Mindset

Why is what and how we think important for health? Having the right mindset is your most powerful tool for achieving any goal. This is particularly true when trying to achieve lifelong healthy dietary habits. It’s the power of positive thinking. When your brain tells you that you are doing something good for yourself, your […]

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Training
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Let’s start with why exercise is important for health. You probably have heard the saying “Move it or lose it”. Sayings that stick around often do so for a reason and the reason that we hear this so often is because it is true! The Australian Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines recommend that adults […]

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Nutrition
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Keeping our diet ‘clean’ is the biggest way to make the biggest difference in our energy levels and body fat. It can be overwhelming with all the information out there but keep things simple and try to make little consistent changes where you can. Focus on changing one “not so good” habit for a better, […]

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How To Lose Fat and Keep It Off

How To Lose Fat and Keep It Off How many times have you heard a friend say, “I am on a diet” or “Cardio is the best for losing weight”.  So you think you’ve finally found the answer to permanent weight loss. You go on a strict diet and run your heart out. You drop […]

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Overcoming Food Temptations

It is so easy at this time when working from home or feeling a little trapped, depressed or out of sorts that we just can’t resist the chips… the cookies… the ice cream…the chocolate. It’s normal to feel like you can’t stop overeating certain types of foods. Processed foods, in particular, are explicitly designed to […]

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Affirmations

An affirmation of word is almost like a mantra. Affirmations can be put into 4 categories: affirmations of word, thought, feeling and action. The beautiful thing about affirmations is that you don’t have to actually believe them at first or if they are not actually true yet. Our mind is so powerful and will do […]

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Home Workouts

I hope your workout routine is going strong. Remember that exercise has a substantial benefit in the improvement of anxiety, depression, body strength and physical composition not to mention your immunity. Proper exercise at home can be extremely effective at this time. Imagine using the next month to improve your mobility so that when the […]

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Know Your Why

You want to reduce body fat? Gain muscle? Feel better? Have more energy? Improve your concentration? Improve your sleep? But you have tried before, unsuccessfully, or maybe even successfully but it wasn’t sustained. Well, that’s because the struggle is real… change is hard. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be. A big […]

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Exercise Fundamentals

Exercise Fundamentals When moving our body we must always make sure we do so safely, effectively and efficiently. Our bodies need to be warmed up before strenuous exercise and we need to practice good movement patterns repetitively to make them ‘stick’. We need to have strength and stability to find motor control AND flexibility to […]

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Understanding the Brain

Understanding the brain Working with your control center (ie. your brain) gives you the skill to understand why and how you think about things. This understanding gives you amazing power in learning how to control your thoughts and a major advantage in becoming resilient and taking charge of your life. Our brain is a complex […]

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What is Healthy Eating?

What is healthy eating? We know that food is more than just providing fuel for energy, but if we can understand what our body needs and how it gets this from food, then we can learn to make better decisions when it comes to eating. Food is complex, but let’s look at the basics by […]

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The Importance of a Strong Core

The Importance of a Strong Core Our core muscles are extremely important in helping maintain our balance, stability and strength. If our core is weak the following things can happen: Poor posture Back pain Tight hips Tight hamstrings Neck pain Poor aerobic endurance Loss of balance Lack of strength Training the core includes strengthening all […]

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