Understanding Overtraining Syndrome In Athletes – 10 Signs You May Be Overtraining

Athletes put their bodies under a certain amount of stress in order to increase performance. This is not only limited to professional athletes, but also amateur level athletes and those simply looking to increase their fitness levels. If the stress loads are appropriate, then performance will improve BUT if the stress loads are inappropriate then a state of overtraining/under recovery can occur.

Overtraining can be a physical, behavioural, and/or emotional condition that occurs when the volume and intensity of an individual’s training exceeds their recovery capacity. They cease making progress, and can even begin to lose strength and fitness. There are different levels of overtraining, so being aware of the signs of overtraining and the common causes and symptoms will help ensure your training does not head down this path.

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Tips For Better Sleep – Part 1

We are always told by our mother, our doctor or any health professional that good nutrition, regular exercise, and restful sleep are the keys to good health and happiness. When sleep is lacking it will cause issues such as illness, emotional unrest, fatigue and general underperformance, just to name a few. Good sleep is also often a simple and speedy remedy to many simple illnesses, lethargy, poor mood or poor athletic performance.

Poor sleep is such a common complaint, that I thought it may be helpful to discuss how to gain some quality sleep. So here is Part 1 of Tips for Better Sleep. I hope you find it useful.

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Seminar: Low Carb High Fat Eating for Health

Melbourne Osteopathy Sports Injury Centre invites you to a free seminar on Healthy Eating and specifically the Low Carbohydrate High Fat Diet (LCHF).

The next seminar will he held Tuesday 19th of August 7.15-8.15pm at our Centre – Level 3, 546 Collins Street Melbourne.

This seminar will be presented by Osteopath Dr Nicholas Tripodi who has been heavily researching this topic over the last 18 months. 12 months ago Dr Tripodi wrote a fantastic article “Is Fat Good? Thoughts behind low carbohydrate, high fat diets” which explores this topic further. The seminar will cover 4 main areas of discussion:

1. How diets high in good fats & low in carbohydrates (especially sugar) can improve your health.
2. Why we should avoid sugar in our diets.
3. Why man-made fats & oils are harmful and how we can avoid them.
4. The potentially harmful effects of wheat & gluten (including Leaky Gut Syndrome).

It will also cover some common misconceptions about low carb/high fat diets.

If you haven’t already, please register your interest your for this seminar as places are limited. Please notify us by email if  you plan on attending:


The Benefits of Chewing Your Food Slowly

Mastication is the art of what you do with food in your mouth – chewing. In today’s modern society everyone is constantly on the move, always in a rush, with no time to sit and contemplate life – this has led to a reduction in the time available to sit and eat a meal. The modern man or woman tends to eat on the run, between meetings, at their office desk while answering emails, whilst on the phone, in meetings discussing business issues or while trying to get the kids ready for school or bed. This might just be one of the reasons for a large increase in digestive problems such as bloating, gas, abdominal pains, constipation, allergies, eczema and many more. Read more