Category Archives for Exercise

Does spring make you panic?

Most have spent enough years on Earth to know that spring always follows winter, so what is it about winter that makes women let down their defences and sabotage their health and wellness goals? Sure, it’s cold (and wet and windy). It’s dark in the morning and the evening starts sooner. The fireplace and a […]

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Transform Your Body – 75 minutes a week for 8 weeks

If you’re reading this page then it’s likely that you have made previous attempts to change something about your body, whether it’s to get fit, lose weight, change shape, tone up, improve health, or a mixture of all. Maybe you’ve started something new but then soon stopped, leaving you feeling like you’ve failed? Would you […]

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Secret to losing weight

There’s a secret to losing weight that most people don’t really know, and believe it or not, it’s tied up with maths. Let’s start with some basic assumptions: If you started exercising to lose weight, you’re carrying extra weight. If you’re carrying extra weight, you’ve been consuming more calories than you’ve burned. Your body burns […]

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Sleep and exercise tips

Sleep and exercise tips Here’s the third in our series on low-carb tips. What’s sleep go to do with low-carb tips? A lot, it turns out. Poor sleep has negative consequences for the hormones that control hunger, appetite and weight: Increases ghrelin, the hunger hormone – you eat more Decreases leptin, the satiety hormone – […]

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Ageing – it's not just your genes

We’re all ageing and there’s nothing we can do about that, but our day-to-day choices can influence how we age. Think about a time where a person’s age has genuinely surprised you. This can go both ways: the 50-year old who looks more like 35, or the 60-year old who you would have sworn was at […]

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Are you getting older or ageing?

Getting older is inevitable, but it’s no reason to sit back and allow the ageing process to occur more quickly than necessary. It’s not uncommon to hear women say things like “I hate exercise”, especially as they get older, but what they mean is that their past experiences of exercise have not been positive. Exercise […]

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Choose Better, Be Better, and Take Action to Do Better

Choose better. Sounds easy, but is it? We have a guest blogger this week – Lisa Marchesi. Lisa owns the Healthy Inspirations centre in Sale, Victoria, and has been helping her members not only lose weight and improve fitness, but also helps them changing their mindset. Over to you, Lisa: Our habits shape our life! […]

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What we can learn from the President

Like him or loathe him, it must be an incredible feat managing each day as president of the world’s most powerful nation. Have you noticed that Barack Obama stays trim and apparently fit? How does one of the busiest people in the world make time for exercise? Isn’t time our biggest excuse for not exercising? Things […]

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Working out for the first time

I’ve just read what is quite possibly one of the best articles ever about first time exercise. It hits the nail on the head for how many people feel: the fear, the trepidation, the bad memories, the lack of confidence, the poor coordination, low strength and a host of other factors that made exercise too hard. I encourage everyone – […]

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4 factors for long-term exercise participation

What are the major factors long-term exercise participation? In order of importance: Friendship Despite the bravery that’s sometimes needed to start exercise alone, most people find that if they continue to exercise alone they – put simply – don’t continue. For most, connecting with others is necessary for long-term engagement. Obviously a team sport has automatic […]

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