Category Archives for Exercise

Ageing – it’s not just your genes

We’re all ageing and there’s nothing we can do about that, but our day-to-day choices can influence how we age. Think about a time where a person’s age has genuinely surprised you. This can go both ways: the 50-year old who looks more like 35, or the 60-year old who you would have sworn was at […]

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Are you getting older or ageing?

Getting older is inevitable, but it’s no reason to sit back and allow the ageing process to occur more quickly than necessary. It’s not uncommon to hear women say things like “I hate exercise”, especially as they get older, but what they mean is that their past experiences of exercise have not been positive. Exercise […]

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Choose Better, Be Better, and Take Action to Do Better

Choose better. Sounds easy, but is it? We have a guest blogger this week – Lisa Marchesi. Lisa owns the Healthy Inspirations centre in Sale, Victoria, and has been helping her members not only lose weight and improve fitness, but also helps them changing their mindset. Over to you, Lisa: Our habits shape our life! […]

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What we can learn from the President

Like him or loathe him, it must be an incredible feat managing each day as president of the world’s most powerful nation. Have you noticed that Barack Obama stays trim and apparently fit? How does one of the busiest people in the world make time for exercise? Isn’t time our biggest excuse for not exercising? Things […]

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Working out for the first time

I’ve just read what is quite possibly one of the best articles ever about first time exercise. It hits the nail on the head for how many people feel: the fear, the trepidation, the bad memories, the lack of confidence, the poor coordination, low strength and a host of other factors that made exercise too hard. I encourage everyone – […]

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4 factors for long-term exercise participation

What are the major factors long-term exercise participation? In order of importance: Friendship Despite the bravery that’s sometimes needed to start exercise alone, most people find that if they continue to exercise alone they – put simply – don’t continue. For most, connecting with others is necessary for long-term engagement. Obviously a team sport has automatic […]

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Exercise for Weight Loss

The old dogma of ‘eat less and exercise more’ has finally been laid to rest, but will anyone be listening? Exercise for weight loss is simply not a good strategy. It helps, of course, but by itself it’s not enough. This video summarises how we burn calories: through resting metabolism, the thermic effect of food, […]

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Are you avoiding sugars but still not losing?

We’ve been told that sugars make us fat, but that’s too simplistic. There’s more to the story…   For years we believed the simple concept that weight loss is a calories in – calories out equation and that to lose weight we needed to eat less than we burn up, or burn up more than […]

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Diet or Exercise – what works best

This is a really great question and it is important that you understand the role that each plays in weight loss – for you to be successful. Watch future posts to get the answers.

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