoga have always integrated breathing into their practice and this is something that modern movement and exercise have neglected.   A great idea to improve movement quality and breath simultaneously is to limit all your breathing during a moderate training session to nasal breathing only. This will have the following benefits:   - balance the nervous system, leading to a flow state - optimize core function - prevent a stress response from exercise - and much more   This is a particularly great idea for cardio exercise and will improve your cardiovascular fitness immensely. It is not recommended for power exercises like Kettlebell swings or Olympic lifting.  2. Self limiting exercises: Put them in your program   This is another concept introduced by Gray Cook. Basically it involves performing exercises that have built in correcting qualities.   An example of this is jump rope. It is impossible to jump rope with poor alignment and form, it builds quality of movement as part of successful execution.   Here are some self limiting exercises you should try:   - Barefoot running - Rock climbing - Battling ropes - Most single leg exercises - Kettlebell presses done bottoms up - gripping the handle bell upsides down   These are a great start to your self limiting exercises. Try them out.    3. Think of training as practice, not working out   This is a huge paradigm shift for most people. Most people go to the gym trying to destroy themselves and sweat as much as possible. This may be fun but it is certainly not productive.   A good idea is to use one day at the gym to practice a particular lift. A good idea is to practice the dead lift. Spend one training session working on form and perfect execution of a lift. As a bonus sided effect of this practice session is that you will get smoked as a side effect.  4. Stop each set before failure   Many people take each set to total failure. This will lead to suboptimal movement quality. It is a good idea to stop the set with one or two reps left in the tank. This will ensure every set looks good.   Another benefit is that it will lead to optimal muscle fiber recruitment. Perfect reps recruit the most muscle fibers needed for the job and as form degrades, range of motion decreases and speed changes you are fatiguing and not recruiting all your muscle fibers. Make sure all reps in a set look the same, from first to last.  5. Try a new sport or activity   Trying new activities can help you improve your movement skills. For example, taking up rock climbing can improve performance in the pull up exercise. Learning dance can help improve movement awareness in leg training exercises.   If you continuously learn new skills and add to your movement vocabulary you will gradually find your movement quality in your training getting better and better.   Try and implement the tips above and watch your quality of movement improve rapidly. Enjoy the movement journey.  For more inforamtion please contact Paul Meldrum from DC Health Performance. Email: paul@dchealthperformance.com.au Mobile: -61 413 673 28+  About Paul Meldrum  Paul has been involved in the health and fitness industry for nine years. During this time he has worked with thousands of clients in the areas of weight loss, muscle gain, rehabilitation and sports performance.   Paul is highly regarded within the fitness Industry and has received the following awards for his dedication; 05/06 Personal Trainer of the Year Clinical Excellence Award, Australian Sports Kinesiology Institute. He is dedicated to furthering his ability to help his clients in any way possible and to educating other professionals so they can achieve amazing results with people from all walks of life.  About DC Health Performance Your Results Are Our Priority - At DC Health Performance, our sole purpose is to help you achieve the results that you are after. Whatever your goal, whether it is fat loss, muscle gain, strength or injury rehabilitation, we are here to help.   With our combined 22 years of experience we have the knowledge to help you in the fastest, most effective and safest way possible. To find out how we can personally help you with your fitness goals, feel free to contact us anytime! http://dchealthperformance.com.au     Hayne Can Crack A New Code 2014-10-17T07:04:30Z hayne-can-crack-a-new-code A Sydney-based trainer believes NRL star Jarryd Hayne will score big time when he transitions to NFL because he already has the basic training systems in place. Luke Heath said while NRL and NFL are different codes, the type of training needed to make it in either sports is the same. “There is so much speculation whether Jarryd has what it takes. As a personal trainer and sports coach, I broke down both the codes to analyse exactly what it would take,” Luke said. “Although NRL and NFL are both literally a world apart in distance, they both go under the affectionate title of football in their respective countries.” “This is not where the similarities stop. They are both extreme strength, power, and agility based sports, which require a certain type of sports specific fitness training.” According to Luke, if someone wanted to be the next Jarryd Hayne, they could follow Hayne’s fitness training program. “Fitness Training for either code requires short sharp burst of energy with a combinations of strength, power and agility,” he said. “In the fitness industry, we call this High Intensity Interval Training, (H.I.I.T) and this will leave the heart rate up for hours post exercise burning a huge amount of calories. “H.I.I.T has massive benefits to the muscles, fitness and metabolic rate in such a short time. “In layman’s terms it’s going to get you fit lean and toned in no time, just like our hero Jarryd.” Luke said Hayne would be using standing long jumps, shuttle runs, agility ‘zig zag’ type runs, shorts sprints and tuck jumps as part of his H.I.I.T session. “For the junior athlete just starting out, the serious football contender at club level, pre-season, off season and in season training or the person looking to add to their training regime, these exercises will hit the spot,” Luke said.  About Luke Luke Heath is the founder of Dynamic Fitness and the 5 Minute Workout app (soon to be released). A highly regarded Australian fitness professional and entrepreneur, creator of his own group fitness programs, national group fitness trainer and presenter, and athlete.   www.lukeheathfitness.com.au Stress: Is it Making You Fat? 2014-10-01T21:00:00Z stress-is-it-making-you-fat Stress is something each and everyone of us will have to deal with for the rest of our lives. It is an unavoidable fact of life that we will all be subjected to many different stressors and have to deal with it. Stress can also lead to many different signs and symptoms and is a leading cause of stubborn fat, particularly on the abdominal area. Stress can cause: Premature ageing Abdominal fat Alter your blood sugar control Ruin your sleep cycle Massive amounts of inflammation Don’t be a victim to stress – take charge of it Since stress is something we all have to deal with and isn’t going away anytime soon, here are our top 7 tips to help you beat stress and drop fat off your abs.1. Drink green tea Green tea is an absolutely fabulous healthy drink and has 100′s of potential benefits. It can effectively mitigate the inflammation and oxidative stress caused by high levels of stress. One thing to be aware of is that a fairly high amount of green tea needs to be consumed for a therapeutic effect. 3-5 cups a day should do it, or consider a green tea concentrate supplement.2. Consume lots of antioxidants Antioxidants are very important when you are stressed as it will help your body produce glutathione, the primary antioxidant your body needs to deal with stress. You need to ensure you consume them with nearly every meal. Berries, dark green vegetables and spices and herbs are ideal.3. Meditate or take up a mind body practice The benefits of these kinds of practices cannot be overstated. For example, meditation has been found to reduce an inflammatory marker called Il-6, which is a sign of high stress and anxiety. The best activities you can try are meditation, yoga and traditional martial arts. Which one you choose does not matter, it is as long as you enjoy it and do it consistently.4. Take magnesium – lots of it Magnesium is the anti-stress mineral and will help you sleep deeply. It is highly worthwhile to consume at all times, but particularly when stressed. Taking it at night time with your evening meal is your best option. Another great option is an Epsom salt bath. This has 2 benefits: it loads your body with magnesium and the bath itself is very relaxing! Adding essential oils like lavender can only improve the experience.5. Consume adequate fats including Omega 3′s All stress hormones that we make are derived from dietary fat. Having a highly stressful lifestyle and a low fat diet is a recipe for disaster as you will not be supplying your body the raw materials to make stress hormones. This will then cause further stress. Make sure you include Omega 3 fatty acids as they can increase the bodies antioxidant capabilities and reduce inflammation. Other good fats include butter, coconut oil, nuts and avocado.6. Consider a nutraceutical Sometimes you need some extra support when dealing with stress. Some of the best nutraceuticals we have found for this purpose are: Phosphatidyl Serine: This is especially effective in reducing the primary hormone of stress, cortisol. It is best taken in the evenings. Holy Basil: This is considered an adaptogen and can help your body produce more or less stress hormones depending on what you need. It is best taken throughout the day. Acetyl L Carnitine: This is a great addition if you have trouble waking up and being alert in the morning. Do not take after 2pm.7. Fill in a gratitude journal This is a great way to improve your sleep and improve your ability to deal with stress. All you need is a diary and a pen and before you go to sleep, simply write down all the things you are grateful for that occurred in that day. This will help frame your mind in a positive late, which will stop your mind from racing at night. Having a positive worldview will also help you deal with stress better with a lower response of stress hormones. Stress is always going to be there and that is something we have to learn to live with. Hopefully the tips in this lesson will help you manage your stress better and you should start to experience faster fat loss on your abs. For more information please contact Paul Meldrum from DC Health Performance. Email: paul@dchealthperformance.com.au Mobile: -61 413 673 280  About Paul Meldrum  Paul has been involved in the health and fitness industry for nine years. During this time he has worked with thousands of clients in the areas of weight loss, muscle gain, rehabilitation and sports performance.   Paul is highly regarded within the fitness Industry and has received the following awards for his dedication; 05/06 Personal Trainer of the Year Clinical Excellence Award, Australian Sports Kinesiology Institute. He is dedicated to furthering his ability to help his clients in any way possible and to educating other professionals so they can achieve amazing results with people from all walks of life.  About DC Health Performance Your Results Are Our Priority - At DC Health Performance, our sole purpose is to help you achieve the results that you are after. Whatever your goal, whether it is fat loss, muscle gain, strength or injury rehabilitation, we are here to help.   With our combined 22 years of experience we have the knowledge to help you in the fastest, most effective and safest way possible. To find out how we can personally help you with your fitness goals, feel free to contact us anytime! http://dchealthperformance.com.au   Follow us on Facebook - www.facebook.com/DCHealth Inflammation: Is it Stopping You From Dropping Fat? 2014-09-25T21:00:00Z inflammation-is-it-stopping-you-from-dropping-fat Stubborn fat loss is one of the most frustrating problems we can encounter when trying to get healthy and lose fat. There is nothing more frustrating than eating well, exercising diligently and not seeing results on the scale or the tape measure. One factor that needs to be addressed and can make all the difference in your results is inflammation. Inflammation can manifest in the body in numerous ways. Some things that will cause inflammation in the body include: A poor diet that is high in grains and processed foods High levels of stress Trans fats and a lack of Omega 3 fats Lack of physical activity Toxicity and heavy metals Lots, lots more! If inflammation is ignored it can lead to many different problems. When inflammation moves from acute to chronic it will start to cause cell and tissue destruction. This will lead and contribute to the development and progression of all disease processes. As you can see inflammation is a major problem that can definitely affect your fat loss efforts. Here are the 7 steps we recommend you follow to reduce inflammation.1. Optimize your Omega 3 to Omega 6 ratio. This is the most important step to follow to sort out inflammation in the body. Omega 3 and omega 6′s are essential fats that we need to consume in the diet. As a general rule omega 6 fatty acids are inflammatory and found in high amounts in the diet. Omega 3′s are anti-inflammatory and are not consumed enough. You can increase your consumption of oily fish like salmon or supplement with fish oil. Make sure you reduce processed foods in your diet to reduce Omega 6 fatty acids.2. Eat berries to reduce inflammation Berries are absolutely packed with antioxidants which reduce inflammation quickly. They will also lower oxidative stress which is a contributor to ageing and heart disease. Consume these foods on a daily basis and rotate between all different types of berries. Remember to try and eat strawberries that are organic as they are one of the foods most heavily sprayed with pesticides.3. Resistance train 3-4 times per week This is a great way to improve body composition and lower oxidative stress which is a contributor to inflammation. It is ideal to follow a muscle building training protocol to get the best results.4. Supplement wisely for inflammation Supplements can be used very effectively to reduce inflammation. The 5 main supplements we recommend are Fish Oil, Vitamin D, Magnesium, Zinc and Curcumin. Curcumin is the nutrient found in the spice Turmeric which could be the most powerful anti inflammatory herb available.5. Go gluten free to lower intestinal inflammation Gluten is the highly inflammatory protein found within wheat and wheat products. It increases inflammation by agitating the intestinal wall of the small intestine. Gluten can be found in many different products so take care to read all food labels. Following a Paleo food template may be a good idea to reduce inflammation.6. Heal the gut A healthy gut leads to a healthy body. If the gut has high levels of inflammation and damage it can totally stop fat loss. Some ways to improve gut health include taking probiotics and glutamine, drink more water and increasing fiber intake.7. Balance your blood sugar The reasons for this are two fold: Unbalanced blood sugar is inflammatory in and of itself and when your blood sugar drops you will be more likely to eat high sugar and highly inflammatory foods. If you feel inflammation is one of the things holding you back try and follow the advice in this article. You should see some quick drops in body fat.   For more information please contact Paul Meldrum from DC Health Performance. Email: paul@dchealthperformance.com.au Mobile: -61 413 673 280  About Paul Meldrum  Paul has been involved in the health and fitness industry for nine years. During this time he has worked with thousands of clients in the areas of weight loss, muscle gain, rehabilitation and sports performance.   Paul is highly regarded within the fitness Industry and has received the following awards for his dedication; 05/06 Personal Trainer of the Year Clinical Excellence Award, Australian Sports Kinesiology Institute. He is dedicated to furthering his ability to help his clients in any way possible and to educating other professionals so they can achieve amazing results with people from all walks of life.  About DC Health Performance Your Results Are Our Priority - At DC Health Performance, our sole purpose is to help you achieve the results that you are after. Whatever your goal, whether it is fat loss, muscle gain, strength or injury rehabilitation, we are here to help.   With our combined 22 years of experience we have the knowledge to help you in the fastest, most effective and safest way possible. To find out how we can personally help you with your fitness goals, feel free to contact us anytime! http://dchealthperformance.com.au   Follow us on Facebook - www.facebook.com/DCHealth   Are you eating enough calories? 2014-09-09T21:00:00Z are-you-eating-enough-calories Media Release 10/09/2014 Are you eating enough calories? The debate about the importance of calories has raged on in the fat loss industry for the last 20 years. Many people claim they are all that matter while other camps claim they are irrelevant. In our opinion they matter, but they are a part of the bigger picture. If you have addressed blood sugar, inflammation, food intolerances, stress and hormonal balance then addressing your unique calorie needs can really help you accelerate your fat loss results. Here is what we tell our clients to do to maximise their results when trying to drop fat by manipulating their calories.1. Ensure you are eating enough calories The most common problem we see when working with clients is that they are not eating ENOUGH calories. If you do not eat enough calories your body will slow down your metabolic rate to maintain balance. If you keep eating too low an amount your body will refuse to burn fat.  2. Work out the amount of calories you need for your goal To lose fat you need to eat the right amount of calories for your goals. Here is a good rule to follow to ensure you eat enough calories to maintain a good metabolic rate and have a weekly calorie deficit. To work out your number take your bodyweight in pounds (kg x22) and multiply this by 12 and 14. This will give you your calorie range. For example, a 60 kg person would have to eat between 1584 and 1848 calories per day to lose fat. Staying in this range consistently will guarantee results.3. Ensure you have a weekly calorie deficit The most important factor when looking at calories for fat loss is ensuring you have a deficit in calories over the course of a week. A deficit of 500-1000 calories per week will lead to great results.4. Every now and then cycle your calorie intake. Every now and then a great way to accelerate progress is to increase your calorie intake rapidly and then return to your baseline level. When you do this, it will stimulate your bodies metabolic system to burn fat faster and when you return to your baseline you can take advantage of the faster metabolic rate. Try not to go crazy when you do this, 1.5 times normal is ideal.5.Track your calories to ensure consistency To ensure compliance using a simple calorie tracking tool can really help you to identify if you are sticking to what you have to do. Many people find when they do this they quickly learn how far off they really are from what they need. Calories can hep you achieve optimal fat loss if the primary factors we have already discussed have been addressed. In the next part of this series we will teach you all about the importance of different macronutrients and how to manipulate them for the ultimate fat loss results and to get in the best shape of your life.For more inforamtion please contact Paul Meldrum from DC Health Performance. Email: paul@dchealthperformance.com.au Mobile: -61 413 673 28+About Paul Meldrum  Paul has been involved in the health and fitness industry for nine years. During this time he has worked with thousands of clients in the areas of weight loss, muscle gain, rehabilitation and sports performance. Paul is highly regarded within the fitness Industry and has received the following awards for his dedication; 05/06 Personal Trainer of the Year Clinical Excellence Award, Australian Sports Kinesiology Institute. He is dedicated to furthering his ability to help his clients in any way possible and to educating other professionals so they can achieve amazing results with people from all walks of life.About DC Health Performance Your Results Are Our Priority - At DC Health Performance, our sole purpose is to help you achieve the results that you are after. Whatever your goal, whether it is fat loss, muscle gain, strength or injury rehabilitation, we are here to help. With our combined 22 years of experience we have the knowledge to help you in the fastest, most effective and safest way possible. To find out how we can personally help you with your fitness goals, feel free to contact us anytime! http://dchealthperformance.com.au   BIS Shrapnel reveals secret of Blues' Origin success 2014-07-08T04:04:50Z bis-shrapnel-reveals-secret-of-blues-origin-success Tuesday, July 8, 2014 – On the eve of the third State of Origin match of 2014, economic analyst and forecaster BIS Shrapnel has revealed the secret weapon behind New South Wales' thrilling series win – their first in eight years.   And it has less to do with Hayne, Hodkinson, the Morris twins, Gallen or Bird, and more to do with investment cycles.   Writing in its new Infrastructure and Mining blog, BIS Shrapnel point out an uncanny correlation between civil construction activity in each state and the outcome of each State of Origin series since 1996.   In the 10 series played between 1996 and 2005 – a period when New South Wales engineering construction activity eclipsed that of Queensland – the Maroons only won two series, two were drawn and six were won by the Blues.   However, this changed sharply from 2006, when an infrastructure and resources investment boom in the Sunshine State coincided with an eight-year uninterrupted reign of success for the Maroons.   "It is a stark correlation, and one that we have been noting persistently to our Queensland and New South Wales clients over the past few years," says Senior Manager of BIS Shrapnel's Infrastructure and Mining Unit, Adrian Hart.   In troubling news for Queensland, the 2014 series win for New South Wales could auger a new cycle of Blues domination.   "The construction momentum has definitely shifted in favour of New South Wales," says Hart. "Driven by new transport infrastructure projects across roads and railways, and with the prospect of airport development at Badgerys Creek, New South Wales civil construction activity is set to exceed that of Queensland by a substantial margin – suggesting more Blues series victories ahead."   "By contrast, Queensland's prospects have weakened as the mining investment boom subsides. Both on and off the field, the past eight years has been an incredibly impressive feat – probably a once in a lifetime experience. Can Queensland's ageing champions turn it around and buck the cycle? We will have to wait and see."    BIS Shrapnel’s new Infrastructure and Mining Blog   BIS Shrapnel’s new Infrastructure and Mining blog will provide a variety of perspectives and analysis on Australia’s infrastructure and mining markets.   Based on BIS Shrapnel’s extensive range of research and forecasts across construction, maintenance and mining, the Infrastructure and Mining blog will be a regular source of news and comment for organisations with links to these important markets.   The BIS Shrapnel Infrastructure and Mining blog can be found here:http://www.bis.com.au/infrastructure_and_mining_blog.html    About BIS Shrapnel   BIS Shrapnel is Australia's leading provider of industry research, analysis and forecasting services. BIS Shrapnel helps clients better understand the markets in which they operate, through reliable and detailed market data, analysis of developments and drivers and thoroughly researched forecasts.   BIS Shrapnel compiles accurate, clearly explained and detailed information on industry sectors, markets and industries in which their clients operate. BIS Shrapnel provides market size and segmentation data, market shares, consumer attitudes and supplier reputation information, and regularly conducts both business-to-business and consumer research.   Over the company’s 50-year history, BIS Shrapnel has built up a strong level of expertise and unique methodologies for forecasting.   #  #  # "H. P.T.U." 2014-05-21T08:25:00Z h-p-t-u                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Ray Thyer " H. P.T.U. "        The only thing that the "I'm in again Parties" - you know the ones that go in when the other mob goes out and can't you hear them yell 'I'm in Again!'?          The only thing they create is H.P.T.U.- H  for HARDSHIP P    "   PAIN T    "   TAXES U    "   UNEMPLOYMENT           they have been in an out so many times they must be worn out and past their use-by date.            AUSTRALIA NEEDS A NEW ERA! "N.K.F.L." N   for NO MORE LOSS OF JOBS. K    "   KEEP MANUFACTURING IN AUSTRALIA F     "   FREE DOCTOR VISITS - REVERSE $7 FEES. L     "   LESS TAXES. IT CAN BE SO!  I KNOW HOW TO DO IT - THEY DON'T! KICK THEM OUT - JOIN "AUSTRALIA NEW ERA PARTY" I NEED 1650 MEMBERS NOW TO REGISTER MY PARTY! TIME IS SHORT!  Send me an email with "I wish to join" subject line to ray.thyer@bigpond.com for an enrolment form if you think you will make a SENATOR/ MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT/ STATE PREMIER/  LOCAL MAYOR. Send no money.   LIKE ME ON FACEBOOK.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               (    JOIN " AUSTRALIA NEW ERA PARTY" TODAY FOR A BETTER FUTURE! 2014-05-19T00:27:00Z join-australia-new-era-party-today-for-a-better-future JOIN "AUSTRALIA NEW ERA PARTY" TODAY! I need 1650 members to get my party registered - Let's make things happen together.  BLACK TUESDAY 13 BUDGET IMPOSTS  ARE ALL UNNECESSARY! - A RECIPE FOR DISASTER- THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO!  What lies ahead? Disease now for our children - no $7 - no vaccine! CRIME WAVE- If  no dole for six months. DEATH- If pensioners can't pay Co-payments. END - of Medicare- Medicare attacked. GST - now a big problem for all States - Gov slashed $1 Bn public hospitals funding! JOBS- 16,500 JOBS GONE! Jobs only for road and tunnel makers. MANUFACTURING- Assistance Packages cancelled. YOU- Higher taxes and levies. YOURS- Family Part A frozen part B cancelled at $180k. and MUCH MORE PAIN! BROKEN PROMISES BY TONY ABBOTT- he promised "I will not cut pensions or raise taxes" in 2103 electiond campaign. Our promised future in the budget is nothing more than "PIE IN THE SKY!"  This budget will bring pain and hardships to the majority of Australians. ENOUGH ALREADY! We deserve better, our families deserve better! You will only achieve a better future by joining "Australia New Era Party" TIME IS SHORT- Send an email with your name, email address and telephone number to ray.thyer@bigpond.com for an enrolment form. Don't send any money! Australia is in your hands. AFTER THE HYPE IT IS AUSTERITY BY THE BUCKET LOAD! 2014-05-15T11:11:00Z after-the-hype-it-is-austerity-by-the-bucket-load-1 AFTER THE HYPE THE REALITY IS AUSTERITY BY THE BUCKET LOAD! AFTER THE HYPE THE REALITY IS AUSTERITY BY THE BUCKET LOAD! I will reverse all these unnecessary budget imposts when my party "Australia New Era Party" is elected. Its all "Pie in the sky" accounting I know what to do to save Australia without such unnecessary imposts they obviously don't! ENOUGH ALREADY! Join now send an email to ray.thyer@bigpond.com with "I wish to join" subject line. You deserve better, your family deserve better. Australia is in your hands. Cheers Ray Thyer. President.