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3 Dangerous exercises to avoid

Believe it or not, not ALL exercises are good for you. In fact some can be downright dangerous. What makes an exercise risky? Here are a few red flags to look out for: Any unusual or “unnatural” movement pattern in the exercise Any movement that causes pain or discomfort in any way Any movement that enhances muscular... Read more »
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8 bedtime stretches for a better night’s sleep

Sometimes it can be a challenge to switch off at the end of a busy day, let go of our stress and prepare for sleep. Stretching has been shown to assist in releasing muscles tension, promoting circulation, helping us to be mindful, slow down and relieve stress. A simple stretch before bedtime can help to... Read more »
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How many calories are in your cocktail?

Most people like to kick back on the weekend and relax with a few drinks around the BBQ, or perhaps head down to the pub or out to the club to meet up for drinks with friends. Drinking alcohol is a part of the Australian culture. But how much does drinking affect energy intake? It... Read more »
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The great post-baby body debate

There has been some controversy in the media surrounding the pre and post-natal exercise regimes that have gained popularity by promoting bikini bodies. So the biggest question seems to be: Is it good for a woman’s mental health to be so focussed on appearance, shouldn’t we emphasise health instead of appearance? As a fellow Personal... Read more »
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Standing desks, is there any point?

The negative effects of long periods of sitting on health are already well known. Common issues include poor posture, over tight muscles, tension headaches and lower back pain. Along with the postural issues, long periods of sitting also are linked with a more sedentary lifestyle, overweight and obesity, chronic health conditions like heart disease, type... Read more »
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How to set Fitness goals

The first question is not HOW to set fitness goals, but WHY to set fitness goals. Why? Setting goals is crucial to success. The basic reason is that you can’t get to where you’re going, unless you know where that place is. Imagine you get in your car and just start driving. Who knows where... Read more »
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11 ways exercise increases happiness

What is happiness? Happiness is a funny thing, we all know what it is, but it’s hard to define, and it’s hard to measure. When you ask someone what they want for themselves or for their loved ones as their ultimate goal in life, many people would say –‘To be happy’ or maybe ‘To be... Read more »
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