Protein Shaker Tips

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The protein shaker has become the must-have accessory of gym devotees and meal supplementers alike. Why do you need a shaker bottle and which is best for you? We have put together a series of articles on the whats, whys and wheys of protein powders and shakers and so please read on to learn more: … Read more

7 Best Protein Shakers in Australia 2021

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We take a look at some of the most popular shaker cups on the market and assess them for functionality, value and design to try to find the best protein shaker. If you’re not sure what you should consider when buying a protein shaker bottle, please see our Protein Shaker Tips. Here’s what we found: … Read more

Protein Powder Explained

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The importance of protein cannot be oversold. Did you know that every cell in your body contains protein? Do you need a protein supplement? Protein really is the building block of every part of you, so you need a plentiful supply of it to grow and maintain your health. Proteins are actually chains of around … Read more

Hatha Yoga For Beginners

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There are many interpretations of Hatha Yoga in our western culture and it can be very confusing for the novice yogi or yogini. What is Hatha Yoga? From a traditional perspective, Hatha Yoga means “forceful” yoga or physical yoga, meaning that the focus of the practice is predominantly on asanas or postures. Under the generic … Read more

What is Pilates?

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It has been said that the practice of Pilates clears the mind and assists the mind and body to work together so that one can fully embrace life. How Does Pilates Help Pilates is an exercise program suitable for men and women irrespective of age or physical fitness. It uses breath and movement to work … Read more

4 Benefits of Using Standing Desks

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In an age where a large part of the population have desk-based office jobs, it is no surprise that sitting has been dubbed “the new smoking”. Maybe it’s time to switch to standing desks. A number of studies have highlighted that a sendentary lifestyle substantially increases the risk of premature death. One recent paper from … Read more

Resistance Training, the basics

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Resistance training (also known as strength or weight training) has many benefits. And the best thing is, anyone can do it. You don’t need to spend a tonne of money on expensive equipment or a gym membership. Read on for a beginners introduction to resistance training. What exactly is resistance training? Basically, resistance training is … Read more

Losing Your Pregnancy Weight

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A Guide to Nutrition, Exercise and Hormones Shedding those extra kilos may seem impossible while dealing with the challenges that motherhood will thrust upon you. While you care for your child remember that taking care of yourself is just as important. With a positive mindset and focus losing your pregnancy weight will be a cinch. … Read more

Natural Solutions for Acne

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Conventional acne treatments can come with serious side effects according to naturopath and nutritionist, Nina Stephenson. Read her suggestions for natural acne solutions. Acne can present as acne vulgaris (where overactive oil glands block pores, creating inflammation, blackheads and pimples); acne rosacea (affects capillaries, causes flushing); and acne conglobata, or cystic acne, which results in … Read more

Reducing childhood obesity through safer sport

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Reducing childhood obesity through safer sport With a growing concern of the rising rates of childhood obesity, it’s important to consider that as well as a healthy diet, children need to participate in an adequate amount of physical activity. Research conducted by the University of New South Wales found that parents are preventing their children … Read more

Time to Read Up on Resistant Starch

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Not all starch is created equal… When people first jump on board the paleo or low carb/ high fat bandwagon, they can be very quick to shout from the rooftops “All carbs are evil. Down with carbs, down with starch! blah blah blah, bacon, mmm….” etc etc Or at least something along those lines 😉 … Read more

Distraction, Stress and Mindfulness

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Mindfulness-based stress reduction can help conquer the stresses of modern-day living Have you ever had the experience of driving somewhere and at your destination you honestly cannot remember the trip?  (I mean, who was driving the car ?)  Or maybe you left your desk for an errand and found yourself on a detour? Or (my favourite): coming to … Read more