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WHAT’S WRONG WITH SITTING?

These days, the average person sits for 7.7 hours every day! The typical pattern is to jump out of bed, get into the car so that we can sit at our desk at work then jump back in the car and end a full-on day in front of the tv. Our sedentary lifestyles have changed…

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Start Your Successful Fitness Journey Today

Fitness journey

I was recently asked what advice I’d give to someone starting their fitness journey. This couldn’t have come at a better time than when a lot of people are trying to get into shape after the holidays. I ended up with 7 things one can do to start a successful fitness journey. Without wasting any…

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HOW TO EXERCISE TO PREVENT FALLS

As you get older, not only does the risk of having a fall increase, but so do its negative effects. In fact, falls account for about 40% of all injury-related hospitalisations in Australia every year. While you could break a bone or knock your head, having a fall also reduces your confidence making it more…

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MY 6 TIPS TO FIND MOTIVATION TO EXERCISE

Start the new year with a new you! After the holidays are over we are back to our daily routines; work, commitments, and timetables. Gone are the days of endless feasts on minced pies, mulled wine, and delicious roast dinners. What is left is the reality of our scale likely to show a bigger number than before.…

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10 THINGS TO KNOW WHEN STARTING YOUR FITNESS JOURNEY

1. Strength Training Should Be Part of EVERY Program While the best program for you will be unique to your goals, every single good program should include some sort of strength training. Building and maintaining lean muscle helps to boost your metabolism, corrects muscular imbalances and creates the strength that’s needed to perform any movement…

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TWO NUTRITION MYTHS EVERYONE NEEDS BUSTED

If you listened to all the advice there is out there about nutrition, you’d probably be convinced that water and air are just about the only things that are actually healthy. But, it’s not meant to be that hard! Whether you think that you currently eat well or are looking to make some dietary changes,…

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8 MINDSET SHIFTS THAT HELP WITH WEIGHT LOSS

Have you ever started a new diet or workout program full of motivation to finally lose the weight THIS time? And, how did it go? Most people can easily find the drive to get the weight loss train rolling but, sustaining that effort over enough time to actually create results is another matter. So, why…

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NUTRITION TIPS TO BURN MORE FAT (AND REDUCE CRAVINGS)

Losing weight isn’t about eating less. It’s about eating more of the right types of foods to fuel your body, kick-start your metabolism and keep you feeling full. After all, it’s when your body feels like it’s starving that everything slows down and you go into fat storage mode. Totally not what you want if…

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5 NATURAL TIPS TO LOSE THE LAST 5KGS

Losing those last 5kgs can be a huge challenge. For most people trying to lose weight, by this stage, they’re usually eating pretty healthily and exercising regularly, using both HIIT and resistance training. So, what do you do if you seem to ‘plateau’ and can’t shift that last little bit? You can’t just keep cutting…

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WORK AND REST: HOW TO EXERCISE FOR MAXIMUM RESULTS

It can be hard to know how hard to push while you’re exercising. When you’re just starting out, almost anything you do can leave you breathless with burning muscles. But, after a while, if you’re not challenging yourself by upping your weights and increasing the intensity, you might start to cruise though. And, why not?…

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