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

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

Physical activity Guidelines for 13-17 year olds

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With our future society on a rapid de-evolution of movement, I thought I’d touch base with you to inform you of the Physical Activity Guidelines for 13-17 year olds. I would like to see more activity at schools during PDHPE classes. In fact, I’d like to see the Health and Personal Development scrapped and replaced with  pure fitness, coordination and … Read More

Cut out added sugar and change your life.

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In neuroscience, food is something we call a “natural reward.” In order for us to survive as a species, things like eating, having sex and nurturing others must be pleasurable to the brain so that these behaviors are reinforced and repeated. How much sugar is OK?  Evolution has resulted in the meso-limbic pathway, a brain system that deciphers these natural … Read More

Skip your way to Summer Success

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If there’s one form of cardio that you should start doing in your workout program to maximize your success, skipping would be it. Far too many people completely overlook this form of cardio and instead gravitate to the usual – slugging it out on the treadmill or cycling away while reading a book or magazine (which is a sure sign … Read More

What can we learn about the shoulder.

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Hi, For those who are not aware, I have had shoulder impingements for the last 4-6 months due to a weakness in my rotator cuffs. I was actually only made aware of this when I was in quite a bit of discomfort and thought it was only lack of flexibility in my chest and lack of mobility in my shoulders. … Read More

Cucumbers! Not a superfood but definitely have them in your diet.

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Cucumbers are a great food. Lots of water, not  an overly strong taste so it can be eaten with other foods and not spoil the taste and can freshen up your cold glass of water. Researchers have long been familiar with the presence of unique polyphenols in plants called lignans, and these health-benefiting substances have been studied extensively in cruciferous … Read More

More than just stress

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While stress and anxious feelings are a common response to a situation where we feel under pressure, they usually pass once the stressful situation has passed, or ‘stressor’ is removed. Anxiety is when these anxious feelings don’t go away – when they’re ongoing and happen without any particular reason or cause. It’s a serious condition that makes it hard to … Read More