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Sitting at work all day?

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Research out of Melbourne studied the physical activity levels of employees working in offices, call-centres and customer service jobs. It found a staggering 77% of the employees’ time was spent being sedentary (inactive) during working hours at which time the body effectively goes into metabolic shut-down. Latest research on the blood pressure of people who… 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

What is the best diet?

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There are so many weight loss diets out at the moment with each one promising so much. So how do you know which is the best? Well, it seems that there might actually be many different ways to eat well and searching for a one-size-fits-all answer may not be the best solution. Patterns of eating… Read More

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

World campion boxer, Danny Green, talking about the impact of physical exercise on mental health

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