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Healthy Lifestyle
June 23, 2017

Do FitBits and Apple watches really work?

Wearable technology has taken the world by storm. Fitness trackers that monitor the state of your health, and promise to help you become healthier are especially popular. Even former USA President Barack Obama is a fan! With its appeal going far beyond hardcore health and fitness junkies, this begs the question: are wearables really making you fitter? The hype makes it attractive, but experts aren’t convinced – yet. Recent research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that fitness trackers don’t really offer an advantage over usual weight loss practices. This particular weight loss clinical trial monitored over…
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Exercise, Fitness & Muscle
May 20, 2017

Start your morning with a bang!

Kick off those blankets and don’t even think of hitting the snooze button! Get your day started on a high with a bout of exercise. Morning glory Doing any workout will jump-start your mornings. It’s also helpful to work out first thing and tick the task off your list, allowing you to coast through the rest of the day. Some studies point out that exercising in the morning allows for a clearer focus on the day ahead. Exercising boosts endorphins and other mood-elevating substances which help lift your spirits. Exercising early in the morning also regulates your appetite for the…
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Exercise, Fitness & Muscle
May 9, 2017

Exercise like someone half your age

Think back to when you were in your teens or twenties. You were fit and flexible, and ready to take on any physical challenge. Now you’re a little older and your body isn’t quite as resilient and can’t share the same sentiment. The good news is that you can still exercise. In fact, regular exercise will give your body the boost it needs to stay strong and supple and help you get through normal daily activities. Try these quick wins and enjoy the benefits. Flexibility Your muscles, ligaments, and tendons weaken as you age. Cartilage, the connective tissue that cushions…
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Exercise, Fitness & MuscleFirst Aid, Accidents & Injuries
January 28, 2017

The exercises your injury needs

You used to be a regular at the gym. Then you hurt your ankle and had to stay away. It’s been a few months and you’re now fully recovered and ready to get back in the game again. But you’ve lost some muscle and motivation in the process. Now what? Should you just give up all hope of having that perfectly toned and honed body? (more…)
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Exercise, Fitness & MuscleFirst Aid, Accidents & Injuries
January 11, 2017

Why that workout shouldn’t wait till the weekend

A recent study suggests that training on weekends only (also known as being a 'weekend-warrior') can decrease your risk of death. Well, that's good news, right? Sure - if your only life goal is to 'not die too soon'. But, what if you want to stay healthy, live it up, enjoy pain-free movement? Then you need to read the full story. (more…)
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Ageing
October 22, 2016

Feel younger as you get older

Creams, lotions, potions, surgery and a million other beautifiers work hard to keep us younger as we get older. But, as research has long pointed out, smart living (that is, a holistic approach to ageing) will do much more for your health – and the way you look! Here are a few tips to look great forever. (more…)
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Exercise, Fitness & Muscle
August 12, 2016

Maximise your time at the gym

Most of us work a full time job, which means our gym sessions are generally restricted to specific early morning, lunch time or after work slots. So really, there’s not a lot of time to sit there thinking about what exercises you want to focus on that day or what machines you want to tackle. If you’re short on time, it’s important that you go in there with a plan so that you can make the most of your workout. (more…)
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Exercise, Fitness & Muscle
August 9, 2016

Exercise vs. fatigue – who wins?

You’re wiped-out and dog-tired, and it feels like a long nap is the only thing that could revive you from this fatigue. But new research shows just the opposite – some regular exercise may be the boost that you really need. (more…)
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Exercise, Fitness & Muscle
April 20, 2016

3 Reasons why you hate to exercise

We all know we should be exercising regularly. The human body was made to move. From the tiniest atoms in our DNA to the blood in our veins and the electrical impulses in our brain, we are constantly in movement. Yet so many of us find it challenging to get up and get moving. Here are some of the reasons we use to hide from regular exercise, and how to remedy them: 1. You hate working out in the gym Every gym has people who grunt when they lift free weights and drop them loudly onto the floor, people who don’t…
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Exercise, Fitness & Muscle
April 17, 2016

Lace up – Know which shoes are right for you!

Do you wear the same pair of shoes for all the different activities that you do? STOP! You’re putting yourself at risk of getting injured. It’s essential to have the right pair of shoes for the activity that you’re doing; this is not a marketing method, it’s necessary! (more…)
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