Hi. My name is Pete Newman and I am a Fitness, Nutrition and Wellness Coach. My mission is to make fitness and healthy eating available to everyone, and wellness coaching is a great tool when it comes to both motivation and creating successful personal strategies for exceptional health.
I have been in the health and fitness zone for several years but I have developed a very different view to the industry norm. I believe that you will get the best results by learning how to exercise effectively at home, and healthy eating is easiest when you stop dieting and focus on the health outcomes of the food you eat.
I have also authored the book "Eat, Move and Thrive - the 5 secrets of very healthy people" which encapsulates a whole new way to achieve great health and sustain it - for your lifetime!
Exercise is a powerful treatment for cancer. On my journey it has been the most effective treatment option – and actually it has become the only one that is working at all. I will write a post that explains how it works, but the science is solid.
Cancer patients may be surprised to know that exercise is prescribed for patients with Mesothelioma – a cancer of the lungs caused by asbestos. I highly recommend that you follow this link to … Continue reading →
I have a client who had been suffering with back pain for 30 years. It had affected his quality of life considerably. He spent his weekends lying on the couch just trying to escape the pain, and dreading the return to work on Monday. When he came to me I asked him to put his finger on the point of pain. Unsurprisingly he pointed to the attachment point of the glute medius, which is just below the crest of your hip, … Continue reading →
Is there a secret to getting fit? Yes. Knowing what adaptations your body requires in order for you to get fit will save you a lot of time and wasted effort – and get you real results. This translates as ‘strategy’ – one that is well designed and is personal to you. Not someone else’s strategy – but your own. I can say with confidence that it is rare to find anyone starting exercise with a strategy of any kind. Joining a … Continue reading →
It all begins with a template of perfect human health. We need one if we are to be proactive about our health because it is the measure of what we need to do, and what we can take responsibility for. This template, a model of absolute health, enables the strategies that make it possible for us to achieve excellent health as individuals and as a society.
I was going to start with a story about an optimist and a pessimist but unfortunately it would be the same old one about how the optimist got on with their life while the pessimist stayed at home feeling hopeless – and maybe even resenting the optimist. They both face the same challenges in life but the optimist keeps moving forward while the pessimist stresses about all the things that … Continue reading →
Dieting does not work. Everyone knows it, but we keep trying, looking for that special diet, the one that will work when all else has failed. We have been sold the message for so long that dieting is key to health that we don’t seem to be able to see past it. After decades of trying and failing it is time we start to think differently.
So what’s the big deal about weight loss and why is dieting considered the solution? Can you lose … Continue reading →
The weight loss industry captures customers with a marketing strategy that cynically plays on self-worth and family values. Advertising loaded with smiling, skinny people implies that if you are fat you are a loser because you have no self-control. If you are fat you are a bad parent because you can’t keep up with your kids. Not to mention that if you are fat you are, by default, ugly and unacceptable. ‘Appalling’ is an inadequate … Continue reading →
Apart from the potential to save billions of dollars, preventative health care provides the opportunity to enable affordable health care and a better quality of life right across society. But how would preventative health function as the primary form of health care? And what would preventative health care look like on a scale that resembles the current interventionist system? But where do we even start? … Continue reading →
Your health has become a product you cannot afford. Or even understand. It has been taken out of your hands and placed in the hands of the health industry. In a perfect expression of capitalism your health has been productised, commercialised, and then sold back to you at a cost you cannot sustain. In countries where health care costs are heavily subsidised by government tax revenues, the whole system is now under enormous financial pressure. So whether you pay as you go, or suffer the huge costs of medical insurance, or whether you pay via the taxation system, health care … Continue reading →
It is disturbingly common to hear stories of parents who are at war with their kids. How did your bundle of joy turn into difficult, exasperating, pain in the proverbial? Well, potentially one of many reasons actually, but believe it or not the fix can be relatively simple.
Parents with an uncooperative, attention seeking child (or maybe more than one) are stressed and confused. So many questions – do they have a behavioural disorder? Is it my fault? Where am I going wrong? Is it genetic? Must be, … Continue reading →