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Do YOU lift? 8 reasons why you need to pick up your weights to build muscle

Do you lift to build muscle strength? Are you including resistance training (aka using weights) in your workouts? If not, why not? Running, cycling, swimming etc are the best 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 which…

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Pelvic floor safe exercise

A 10 step guide to pelvic floor safe exercise Simple, practical tips to modify an exercise program to be pelvic floor safe. 1.  Avoid heavy lifting   Keep your weights within a manageable range. Never lift heavy weights that make you strain or inclined to hold your breath.  If you have pelvic floor problems, you must keep your resistance…

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Yes, you CAN

Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, You’re right   You’ve probably heard that before (cue eye rolling from my children as I say it yet again), but what does it mean? Simply: if you BELIEVE you can do something, then you will achieve it if you BELIEVE you can’t, you will…

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Budget friendly exercises

10 ways to sweat for less Walk it Walking is such a great budget exercise option: you can do it anywhere, anytime and you don’t need fancy equipment – just a decent pair of shoes. Go green Do something good for the environment and your body at the same time. Try hand-washing the car, walking…

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It’s up to YOU

Your life is a result of the choices you make I can hear you going “but, my boss is so demanding…” or “I have a full time job and family to look after…” etc STOP! We are ALL busy If the job is really that bad, do something about it – find a new one or…

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Think yourself successful

– Mind over matter – Glass half full (or half empty) – You can do anything you put your mind to – Brainwashed – If you think you can, or  you think you can’t you’re right (Henry Ford) Stop and think about these statements for a minute – do they sound familiar? If you’ve grown…

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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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