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Oils aint oils….

I was going to write something on this but the link below tells it all better than I could. If you are wondering about saturated fat, olive oil, transfats and the amazing health benefits of coconut oil you should go to this site to listen, read and take note. This guy may plug a product or two but it seems to be very genuine and he certainly appears to be in full agreement with other credible sources.  But before you leave this page to go to the link ponder this – I was thinking the other day about how to make decisions on ‘stuff’ in general  This is how I do it. I read from a wide variety of sources and the higher quality the beter, e.g. The journal of clinical nutrition is likely to be more trustworthy than New Idea! Secondly I defer to what most research believes to be the ‘truth’ and then lastly I keep an open mind. Just remember that the prevailing thought of the day when Roger Bannister broke the 4 minute mile was that a humans legs would shatter at that pace! The guys in the white coats aren’t always right! oils aint oils, Dr Mercola

Who are we again?

our core values –   ·         Down to earth (friendly & non-intimidating) We will be down to earth by being friendly to all our clients and by asking the difficult questions with compassion and by holding all clients accountable in a non intimidating way.   ·         Inquisitive (life-long dedication to learning, both theoretical and practical) We will be inquisitive by always asking if there is a better way that we can help clients achieve their goals. We are committed to researching and implementing new improved techniques through a scientific approach and then with on-going evaluation refine what we do.   ·         FUN (lots of fun) We all have a sense of fun and a desire to use improved fitness and health for a more adventurous life, at least in some way. We don’t sweat the small stuff and figure laughter is the best form of ‘treatment’.     OUR PURPOSE –   “Is to help our clients become ‘usefully’ fit so they can do more and do it better, both in work and at play. We believe this will lead to a happier existence for them personally and as a natural consequence – those around them. join us for the brissie to bay bike ride on the 27th of June will ya? Let’s do something useful with all this fitness! Also let us know if you are coming to our barby on the 25th, the Friday before.

Upcoming Events

We have three very cool events coming up all which we would love you to get involved with. BRISSIE TO BAY RIDE is coming up on Sunday June 27. Best Practice is putting in a team. After all, this fitness training gig is meant to allow you to do things like this because they are fun and to state the obvious good for you! We are putting in a cycling team and a kickbike team. We already have 14 participants raring to go. It is for a great cause and will be a great day so get on board. Injury Prevention SEMINAR followed by BBQ – Friday 25th June at 7:30pm. We have specialist physio Mary-Anne Litchfield coming along to speak to us about old injuries, current injuries and how to prevent them in the future. Many of us get a niggle here and there at times so this is an EXCELLENT way to learn more about it! HIP HOP CLASS – We told you at the beginning of the year that we would be doing fun things and this is one of them. 5 week class every Tuesday at 6pm starting 22nd June! If you think Ericka is good at Pilates wait until you see her in her element! Get on board because you are sure to have a laugh and enjoy the ability to move…. even if it is out time with the beat 🙂 Register your interest to any of the three here!


Next time you’re doing your grocery shopping, stop for a second and have a look at the label at the back. Whilst it may look like a confusing set of numbers here is what you need to know to be able to determine the quality of the product. Look at the column which has 100g. This will be on every product. Do not look at the serving size column as this will vary with each item of food. Fat 20g or more per 100g is HIGH 3g or less per 100g is LOW Females should consume no more than 70g per day Males should consume no more than 90g per day Saturated Fat (Bad Fat) 3g or more is HIGH 1g and less is LOW Females should consume less than 20g per day Males should consume less than 30g per day Sugar 15g is considered HIGH 2g or less is considered LOW Females should consume no more than 40 – 50g per day (8 – 10 teaspoons) Males should consume no more than 50 – 60g per day (10 – 12 teaspoons) More info that was handed out from the night can be downloaded here shopping-tour-take-home-message

I just need a bit more time……

Attention all ‘successful’ executives and career climbing types who may be not telling themselves the entire truth. I strongly recommend you go to this link and watch the video. This is as serious as it gets. Forward it on if you think it might help someone. I am not trying to tell you that work and providing a good living is not important but you know that it has taken over when you have not exercised properly for 3 months or more, have the same argument as Adam Sandlers character (in the video you are about to watch) or feel that your body has become a dumping ground. Check it out!          

Shopping Tour

As apart of our monthly services, this month we are taking you outside the seminar room of best practice and down to the local shops at New Farm. It is an essential part to our life but with so many choices to make, what really is the best one? Find out – What is the best bread to buy? Low fat milk, full fat milk, no fat milk? 97% fat free…. is it all it is cracked up to be? What to take to a bbq How to understand the nutrition labels and what to look for! Plus LOADS more…….. Details Where: Coles New Farm When: 27th May Time: 7 – 8pm Cost:  Zero dollars Feel free to bring a friend/family member as this will benefit everyone. You MUST register,  so please fill in the box below and lock your spot in!

Low risk, feel good entry in to changing your life

Go to this link and turn the sound up. I apologise ahead of time for the sound quality but the information is something you or someone you know may want to know about. This exercising gig is a good thing and sometimes we need to be reminded!

The importance of the GI (glycemic index)

  I am guessing some of you are still a little confused and who could blame you? There are so many different pieces of information out there on how to eat, some of them reliable, some of them not but how do you tell the difference? Well the solution is to trust us! We will find the most reliable information as that is our job and besides that we like doing it too! So what is the deal with GI? GI stands for Glycemic  Index and indicates how much of an effect a carbohydrate type food has on your blood sugar level and there for your insulin. The faster your blood sugar level rises the higher the GI of the food. The index is based on comparing foods to pure glucose which is classified as 100. High GI is any food 70 and above, Moderate GI is any food from 56-69 and Low GI are any foods 55 and below. In this series of blog entries (there will be three) we will 1. Define what the GI is and why it is important, 2. Give you a list of common foods and their GI values and 3. Provide an example 1 day diet that aims for a healthy low GI approach. The GI of carbs is important because research strongly suggests that high GI foods put a lot of pressure on our insulin response and a diet made of high GI foods increases your risk of heart disease significantly. If we continually consume high GI foods and therefore continually ask […]

The busy breakfast

Welcome to a breakfast at Best Practice. When you are on the go and don’t have much time to prepare food this is a good one to ensure you cover all your major nutrients and give you a great kick start to the day. Ingredients Cornflakes (40g) Muesli (100g) Protein powder (1 table spoon – 20g) Milk (1.5cups) Total Calories – 730 The Break Down Carbs – 107.5g (59.8%)        Protein – 41.1g (22.9%)           Fat – 13.8g (17.3%) Note – The quantities above would be suggested for an active Male wanting to consume 2000 – 2500 cals per day. For a Female (1500 – 1700 Cals) quantities would need to be reduced. *To reduce the fat content – low fat milk would be a better option. Remember however, muesli contains a lot of good fat (and fibre!), hence part of the reason it is added in 🙂 If you have more time on your hands this can be jazzed up a little with almonds and fresh cut up fruit added in. EAT UP AND ENJOY!