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Cardio or Resistance Training: Do You REALLY Need To Do Both?

When starting at Real Girls, my clients often ask me what type of exercise (i.e. cardio or resistance training) should they be doing outside of their sessions with me. The uncertainty and confusion of where to start when it comes to exercise, is because there has long...

The True Health Benefits of Exercise

Do you exercise? Is it something you enjoy? Is exercise part of your daily routine? Do you do enough? Are you aware of WHY you should exercise and the benefits it provides (and no - I don't mean for a 'bikini body' 🙂 ? Some people LOVE exercise - and for others it...

Recipe: Kale Chips

I know you’ve probably seen numerous recipes for kale chips - but have you actually tried them? They’re incredibly easy to make and even yummier to inhale all in one sitting 😉 Ingredients 1 large bunch kale, washed and thoroughly dried (I prefer Tuscan Kale) 1 tbsp...

What is a ‘Health Halo’ (and are my foods wearing one?)

Eating healthy shouldn't be complicated - but thanks to slick marketing & the rise of health halos - it certainly can be!  If you’re trying to eat healthier, you already know you should be including lots of fruit, vegetables, lean protein, and whole grains. But...

Fitness Fuel: What to Eat Before, During & After Your Workout

You’ve just finished your workout and you know you need to eat something. But what? Workout nutrition may seem rather complicated but it doesn’t have to be.  Here’s the latest on how to fuel your body before, during and after your workout so you can improve your...

Very Cherry Recovery Smoothie – Fitness Fuel

1 cup of non-dairy milk of choice 1 scoop vanilla protein powder of choice (unsweetened, less processed) 1 handful of fresh or frozen tart cherries (frozen will have a thicker consistency) 1-2 tbsp of chia seeds 1 handful of greens (spinach or baby kale work well...

Intermittent Fasting – What is it & will it help you lose weight?

Intermittent Fasting - a.k.a. IF or the 5:2 diet, has become increasingly popular - but what exactly is it - and will it help you lose weight? So - what is Intermittent Fasting? In a nutshell, intermittent fasting is just that: fasting intermittently. It's limiting...

Sleepy Time Cherry Smoothie

60ml of pure tart cherry juice, unsweetened (try Bickfords - available at Woolworths) 1 cup of coconut milk or almond milk ½ banana (frozen adds a bit more texture) 2-3 ice cubes Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Sip and enjoy a better night’s...

Exercise, Sleep & Your Waistline

Have you ever considered the effect of exercise & sleep on your waistline when it comes to your health? When it comes to managing your health and your weight, it’s no secret that exercise and sleep are huge factors. You know that exercise will help you burn off...

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