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Did you know?

The Swiss Ball originated in 1963 in Italy. Made by an Italian plastics engineer and originally scented with vanilla, it was first used in Switzerland by a physiotherapist who first used the balls for therapy treatments amongst neurologically impaired children. Other physio’s then pioneered the ball technique for postural re-training and back pain rehabilitation. Since […]

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Obesity….Did You Know?

Research tells us the following: 63% of Australians are overweight or obese.  For adult males the rate is over 70%. Australian teenagers are now being diagnosed with heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease. (Yes, teenagers with dementia symptoms).  Only 5% of people who start a diet are successful in losing weight, meaning 95% fail. 66% of […]

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Exercise Stimulates Bone Growth

Many people are familiar with the benefits of exercise in reducing the risk factor for heart disease, stroke and in preventing obesity……however, Did you know that the physical stress from exercise also stimulates bone growth? Bones are living tissues, and when the skeletal muscles contract, they pull at the attachment on the bone, with the […]

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Mindfullness during your workout

What is mindfulness? It’s a simple, but challenging mental technique adapted from a Buddhist practice. Some people may think its about clearing your head and thinking about “nothing”. But in theory it’s actually more than that, its stepping back and hearing your thoughts without judgment with a relaxed but a focused mind. The world and […]

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Exercise right on your next trip

If you are heading off on holidays or even a short getaway and don’t want to miss out on a little bit of training just to keep up the routine. HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) sessions are perfect when you’re short on time. Dedicate 15-30 minutes first thing to getting your exercise done and dusted, […]

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Did you know?

The ‘core’ includes any muscles that attach to your pelvis, spine and ribs. Crunches alone won’t slim the midsection; if you want a flat belly you’ll need to incorporate cardio to burn those calories Scheduling in rest days gives your body the time it needs to recover and improve It takes 12 weeks of an […]

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Mindful eating

Mindful eating is an application of a broader approach to living called mindfulness. It involves being fully aware of what is happening within and around you at the moment. Mindful eating can reduce your daily calorie intake. By paying attention to what you are putting into your mouth, you are more likely to make healthier […]

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