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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

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

Happy Feet

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Walking, running, x-training, cycling, steps, etc… many forms of exercise rely on your feet absorbing and transferring varying levels impact and force. It therefore stands to reason that maintaining good foot health is a key part of your overall training success. This is even more important for anyone starting out, returning to exercise after a… Read More

Partners who sweat together, stay together!

We all know that improving our physical fitness can benefit our own well-being, but growing evidence suggests that working out with your romantic partner can improve your relationship in a number of ways as well. 1. Increased physical attractiveness It goes without saying that getting in shape is likely to make you more physically attractive… Read More

Creating an Anabolic Environment

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Let’s get one thing clear straight up… this article is not about ‘anabolic steroids’. Instead, it will explain how you can create an environment that supports the body to build muscle and give you the body shape you’re aiming for. Every second of every day the body is performing a range of biochemical processes essential… 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

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

Isolation vs Compound Exercises

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Isolation (or single-joint) exercises target specific muscle groups and require less skill to perform. Examples of isolation exercises are biceps curl or quadriceps extension. Isolation exercises are frequently used in physical therapy clinics and rehab centres in order to correct a specific muscle weakness or imbalance that often occurs after injury, illness, surgery or certain… Read More

Can I exercise when I’m sick?

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So what’s the best advice, harden up and push through it, or take a day or two off and hit it hard when you’re feeling better? If you have a common cold in the absence of a fever, physical activity is usually okay. In fact, you may feel better for the exercise as it opens… Read More