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

Superfoods 2018

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A new year means a new list of superfoods that are hyped up for a short period of time, and for anyone looking for the healthiest foods to add to their diet, having a list of more than one superfood can get overwhelming and expensive. In previous years, foods like kale, cauliflower and Goji berries have been given this title, … Read More

Soup: The new wonder meal

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With the weather cooling down(hopefully) and the Winter upon us how can we keep ourselves satiated on our way home from work or at home without too much fuss. Soup, Soup, Soup. I am a big fan of soup. Maybe because of my European blood, but also as I love the idea of having a meal in a cup or … Read More

Who is responsible for the Burpee??

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Ever do a burpee?  Ever tackled a circuit that requires, say, five rounds of 15 burpees? If so, you might want someone to blame for bringing this uniquely punishing movement into the world and to the attention of coaches, trainers and fitness enthusiasts. So at whom can we shake our sweaty, exhausted fists? It’s the exercise that only the very, … 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

Strength exercise as vital as aerobic, new research finds

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Push ups and sit ups could add years to your life according to a new study of over 80,000 adults led by the University of Sydney. The largest study to compare the mortality outcomes of different types of exercise found people who did strength-based exercise had a 23 percent reduction in risk of premature death by any means, and a … Read More

It Isn’t About Exercise, It’s About Moving

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For young people, exercise usually has something to do with either performing in fitness tests or participating in sports. The problem is, not all kids are athletes, and many don’t find traditional exercise or fitness tests enjoyable. Ask a kid to run a mile or do as many push ups as he or she can in a minute, and the … Read More

Sit or stand. Your choice. But keep moving!

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For those individuals who are in the process of, or have done so already, the standing desks are the new trend in office setups. There are many pro’s and there are some con’s s well. Space would be a big pro but space might be a con.  Let’s delve into the musculoskeletal arguments for and against  stand up desks/workstations. Research … Read More