Breaking the worry cycle by being active
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When you’re in the depths of worry or anxiety, it can be hard to focus on anything but your racing thoughts. You can feel stuck inside your head, inside a situation that won’t let up … on a loop with no end in sight. So how do you break the cycle of worrying thoughts? With mindfulness and meditation? With stress-relieving … Read More

The importance of strength training
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Over the last decade, researchers have made extremely compelling arguments for the benefits of weight training for women and those over the age of forty. Most women who exercise are spending most of their time doing cardiovascular exercise, and less time using resistance that challenges their bodies. Resistance training does not have to be hitting the weight room with full … Read More

The trouble with Spring
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Spring is FINALLY here! It is my favourite season, despite suffering hay fever and having a bird phobia that peaks during magpie season! However as much as I LOVE spring, I struggle with what the season usually means, or implies, in the health and fitness industry.   Spring is usually when many players in the fitness industry bombard us with … Read More

Winter Wellness Challenge Day 19 – Make exercise a priority
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Today your challenge is to consider how much you currently exercise – and how much you need to exercise to maintain good health. In order to ensure our health and wellbeing, being active and limiting how much time we are sedentary is essential. Australian guidelines recommend:   Being active on most days of the week Undertaking muscle strengthening activities on … Read More

12 fun ways to get active with the kids
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We all know that we should get more exercise, be more active and move more, but life can be busy and it can be hard to ‘find the time’, especially if you have a young family. Although my daughter is now well into her teenage years, it feels like only yesterday that she was just a little tacker with energy … Read More

Would you sit on this chair to live longer?
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A study published last year discovered that office workers who spend more than four hours a day sitting down are at greater risk of chronic illnesses, including cancer, diabetes and heart disease. The same study found that workers that sit for at least six hours were significantly more likely to have diabetes, and those who sit for 8 hours or … Read More

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