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Too Old to Exercise?

You’re never to old to start exercising. You’re never too old to keep exercising. As we age, staying active remains important to enable us to stay healthy. The way we stay active may change, but the aim is still to be active and mobile throughout your life. How do I […]

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Drop Foot

Foot Drop  Foot Drop is a gait abnormality in which the dropping of the forefoot happens due to weakness, irritation or damage to the common fibular nerve including the sciatic nerve, or paralysis of the muscles in the anterior portion of the lower leg. It is usually a symptom of […]

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11 ways to Improve your Pull Ups

1) Don’t go to failure – As soon as you can’t get as high as the previous rep, the set is over. If your speed slows down noticeably the set is over. If you can’t go all the way of the previous rep, then your set is over. After that […]

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Hydration

Hydration during Exercise and Daily Activity Water is a vital part of how our body functions on a daily basis The amount of hydration needed varies according to the exercise effort, the external temperature and the current state of your health. Water assists in body hydration and regulating our body […]

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Nutritional Labels

Nutrition information panels provide information on the: ► average amount of energy (in kilojoules or both in kilojoules and kilocalories), ► Protein, ► Fat, ► Saturated Fat, ► Carbohydrate, ► Sugars ► and Sodium (a component of salt) ►Number or the name of any additives (e.g. monosodium glutamate = MSG […]

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Weight Loss

Weight loss is not an instant outcome, just as weight gain isn’t an instant outcome. It takes time, and effort; though is not as difficult as it may be perceived. The equation to experience weight loss is expressed two ways: Amount of Energy in + Type of energy in + Equivalent […]

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Lacking Motivation?

Lacking motivation and want to find your way forward to keep your body in the right shape ?   Motivation results from Adversity, Passion, Peer Acceptance, Discovery, Achievement, Self Perception and Intrinsic Motivation……  Means to a Goal Adversity …illness or death of a loved one…desire to re focus away from […]

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Iron Sources

Foods Rich in Iron Well absorbed Iron Sources   (haem iron) Trim lamb grilled 125 grams 6.8 Pate Chicken Liver 60 grams 5.3 Lean Beef Mince 125 grams 4.3 Lean Beef Sirloin 125 grams 3.9 Pork leg Steak 125 grams 1.5 Salmon Canned 125 grams 1.5 Chicken Breast Skinless 125 grams […]

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Magnesium Sources

Calcium Variances: Symptoms: Insomnia, anxiety, nervousness, depression, fatigue, muscle / joint pains, muscle spasms / cramps, high stomach acid, osteoporosis, seizures, birth defects, miscarriage, high blood pressure, irregular heart beat, cardiovascular disease, hemorrhagic stroke, aneurysms, PMS, dysmenorrhea (painful periods), rickets, higher risk for some cancers. Magnesium Variances: Symptoms: Irregular heart […]

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Physical Activity Guidelines for Over 65s

Physical Activity Recommendations for Older Australians (65 years and older) Being physically active and staying fit and healthy will help you to get the most out of life, whatever your age. These recommendations are designed to help older Australians achieve sufficient physical activity for good health as they age. They […]

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