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Sep 19th, 2018

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Weightloss Rules that Works – Melissa’s tips

Food and Exercise – Get your thinking and your actions on the right track otherwise these will hinder rather than help you lose weight.   Fat loss happens when you ditch the scale, start to exercises effectively and when you see food as fuel instead of something to feed your emotions or occupy your time. […]

Jul 29th, 2017

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Category: Strength Training
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Strength Training when you are over 45 – Medical Benefits part 1 – Sarcopenia *

Are you 45-ish and either anxious about not getting enough exercise, or frantically worried about doing the right type of exercise, to help you age with grace. It has been confirmed that strength training can assist in reducing the risk of Sarcopenia, type-2 diabetes, osteoporosis, iron-deficiency anaemia, and arthritis.  This ticks the box for both […]

Jun 29th, 2017

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101 Fitness Gives 5 Weightlifting Secrets that could Keep You Young

As someone balancing a 2-year-old daughter, expecting my second in August and running my own business, I should have been more prepared for the oncoming stress. The only thing that helped my body, pregnancy and injury related pain has been my slow movement, high intensity, resistance training sessions (I do 25 minutes once a week). […]

Mar 23rd, 2017

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Rest and Recovery – Having an Active Rest Day – Why is it important?

Incorporating recovery time into any training program is important because this is the time the body uses to adapt to the stress of exercise, and the real positive effect of the training happens. Recovery also allows the body to replenish energy stores, optimise protein synthesis (the process of increasing the protein content of muscle cells, […]

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 […]

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 […]

May 27th, 2015

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Category: Back Pain
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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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