Stretch before exercise

Stretch before exercise

Research has called into question whether stretching is worth the time and the effort. With Casey Beros. TonicTV | T-S032 | S01E08
Your exercise  – the burpee

Your exercise – the burpee

Picking the one very best exercise for your body is almost impossible. There are cardio exercises, strength exercises and more so it’s like comparing oranges and apples. However research from the US has suggested ‘the burpee’ is one of the most effective exercises for...
Exercise on prescription

Exercise on prescription

There’s no doubt we’re getting fatter, but it’s no longer just about how fat we are, it’s where we store the fat as well. When it comes to the battle of the bulge and losing weight, we tend to focus on our diet, some of us resort to diet pills or even risky surgeries...
Fun, Fit, Fast – Exercises for balance

Fun, Fit, Fast – Exercises for balance

As we age we can lose strength and also our balance – it’s a big contributor to falls and accidents, especially amongst older people. Geoff Brockenshire shows us how to strengthen the lower body for better balance – no expensive gym membership required. Tonic TV I...
Fun, Fit, Fast – Interval training

Fun, Fit, Fast – Interval training

You might have heard of interval training, but does it work? Casey Beros talks to exercise physiologist Geoff Brockenshire about how to get the most out of interval training. Tonic TV I T-S046 I S02E11
Fun, Fit, Fast – How to do dips

Fun, Fit, Fast – How to do dips

Tonic’s personal trainer shows us how to do a simple but effective exercise for your arms that many people include as part of their exercise routine and get wrong – dips. Tonic TV I T-S049 I S02E06
Fun, Fit, Fast – step ups

Fun, Fit, Fast – step ups

Tonic’s personal trainer gives the lowdown on a common exercise many people get wrong, and it could be doing them more harm than good. Tonic TV I T-S041 I S02E05
Fun, Fit, Fast – Stabilizing your lower back and pelvis

Fun, Fit, Fast – Stabilizing your lower back and pelvis

Geoff Brockenshire explains how the pelvic and the lumbar spine are at the centre of all activities we perform, a mobile area of the body that’s stabilised by the muscles that make up the ‘core’. We explore the idea of a ‘neutral spine’ and show you how to avoid...
Exercise to prevent dementia

Exercise to prevent dementia

Regular aerobic exercise, such as jogging, cycling and swimming, has countless benefits for your health, but what not many people realise is that it might also improve brain function and can help prevent the onset of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s...
Stand up for yourself

Stand up for yourself

Getting off your bum at work and moving around can make an enormous difference to your health and wellbeing and can help burn an extra 700 calories a day – which over time can add up to several kilos lost. For those of us with busy desk-bound jobs though, getting up...
Enjoy exercise for free.

Enjoy exercise for free.

Casey explains the benefits of walking and finds a great place to walk for those who live in Sydney. Tonic TV |T-S030 I S01E10
Losing weight and cardiovascular fitness

Losing weight and cardiovascular fitness

It’s important to mix things up when you’re training, but with so many theories about what kind of exercise is best for losing weight, toning up and cardiovascular fitness and so on, what do we need to keep in mind when navigating the minefield of information that’s...
Qi Gong and Tai Chi

Qi Gong and Tai Chi

Qi Gong and Tai Chi are ancient Chinese wellness practices that emphasise regulation of breath and calming of mind. Believers say both practices are effective healing tools of conditions like arthritis and also for relieving stress, and there’s some evidence to back...
Virtual sports

Virtual sports

Just what do kids (and adults) get out of those wireless sports games you can play in your lounge room? Is there significant calorie burn? Tonic sorts fact from fiction – and the results might surprise you. Tonic TV |T-S039 |S02E12
Fun, Fit, Fast – Core

Fun, Fit, Fast – Core

Casey and Michael explore ‘core’ muscles and what exercises are best. Tonic TV | T-S036 | S02E13
Asthma and Exercise recommendations

Asthma and Exercise recommendations

Many people with asthma avoid exercise but there are new guidelines that say not only is exercise okay (and recommended) it can actually help improve asthma symptoms. Tonic TV |T-S006 I S02E02
Swimming for weight loss

Swimming for weight loss

Is swimming really the best choice for losing weight? How can we make it work for us? Tonic TV | T-S021 | S03E08