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

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

7 steps to fitness goal setting success

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With Summer nearing and the weather fining up, now is the time when many people start and/or restart their fitness regime. But for those who are new to activity and exercise or are not overly confident with what to do, here are a few tips to get you on your way As you design your fitness program, keep these points … Read More

Getting a D is actually OK

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Being outdoors most of my days and living in a country where there is relatively equal light and dark throughout the year, I always wandered why we as Australians have a vitamin D deficiency in a growing number of people. Granted, I am on the extreme, but even so outside sunshine there are other means to absorb Vitamin D. We … 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