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Roll Back Your Body’s Odometer

Anne Noonan, Food and Nutrition Coach, Diabetes Food Advisor and Yoga and Meditation Instructor is the founder and creator of Brisbane’s only Roll Back Your Body’s Odometer 8-week course specifically designed for the over 50 age group.

In this article, she discusses a few ways you can do this for yourself right now and she shares a few words from participants, affectionately called ‘Rollbackers’.

Are you a fabulous woman over 40, or 50 or 60, or more?

It’s time to feel that.

Roll Back Your Body’s Odometer

“Your body reflects your health. It’s about the food you eat, how flexible and strong you are.  

It’s about your personal psychology, your looks and your intelligence.  

And – it’s about the way you live’ says Bob Cooley.

His book: “The Genius of Flexibility”, is one of my favourites.

Hello, I’m Anne Noonan.

And at 59, I’m a passionate yoga teacher, health and nutrition coach who searched for a better way after what seemed like a lifetime of stress-related health issues.

It’s time to ditch the vague resolutions of “getting healthy and eating better…”.

Get into that activewear and join the gentle revolution of aging backward into the future.

Come and Rollback Your Odometer with me and a group of wonderful women.

This is what Judy S from Chermside says about her experience:

“I must confess when I joined the “Roll Back Your Odometer” group for its very first session, I thought I would be doing some yoga and getting tips on good food and nutrition.  How wrong I was.

The research and planning that went into each of the 8 week session is quite unbelievable considering that the cost for the 8 weeks is so minimal…”

So why did I create this Rollback Program?

I’ve known the feeling of illness, nutrient deficiency, toxicity, inflammation, weight gain, painful joints, hot flushes, night sweats, insulin resistance, fatigue, and anxiety. 

Roll Back

Now that I’ve discovered how to deal with it all, I have a sense of youthful strength, agility, flexibility, and clear-headedness that’s quite amazing. 

In fact, I’ve seen my own face change.

I have confidence now that I’m moving well away from ‘premature aging’ and moving toward ‘true age’. I have time ahead of me now to enjoy and thrive, rather than face deterioration.

I see the results every day.

What can we do to create the healthy body that will serve us in the next 10, 20, 50 years?

After seeking education in the health and nutrition field, and taking hold of my own health,

(and that’s taken a few years to turn around, I can tell you,) I now emphatically know it’s not just about eating well.  

There are many ways to stay healthy and you’ll no doubt see bookshelves bursting with information from exercise, to mindset, to diets and even cosmetic procedures.

Here are my favourite 4 Key Tips I’ve found to Start Ageing Well:

  1. Movement.  Specific yoga-based movement designed for the aging body is pure bliss.  I was over 50 when I walked into my first yoga class. After much, perseverance, research, study and achieving my qualifications as a Yoga teacher and continuing my study into Yoga for Healthy Ageing I’ve found with my own body that Yoga can be extremely healing.
  2. How we eat. It’s simple in theory. Cut out the crap.  With a little guidance, you can create new food habits that satisfy, nurture, and serve you well and easily incorporated into your daily life.
  3. Our attitude toward aging.  If we have the belief that it’s all a downhill slide after 55, then it will be.
  4. Laughter – and lots of it.    It’s very healing.

4 Key Tips I’ve found to Start Ageing Well

Judy S:

“We are taught that we don’t have to grow old but can literally turn our body clocks around by having the right attitude, mindful eating and enjoying food that actually nourishes each cell of our bodies.

We have literally seen women who considered themselves invisible, come out of their shells and start sharing and enjoying their journey to Roll Back their Odometers.  I love it.”

Sharon C from Indooroopilly:

“When I started my first odometer program I had suffered a lifetime of no self esteem, zero confidence, high anxiety and feeling invisible. 

My anxiety, self esteem and confidence have improved so much since attending.   It is so wonderful to feel part of a positive, loving community of like-minded women.”  

Odometer Rollback Online

Here’s the information   http://annenoonan.com.au/roll-back-your-bodys-odometer/

Or call me Anne Noonan on  0417761998   You can email too on annen@tpg.com.au

Not able to attend the live program? Prefer an online easy to do at home course called ‘Odometer Rollback Online’ then check out this link.  And for only $97, it’s an incredible value.


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When life gets too busy and you feel like you’ve lost direction

When life is busy and you need a little help finding your direction I’ve found someone who can help.

Molly Brumm from Conscious Heart Kinesiology is like a personal stress GPS, finding the subconscious co-ordinates for where you store your stress habits and patterns and helping you clear them.

Kinesiology transformed Molly’s life and well-being as well as that of her family too! She has been a kinesiologist for over 15 years and has used kinesiology consistently to strengthen and support her health.

Molly is passionate about grounding people and restoring their energetic stability - basically getting you out of anxiety, depression and anything overwhelming you and putting you back in the driver’s seat again. Her mission, which she loves, is to connect or even reconnect you back with your Telos: your life’s purpose; something I love to ask most people I meet and as Molly’s puts it “it isn’t to pay taxes!”

Molly facilitates you to see the bigger picture of health/life issues and resolve negative patterns in your life. She is a busy and dedicated mum of 3 young adults. To Molly family is the most important work she has created in her life. She trained as an Actor through the Victorian College of the Arts and has worked directing 2-3 productions a year as a High School Drama/English teacher. Coaching adolescents to explore other parts of themselves through a role and in a bigger story brought her untold joy because they were getting a glimpse of who they could become, not limited by teenage anxieties and conformities.

Molly now works as a speaker and facilitator as well as conducting private one on one sessions to help her clients achieve their goals in life, health and love. She also teaches small groups about being energetically hygienic - from Chakra Meditation classes to Touch For Health Synthesis, and Chakra Energies for Business.

Molly loves the energy, enthusiasm and warmth in the people she has met through business networks like the NOW Business Group -Business Building Community, Brisbane Women Connecting, the Hills Chamber of Commerce and Moreton Bay Libraries.

Molly dedicates time by presenting free talks in Moreton Bay Libraries, she chairs the Women in Business Committee at the Hills Chamber, and helps out with Brisbane Women Connecting and she founded and runs the Brisbane Kinesiology Club.

She also supports research for kinesiology and specifically the science of Muscle Response Testing. Most recently she has organised and ran an event that raised awareness, increased knowledge and raised money to support a Qld kinesiologist pursue further research in Oxford at the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine.

Molly’s vision for the future is to own and run an Energy School, where people can access ongoing weekly classes as well as workshops to experience their chakra energy and spirit anchored in the physical reality of their body. She’s keen to share her passion, educate and thus empower others.

Molly believes kinesiology offers sequence and structure to working with the mystery of our energy bodies so everyone can improve their health, mental stability and emotional resilience. Its approach shows you how to assess energy moving it from an intangible thing to something tangible and where you can experience visible changes in front of your own eyes!

Drawing on her inner child Molly said she would like to focus more on her curiosity and playtime.

Molly is fascinated by acupoints and the Traditional Chinese Medicine way of viewing humans and our development. By playing and exploring how she can create specific protocols through a kinesiology framework her inner child feels like she’s on an old- fashioned wooden seat swing that can really soar high!

She also wishes she’d been able to perform Juliet, Viola, Ophelia and Beatrice in an incredible English company like the Royal Shakespeare Company or the Bristol Theatre.
There are many classes that Molly holds including her monthly meditation class and a healing circle.

Some others are as follows: -
Chakra Meditation class, Keperra - 2nd Wed each month, next one August 8th, September 12th, October 10th, November 14th, December 12th
6.30pm - 7.45pm in Keperra $15 

Healing Circle, Redcliffe Library Thursday August 2nd, 13th September, 18th October, 22nd November 9.30am - 11.30am $36

Touch For Health Level 1: August 5th, 12th and 19th Touch For Health Level 2 - 4 - TBA

You can also book online at www.consciousheartkinesiology.com.au

Or Molly can be contacted on 0411 969 554 Monday - Friday 9.30am - 6.00pm and Saturday 11.00am-2.00pm

Written by Robyn Baker, Busy Connecting


Low Impact Exercises for Over 50’s that will keep you fit without causing strain on your body.

…"no single intervention has greater promise than exercise to reduce the risk of virtually all chronic diseases simultaneously…" Booth et al. Journal Applied Physiology 2000.

For the older population keeping fit is essential. However, so many forms of exercise can be hard on the bodies of older adults. Many have turned to Reformer Pilates sessions at a way to stay in shape while reducing the risk of injury that weight-bearing exercises may cause.

With its focus on controlled breathing and quality of movement-not quantity of repetitions-many Elle from any.BODY Pilates & Exercise Physiology agrees that Reformer Pilates is one of the best ways for older adults to stay healthy.

Reformer Pilates focuses on building a strong "core"–the deep abdominal muscles along with the muscles closest to the spine. Many of the exercises are performed in reclining or sitting positions, and most are low impact and partially weight-bearing. It also can positively affect postural positions.

Benefits of Regular Low Impact Reformer Pilates Sessions

  • Improved deep abdominal and pelvic floor muscle tone
  • Prevent and reduce low back and neck pain
  • Overall body toning
  • Improved posture and core stability
  • Firmer and flatter stomach muscles
  • Improved flexibility and balance
  • Reduce stress
  • Improves sporting performance
  • Safe form of exercise during and after pregnancy
  • Improves bone density (reduces the risk of osteoporosis)

About any.BODY Pilates & Exercise Physiology

any.BODY Pilates & Exercise Physiology is a boutique studio that caters to individuals that are new to Pilates.

All Reformer Pilates programs are individually designed after a musculoskeletal assessment has taken place with our Principle Business Owner and Exercise Physiologist Elle de Wet.

Many other Pilates classes are too often generic and don't cater to the person's specific goals being met.

Small group sessions at any.BODY Pilates Studio aims to improve patients posture, core strength and stability, flexibility, balance and breathing with a specific focus on learning control issues that may be contributing to pain or reduced function.

The studio is located 10 minutes from the Brisbane CBD, Paddington, Rosalie, Auchenflower and Toowong with parking available for all any.BODY clients.

For more information please visit: https://www.anybody-studio.com.au/
or contact Elle directly on 0413 021 0369


Eatons Hill Family Going to America for Life Changing Surgery

Every so often at Village Buzz we come across a story that really tugs at our heartstrings and the case of young James Meyer from Eatons Hill is definitely one of those.

He suffers from cerebral palsy and his parents Darren and Christine have launched an appeal to raise funds to take him to the United States for selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) surgery. The surgery promises to remove spasticity in his muscles which will, in turn, relieve the pain and discomfort he endures. It will help him be more mobile and independent increasing his quality of life.

His birth in October 2013 (10 weeks premature) was traumatic and he was delivered by emergency Caesarean section. His twin sister Grace was born shortly afterwards and the medical team expected both children to recover fully in the course of time. By the age of 10 months, however, it became apparent that James wasn't hitting the same developmental milestones as his sister and was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. This affects all sufferers differently and, in James's case, his cognitive function was luckily not impaired but he was in a state where the muscles in all four limbs are impacted by spasticity making his muscles tight and hard to move.

The condition is painful and threatened to reduce his mobility to the extent he might never be able to walk independently. The medical team launched an early intervention programme of treatment which included physiotherapy, hydrotherapy and speech therapy in an attempt to alleviate his symptoms.

He was classified as a 4 on the GMFCS scale which ranges from 1 to 5, with five being the most disabled. Doctors expected James would spend a lot of his life in a wheelchair but his mum Christine said he was so determined to walk that he is now able to use a hand-held walker and has been downgraded to a 3 on the GMFCS scale.

Determination, regular Botox injections and a self-funded programme of intensive therapy were responsible for this improvement. However, Christine told Village Buzz that these treatments are not long-term solutions because the effects of Botox only last a few months and intensive therapy costs between $3000-$5000 which is prohibitively expensive because it would have to be repeated three or four times every year.

The family began to hope again early in 2017 when Christine heard about SDR surgery from a mum whose child had successfully undergone the treatment and she and Darren began to investigate the possibility that it might benefit James too.

He was found to be a promising candidate but the surgery is not often performed in Australia meaning the family will have to travel to the St Louis Children's Hospital in the US where he can be operated on by leading specialist Dr Tae Sung Park.

The cost of travel, the surgery and intensive rehabilitation afterwards will cost $100,000 and so James's parents launched the Every Step Foundation to try to raise the necessary funds to relieve the pain their son suffers from and give him the best chance they can of living a normal life.

Christine explained that the SDR surgery will involve identifying the nerves rootlets leading out of James’s spine responsible for his muscle spasticity and cutting them. There will be plenty of physical therapy for him to undergo afterwards but his parents believe it will be worth it for the reduction in pain and discomfort and increased mobility it will bring.

Mum Christine believes the treatment will be successful and points out that the surgery has been performed thousands of times with many testifying to the positive effect it has had on their lives. James’ medical team are supportive of his parents’ decision to seek the treatment.

Without help from the community, however, it will be financially impossible for him to receive the treatment. The Every Step Foundation welcomes one-off or monthly donations at the link provided and will be holding events over the next few months to raise funds.

Donations are tax deductible. To donate, visit https://www.givenow.com.au/jamessdr

Ladies are invited for a fundraising lunch at Hillstone St Lucia in October. It will be a day of fun to support James on his journey to an independent and pain-free future. Follow Every Step Foundation on Facebook for updates on events and to see James’ progress.

We at Village Buzz wish the Meyer family every success with their fundraising efforts and will be holding thumbs for James when he goes through his life-changing surgery later in the year.

Every Step Foundation

Facebook: https://goo.gl/Hchq1Y

Website: http://www.everystepfoundation.org.au/

Donate: https://www.givenow.com.au/jamessdr

More information on SDR surgery

Website: http://www.stlouischildrens.org/our-services/center-cerebral-palsy-spasticity/about-selective-dorsal-rhizotomy-sdr

Brochure: http://www.stlouischildrens.org/sites/default/files/services/cerebral_spasticity/files/SDRbrochure_final.pdf


Fundraising Ladies Lunch

Date: 21 October 2017 at 11:00am

Location: Hillstone St Lucia, Carawa Street, St Lucia, QLD 4067.

Contact: Christine Meyer, 0422740304, info@everystepfoundation.org.au

Booking: https://www.trybooking.com/RKNH