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Why Weight?

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The research is clear. No longer is weight training exclusively for those who want to increase muscle size and strength. Resistance training should be an integral part of an exercise program for anybody wanting to lose weight. Put simply to lose weight (body fat) more energy needs to be burnt and a higher metabolism needs to be… Read More

Mental About Exercise

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Modern life is tough, and it’s only getting tougher as we try to fit more and more in and place greater expectations on ourselves. The balance of family, work and finances sometimes can get the better of us. Turning to exercise is one way to help manage stress, anxiety and even depression that can stem… Read More

Energy compensation after exercise

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We all know how good exercise is for us. What you might not know is that studies show that when people lose weight on an exercise program, the amount of weight loss is highly variable and it’s not necessarily due to the variable effects of exercise. Those who don’t lose as much weight actually compensate… Read More

Does My Chest Look Big In This?

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It’s great to start seeing the fruits of your labour and there’s no more powerful motivator than results. But in the pursuit of body shape changes, don’t get caught up in the hype. For example, people who start shedding kilos or begin to see their muscles grow often turn their focus to the chest, arm… Read More

Red wine

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Red wine is often associated with health benefits, particularly when consumed in moderation. So what is in red wine that could be so good for you? All alcohol, when consumed in moderation, appears to be associated with better health. However, moderate consumption means only 1-2 drinks each day, which is a lot lower than many… Read More

Coffee – What’s the skinny?

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We all feel great after that early morning cuppa, but have you ever wondered how all that coffee impacts your long-term health? You might be surprised to know that new studies have shown coffee to have a positive effect on your health! People who consume more cups of coffee each day tend to have a… Read More

A workout most days helps keep the doctor away

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Research has found that regular exercise helps to bolster your immune system which means you can fight off simple bacterial and viral infections more easily. We don’t know exactly the mechanism of how this works but some of the theories include: physical activity flushes out the lungs more frequently which removes airborne bacteria that causes… Read More

5 Secrets to Keeping Your New Year’s Resolution

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How serious are YOU about getting more out of life? As we approach the New Year, many people make New Year’s Resolutions relating to their health and lifestyle. Unfortunately, all too often we find that as the weeks go by our motivation fades, our New Year’s Resolutions fall by the wayside and we slip into… Read More

7 Simple Tips to Staying Fit this Festive Season

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Christmas is, without a doubt, my favourite time of year. It always involves too many snags on the barbie, too many ice cold beers, and an extra serve of pavlova and cakes. Temptation by the bucket-load in anyone’s language!! Staying in control over the festive season doesn’t mean you have to give up on all… Read More

Whey protein

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There are heaps of protein supplements and meal replacement shakes on the market all promising amazing things from bigger muscles to better health, and everything in between. You might be wondering if the type of protein used in these products makes any difference. Well, most products use whey protein, which is the protein component of… Read More