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Sep 5th, 2017

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Category: Back Pain
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Beatrix’s Scoliosis Story

Scoliosis is the side-way curvature of the spine (click here to learn more about Scoliosis).   When I was 9, I was walking home from school and twisted my ankle. My mother took me to see my GP to make sure that I was OK. Little did I know that my ankle held the key […]

Sep 4th, 2017

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Category: Blog
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Strength Training when you are over 45 – Medical Benefits part 2 – Type 2 Diabetes *

Type 2 diabetes is usefully described as a “lifestyle disease” because it most commonly affects those who are overweight and inactive.  It can also occur in those who have poor diets.   Type 2 diabetes occurs when the cells in your body don’t respond to insulin (a sugar-lowering substance) properly or the pancreas produces insufficient levels […]

Sep 21st, 2016

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Category: Blog
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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 […]

Sep 10th, 2014

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Category: Cardio
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Is training to often making you fat?

“Am I training enough?” – I often get asked this and the simple answer is that usually those (both men and women) who take their fitness seriously, often actually over-train. This leads to reduced results which people then try to compensate for by training even more. It can turn into a vicious cycle. If you […]

Mar 13th, 2014

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Category: Back Pain
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Benefits of Breathing – Melissa March 2014 Verve Column

We all know exercise reduces stress, But did you know that breathing correctly also play a big role? It is proven fact that exercising and breathing correctly is a vital part of helping your body deal with stress However, few people use their lungs to their full capacity. It has been reported that at rest, […]

Nov 5th, 2013

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Category: Strength Training
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Overtraining – how to avoid this and look after your body – 3 Pillar of a healthy Lifestyle

Overtraining syndrome frequently occurs in people who are training every day and train beyond the body’s ability to recover.  People often exercise longer and harder so they can improve or loose weight. But without adequate rest and recovery, these training regimens can backfire, and actually decrease performance and weight loss might be hindered. Overtraining syndrome […]

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