Stay on track with these on the go snack ideas.

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With the End of 2016 coming closer everyday, we are busier than ever trying to complete deadlines, attend meetings, go to our children’s end of year performances, concerts or graduations. As you go about your weight loss diet plan, one thing that you’ll want to make sure you’re doing is keeping tabs on all the snacking you’re doing. While some … Read More

Don’t supplement your Results for Summer!

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The Supplement Syndrome If you were to build the house of fitness – nutrition, exercise, and motivation would make up the foundation; they would also make up the framing, the walls, the roof and pretty much the whole house. Supplements would then maybe be the satellite dish, or perhaps the little gnomes in your garden – not real worthwhile without … Read More

5 Dieting Myths and How to Conquer Them

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Many fad diets are based off of dieting myths. It is these myths that make them the money that they make. Plus, these myths are quite believable and can be backed up with false data that appears to be real. This can get a lot of individuals into trouble. We just need to look at a few things and those … Read More

Recovery from Exercise – Looking at what’s Best

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The human body operates most efficiently when it is in balance, or has achieved a state known as homeostasis. As such, optimal recovery means that all body systems have returned to the state they were in before exercise (homeostasis). However, for most avid exercisers, recovery is a limiting factor. The better you can recover, the sooner and better you can … Read More

Move your body well and it will look after you.

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The most important aspect of any physical training is quality of movement. A good, sound movement pattern has to take priority over increased loading. To dominate in and out of your training environment you need strength, speed, power, agility, and endurance. Everyone knows they are the basics of high performance. But these are basics built upon solid, foundational  movement patterns. A … Read More

Don’t be tired with your sleep

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A lack of sleep has and too much sleep has also been associated with early death. It really put us in a no-win situation with much confusion. Poor quality sleep (whether it’s too much or too little) can create for a many health problems ranging from: Insomnia Depression Cardiovascular disease. Here are some things to avoid for a good nights rest … Read More

Five Fantastic Tips to go Furniture Free

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Biomechanics is the study of living structures and how the forces created by and placed upon them affect how they work. As a Personal Trainer and movement specialist, I understand the relationship between musculoskeletal function, bone robustness (density and shape), and functions like breathing. Having too much furniture isn’t good, but in our modern lives, list how many different types of furniture you use. … Read More

Exercise for your sex life. Here’s why!!

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We always look for reasons and motivation to exercise. Whether it is weight loss, a sporting dream, rehabilitation, strength, postnatal exercise or to increase your energy. if these don’t get you thinking about being fit and active and there are many more to add to the list. The one which I did not add to the aforementioned list is one … 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