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Check in on a mate

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The positive impact on mental health from leading a fit and healthy lifestyle is widely accepted but have you thought lately to ask a mate if they’re okay? This generally doesn’t come naturally for most people but with the rise of mental health issues in Australians, it definitely should. Some people are great at letting… Read More

Model Bloke

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So how does the average Aussie bloke measure up when it comes to physical activity? According to the National Physical Activity Guidelines to be ‘sufficiently active for health’ it is recommended that adults get at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity on most (preferably all) days. Added up that equates to 150 minutes… Read More

Sex and Exercise

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Looking for another reason to exercise? Want to get your mojo back? The research is clear, regular exercise can improve your libido and sex life. Regular exercise improves the circulation of blood around all parts of the body including the two most important sex organs, the genitals and the brain. Improved blood flow to these… Read More

Mobilizing Motivation

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Motivation… some days you have it, other days it’s nowhere to be seen. Scientists have identified the area of the brain (the dorsal medial habenula) that could be responsible for generating and maintaining the motivation to exercise. In mouse studies – • Mice without a functioning dorsal medial habenula became couch potatoes (imagine that!) and… Read More

Exercise – The Feel Good Drug

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We’ve all heard about it, and hopefully you’ve experienced it. That ‘high’ you get when you exercise. But what is it and how can you get more?! The body releases many different types of hormones in response to a workout: glucagon, insulin, cortisol, thyroxine, growth hormone, testosterone, just to name a few. One of the… 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

How to motivate yourself: The importance of setting clear goals

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How to motivate yourself: The importance of set If you’ve made the commitment to get fit, good stuff. You’ve taken the first and most important step to becoming the person you’d rather be. But how do you get motivated and stay motivated when the alarm clock blows up at six in the morning? We think… Read More

Nuts

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Nuts are one of the most nutritious snacks you can find, packed full of protein, fibre and healthy fats. Most nuts are similar in their calorie content, but some have slightly more protein than others; almonds, cashews and pistachios are all higher in protein than pecans and macadamia nuts. Brazil nuts are particularly good for… Read More

Keeping it simple: The TDG Philosophy

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“Our mission is to get Aussie blokes off the couch and back into shape.” Keep it simple. Life’s hard enough – you don’t need to complicate things further. Many training programs out there are not only too complicated, but not tailored for men, and are downright ineffective. What’s the point in that? “Keep it simple”… Read More

Introducing Team Danny Green

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The sad reality is that Aussies are now some of the fattest people in the world, with almost 2 in 3 (63%) of adults in this country overweight or obese. Excess weight, especially obesity, is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes, some musculoskeletal conditions and some cancers. As the level of… Read More