Breathing your way to exercise success

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How to Breathe for Every Type of Exercise Breathe in, breathe out—simple right? Not so fast. When it comes to exercise, the art of inhaling and exhaling may be a little more complicated than we think. Should we breathe in through the nose and out through the mouth? And wait—what’s a diaphragm exactly? Whether the goal is running, lifting, or warrior posing with ease, … Read More

Obesity!! What you need to know.

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With Obesity Awareness Day approaching in October, I thought it might be prudent to provide some information about Obesity. Yes,  it is around us and it is a lifestyle disease, caused by a number of factors. Some we can control. Others we cannot. I am not here to judge you, but I want you to know that I am more … Read More

Keep yourself mobile for and active life

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Mobility is the joy of moving freely and easily. Healthy muscles, bones and joints allow us to perform all types of movements – from everyday tasks to enjoying our favourite hobbies. As we age, and yes we are constantly ageing(one of the things we cannot control), we need to be aware of how we are moving or not moving. Mobility … Read More

10 Reasons to NOT Eat a Ketogenic Diet Long Term

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With so many diet/weight loss fads being shoved in our face, one of the most popular ones at the moment is the Keto Diet. I personally do not prescribe to this and after reading into it even more I hope this fad passes. Yes, you do lose weight, but what you lose is not necessarily what you want to lose … Read More

Sitting too long will do you damage.

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If you happen to work in an environment where you’re forced to sit all day in front of a computer, you may want to keep reading (and then, perhaps go for a quick stroll if possible). Although scientists are unclear of the exact reason of its detrimental impact to our health, several studies have shown many harmful effects that excess … Read More

Get out and active. Your mind will thank you for it.

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With October being Mental health , there is not a bad time to look over and understand the positive  benefits  that exercise and activity have on your mind and headspace. Exercise has many benefits, not only for your physical health but also your mental health. In your brain, exercise stimulates chemicals that improve your mood and the parts of the … Read More

One Step at a Time

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With A change of season well set in now, more often than not the first things to go are our fitness and health goals. The warm bed “gives us permission to sleep in?” and it is “so much harder to do things in the cold”. Are these just a few of the excuses we tell ourselves. What about our nutrition? … Read More

10 hikes for you to try.

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When you think of grand hikes and walks around the world you often hear of Nepal, Tibet, South America or other continents outside our own Terra Australis. With our country so vast and picturesque, and relatively unexplored looking at our own backyard might be a good place to start. Multi-day hiking opens up a world of adventure opportunities, unlocking parts … Read More

7 Myths About Cholesterol Debunked

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When we talk about cholesterol, it’s usually in reference to blood cholesterol. It’s waxy, fatty and can be found in all of the body’s cells. The body uses cholesterol to make hormones, vitamin D and bile acid, which helps break down fats. Cholesterol travels in the bloodstream in low-density lipoproteins (LDL) and high-density lipoproteins (HDL). Too much LDL can cause … Read More

I am a boredom eater? How do I change?

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Do you find yourself wanting, in fact needing-to sink your teeth into something not because you’re hungry but to fill that awful hollow inside yourself? The type of boredom that feels so unbearable that it drives us to the point of wanting to push that awful feeling way with food, is a sign of our soul trying to wake us … Read More