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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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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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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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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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in sickness and in health… or not?

So, the dreaded lurgy has caught up with you! Do you hit the gym to “sweat it out” or stay home? Read on to help you decide what to do next time a cold or flu hits you. A quick overview of the immune system: This is the hard working part of the body that…

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5 steps to loving yourself

Be kind to yourself With the end of the year and all it’s inherent craziness looming, now is a good time to remind ourselves to take time out and look after no. 1. I know this might sound self centred and selfish, but if you don’t feel  well, get sick or just overwhelmed, you’re no…

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