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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. […]

Sep 4th, 2017

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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 […]

Jul 29th, 2017

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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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Jul 19th, 2016

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Food as Fuel

The “3 pillars of health” is a fundamental concept we teach at 101 Fitness. All is not just about exercise.  To achieve optimal fitness and get healthy we need to rest and recover as well as get our nutrition right in order to get these 3 pillars, including exercise, supporting that healthy lifestyle we all […]

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