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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

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

Partners who sweat together, stay together!

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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

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

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