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5 Exercises To Power Your Swimming

5 Exercises To Power Your Swimming

Get Stronger For Swimming If you want to improve your performance in swimming, you should incorporate weight training sessions in your program. A well-planned weight training program for swimmers will strengthen your muscles while increasing your levels of...

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How Much Should I Lift?

How Much Should I Lift?

How To Choose The Right Weight Per Exercise Barbells, dumbbells, machines, resistance bands and kettlebells are all tools of the trade that allow you to achieve your health and fitness goals. But just like a blacksmith who uses the right amount of force and heat to...

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Tracking Your Z’s

Tracking Your Z’s

How Sleep Trackers Improve Health And Fitness In a holistic health and fitness program you need a combination of diet, exercise and recovery. Of these, recovery is most often compromised because many live a hectic lifestyle. Doctors prescribe that you should get at...

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Weird Fashion Trends From The 80’s

Weird Fashion Trends From The 80’s

Fitness Fads - Flashback To The 80's Who could forget the 80’s? It was an era where action stars ruled the box office and music was all about synthesizers and drum machines. Fitness itself reflected the culture of the era with these weird fashion trends that dominated...

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Should A Beginner Take Supplements?

Should A Beginner Take Supplements?

Pros And Cons Of Newbies Taking Supplements Supplements are definitely a valuable component that should be part of a comprehensive health and fitness program. But when abused, it can become a crutch. Generally vitamins and minerals are safe for children to take. It is...

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Food For Your Mood

Food For Your Mood

5 Healthy Foods For A Happier You Pizza, donuts and fried chicken are among the unhealthiest food you can eat. Yet many people, even the regular fitness enthusiasts succumb to the lure of these calorie-laden, waist widening diet busters. The reason? The blues. When...

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5 Benefits of Turmeric

5 Benefits of Turmeric

Why You Should Add Turmeric To Your Diet Turmeric has been classified by many as one of nature’s “Super Foods” because of its reported health benefits. If you are not aware of what turmeric is, chances are if you love Indian cuisine you have already eaten it. Turmeric...

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6 Reasons To Eat More Broccoli

6 Reasons To Eat More Broccoli

The Power Of Broccoli For Health And Healing For most people, the Broccoli was the stuff of nightmares growing up. You may have dreaded the thought of seeing Broccoli served on the dinner table and Mum telling you to “finish the plate” before going up to your room. It...

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Weight Training For A Triathlon

Weight Training For A Triathlon

Build Strength And Prevent Injuries The Triathlon is arguably the most grueling test of fitness that you can subject your body to. A race alone could last 10 hours. Once you factor in the training time required to get ready for a Triathlon, then you have a sport that...

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Plants For Muscle Building

Plants For Muscle Building

Can You Build Muscle On A Plant-Based Diet? Vegetarians have long been subject to criticism from proponents of animal-based protein that you cannot build muscle on a plant-based diet. About the only thing memorable from the box office bomb “Escape Plan” was Arnold...

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4 Post-Workout Fashion Tips

4 Post-Workout Fashion Tips

How To Keep Looking Good Post-Workout! Are you just barely making time for exercise? It doesn’t take much time to exercise; 30 to 45 minutes should be enough plus another 10 to 15 minutes to freshen up and get ready for the commute back to home or work. But for some,...

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3 Exercises To Help You Do Pull Ups

3 Exercises To Help You Do Pull Ups

Build Up Strength With These Exercises You may have dreaded gym class because of this one exercise. Kids often test each other’s physical prowess by challenging how many reps they can do of this military stand-by. And speaking of the military, yes this exercise has...

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Top Benefits Of Trail Running

Top Benefits Of Trail Running

Could Trail Running Be The Best Way To Get Fit? Trail running is a fun and exciting way to get fit and healthy. It takes you away from the monotony of fitness centres and into the great outdoors. It may look easy but it is actually more challenging than running on the...

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Roller Skating Is Back!

Roller Skating Is Back!

Tone Your Legs and Get Fit With Roller Skating! If you want to get toned and muscular legs but you’ve grown tired of sprints, an effective alternative exercise is roller skating. This isn’t just an activity for a Sunday afternoon at the park. Roller Skating can...

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Will Activewear Make You Want To Be Fit?

Will Activewear Make You Want To Be Fit?

Looking For Extra Motivation To Hit The Gym? It’s becoming a common sight today. Ladies rocking yoga pants, athletic tops and the latest running footwear; and they’re not even at the gym. They’re pushing a grocery cart, paying bills at the local bank or having coffee...

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Is Fasting Good For Your Health?

Is Fasting Good For Your Health?

Get The Facts On Fasting When people hear the word “Fasting”, images of calorie-deprived supermodels or emaciated spiritual leaders come to mind. But while fasting does involve a drastic reduction in calories, there is genius in this seeming act of madness. First of...

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The Rise Of Fitness Games

The Rise Of Fitness Games

Will Fitness Games Make You Fit? For years, video games created generations of people enamored by the sedentary lifestyle. People born between 1961 and 1981 or those from Generation X were lamenting the fact that kids were avoiding outdoor play and physical activity...

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Row Your Way To Fitness

Row Your Way To Fitness

Indoor Vs Outdoor Rowing For Fun And Fitness Australia is home to many great outdoor activities. One of these is outdoor rowing which is not only fun but a fantastic way to get fit and healthy. There are many benefits to rowing: It is a low-impact sport; even the...

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4 Easy Healthy Food Recipes

4 Easy Healthy Food Recipes

Healthy And Tasty Can Be Easy To Prepare Too! If you mention “healthy food”, the words “bland” and “tasteless” come to mind. The truth is healthy food does not have to be bland or tasteless. With a little bit of creativity, you can make great tasting meals that are...

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5 Key Functional Training Exercises

5 Key Functional Training Exercises

Function Better With These Exercises Functional training is geared toward helping you perform everyday tasks much easier. For many, basic functions such as standing up from a chair, moving furniture, carrying groceries, picking up things from the floor and even...

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What Is The FITT Principle?

What Is The FITT Principle?

Using The FITT Principle In Your Exercise Program If you want to maximise the benefits of your workouts, you should apply the principles of FITT to your exercise program. What is FITT? It is the acronym for: F – Frequency - for your body to respond to physical...

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6 Proven Benefits Of Pilates

6 Proven Benefits Of Pilates

Is Pilates The Ultimate Form Of Exercise? Pilates is a form of exercise which uses intricate and precise movements to strengthen the human mind and body. The workout emphasises form over repetition; Pilates requires great concentration in order achieve and maintain...

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How To Prepare For An Obstacle Race

How To Prepare For An Obstacle Race

Get Obstacle Race Ready With These Exercises If you want to do a fitness activity that challenges your physical limits, tests your spirit and places you in situations to make quick decisions, look no further than an Obstacle Race. This is an outdoor race where...

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Why It’s Fashionable To Be Fit

Why It’s Fashionable To Be Fit

Does Your Fashion Match Your Fitness? As far back as 20 years ago, fitness was more of an after-thought. If you had the time to spend, exercise could be an option. But over the last few years, fitness has been making its way into the mainstream consciousness. People...

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10 Best High Fibre Foods

10 Best High Fibre Foods

Eat These High Fibre Foods For Improved Health Fibre is one of the most important substances that we have to include in our diet. While regular exercise and the right nutrition plan can keep us healthy and fit, Fibre helps to rid our bodies of toxins. But how much do...

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5 Best Exercises For Lower Back Pain

5 Best Exercises For Lower Back Pain

Avoid Future Lower Back Pain By Doing These Exercises Today... Lower back pain is one of the leading debilitating conditions suffered by Australians young and old. It has caused many people to miss work days and has made life difficult for those who are afflicted with...

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6 Benefits of Probiotics

6 Benefits of Probiotics

Why Probiotics Are Essential For Your Health Probiotics have been in the mainstream media over the last few decades and are popularly promoted as the “good bacteria” to help with our digestion. When you mention the word “probiotic” chances are people will think about...

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7 Benefits Of A Gluten Free Diet

7 Benefits Of A Gluten Free Diet

Thinking About Going Gluten Free? One of the ongoing trends in the health and wellness industry is adopting a Gluten-Free diet. Go to just about any supermarket, grocery or health food store and you will see aisles for cookies, chips or bread products stocked with...

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5 Best Exercises For Surfing

5 Best Exercises For Surfing

Get Surf Fit With These 5 Exercises Surfing is one of the most popular beach activities. Australia is home to some of the best beaches in the world and not coincidentally, some of the best surfers in the world. Surfing is a thrilling and very challenging sport. For...

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Should I Take Creatine?

Should I Take Creatine?

What Benefits Will You Get From Taking Creatine? Since it made its explosive debut in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics in its original form as “Creatine Monohydrate”, creatine has stood the test of time and remains one of the most popular supplements in the market. People...

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5 Best Bodyweight Exercises

5 Best Bodyweight Exercises

Train Anywhere, Anytime With These 5 Bodyweight Exercises Over the last few years, bodyweight exercises have had resurgence. No longer just a school gym staple, bodyweight exercises have made it into the rotation of many mainstream fitness programs. Experts in fitness...

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3 Keys To An Effective Workout

3 Keys To An Effective Workout

The Importance Of Balanced Workouts There is no single or universal formula for having an effective workout. Your workout program will depend on your goals and objectives. Because people have different goals and objectives, the methodology of the workout and the...

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Parkour Your Way To Fitness

Parkour Your Way To Fitness

Get Extreme Fit With Parkour There are many videos of modern day ninjas running, jumping, gliding, climbing; seemingly defying gravity. They pull off moves that seem to come straight out of a video game. But there is no green screen; no invisible thin cable wires....

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The Low Carb Diet Done The Right Way

The Low Carb Diet Done The Right Way

How Does The Low Carb Diet Work? The low carb diet has survived the test of time. Its origins can be traced as far back as 140 years ago with the research of Dr. William Banting, an EENT specialist. Dr. Banting prescribed a low carb diet to a patient who was so obese,...

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The 3 Best Fat Burning Supplements

The 3 Best Fat Burning Supplements

Burn Fat Faster With These 3 Supplements There are more important benefits to burning fat than just looking good. These are the health benefits which can potentially save your life or those of the people you love. Excess body fat leads to increased body weight which...

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How Fashion Improves Fitness

How Fashion Improves Fitness

Does Looking Good Mean Better Workouts? Why would kids save up their school allowance or take menial paid jobs to buy a pair of signature basketball shoes for $200 when they can buy a non-signature brand for less than half the price? Recently, Under Armour released...

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How To Save Money On Supplements

How To Save Money On Supplements

Keeping Your Supplement Costs Down If you want to take your health and fitness program to the next level, it’s not enough to focus only on the best training systems and nutritional plans. You should also consider adding supplements to the mix. Formulas, vitamins and...

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3 Reasons To Eat Fat

3 Reasons To Eat Fat

The Importance Of Fats In Your Diet At the height of the Food Pyramid’s popularity, people believed that if you eat fat you will get fat. In the Food Pyramid, carbohydrate sources formed the base of the pyramid. Advocates claimed a balanced, healthy and nutritious...

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What Your Gym Bag Says About You

What Your Gym Bag Says About You

Does Your Gym Bag Match Your Mindset? When training in the gym you can tell the personalities not only by their workouts or the clothes they wear, but by the gym bag they use. Contrary to popular belief, there is no such thing as a universal gym bag. The bag you need...

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5 Tips For A Safer Bench Press

5 Tips For A Safer Bench Press

Perfect Bench Press Form For A Safe Lift The Bench Press remains one of the most popular exercises in the gym. You’ll be hard pressed (pardon the pun!) to find an available Bench Press station on Mondays. The reason why the Bench Press is so popular is that it builds...

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How To Eat For Fitness

How To Eat For Fitness

Fitness Food Tips For A Healthy Diet When we talk about fitness, the common perception is someone with remarkable endurance such as a marathon runner or a triathlon competitor. While these are certainly worthy examples of fitness, how would either fare in a full court...

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How To Eat Carbs Without Getting Fat

How To Eat Carbs Without Getting Fat

What Carbs To Eat And When Ever since the Food Pyramid was identified by doctors and nutritionists as the leading contributing factor in the rising rates of obesity, the carbohydrate has assumed the role of macronutrient villain. The main function of the carbohydrate...

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3 Exercises To A Great Chest

3 Exercises To A Great Chest

Build A Superhero Chest With These Top 3 Exercises Superheroes are usually drawn as having great chests. Think “The Avengers” own Chris “Thor” Hemsworth and Chris “Captain America” Evans. They are often listed among the best physiques in Hollywood and for sure their...

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3 Best Exercises For Mountain Biking

3 Best Exercises For Mountain Biking

Handle Any Terrain Thanks To These 3 Exercises Australia is a haven for outdoor sports. There are many recreational facilities, parks, trail ways, hilly terrains and mountainous terrains for outdoor sports enthusiasts to discover. One of the best activities to do is...

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3 Best Ab Exercises Without Sit Ups

3 Best Ab Exercises Without Sit Ups

Still Doing Sit Ups? Time To Move On To These 3 Ab Exercises... Along with pushups, pull ups and dips, sit ups have been a favourite in just about every gym or home workout. But unlike the other 3 exercises which remain in the rotation of many workout programs, the...

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