How To Lose Belly Fat

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No amount of daily sit-ups will help you lose belly fat. Some lifestyle, exercise and dietary adjustments are necessary. Incorporate a few changes at a time so you are not overwhelmed. Exercise adjustments: Include HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) one to two times a week, for about 20 mins a session. Muscle tissue burns 3-5 times […]

Weight Loss in Adelaide


We are very fortunate to live in a city that is world renown for it’s locally grown gourmet food, fantastic restaurants and nearby wineries in Mc Laren Vale, Clare Valley, Kangaroo Island and the Barossa Valley. The downside is that with all this high quality, easy to access food and wine, many of us find […]

Why Sitting is Bad for You!

Just as exercise can’t counteract the effects of smoking, it can not counteract the effects of sitting for lengthy periods of the day. Here’s Why Sitting is bad for you: After 1 hour of being seated – electrical activity in our muscles and our ability to burn calories both reduce significantly. After 3 hours – our […]

4 Foods that Help Reduce Sugar Cravings


Excluding addictions to alcohol and drugs, the next greatest addiction is sugar. Refined sugar is a very powerful stimulant, which is added to almost all the prepared food we eat. It has a drug-like effect on the body, so people can develop a dependency on it. This is why it is so hard for many people […]

What Happens in Your Body When You Exercise?


A large number of biological changes occur from head to toe, when you exercise. These changes occur in your: Muscles – which use glucose & ATP (a chemical compound that is in all living tissue), for contraction and movement. By increasing your breathing rate, more oxygen is introduced and your heart starts pumping more blood […]

Will I Get Big & Bulky Lifting Weights?


Many women are reluctant to start lifting weights, because they have visions of turning into female bodybuilders, with veins running through their biceps and chest. Keep in mind that these women are weight lifters to the extreme and their bodies are out of balance. This kind of build is not the typical result of weight lifting, because […]

Slow Metabolism? Fire it Up with These 4 Tips …

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4 Tips to Fire Up your Metabolism: Do interval training – periodic fast-paced intervals raise your metabolic rate higher than a steady cardio workout can.  Drink green tea – this really does impact on your metabolic rate. Some green teas are quite bitter in taste, so find one you like and drink 3 cups a day! […]

What You May Not Know About Sleep!


Sleep affects every aspect of our life, but for many of us a sound and refreshing sleep completely evades us! Did you know: about 30% of us suffer from insomnia at some point in our life around 25% of children diagnosed with ADHD have a sleep disorder. When poor sleep is addressed, their symptoms disappear. one night […]

Calorie-Counting Does Not Work!


Calories are not all created equal! Many people still believe that if you burn more calories than you consume, you will lose weight. This is a simplistic and outdated notion that has many flaws. The source of the calories makes all the difference – eg. identical calorie counts from fructose, glucose, protein and fat, will cause entirely different […]

Lose Belly Fat with these Two Key Dietary Changes

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No matter how well you exercise, if you are still eating processed foods, too many carbs and the wrong kinds of fat, all your efforts may be in vain. Eating right is the key for weight loss success and it is crucial when you are trying to get rid of visceral fat around your internal […]

4 Convincing Reasons To Do Squats!


How Squats contributes to your Health Squats not only work your major leg muscles, but also help to: Build muscles in your entire body – squats provide an anabolic environment, which promotes muscle building throughout the whole body. Maintain mobility and balance – strong legs are crucial as we age. Core stabilising muscles are activated during […]

Tips to Turbo-charge Your Metabolism


Genetics do play a role in our metabolic make-up, but our metabolism is also strongly influenced by our body composition, diet and lifestyle. These tips will help boost your metabolism into overdrive: Lift weights – build muscle with weight-bearing exercise. This increased muscle mass means we burn more calories even at rest. Choose clean food – […]

Is Your Extra Weight Gain … water or body fat?


Have you ever experienced a huge weight gain over the weekend, from a blown-out Saturday night on the town, with food and drinks aplenty? On the scales it may look like over 2 kgs or more. Relax. More than likely this does include an increase in water retention, although a small portion may also be fat. […]

Don’t Delay, Get Healthy Today!

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We often think of “getting healthy” as something we’ll get around to once we’ve taken care of all the important things. Why is it that we don’t have time to exercise, or shop for nourishing food or cook gourmet healthy meals?  Lack of time seems to drive everything. Fast-food has become a multi-billion dollar industry. […]

The #1 Reason Most Diets Fail


The #1 reason that diets fail is that they do not recognise the importance of balancing blood sugar levels, even in healthy individuals. You don’t have to be a diabetic to have a faulty insulin mechanism, that can affect your sugar or glucose metabolism. Important reasons for stabilizing your blood sugar levels: When blood sugar levels are […]

5 Compelling Reasons to Drink Protein Shakes


Macronutrients (or major dietary nutrients) include proteins, carbohydrates and fats. They are all vital to our good health and wellbeing. The building blocks of protein are amino acids. When digested, protein foods like meat, chicken, fish, eggs & nuts, are all broken down into these smaller units for absorption.  Whey protein (from dairy) provides the […]

Are Carbs the Enemy?


For some people, the answer is yes. New research reveals that we all have a “carbohydrate tolerance level”. Put simply, this is the amount of carbohydrate intake an individual can tolerate before they show signs of metabolic disturbance. All individuals sit on a spectrum in this regard. Carbohydrate consumption is not detrimental to health – […]

Why Snacking is a GOOD thing!


Should we snack between meals? Eating three square meals a day used to be the catch-cry in years gone by. All of the current research puts this to bed, in favour of 5 smaller meals per day or 3 small meals & 2 planned snacks. However you label it, grazing through the day is the […]