Fitness

Motivation isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

That’s a big call, but here’s my reasoning: Motivation is GREAT to get you started Motivation is there when you’re getting results BUT, what happens when it’s cold outside? you just don’t feel like moving? results are slowing down? Where’s motivation then?That’s when your REAL friends DEDICATION AND COMMITMENT are there for you It’s dedication…

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Get out of your head…

Worry, anxiety and depression can dig their claws into you leaving you unable to focus anything else. It can be a frustrating feeling of being stuck inside your head. So how do you break free from the cycle of worrying thoughts? Whilst mindfulness and meditation can help, today I’m focussing on another tool to add…

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Why size matters

We all come in different shapes and sizes which means a different healthy weight for each of us. Much of this is down to genetics so it’s impossible to say a woman aged in her 40s should weigh “x” kgs. BUT, it is still important to maintain a healthy weight, so how do you go…

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Exercise creates “hope molecules”

You have probably heard: exercise boosts your mood “runners’ high” endorphin rush exercise helps fight depression but WHY? What is it about exercising that makes us feel better? Why is exercise prescribed to help treat depression and trauma recovery? Scientists looking at what happens to our muscles when we move discovered that our muscles can…

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Why winter workouts are good for you

Grab your shoes and head outdoors -why a cold winter workout can be so good for your health. Cooler, winter weather often makes us feel lethargic, making the thought of going outside rather unappealing. But before you curl up with a cuppa and your latest book, consider the benefits of getting out and about as…

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Are you wearing a little thin (in the shoe)?

​Is it time to go shopping? ​Whatever your preferred exercise is, your shoes are generally one of the most important pieces of equipment you need. Whether it’s you to the finish line, playing a game of soccer or sweating through a cross-fit session, the right shoes will support not only your feet, but your whole body. ​Take a…

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Osteoporosis – are you at risk?

Osteoporosis (brittle bones), affects 1.2 million people across the country and is more common than breast and cervical cancer. It is the cause of 165, 000 bone fractures each year. 4 out of 5 Australians don’t realise they have it – there are no symptoms, until you break a bone. Known as the silent-disease, it…

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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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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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