Karina Bunker

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“After leaving a high stress demanding job I decided I wanted to take control of my life and my health so I started running. Within months I found that the running helped me to not only lose weight and improve my fitness but it had a significant impact on my cognitive abilities as well. I found myself to be happier, more alert, have improved creativity and improved memory. This triggered an interest in me to learn more about the brain and the impact exercise has on healthy brain functioning.  
Now I am passionate about sharing what I have learned and encouraging others to embrace exercising for the many benefits offered. I recognise that what we do today influences our future. Healthy brain aging is paramount to having a healthy future. I hope that by becoming a Fitness Ambassador for CHeBA I will educate and encourage others to embark on their own journey, to become more active and to live and full and happy life.”
 
What does "Healthy Brains. Positive Ageing" mean to me?

It is being mindful and aware of the choices we make today, so that we are able to embrace every opportunity which life avails us, so that we can live each and every day the way we want to.  It is about taking steps today so that we can maintain our health and live the life we want in our future.

Karina is a finalist in the 2015 Telstra Business Woman of the Year Awards (Purpose & Social Enterprise category). She is a mother of three, works as a General Manager in Human Resources and is currently studying an executive MBA. She also writes her own blog, NurtureBalanceLiveFit, which encourages other women to live the healthy and balanced life they want. Despite her hectic schedule, Karina still manages to weight train and run 5 days per week with her dog! CHeBA welcomes Karina and are thrilled to have her as part of the team!
 

CHeBA Champions

The CHeBA Champions are Fitness Ambassadors for the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing.  These fitness professionals and enthusiasts in their 20s and 30s are championing healthy brain ageing through healthy lifestyles from a young age. 

Official Ambassador

PJ Lane

Actor, Entertainer

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