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 21 – Celebrate!
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Today is the FINAL DAY of the Life Spark Wellness 21 Day Winter Wellness Challenge and it’s time to CELEBRATE!   Celebrate the small steps made and the breakthroughs you have had over the past 21 days.   Over the past 21 days you have completed challenges, learned from them and perhaps incorporated them into your daily routine. You worked … 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

Winter Wellness Challenge Day 18 – Spend time doing something you love
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As we get older and busier and gain more responsibilities, it’s easy for things we enjoy doing to slip by the wayside and get forgotten while we focus on things we have to and must do.   It’s easy to work all day, come home and plant yourself in front of the TV – but nurturing your interests and even … Read More

My Journey ….. Part 1
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Throughout my teens and early twenties I was always relatively fit and active and within my healthy weight range. I played social netball throughout school and university had a gym membership as soon as I was working. I had my daughter when I was 26 and although I gained a lot of weight, with healthy eating and regular gym workouts … Read More

#LikeAGirl
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Since when did ‘like a girl’ become an insult? I walk like a girl, I wake up in the morning like a girl – because I AM a girl, and that isn’t something I or ANY girl should be ashamed of. Why can’t ‘run like a girl’ also mean ‘win the race’? Watch this great clip from www.always.com We should … Read More

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