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Local profile: Women in action Break up with plastic Success: Banish the busyness Cover story: Ladies displaying strength and determination Style

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GET IT I EDITOR LETTER

from the editor LAUREN PARIS

elcome to the October issue of Get It magazine – the Gold Coast’s favourite for all things lifestyle, fashion, business and events! Hands up if you’re someone who always has something on the go. You’re just SO busy? Me too! For many of us, the daily juggle - regardless of our circumstances - can be tough but getting the right balance is crucial according to Psychologist Alison Hill, who tells us why we need to snap out of this ‘constantly busy’ mindset. Every day, most of us can get caught up thinking how we could have done things better – made more time to exercise, ticked more things off the to-do list, worked harder, played more with our kids, made healthier food choices or more. Procrastination, self-doubt and busyness can each play a part. But it’s time to banish the busyness. Read more on page 14. This issue we have eco living educator Laura Trotta discussing why breaking up with plastic is something we should all be paying more attention to. She provides tips on how we can reduce the use of plastics in our home for good. As well as women who are kicking goals in their career, health and life, we feature some shining examples of strength this issue. We chatted to surfing superstar Sally Fitzgibbons about her latest business venture and discover her tips for maintaining strength in both her career and fitness. We also feature fascinating Southport mum of three Amanda Barlow who, as well as being a fitness fanatic - having participated in more than 44 marathons around the world – has had a successful 30-year career as a wellsite geologist – a job that involves isolation, dedication and trying circumstances. Amanda prepared for many of her marathons by running laps around a helipad when she was a FIFO at offshore locations. Amazing! You can read more about her on page 16. Former Olympic medal winner and Gold Coast local Melanie Wright (nee Schlanger) confesses how her biggest life failures have actually helped her in life. This is a really great lesson for many of us. If you know of an inspiring or strong person, or a topic you’d like us to cover, I’d love to hear from you! Don’t forget to enter our fab giveaways (details page 11)! Have a fabulous month!

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Two leading ladies who have risen to key leadership roles in sport recently discussed the challenges many women face in 'levelling the playing field' and offer their top tips. I’m the person I am because I failed.” This is the surprising confession made by World Champion, dual Olympian and five-time Olympic medallist, Melanie Wright (nee Schlanger) – who lives and studies on the Gold Coast. The athlete has reached great heights during her swimming career – winning one gold and two silver medals at the London Olympics, plus a fighting fourth in the 100m freestyle final. She is now studying to become a doctor - commenced studying medicine at Bond University earlier this year - and has already completed Bachelor of Biomedical Science and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA). According to Melanie, 30, people need to hear about and understand failure more. “I think it’s one of those lessons that goes missing. It comes along and people feel really bad they don’t really take the opportunity to make themselves better and to learn those lessons. I think failure, in general, teaches you to be resilient if you’re willing to keep going. That just comes along with failure. [And] all the other things that go along with it,” Melanie told the audience at the Bond University Women’s Network’s annual 'Speak Up Forum' recently. “It’s really up to you to decide if you’re going to make that disappointment into something better. I think that’s something that is lost on a lot of people, athletes included. It took me a really really long time to come back from [not being able to sleep prior to a big race and not achieving the desired outcome] and realise failure was not necessarily something that was a bad thing.That’s when I October 2016

really started to succeed a lot more. If you can embrace that fact, and be willing to fail, you’re more likely to push yourself and to take those risks. And, you’re more than likely to find the things that are really important to you and to go for it.” Bond University Assistant Professor Dr Lisa Gowthorp who was the event MC said the forum was a great opportunity to recognise the challenges many women face in levelling the playing field' in a range of industries. Also speaking at the event was Caitlin Sippel who discussed the challenges and successes she has faced working in sports management. Since graduating from Bond University four years ago, Caitlin has been working in sports management as Hockey Queensland's program manager, where she has led the delivery of a competition management system for all hockey associations and clubs throughout Queensland, along with Hockey Australia's first national online registration database. “As Mel, and so many women before her have shown, women take gold in sport, so why can’t we take gold in the office too? I believe it is a very simple concept – we can choose to be bound by the glass ceiling or we can smash right through it. I prefer the latter and it is that attitude and tenacity that has helped me get to

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this point,” Caitlin says. “[Growing up] not for one moment was I ever deterred from choosing sport because the industry is a so-called ‘man’s world’. Bring it on. If we are truly going to level the playing field, it is about each of us believing that we have something to offer in the first place and having the drive and confidence to go after what we want”. Life has never been more hectic for working women, Caitlin says. “We don’t just want to participate; we want to be the best we can, in everything we do. And that is extremely difficult when we are fighting every day to be given the same opportunities as our male counterparts.Yes, sport has always traditionally been tagged as a male dominated arena where women couldn’t prosper, but even in the four short years I have spent in the industry, that is changing and I am so proud to be part of that change. Queensland is the only state hockey governing body in Australia to have ever had a female CEO – and we have had two in a row which is a remarkable achievement for any sport”. “I have been extremely lucky in my career so far to have had two strong female leaders who have mentored and encouraged me to grow and who have shown me that it is possible to break through the glass ceiling placed over women in this industry. These ladies have been my greatest asset. They have given me the opportunity to show my strengths, and also challenged me to improve my weaknesses.They have allowed me to use my initiative and vision to lead change within hockey in Queensland.”


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LIVING AN ECO-FRIENDLY LIFE Break-up with plastic in your home

These simple steps, to help you cut out plastic use in your home, will help reduce your household’s waste and may improve your family’s health and wellbeing, writes Laura Trotta here’s no denying the convenience and usefulness of plastics. We use them to carry, store and prepare food for our families. We use them to entertain our kids (heelllooo Lego in foot!). We even put them on our faces and in our mouths (well, you are if you’re using a facewash or toothpaste with microbeads!). In fact, everywhere we look we see plastics; they’re in phones, computers, chairs, suitcases, clothing, nappies, kitchen utensils, combs, toothbrushes, credit cards, cars... the list goes on. Plastics sure are handy, but given they’ve been linked with obesity, early adolescence, infertility and even cancer, not to mention the fact they take hundreds of years, if ever, to break down in our environment, it makes sense to use them in moderation. Because plastics have literally inundated our lives it’s easy to get overwhelmed with the task of reducing them in your home. For this reason, just focus on cutting down your use of plastic in one area at a time and move on to the next stage when you’re ready. If you’re keen to reduce your exposure to toxins including those found in plastics, not to mention reduce or even eliminate plastics from your household’s waste stream, here are seven easy ways to get started.

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ell us about your link to the Gold Coast: I'm based at Currumbin at the start of the Currumbin Valley, which is a beautiful piece of the world. I've lived there for six years although grew up just south of the border so have close ties to the area. It's seriously the best place in the world. When/why/how did you write this book? I wrote this book because our health and happiness is being heavily impacted by the relentless change environments we find ourselves in. My work with women in leadership roles had me connect with women who were losing sight of themselves. It was also my personal experience. So I wanted to research ways to have the courage to reconnect with what matters. Is ‘busyness’ something you have had trouble/experience with? Absolutely. I think I'm not alone in getting caught up in the overwhelm that comes amongst the busyness. My research has uncovered that it's more about having the permission to say 'no' and focus on values and progress. Why do you believe it is time to reclaim our health, happiness and sanity; even amongst the busyness? The reality is that busy is not going away. Waiting for calm is useless hope. The solution to do less is not always practical. So to come back to our health, happiness and sanity has to happen while life is happening around us. There are countless examples of people who are busy and energised. So coming back to what matters to you, saying 'no' to what doesn't, and letting go of 'shoulds' is key. How does Stand Out empower readers? It's real, practical and relevant in our busy world. The book empowers readers to live life on their own terms, not what others are doing, not what they 'should' do, and to let go of the crap mindsets that are holding

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us back. It brings in science of psychology to understand what holds us back and to take charge of stepping forward. What are some of the tools, tips and strategies needed to deal with being busy and to start getting ahead? 1. Hit the reset button - find ways to shake up the norm and hit reset, even if it's just a walk around the block, or a weekend away. Do something different. 2. Set boundaries - just because you can do something doesn't mean you should. Get clear on where you want to put your focus and say no to the rest. 3. Gather your tribe – get the people who are your cheer squad and those who’ll challenge you to courageously stretch yourself. Why is it so important to treat self-care as an imperative for success? When we look after ourselves (for example prioritise sleep, nourish self, create white-space to unplug) we are able to give the best of ourselves. This is the greatest marketing resource we could ever have. Look after you then you can give the best to others. How can people connect to what's important here and now? Clarify your values. Create the time to get clear on the specific values that you are drawn to regardless of the situation.These become the lens to make decisions about where to focus your attention. Don't go to the after work social event if spending time with your kids matters more. How can we stop being distracted by ‘busy’ and put purpose to action/ take control of our day/path/life? Read Stand Out. Oh, and a walk along Currumbin beach at either sunset or sunrise always helps. Alison is also a best-selling co-author of Dealing with the Tough Stuff and co-founder of Pragmatic Thinking, a behaviour and motivation strategy company with clients including Pepsico, Suncorp, McDonald's. Visit alisonhill.com.au for further details.

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ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE Get It’s Lauren Paris talks to two inspirational ladies – champion surfer Sally Fitzgibbons and Gold Coast local Amanda Barlow – who are kicking goals in their lives and careers outhport local Amanda Barlow is proof that with courage and determination, anything is possible. As a Wellsite Geologist – with a successful career spanning over 30 years that includes working offshore in dangerous conditions for months at a time – the 56-year-old mother of three is also a recreational marathon runner and has run over 40 marathons in 15 different countries, most recently in Moscow last month. Amanda’s list of marathons also includes the ill-fated 2013 Boston Marathon where she was only 1km from crossing the finish line when the bombs exploded. Amanda’s fascinating experiences have been outlined in her new selfpublished book “An Inconvenient Life: My Unconventional Career as a Wellsite Geologist”. Through working with some of the biggest resource companies in the world, including Woodside Energy and BHP Billiton, Amanda has worked within the most

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stringent safety cultures in the industry. “A wellsite geologist is a geologist who works and lives at the well location and oversees the drilling of the well as it’s being drilled. I’m the primary geological data collector and relay all drilling and geology data to the geology team based in town,” Amanda says. “I can remember in Grade 4 doing a project on the Geological Time Scale and already knowing that I wanted to be a geologist. I would have had no idea back then what a geologist actually does for a living but all I knew was that I was fascinated by the earth and the rocks that covered it. Nearly 50 years later I still love the hands-on geology and that’s why I prefer to be working ‘in the field’ rather than in an office in town looking at drill hole results on paper reports instead of real rocks. Being the first person to see the drilled samples in a multi-million dollar drilling campaign still gets me excited even after 30 years of working around drilling rigs.”

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Through resource industry busts and booms and a career hiatus taken to raise three children, Amanda’s resilience and resourcefulness has seen her transition from a hard rock geologist working on base metal drilling programs to a Wellsite Geologist in the coal seam gas industry and then in offshore oil and gas drilling programs. She says working in remote areas of the world and spending long periods of time away from family and friends can be challenging for many. “While there is no doubt about the financial benefits, there are many sacrifices to be made by people who choose to live the fly in fly out lifestyle,” Amanda says. “Working 12+ hour days for seven days a week, weeks at a time in a confined and dangerous area and with strict rules that have to be adhered to or you’ll find yourself on the next chopper home, definitely isn’t for everyone”.


World Surf League Professional surfer Sally Fitzgibbons, 25, has reached great career heights thanks to dedication and hard work. She is now sharing her secrets, as one surfing’s most finely-tuned athletes, via her very own fitness app.

A break from work has given Amanda a chance to reflect on her 30+ years in the resource industry and then write a book about it. “I hope reading it will inspire others to review their career and decide if it’s worth fighting for also,” she says. Amanda prepared for her dozens of international marathons by training on a treadmill or by running laps around a helipad while she was away working as a FIFO. These days, she enjoys jogging along Marine Parade, Southport. “Living across the road from the Broadwater Parklands means I have the best jogging path in the world at my doorstep,” she says. Amanda has completed marathons on all seven continents, earning her an entry into the Seven Continents Marathon Club. Her marathons accomplishments include: London and Gold Coast 2009, Barcelona and Marine Corps Marathon (Washington DC) 2011, Kilimanjaro Marathon (Tanzania), Great Wall Marathon (China), Inca Trail Marathon (Peru), and finally the Antarctic Ice Marathon in 2012. Visit amazon.com/InconvenientLife-Unconventional-Wellsite- Geologist/dp/1530939348 Facebook.com/AnInconvenientLife

Please describe your daily wellness regime: My training starts before the sun gets up, this is my favourite time of day. I’ll leave no stone unturned whether that’s running the trails, biking, swimming, building strength in the gym or fine tuning my approach on the waves.Training is never on and off in the sport of surfing - you always have to be ready. I like to keep things simple with my diet and stick to fruit, vegies and quality protein. Tips on maintaining strength in career and fitness? I believe that maintaining strength is maintaining confidence and belief in yourself. Your toughest opponent to overcome is YOURSELF.The quest of becoming mentally and physically strong doesn’t have a start and finish line.You are consistently evolving and it’s about always paying attention to the balance in your life. You should always have the willingness to ask yourself the tough questions and take constructive criticism in your stride. Apply what you feel is right for YOU. Work hard, dream big, never give up and be KIND to yourself! How have you managed to maintain career stability? Creating an awesome balance in my life has allowed me to have stability. I’m so proud of what we are creating at Fitzgibbons International. Allowing my visions to come to life and also chase my competitive endeavours of becoming World Champion with an amazing team is super fulfilling. Who are the most influential people in your life and why? My journey and milestones achieved wouldn’t be special without the most special people. I can’t thank or appreciate my Mum and Dad enough, what they have done in bringing my three brothers and I up and allowing me to chase my crazy dreams as a youngster and still to this day. My journey over the past four years has also been beyond special after meeting my fiancé Trent and getting engaged. It is incredible to be there for one another through all the ups and downs and so amazing to share in each other’s journeys. My loved ones teach, love and care for me every single day and it gives me so much strength and confidence to go out into the world and tackle everything head on. My team at Fitzgibbons International also influence and inspire me every day.Their work ethic and passion for what we are creating as a business is so infectious and I love being in our office environment. Please tell us a little about the Train Like Sally program: Train Like Sally is a real passion project of mine. Creating the App was my means of giving back to all the people that take the time out to follow and support me on my surfing journey around the world and my quest of becoming World Champion. I am so passionate about my training on and off my surfboard and I know everyone can’t have access to the beautiful sport of surfing but they can have a go at creating their regular exercise routine no matter where they are and that’s something I could connect with and share my love

of exercise. I’m super excited with the way Train Like Sally has come together and taken shape. It truly has something for everyone no matter what fitness level you are or where you live and it is super cool to be heading on the road to start connecting with Train Like Sally community. Find out more at trainlikesally.com

Catch Sally at the Brisbane Fitness and Health Expo, October 22-23 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre and take part in one of her free classes. fitnessexpo.com.au For your chance to win one of five double passes to the Expo, valued at $50 per double (for use on either the Saturday or Sunday), email your name and contact details to editor@getit-magazine.com.au and explain in 25 words or less why you would love to attend. 17

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Playing up your strengths Even though it is hard for some of us to compliment ourselves when looking in the mirror, we all have something great. Knowing what this is and playing it up is the only way to put your best asset forward, writes hairstylist and make-up artist Amanda Higl he world of make-up is both confronting and baffling especially for those who are not so make-up savvy. So take a long hard look at yourself, even if you think there is nothing there, pick the best of what you think out of the bad bunch of features and go with it! Trust me, only you think it's all bad, everyone else probably thinks you are beautiful anyway. Every week, day in day out, I have ladies who - once I am done with their make-up cannot believe who they see when looking in the mirror. I come across so many ladies who don't wear much make-up at all and the odd person who can't wait for me to get going and make them up. However, there is one common surprise and that is how much you can either change or enhance feature with the right make-up and with make-up in the right places. I am a huge fan of contouring and I never give a professional make-up service

without doing it. Most is subtle and of course for those who love it we can really do some shaping. Chisel your face! This is a must - even a light amount of contouring if you don't want to be too adventurous. This is five kilos off in five sets of strokes! Keep it simple. Choose a foundation two shades darker than your base or use a bronzer. Make a fish face - this is where you use your first set strokes, in the hollows under your cheeks dust on with a brush. Two more stroke sets on the temples, two more stroke sets just under the jawline, two more stroke sets down each side of your nose and the final winner: a light blend at your hair line near your forehead, especially if you are quite brown or have a larger forehead. Eyes: We all have them and most of us have pretty nice ones. Make sure your colours are complementary - if you go with warm tones you can't really go wrong. Use an eye

shadow as your eyeliner if you are afraid of the real deal. Go all the way along the lash line as if you were colouring the very base of your actual eyelashes and flick the brush on the inner corners of your eye too, as it will complete the shape. Shading on the bottom lash line will keep small eyes interesting. Lips: If you have luscious lips, use them! If not, that's no problem; go for a nude gloss or the trusty paw paw. To accentuate the top lip run a little highlighter on the top lip line and cupid’s bow for an instant wow! These quick fix tricks on your facial strengths will take you anywhere. Enjoy! amandahiglhairandmakeup.com.au

Is hair loss driving you crazy? Discover the secret to having luscious locks. he loss of hair through alopecia, trichotillomania, hair breakage and diffused hair loss can have a huge impact on a woman’s self-esteem. Deanna Hall, founder and creative director of Osk 1 Hair Institute is a respected hair artist who specialises in helping women who suffer from hair loss and helps her clients experience a return of self-esteem, knowing their hair is demanding attention for all the right reasons. According to Deanna women can lose, or have thinning hair, at any age and for a variety of reasons. Medication, illness, chemicals and hormones have the potential to stop hair from forming properly. If you are looking for length, thickness, vitality and shine, Deanna says Osk 1 is the place to go. Specialising in 100 per cent human hair extensions, Osk 1 works in conjunction with the number one worldwide Hair Extension System Great Lengths. “Our technique in application, cutting and styling of human hair extensions has been perfected over more than 30 years of experience in the industry,” says Deanna. “We pride ourselves in natural looking extensions, thorough consultations,

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Runaway in style Runaway Bay Centre is the place to be this season as it continues to enrich community experiences. ith convenient parking options and an array of exciting shops to choose from, you really can’t go past Runaway Bay Centre for the ultimate shopping experience. The convenient and family friendly destination for shopping, dining and entertainment, has recently rebranded with a name change and new logo, and is pulling out all stops this season to continue to impress visitors and locals alike with a variety of exciting events and activities planned. Runaway Bay Centre will hold a Spring Racing themed fashion parade on Tuesday 18 October hosted by fashion stylist, Susie McWatt Forbes. Free half hour one-on-one Style Sessions are also available on Wednesday 19 and Friday 21 October with Susie the Stylist. Spaces are limited, so to take advantage of this fabulous opportunity to refresh your wardrobe and style ahead of the party season, come along to the fashion

parade in Centre on Tuesday 18 October and book on the day. Shoppers can also go in the draw to win a Spring Racing prize pack including tickets to the Melbourne Cup Luncheon set to take place at the Runaway Bay Tavern. According to Runaway Bay Centre Manager Savvas Koutoufides, Runaway Bay Centre’s name change and new logo marks an important step in the transformation of the business, as part of Vicinity Centres, an organisation which owns and manages 87 shopping centres around Australia. “Over the past few weeks our customers may have noticed a new red ribbon swirl appear on the outside of our shopping centre and on signage throughout,” Savvas said. “The ribbon swirl is inspired by giving, celebration, recognition and that personal touch. These are things that have always been important to us at Runaway Bay Centre, so we believe the new name and logo is just business as usual.”

Vicinity is by definition a ‘place’ name ‐ the place to shop, the place to meet, the place to dine and the place to go. Runaway Bay Centre is ‘in the Vicinity’ of its customers’ home and work and looks forward to welcoming you soon. 10-12 Lae Dr, Runaway Bay P 5537 2566 runawaybaycentre.com.au

Local success story celebrates Eight Gold Coast beauties – including The Voice star Natasha Lockhart and Big Brother contestant and Instagram star Skye Wheatley – will travel to Dubai with Australian beauty brand Skin 02 old Coast business Skin O2 is celebrating the anniversary of their export launch to the Middle East region in style this month. According to managing director Alison Atia, Skin 02 ambassadors and team members will travel to Dubai to celebrate their international success and to attend the Emirates Woman of the Year 2016 awards. “We will be taking a group of eight local Gold Coast beauty models, TV stars and business women to represent our brand. Thanks to Studio Minc and Embellished Kaftans the girls will be sporting some stunning QLD fashion as part of our Middle East campaign.” The Skin O2 beauty ambassadors who will be travelling to Dubai include: Natasha Lockhart from The Voice Australia TV show, Gold Coast makeup artist Claire Howell, Big Brother TV star and social media influencer Skye Wheatley, Miss October 2016

Global Australia Caitlynn Henry, Miss Universe Australia Finalist Jasmine Stringer, World Supermodel Australia, Taylor Curry and Miss Australia Courtney Thorpe. “The Emirates Woman of the Year 2016 awards will be held at the Versace Hotel in Dubai. Skin O2 is honoured to be sponsoring this important women's event again this year. The beauty crew will also tour and support all of their major outlets across the malls of the UAE,” Alison says. “We will also celebrate our strong partnership with Cherish Cosmetics LLC, their Middle East and Mena region distributor.” The Dubai trip will be recorded as a documentary by young up-and-coming Gold Coast videographer, Freja Bergenholtz. “It is a pleasure to support and travel with 22

such an amazing team of young Gold Coast beauties for a super creative trip abroad,” Alison says. During the trip, the girls will be catching up with famous local makeup artists and beauty influencers from the Middle East who work alongside the likes of Instagram star Huda Beauty. The Dubai desert hotel Bab Al Sham will provide the perfect back drop for the launch of Skin O2’s new Matte Liquid lipstick and Gold Spice makeup illuminators which were inspired from the bold beauty of the Arabian Desert. “I am very thankful to Trade Investment QLD and Gold Coast City Council Business Development unit for their business programs which greatly assisted Skin 02 to expand our success internationally,” Alison says.


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Guests can enjoy a variety of beauty treatments that cater for all skin types such as facials, relaxing body massage, hair treatments and more. Qualified hairdresser Juliette Regina is a fabulous new addition to Lella Hammam, offering superior deluxe services to clients. Juliette specialises in Keratin treatments which are a huge hit with women who have curly or coarse hair. Juliette has a wealth of experience and makes each and every guest feel welcome and at ease, as well as assured that they are in great hands. Are you tired of waxing? Lella Hammam can now offer our clients the most powerful and versatile anti-ageing and hair reduction treatment with patented technology on the market. A revolutionary hair removal machine that can now reduce fine blonde hair, red hair, grey hair and those with darker skin. These are just some of the benefits and real results that can be achieved. Not to mention skin rejuvenation, pigmentation, acne vascular therapy, wrinkle removal and non-invasive face lifting. These treatments are just some of the amazing options

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Get out of Hibernation pring has sprung! This month, my tips will help you in your quest to look amazing for summer. It’s a Whiteout White is massive, all over or just one stunning piece, look for texture and keep it fresh. Get this in your life. Shoulders Show a little, or a lot… Off shoulder is key, look for pastels or soft spring florals. For those a bit scared about going off shoulder, opt for the cold shoulder top or dress, sexy little cutouts. These are safe, and you can still wear a bra. Tassels

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Want to Lose Weight? Lift Weights! If you are struggling to lose weight and change your body shape it may be because you aren't lifting weights effectively according to Jeff Osborne, owner of Vision Personal Training in Bundall. o many people are surprised when they come to see me and I advise them that one of the most effective things you can do to lose weight is to lift weights. There are a few reasons why, but first let’s address why many people do not. One of the most common things I get is that women don't want to gain too much muscle or look bulky. For a person without high levels of testosterone, to put on muscle is amazingly difficult. It is even difficult for people with high levels. What is more likely to happen is that the muscle you have is going to tone up and give you better shape. What most people don't know is that the one thing that actually raises your metabolism significantly is weight training. The surprising thing is it can raise it for five days while cardio may only last 12 hours! For most people, even if you are not sore, recovery from a weights session is at minimum 72 hours, for most recovery peaks at 72 hours which means you have another 72 hours of recovery where your metabolism is still elevated. That means you will be burning more fat in your sleep. How good is that? Not strength training can drop your metabolism by five per cent a decade according to researcher Dr Wescott. Just 1.5kg in more active muscle tissue means you can eat 15 per cent more calories (or get 15 per cent better weight loss results, your choice there). Light weights and high reps don't work! One of the other mistakes many people make is they have been sold this myth of high reps for toning. Other than making your muscles burn, you are not really achieving much with that kind of strength training. That burn is just lactic acid accumulating and you aren't really getting stronger or burning fat. When you lift weights it needs to be short and heavy (for you) to be effective. There aren't 200 exercises that you need to do, only 3-5. But when you do them well, with great technique and loaded correctly the results you get are amazing. When it comes to the magic fountain of youth, lifting heavy weights may be the secret ingredient. One of our clients, Dawn, started with us at 80 and not only has she lost more than 10kg, she is fitter, faster and much stronger and that has improved her quality of life massively. Here are some of the amazing benefits of lifting heavy things: • Increase bone mineral density. Up to 13 per cent in just six months. Prevent osteoporosis. • Improve glucose metabolism. As high as a 23 per cent increase. Stop diabetes. • Increase gastrointestinal transit time. A 56 per cent increase means lower risk of colon cancer. • Reduce your blood pressure. Reduce your risk of heart attack. • Improve blood lipids. Better fat burning and lower fat storage. • Reduce back pain. The stronger you are the less likely you are to have this injury. • Reduce arthritis pain. Stronger joints ache less. October 2016

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Well balanced heels Chiropractor Karen Hall from The Medical Sanctuary says high heels and dizziness can be cause for concern. ave you ever not enjoyed your high heels because you felt a bit “wobbly” in them? Or even avoided them because you felt unsafe? This could be a balance issue and is really worth tackling now. Even if you are one of the lucky ones who can run in heels, balance maintenance is important to keep you elegantly upright. Your sense of balance comes in a large part from your vestibular system. The vestibular system is located in the inner ear and contains fluids, crystals and other structures that react to gravity and movement. When this all doesn’t work well our brain gets confused about where we are in time and space and a common result of this is dizziness. High heels and dizziness are definitely not a good mix. The other major contributor to balance is proprioception. This is basically a two way communication between your body and your brain allowing you to adapt fast and stay safe. In this instance you need nice strong feet and ankles which should be able to adapt to uneven terrain and even high heels relatively easily. But think back to the last time you encountered

Being well balanced and strong will help you kick up your heels with delight. cracked pavement or even kid’s toys etc. left lying around the house. Did you nearly twist an ankle or even fall? Here are some easy suggestions to get these two systems working better to improve your balance. First drink an appropriate amount of water for your size and daily activity level. Adequate hydration has been scientifically proven to help your brain work better. Next; take some time out to walk barefoot. A sandy beach or lush grass can be great places for this. The textures and sensations from this activity send a huge amount of information from your feet and ankles to your brain. Doing this regularly helps your brain learn and adapt

to changeable surfaces and situations. This is using neural plasticity because this increased information from your feet can then excite your brain enough to increase output to the nerves and muscles in your legs and feet, helping them to cope better with any challenges you throw at them. These suggestions are a good starting point to help improve balance but chiropractic assessment, treatment and rehabilitation can be individually tailored to your personal needs. Chiropractors are experts in helping your body function optimally. Being well balanced and strong will help you kick up your heels with delight. medsan.com.au

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Single sided deafness eased by new advances Grant Collins, Principal Audiologist at Clarity Hearing Solutions discusses the impact of losing hearing in one ear. requently I come across people who have totally lost the hearing in one ear and still have normal hearing in the other ear. This is called single sided deafness or SSD. Many have been told that there is nothing that can be done and to just live with it and learn to adapt. What a lot of people don’t realise is that to lose the hearing in just one ear is extremely debilitating. In a way it is worse than losing hearing in both ears. First of all you lose all sense of determining which way a sound is coming from. We rely on volume differences between our ears to localise sound. For example a sound coming from the left side is louder in the left ear than the right so we know to look that way. Without the second ear we have no idea which direction sounds come from. Secondly, and probably most importantly, it is nearly impossible to have a conversation in background noise as you require two ears to function when competing sounds are present. Although several years ago there was little that could be done, we now have a lot more options to assist with these difficulties. Some SSD patients may well be suitable for a Cochlear implant, in which case we can restore hearing that was lost. Restoring hearing should provide the most benefit

as we are providing balance to the hearing once again. Surprisingly, this option was in the past discouraged as it was thought that Cochlear implant technology could not accurately reproduce normal hearing. Or at least not enough for the better ear to adjust to the sound difference. Recent advances in implant technology means new processors are now able to more closely match normal hearing. But probably the biggest factor is that our understanding of the plasticity (adaptiveness) of the brain has changed and we realise the brain can quickly adapt to changes no matter at what age this occurs. Success rates for implanting single sided deafness are now very high and all our SSD patients have had very successful outcomes. Besides Cochlear implants there are also other alternative devices to assist. A hearing device called a Bluetooth CROS for instance works by wearing a discreet hearing aid in each ear. The hearing aid in the dead ear, called a transmitter, picks up all of the sounds from the poor side and transfers by a Bluetooth signal to the hearing aid in the good ear. Because these devices do not block up the ear the hearing in the good ear is still being used and it is then supplemented with the hearing aid

receiving the information from the dead side. An advantage of the Bluetooth CROS device is that you are able to pair it with other devices such as the TV allowing you to hear the it clearly at a comfortable level without affecting the volume for others. Bluetooth lapel microphones can also be paired with the hearing aid. You use these microphones in noisy environments or around the house and they’ll pick up the voice of the person wearing the microphone and transmit it up to 20 metres to the hearing aid. Single-sided deafness now has treatment solution options and there is no need to suffer from what can be a most debilitating hearing loss. P:1300 252 748 clarityhearingsolutions.com.au

Can’t understand the TV? Are people mumbling? Sometimes it can sound like people are mumbling or, no matter how much you turn up the TV, you still can’t understand what’s being said. But you might be able to hear some sounds perfectly such as a car coming down the road before anyone else can! This is a very common complaint and can be caused by noise-induced hearing loss. Many people are exposed to dangerous levels of noise throughout their lives. This begins to catch up with us and can result in the start of a high

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hen you think of Jaguar, you think prestige. You also think luxury, style and comfort. Well, the AllNew Jaguar F-Pace ticks all of those boxes. I recently had the pleasure of driving this exquisite motor vehicle for a few days and to say I was impressed would be an understatement. It’s the first of its kind in the Jaguar fleet and is bound to take the market by storm. Touted as the most practical Jaguar sports car, this first ever Jaguar SUV combines maximum driving exhilaration with efficiency. The engine is so quiet it’s difficult to believe it’s a diesel. Quick off the mark and delightful to drive, it will make all of your friends green with envy. In fact, I had a number of people want to take a look inside while I was parked at a popular local centre and they were duly impressed with the interior styling and features. The front and rear cameras make small space manoeuvres a breeze, and the LED headlights are just plain sexy. Aside from its dynamic looks, this vehicle has many must-have features. Plenty of room in the rear compartment makes it perfect for the family that needs the extra space and the fact you don’t have to get out of the car to open it, is a definite bonus for school drop offs. Ample head and leg room in the back is also a feature many cars of this calibre lack, and of course the sunroof gives you the chance to just ‘show off’. All in all, the F-Pace ticks all the right boxes. I loved it! brucelyntoncars.com P 07 5655 2222 October 2016

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Scott Gooding is a PT, author, cook, dad and former My Kitchen Rules contestant. Scott has just released the first edition of his new e-book series Nourished featuring delicious breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack recipes.

Nourished life MUSSELS IN COCONUT BROTH SERVES 2 - 4 INGREDIENTS • 1 tbsp butter • 1 brown onion, finely chopped • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped • 1/2 bunch coriander, stalks finely chopped and leaves roughly chopped • 1 leek, sliced • 1 long red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped (optional) • 1/2 bunch English spinach, roughly chopped • 400ml coconut cream/milk • 1/2 cup of chicken stock • Splash white wine (optional) • 500g mussels, vacuum sealed bag from fishmonger • 1/2 lemon, juiced • Sea salt and black pepper METHOD: In a large fry pan heat the butter on med heat, add the onion, coriander stalks, chilli and garlic and cook til softened. Add the chopped leek and add the stock and/or white wine and turn up the heat. Add the spinach, coconut cream and stir. Add the mussels and ensure to coat the mussels with the sauce. Pop the lid on and cook for 5-6 min on medium heat. Once the mussels are open they are ready. Serve in a deep bowl and garnish with some coriander leaves and a squeeze of lemon.

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BREAKFAST MIX SERVES 1 INGREDIENTS • 1 small banana • 1 tbsp tahini • 1 tbsp buckwheat kernels (activated) • 1 tbsp hemp seeds • 1 tbsp pepitas • 1 tbsp coconut flakes • 1 tbsp sunflowers seeds • 1 tbsp coconut oil • Handful berries METHOD: In a bowl combine the banana and tahini and mash with a fork. Include all of the remaining ingredients, excluding the berries, and combine. Top with your berries of choice.

BANANA MUFFINS SERVES 12 INGREDIENTS • 4 biodynamic eggs • 1/2 cup coconut flour • 2 tbsp melted coconut oil • 4 ripe bananas, mashed • 2 tbsp honey • 1 tsp baking powder • 2 tbsp chia seeds • 1/4 tsp nutmeg • 1/2 tsp cinnamon METHOD Preheat the oven to 170 degrees. Mix all the dry ingredients in one bowl and then in a separate bowl mix all the wet ingredients (bananas, eggs, oil, honey). Combine both bowls and mix until thoroughly blended. Line a muffin tray with coconut oil and fill with the muffin mixture. Pop in the oven and cook for 20-25 minutes or until golden. To ensure they are cooked insert a knife and if it’s clean when removed then they’re done.

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Get your horoscope About Cassandra Tyndall Cassandra is an avid professional astrologer, writer and teacher, based in Brisbane, Australia. Her interest in Astrology started when she was a child reading horoscopes in her mother's magazines. Known for her honesty, passion and insight, Cassandra offers consultations to people all over the globe. cassandratyndall.com highlight a turning point. A forceful approach to what you want may be necessary. Explore new places with your loved one around the 29th, or if your single, an optimistic attitude may attract a steady and stable new influence in your life. H AQUARIUS January 21 – February 19 Your travel and learning sectors are highlighted with the New and Full Moon, helping you seek meaning and purpose. If you have big dreams in the field of learning, teaching, publishing or travel the 1st and 16th are prime for initiating plans and making decisions. Both Saturn and Uranus will create a combination of support and volatility to support your progress.

H LIBRA September 22 – October 23 After a period of introspection and exploring your inner world, October heralds a 12-month phase all about you. A dream or goal may begin to prosper under the seed planting vibe of the New Moon in your sign on the 1st. Make a promise to begin projects that have a personal tone that will project you forward in ways that see you prosper.

H PISCES February 19 – March 20 The New Moon on the 1st will bring new beginnings in your debt sector. Paying off debt or taking out a loan is highlighted. Radical decisions may be made on the 16th as the Full Moon aligns with Uranus. New ideas or the unexpected are possible now. Ensure all bases are covered financially. You may benefit from teaming up with someone else, either your partner or a financial expert.

H SCORPIO October 23 – November 22 The New and Full Moon brings attention toward your most private sectors. You’ll be inspired to shake things up and instigate sudden changes to your health, lifestyle and your job. The potential for hotunder-the-collar encounters will surface under the Mars/Pluto link on the 19th. If someone disapproves of recent choices, you may be forced to defend your decision.

H ARIES March 20 – April 19 A cycle of action is promised as Mars visits your work sector. Planetary powerhouse Pluto, may help you make a clean break or strike out in a new professional direction. Relationships are renewed as the New Moon aligns with jovial Jupiter. A stabilising influence from Saturn will help manifest long term plans regarding a significant relationship, either personal, professional or both.

H SAGITTARIUS Nov 22 – Dec 22 Utilising your networks will be beneficial on the 11th when Mercury and Jupiter align. Friends will provide a key influence regarding a change of direction with money. Important decisions can be made when Mars and Pluto join on the 19th. Good times are promised under the Full Moon on the 16th. With quirky Uranus in the mix, be prepared for unexpected adventures.

H TAURUS April 20 – May 21 Getting out of your relationship comfort zone is a big influence this month. If you’ve been shy to ask for what you truly want in love, it’s time to lay your cards on the table. The New Moon on the 1st highlights health and wellbeing. As you become increasingly busy, thanks to Jupiter’s influence, nourishing foods and exercise will help maintain balance.

H CAPRICORN December 22 – January 20 The New Moon on the 1st brings a fresh start at work. A Mars/Pluto conjunction on the 19th will

H GEMINI May 21 – June 21 Good times are highlighted this month. The New Moon on the 1st encourages you to forget boring routines and prioritise pleasure. Ruler Mercury supports making new connections from the 7th-24th. Accept invitations and embrace opportunities to socialise and expand your network. Saturn and Venus snuggle on the 30th. This may offer support and security in love or bring about a reality check. H CANCER June 21 – July 22 This month’s Full Moon offers profound changes. The Moon illuminates your career zone alongside change agent Uranus. Anything is possible under this pairing. Sudden events are highlighted on and around the 16th. Mars and Pluto join forces on the 19th, bringing the promise of a turning point in a situation you’ve outgrown. It’s quite possible that October’s conclusion will be nothing like its beginning! H LEO July 22 – August 23 The New Moon on the 1st is ideal for setting intentions involving writing and/or travel. A short course or a weekend workshop will offer fresh perspectives. The 16th sees the Sun connect with innovative Uranus and the Full Moon. Overseas travel or immersing yourself into a field of knowledge that deeply inspires, you may be triggered. H VIRGO August 23 - September 22 Money issues are highlighted on the New Moon on the 1st. Under Saturn’s watchful eye, long term progress is supported. The Full Moon on the 16th triggers decisions regarding debt. Uranus’ influence brings sudden and expected money changes. The 27th sees Mercury and the Sun join forces in a very fortunate union. Offer a proposal, make a decision or an announcement.

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training More than just a workout at the gym, Elizabeth Campbell is talking about building strength in all areas of your life. hat doesn’t kill you makes your stronger.’ Famous last words Kelly Clarkson. At the time it will feel like you’re dying, struggling to breath, and can barely pick yourself up off the floor – and that’s just a session with your PT. Seriously, though, sometimes I look at women and think, how on earth do you do it? One of my friends is a business owner, has three little girls (two are at school), her husband works away, she runs the household, school and after school activities, her business and team and herself. Plus she’s been battling some health issues too. And I thought I was busy! I think she is incredible. A modern-day Wonder Woman. She’d tell you she’s just doing what she needs to “survive”. She’s one of millions of women from all over the world doing this every day. So here’s to the strength of women. We only need to take a look around us to see strength in every form and in all its glory. Some women have amazing stories to tell about what they have been through. Look at Erin Brockovich. Oprah. Carrie Bickmore. Talk about strength! I think it’s really important to celebrate our strength. It’s amazing what you can put your body and mind through to come out the other side a stronger person - whatever that is; health issues, divorce, failed business (there are no failures by the way, only opportunities to learn), husband working away or being a single parent with a disabled child (I spoke to the most incredible woman about her life as a divorced single mum with a disabled child recently. So very inspiring). I’ve spoken with thousands of women about their struggles and strengths during my 15-year career as a journalist and I’ve noticed a few similar traits they all possess Traits of strong modern-day “Wonder Women” Take action on their health Even the busiest women take action when it comes to their health. It might only be finding

the time for a 20-minute power walk each morning and eating their greens. The effects of walking for just 20 minutes a day can do wonders for your health and wellbeing. These women are also mentally strong – they meditate, listen to affirmations, read self-help books and blogs and so on. Their health is important to them because they know they can do all the things they need to as long as their health remains a priority. Receive help Sometimes you can’t do it all and you have to be open and honest about that with yourself and the people around you. Your friends and family may want to help you, so let them. It’s not a sign of weakness or failure. It’s a smart way to operate because it allows you to get some time back for yourself and focus on the most important areas of your life. Go with your gut You follow your instincts because you know your limits and your boundaries. If something doesn’t feel right – listen to your gut, it will often serve you the best. Say no You can do everything, so don’t try. Accept help and/or say no. If it doesn’t work for you, don’t say yes for the sake of fitting in or 43

helping out. It takes a strong person to just say no without justification or explanation. Be grateful Super strong women are grateful for the lives they lead even if they are facing hardships and struggles they’ve never been through. They choose to be thankful and appreciative. Find ways to overcome obstacles Nothing stops them. Strong women are resourceful and find ways around their challenges. Often they can’t give up because a certain task needs to be done to fit in with their busy schedule and their lives. The only way is to bend, adapt and find a new way. Remain calm in a crisis In times of crisis or conflict, strong women are really good at remaining calm and seeing the bigger picture. They are diplomatic and see both sides too, which allows them to remain calm. Sometimes it may require a huge effort just to get out of bed in the morning, change jobs, leave that toxic relationship or let go of something that’s not serving you well any more. This is the strength we need to remember and celebrate. October 2016


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