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Too much junk food for our children

Junk and processed foods are half of children’s daily energy intake, Adelaide health research finds University of Adelaide health researchers tracked the food consumption of 430 children aged nine and 10 over six months. “Children obtained nearly half of their daily energy intake from discretionary foods, which people would know as junk foods — often…

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Low carb eating

Low carb! Low fat! High protein! Good fat! Argh! Where to start? What to do? Does thinking about changing your diet send you into a spin of reaching for your go-to treat food? Hopefully this will shed some light on the matter for you and will help you make better choices more easily.   The…

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Getting to the bottom of things

It’s all about da butt With so many of us having to spend the majority of our days glued to a chair, we are in danger of contracting the “sitting disease”. And yes, it really is a disease because too much sitting can actually lead to organ damage, muscle degradation, and damaged backs. By strengthening your glute…

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Preventing muscle loss

The saying goes there are two certainties in life: death and taxes. But we should also add loss of muscle mass (sarcopenia) to the list. Research suggests we reach our peak muscle mass in our 30s after which it starts to decline.  By the time we are hitting our 60’s that muscle loss can be…

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FIND time

Too busy to exercise? I get it, you’re working full time, you have a family that needs you 24/7, the house needs cleaning as it looks like a bombs gone off and you’re up to your ears in washing. How on earth can you fit in exercise when you have (what feels like) no time?…

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10 tips to boost your metabolism

Rev it up! Ask anyone watching their weight and they tell you they need to boost their metabolism. But, how fast your body burns calories depends on a number of things. Some are born lucky: They may have a naturally fast metabolism Men – they burn fat faster than women For most of us, it…

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What is BarreAttack?

BarreAttack is the ultimate full-bodied workout. click here to see a short video about BarreAttack: BarreAttack studio It is a low impact, high intensity workout combining the best standing Pilates work, short cardio intervals, to dance moves in a ballet class. This dynamic fusion of ballet, Pilates and fitness provides an all over body workout…

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Lift yourself powerful

Running, cycling, swimming etc are our major fat-burner workouts! Right? Wrong! Resistance training; aka lifting weights; body weight work; strength work; pumping iron etc is the key to a strong, supple body. Other benefits include: Bone density better muscle tone (less jiggle, more power) increased metabolism (think slimmer, weight control) fantastic posture (walk taller) better…

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10 Common food mistakes

We all try our best to eat well (i.e. healthy) most of the time, but did you know there are some common mistakes that most of us are making?  I know I fell for the first one! Read on – these are easy to fix mistakes so don’t beat yourself up! 1 – Eating whole…

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Alcohol – why it’s dangerous for women…

We’ve traditionally thought of men as the big drinkers.  They were the ones to suffer the social and health consequences associated with regular, over-indulgence. Now however, it’s becoming more acceptable for women to go out drinking with friends.   This is a result of more women being economically independent and in high flyer and management roles. …

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