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  • 30 minute workouts, do they work?
    If you talk to people who go to the gym to workout and ask them how long a good workout usually takes, they will often answer with; “it takes a good hour to get in a good workout”, or even;…
    Written on Wednesday, 14 February 2018 10:46 in Blog
Friday, 07 October 2016 13:33

Dealing with Dehydration

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Feeling thirsty? Knock back a cup of water before reading the rest of this article. The concept of hydration is simple, we drink water, and our bodies become hydrated. Yet it is so commonplace in our day and age to not be drinking enough water. This is especially important coming…
Thursday, 29 September 2016 12:30

Detox Diets and Cleanses - Healthy or Harmful?

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Detox diets and cleanses are usually made up of stuff that sounds really healthy; spirulina, kale extract, a range of blended fruits and vegetables or a combination of things like maple syrup, lemon juice and cayenne pepper that are supposedly going to ‘cleanse’ us from the inside. Therein lies the…
Thursday, 22 September 2016 14:35

Brown Rice vs White Rice? Which should I be eating? Featured

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For many, the answer is obvious, always choose brown rice. Brown rice is healthier, ‘cleaner’ and good for you, but on the other hand, white rice is not nutritious and worst of makes you gain weight right? Not quite. The biggest difference between brown and white rice (besides the colour)…
Tuesday, 13 September 2016 14:41

Tips for healthier eating

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There are so many conflicting messages out there about what the ‘ideal’ healthy diet is. Here are a few pointers to help you figure out what your healthy diet is.   You don’t have to be perfect to be healthy Nowadays, the perception of healthy is presented in a way…
Wednesday, 07 September 2016 07:21

The FIT Principles

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How much exercise is enough? How hard do I have to exercise? What kind of exercise do I need to be doing? Questions like these can be answered by explaining the FIT principles. FIT stands for frequency, intensity and time. You may have heard of these before but this article…
Wednesday, 31 August 2016 14:04

Get on your feet! Featured

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For the average adult, it is recommended that we do 150 minutes of moderate intensity or 75 mins of vigorous exercise each week. Even those that meet these recommendations can compromise their metabolic health with prolonged periods of inactivity. This means that sedentary behavior such as sitting (perhaps in front…
Friday, 19 August 2016 14:28

Tips for training with an injury

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All activity carries the risk of injury. When injury strikes, one of the best things to do is to rest the affected area until the injured area has recovered. It doesn’t mean that you need to be completely inactive. In fact, being completely inactive is definitely worse than training at…
Friday, 12 August 2016 18:08

Exercise – only a part of the solution

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When we think of weight loss, two main ingredients generally come to mind. a) Exercise b) Diet But how much does exercise actually contribute to you losing weight? There is no denying that doing exercise has plenty of benefits, including decreasing our risk of lifestyle diseases such as heart disease,…
Monday, 08 August 2016 17:50

#motivationmonday

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If you struggle getting to the gym or often put it in the "can't be bothered" category, consider getting a workout partner. Setting a mutually agreeable time to meet at the gym, doing a class together or even just taking a walk together will make you less likely to flake…
Thursday, 28 July 2016 17:50

Is sugar toxic?

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The first step is to define what sugar is. Sugar is a carbohydrate which is found in many of the foods that we eat. Some foods may be healthier such as fruit, vegetables, grains and dairy, whereas there are unhealthier foods such as ice-cream, lollies, chocolate and soft drinks that…
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