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Are you self-conscious about exercise?

It’s amazing the number of people who avoid exercise because of being self-conscious. It might be their weight, their lack of fitness, or distant memories from school physical education classes that prevents them from starting to move their bodies more. I read a very sad account by a woman who joined an American gym, only […]

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The best exercise for weight loss

I wish I had a dollar for every member who asked “What’s the best exercise to get rid of this?” or “What’s the best exercise to tone up this area?” Then they point to, or pat a part of their body, and the tummy is the most common body part.To answer the question I simply […]

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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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