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What are ProBiotic and PreBiotic?

What Are Probiotics? Probiotics are live bacteria beneficial for your digestive system and your general health. Your body contains both good and bad bacteria. Probiotics are often referred o as good bacteria because they help maintain optimal bacterial balance in your digestive system. Good bacteria are naturally found in your […]

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Amino Acids and their Role in your Body

Amino Acids and their Role in the Body   Amino acids build muscle, instigate chemical reactions in the body, transport nutrients, help prevent illness, and carry out many other functions. Amino acid deficiency can result in decreased immunity, digestive problems, depression, fertility issues, lower mental alertness, slowed growth in children, and […]

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How Food is Digested in your Body

Your body must injest and absorb nutrients such as proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and water to survive. Your digestive system includes processes like chewing (mouth), swallowing (peristalsis) enzymes and digestive juices (Stomach and small intestine) to break down the nutrients into parts small enough for your body to convert […]

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Protein Intake for Older Adults

Protein Intake for Older Adults Current Australian Nutritional guidelines for adults of any age recommend 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight. However, healthy people over the age of approximately 65 need more protein than people of a lesser age to help support  muscle mass.  In 2013, an international […]

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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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