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Sep 4th, 2014

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Category: Lifestyle
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Count your Steps, Not Calories

10,000 steps a day is the goal! We’ve all hear this a thousand times . . . but why? In 2004 the Global Corporate Challenge (GCC) looked at 60,000 workers in 55 countries who aimed to walk 10,000 steps every day for eight months.  At the end of the challenge, 67% of participants reported an […]

Aug 12th, 2014

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Category: Blog
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3 Myths about exercising

George Burns (who lived to be 100) used to say, “If I knew I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself”.  An active lifestyle is more important than ever as we age! Why? Regular exercise can help boost energy, maintain your independence, and manage symptoms of illness or […]

Jul 3rd, 2014

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45+? Noticing your body change? Eye Magazine Aritcle

Melissa’s Aricle fro Eye Magazine June 2014 We could go on and on about the benefits of strength training but in simple terms . . . it helps turn back time – to a younger you. Controlled, correct and purposeful resistance training slows the muscle loss that occurs with aging, prevents osteoporosis, improves our sleep, […]

Jul 2nd, 2014

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Are you taking Evening Primrose oil? If not why you should…

Evening Primrose Oil Benefits Evening Primrose Oil has been called the most sensational preventive discovery since vitamin C. It contains the pain relieving compound phenylalanine and is increasingly being used to treat chronic headaches. It is currently being studied all over the world as a treatment for aging problems, alcoholism, acne, heart disease, hyperactivity in […]

Jun 9th, 2014

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Osteoporosis can occur at any age – 101 Fitness in Newmarket specialises in helping

The perception that osteoporosis only affects some post-menopausal women is far from the truth. Studies have shown it can start occurring as early as age 25 in both men and women. Osteoporosis means “porous bones” and is characterised by loss of bone density. What happens? The interior of our bones have a honey comb structure […]

Jun 9th, 2014

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Why women don’t bulk up when weight training!

–          By Melissa Smit   For women the main concern in lifting heavy weights is the fear of developing big bulging muscles. A bulging physique looks great on a guy, but for ourselves we want to see a slim and well-toned physic (and it is no secret what men like to see).   Luckily there […]

Apr 10th, 2014

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Is training to often making you fat?

I often get asked, “am I training enough?” I simply answer that usually those (both men and women) who take their fitness seriously, over-train. This leads to reduced results, which people then try and compensate for by training even more. It’s a bit of an vicious cycle as I will explain below: When a goal […]

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