April 15, 2018

Did you know that the human body is comprised of almost 70% water and more than 70% of the population is Dehydrated?


Here Are Some Signs Of Dehydration:

  • If you are thirsty, you are ALREADY dehydrated

  • Dry chapped lips

  • Foggy brain, headache, dizzy and lethargic

  • Muscle cramps anywhere in the body

  • Feelings of hunger (mistaken for thirst)

  • Cloudy and dark urine

  • Constipation

  • Achy joints

  • Moodiness

Here Are Some Benefits Of Being Hydrated:

  • Increases metabolism - metabolism can slow down 3% each day when we are dehydrated

  • Temperature Control - keeps the body cool when doing activities (like shooting)

  • Muscle Efficiency - keeps muscles functioning the way they should

  • Mood balance and memory function - hydration increases blood flow and oxygen which helps with cognitive function and memory

  • Joint lubrication - joints are all surrounded by water so water is vital to their well being

  • Regular bowel movements - who doesn’t want to be regular!

  • PH Balance - hydration helps retain an optimal PH balance.

  • Detox - hydration helps flush toxins from the body.

Chocolate the GOOD and the BAD ...

March 22, 2018
The good news 
Chocolate is rich in antioxidants which means that, as part of a balanced, varied diet, it can contribute to good health ...

Chocolate may lower cholesterol levels. Chocolate contains high levels of saturated fats, one of which is called stearic acid. Research shows that stearic acid does not raise blood cholesterol levels, while some studies have suggested that stearic acid may actually help the body break down cholesterol build up. 
Chocolate may make you live longer. A recent s...

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New years resolutions .... are they worth making?

January 14, 2018

The short answer is  YES .... researchers say that, despite the tough success rates, making a resolution is one of the best ways to actually make a change, particularly if realistic goals are set in the first place. Resolutions involve us moving our goals from mere contemplation to actions.

Want to know how to encourage yourself to keep going and peruse your New Year’s resolution of getting fitter and healthier? Check out these tips;

             Getting into the habit of exercise takes pra...

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Tips to stay on track over The Christmas Season

December 8, 2017

'There's a strong undercurrent of 'but it's Christmas' mentality that is rife amongst us all. And while we do need to let our hair down and have fun during this time of year, we also need to look after our bodies. And no, Christmas is not an excuse to abuse it,'

If your goal is to stay fit and healthy through the festive season, then small changes go a long way. Never go back for seconds, no matter how tasty the buffet is. Eat slowly and enjoy every mouthful. It's easier not to over eat when...

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Coconut water for recovery?

November 29, 2017

COCONUT WATER IS everywhere …. So what is the go with  The blue cartons have cropped up all over the place? (even at our gym)

The edge that coconut water has over traditional sports drinks is that it packs fifteen times more potassium—it contains about 470 milligrams per 8 ounces—than Gatorade or Powerade. To put things into perspective, a medium banana has 422 milligrams of potassium. Potassium is a key player in rehydration because, along with sodium, magnesium and calcium, the elect...

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Working out in the hot weather

November 8, 2017

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What exactly is myofascial release?

October 13, 2017

Muscle Fascia

Fascia is a specialized connective tissue layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints and gives support and protection to the body.. Fascia is one of the 3 types of dense connective tissue (the others being ligaments and tendons) and it extends without interruption from the top of the head to the tip of the toes

Fascia is usually seen as having a passive role in the body, transmitting mechanical tension, which is generated by muscle activity or external forces. Recently, however ...

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Water OR Coke?

August 25, 2017

* 75% of Australians are chronically dehydrated.. 
* In 37% of Australians, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is mistaken for hunger. 
* Even MILD dehydration will slow down one's metabolism as 3%. 
*One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University of Washington study. 
*Lack of water, the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue. 
*Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain f...

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Short Workouts do work

July 25, 2017

Check out the classes at Get Physical

There is no question that short amounts of exercise can help you get fit, help you stay fit, and help you maintain your health; Its a great start if you have been away from the gym for a while or are short of time....

1. Get Maximum Results in Minimum Time
Unless fitness is your job nobody has hours a day to spend in the gym. Short 30 minute training is the perfect workout for the time-crunched fitness fiend and you have the benefit of a trainer setting up the best ...

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Sit Less Move More

July 1, 2017

Sitting less is important no matter how active you are. Even if you’re getting enough exercise in your day, you still might be sitting too much. 

We need to -

  • minimise the amount of time spent in prolonged sitting

  • break up long periods of sitting as often as possible.

Why it’s important to sit less -

More and more research is showing that it’s not good for your health to be sitting or lying down for long periods during waking hours. Researchers call this ‘sedentary ...

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