Marize Newnham

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Support me as I stay active for 27 days to support those living with Parkinson's!

And we're back again for the 4th year in a row!!

I'm taking part in the 27ForParkinson's Challenge to help raise funds for people living with Parkinson's - a progressive neurological condition that affects people from all walks of life.

With over 57,000 people in Victoria and 219,000 Nationally living with Parkinson's, your donation will make a difference to so many people.

For 27 days I will be staying active whether it be walking, running or just moving my body on behalf of the Parkinson's Community.

Will you help me make a difference? Every dollar raised has a lasting impact, so please make a donation to support my challenge.

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Saturday 29th Oct
Well it's been another busy October, but so glad to have been part of 27 for Parkinson's.

27 for Parkinson's has forced/enabled me to create more space for some self-care and wellness in my life.  I have had some wonderful connections with friends on walks, explored new frontiers in specificity and challenge in how to exercise with my group classes,  and demonstrated to myself and some of my patients that Pickleball is a great option for people with PD from engagement, to specificity and challenge, balance and coordination and cognitive challenge both with strategy and scoring!

Super proud of team Regain Life Physiotherapy who are such great ambassadors for an Exercise is Medicine approach to managing their health.

Until next year, let's all keep doing what we can to be the best versions of ourselves,

Identity based thinking instead of outcome - blog #4

Monday 3rd Oct
Continuing on from yesterday where the focus of successful long-term goal achievement is more base on a transformation of your attitude relating to your identity rather than a goal-oriented concrete outcome i was toying with this idea throughout the day

My goal  to be a healthier and fitter person who can run 5km 

if this is identity based I found myself toying with how one would behave if this was their identity.

A healthy person would..drink water throughout the day
A healthy person would plan to move
A healthy person would schedule exercise pockets
A healthy person would prioritise sleep
a healthy person who can sustain the above would have fun doing the above...

Ok--Now I have the brief ..and I have 24 days to work on it!! Gidee up!! Let's go!

Why small habits make a big difference... habits blog #1

Friday 30th Sep
The following excerpt is taken from Atomic Habits by James Clear.

"It is easy to overestimate the importance of one defining moment and underestimate the value of making small improvements on a daily basis.  Too often we convince ourselves that massive success requires massive action.  Whether it be losing weight, building a business writing a book ... we put pressure on ourselves to make some earth-shattering improvement that everyone will talk about."
Meanwhile, improving by 1% isn't particularly notable - sometimes not even noticeable- but it can be far more meaningful, especially in the long run.  The difference a tiny improvement can make over time is astounding! Here's how the math works out: if you can get 1�tter each day for one year, you'll end up 37�tter  by the time you're done...what starts as a small win or minor setback accumulates into much more"
..Let's aim to do a little bit better each day than the day before.  This can be in mindset/attitude, connection, determination, the flexibility of thought, or time management..not to mention your power output as you walk, your step length- trying to stride out, or effort level...

Now it's time to move and have some fun!!

Moving More in October - suporting the fight for Parkinson's answers

Friday 30th Sep
Moving more is good for all of us.  Our lives in this day and age are tailored to being more sedentary with technology at our fingertips and poor posture and reduced fitness to show for it...and that's without a diagnosis of  Parkinson's...

So let's use October as a time to reset the step count and get more active!  Daylight savings will help to make that evening walks more possible.  You'll sleep better and feel better as your increased activity levels become a habit.

Join me on the walking track!

Thank you to my Sponsors



Marize Your client group would be lost without you


Carol Williams


Wyndamar Nominees Pty Ltd

Good work Marize


Simon Bennison

Keep up the good work


Marize Newnham

Just a small token of support for all those people dealing with the challenges of Parkinson’s. I admire your strength and courage. Know that even though the road is a tough one, more is possible and you are supported. Now…. Let’s all get a bit fitter together!!🧠💪🏼🙏🏽🥰☀️🌬🌧👣💃🏼⛹️‍♂️🧘‍♀️


Rose And Bill

Great work


Mark Sealey

Go Marize!