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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 a Barre class?

Barre class is the ultimate full-body workout. click here to see a short video about Barre: 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…

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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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Smoked chicken & quinoa salad

This protein rich salad is quick and easy to throw together on a hot summers evening.  It’s a family favourite but is fancy enough to make for friends. You’ll need: 1 – 2 cups quinoa (depends how many you’re catering for) 2 – 4 cups chicken stock hand full of snow peas, trimmed 1 red…

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Raw Carrot Bliss Balls

I LOVE these and if you are a fan of carrot cake I’m confident you’ll enjoy this recipe. 1 cup cashews 3/4 cup oats 1/2 cup dates 1 tbs vanilla protein powder 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp ground ginger Blitz in a food processor to form a crumbly dough.  Add a finely grated carrot and…

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Core issues

Core control, engage your core, weak core… Argh! What do all of these terms mean? Why do I need control over my core? How do I strengthen it??? Sound familiar?  Read on! So, what exactly is the Core? Many people think core refers to the abdominal (aka tummy) muscles, but it’s much more than that.…

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