How to stay on track over the festive season

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As we creep towards the end of the year, our food and eating challenges become bigger and bigger. And yes, it is not easy to stay on track especially as you have been working hard to get where you are. We are only human and we have emotions, so there might be a chance that we struggle to keep our … Read More

Diet soft drinks. Why would you?

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The Great Soft Drink Debate: Regular or Diet – is one really healthier than the other? You don’t have to be a health nut to know that soft drink isn’t good for you. But is it really all that bad? Is it ok to just have it once in a while? And if you’re going to have it, is it … Read More

Stretching for your goals

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With so many different types of stretching techniques for improving flexibility, there tends to be confusion on the difference between these techniques and how each one is executed. To help cut through some of the confusion, here is a quick explanation of six common flexibility techniques. Static Stretching The most common type of stretching, static stretching, is executed by extending … Read More

Alignement vs Posture – A basic difference

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“It has been believed, at least since the time of Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), that mechanical factors strongly influence biological form and function. Indeed, the general concept that mechanics influence biology was articulated clearly over a year ago by J. Wolff (1835-1902), who suggested that the trabecular architecture of bone is dictated primarily by directions of maximum tension that arise in … Read More

Don’t let ageing slow you down.

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Sarcopenia, also known as muscle loss, is a common condition that affects of adults who are over 50 years old. In fact, muscle mass begins to decrease after around 30 years of age, but you may not see this happening in full flight until you’re in your 50’s, as it is only a gradual decline. So the sooner you can … Read More

Fascia Facts

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Fascia seems to be the new trending word in the health and fitness industries.It might be seen as a buzzword, but it has been around for a long time as you can imagine. However, the study of facia and its function has not been around for as long, hence we are beginning to here more and more about it. Even … Read More

Believe in yourself – Ashley Zahabian

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Hi, I just want to share a speech from  Ashley Zahabian which I found and I wanted to share with you. Self belief is wonderful, but it does require effort. Believe it or not, because the results we are often striving for are not immediate, so there are many other emotions that are happening which can tend to offset that self belief. … Read More

Bye, Bye Diabetes

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  Most doctors, dieticians  and diabetes specialists claim that type 2 diabetes is a chronic and progressive disease.  Once you get the diagnosis, it’s a life sentence. Not true. Type 2 diabetes is almost always reversible and this is almost ridiculously easy to prove. This is great news for those people  who are diagnosed with pre-diabetes or diabetes. Recognising this truth is … Read More

Don’t let the stitch stop you.

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With the warmer weather here, we often become more active and we come out of shells to begin a exercise regime. that puts beginner exercisers off is having a stitch. Over the year we have not really known what causes stitches, but they can become quite uncomfortable and, in more sever cases, stop individuals exercising altogether. It’s the pain in … Read More

Getting back to exercise post breast surgery.

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If you are a  breast cancer survivor who have had mastectomies, or similar surgery, if you are looking to return or commence a fitness/strength training routine, you must keep in mind you will require specific programming and the right advice and guidance. Here are some things you should know before embarking on  an exercise program. The most common issues that plague post-mastectomy … Read More