By anybody's standard Geoff Agnew has had a big year.
He escaped a ferocious bushfire at Red Hill, near Telegraph Point, evaded jail time after a mistaken bomb threat to Lyne MP David Gillespie and was even set up by good-natured mates trying to find him a wife which was documented by the ABC.
But his chief passion has always been his so called 'Five Point Health Plan'.
The self-described 'Movement Man' believes he has the answer to combating obesity which is at record levels in this country.
In his early seventies, Mr Agnew is incredibly fit.
He ran gymnasiums in the 80s and was a personal trainer in the 90s in Port Macquarie.
"I have been looking into this problem of obesity and providing a simple solution to solve it," he said
"Now roughly 70 per cent of Australia is overweight, of which 30 per cent is obese.
"I was a personal trainer and I downsized a fitness regime into a health plan."
Th Five Point Health Plan involves three parts to do with movement and two to do with food.
"They are habits you learn over time," he said.
"It is very simple."
So what does the Five Point Health Plan involve?
"The first part of the plan is to wear a pedometer or device which enables you to find out how far you have gone in a day," Mr Agnew said.
"I wear one on the waist and it really tells you what your feet are doing," he said.
Then there is the cardiac exercise, "the amount of exercise you need to do to build heart muscle is to elevate your pulse rate to your age, subtracted from 170 beats per minute, give or take 10 bpm, so it is age-related and not gender-specific".
"If you dance for five minutes and check your pulse, carotid or radial for six seconds and add a zero, you're there.
"I want people to understand the physical feeling, the empathic feeling of dancing, you can transfer that to another activity.
"This can be playing with the kids, riding a push bike, doing a class, anything that elevates your pulse to that rate.
"I call this subjective analysis.
"It's accumulative - you need minimum 120 minutes in a week, with at least three minutes at a time."
The third part is building prime muscle.
"You need to incorporate push, pull and leg exercises for at least one minute every day and you can use music to cue you," he said.
The fourth and fifth parts are to do with food.
"Fat and fructose are the two things you have to measure. Protein and carbohydrate are basically balanced."
The fifth element is the grazing element, which assuages hunger.
Mr Agnew describes the Five Point Health Plan as a philosophy based on phenomenology and the psychology of flow experiences.
He swears by the success of it and advises people "not to tell anyone you are starting the plan, but wait for a favourable comment and if you don't get one then you are not doing the plan properly or not meeting enough people!".
He plans to write a book but at present the plan and all the materials are free.
For more information on the Five Point Health Plan contact Geoff on 0459 994 818 or via email at email@example.com.
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