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Oct 21st, 2016

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Quick tip Do’s and Don’ts on weight loss

WebMd has recently set a test for the do’s and don’ts of weight loss.  Interesting that most people didn’t score more than 50% and even I (Melisa) only got 73%, Elaine got 73 %, Jay got 82% – and we’re suppose to know a bit J Here is the link – Give it a go.  […]

Sep 21st, 2016

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4 Reasons why it gets harder to lose weight as we get older.

Why is losing weight perceived to be so much harder the older we get?  I hear complaints like: “It’s just a few kilo’s, but I’ve been finding it difficult to even lose one!  Why?”  Let’s take a closer look at how age affects our weight as it is certainly not a myth that weight loss […]

Jun 20th, 2016

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101 Fitness tips to keep colds and flu at bay this winter

It’s that time of the year again. As the temperature plummet our bodies become more susceptible to colds and viruses. What makes this the season for colds and flu’s? What really lowers our immune function and makes us call-in-sick?   Turning up at the office with a mask, latex gloves and bottles of sanitizer might […]

Nov 20th, 2015

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Category: Back Pain
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What is core strength and what does it really mean?

Although a beach ready body may be all the motivation you need for building strong core muscles, there are plenty of other reasons to get your core into shape. The terms “core” and “core strength” are some of the most common phrases heard around the gym and in the fitness world. Many of us desire […]

Aug 12th, 2015

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Category: Back Pain
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Post Baby – Stronger, Faster, Better

*I am thankful for the way my body is bouncing back post-baby. But the thing is, it takes some work…..before, during and after pregnancy. My story involves a fractured back, whiplash injury from 2 car accident and later on a brain operation. I have had to learn the hard way what is good and not […]

Jul 8th, 2015

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8 Reasons why you should strengthen your core muscles.

8 Reasons why you should strengthen your core muscles (Article written by Melissa-Anne Smit for M2 Magazine) While it may be good motivation, rocking a beach-worthy bod isn’t the only reason to get your torso in shape. After all, your core is about more than just your ab muscles—it’s your body’s powerhouse. No matter what […]

May 27th, 2015

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3 Weeks Post Baby Body

My response on a interesting New Zealand Herald Article on the 27th of May 2015 http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11454986 *This article spoke to me immediately as I sat, nursing my 3 week old baby girl, reading the New Zealand Herald… (honestly, I can only spend so much time on Facebook while a breastfeed…)  My pregnancy was also difficult, […]

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