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

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

The Static Beast Challenge

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Greetings everyone, I hope you are well. As  you may or may not know, I am a very big fan of Animal Flow for what it brings into my training and what I can then pass onto all of you. What you see here in this video is Mike Fitch, the founder of Animal Flow demonstrating one of the foundation … Read More

The benefits of a Battlerope training

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The use of unconventional training implements such as battle ropes, kettle bells, tyres, sledge-hammers, bodyweight suspension devices and sleds, for example, has recently risen in popularity (1). Specifically, such uses range from those within the athletic strength and conditioning realm, through to the general public in order to achieve common fitness goals (1).  The popularity of such training implements are … 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

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

You asked for it!! Here is Yoga!

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Just to put it out there. I am not a yoga expert in any way. I do suggest people participate in a form of yoga or stretching of their choice to maintain movement, mobility and flexibility. How they do this is totally up to them. Now, how did I come up with this blog. Over the years, I have been … 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

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