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Exercise is one of the few things that all researchers agree has additional health elements. But does it matter where you do your exercise? Does a gym work-out have the same health benefits as a bootcamp in an outdoor area? The truth is any exercise is better than no exercise, doctor and researcher Sandro Demaio…

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Times have changed, women are no longer discouraged from lifting weights for fear they will become ‘too muscly’. The benefits of strength training are now recognised in the Federal Government’s Physical Activity Guidelines, which recommend a minimum of twice-weekly muscle strengthening exercise – with no difference between the sexes. The benefits of strength training include:…

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Being self employed is fun but hard work. You set your own hours, but also wear many hats within your own business. From admin to marketing to book keeping, you’ve got to do it all. Here are some helpful tools that may make your life a bit easier, or at least more efficient. Communications &…

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The answer is Yes. A study, by Western State Colorado University, has found older adults were able to adapt to personalised cardio-respiratory and functional/resistance training and improve health-related fitness to the same extent as younger people. However the exception, in the physical fitness findings, between the older adult and younger people, is that older people…

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Resilience is identified as one of the factors that helps individuals overcome difficult times. In business a resilient team is just as important as a resilient individual. However, while individual resilience is built independently, team resiliency can only be cultivated by leadership. Research, by “Harvard Business Review”, of nearly 2,000 NCAA coaches has identified 3…

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A new study from the JAMA Internal Medicine has found, daily steps increase the life span however there is no difference in life span between taking 10000 steps a day or 7500 steps a day. This study has tracked the daily activities steps and speed of 16,741 women from ages 62 to 101 (mean age…

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New research has found exercise may effect the body differently depending on the time of the day. A recent study from University of Copenhagen has found morning and evening exercise effects the body differently. Morning exercise can enhance metabolism function, while exercising in the evening can affect the energy expenditure. Circadian rhythm plays an important…

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Fast tempo music can motivate your clients to do high-intensity exercise (HIIT) based on recent study. A study investigated HIIT sessions under three different conditions, including; motivational music condition, no audio condition and a podcast that was devoid of music condition, have found a greater enjoyment of HIIT and raised heart rates and peak power…

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Riding a bike, swimming a stroke, even doing zumba – if you do any activity over a period of time, the chances are you are performing without conscious effort – your body knows exactly what it has to do and performs it unconsciously. But is this ‘memory’ in the muscles or in our brain? Researchers…

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Starting and sticking to a regular exercise program can be challenging for many of us. We get busy, we get lazy… But research has shown that incidental, high-intensity physical activity can produce health benefits, even if it’s done in 30-second bursts spread over the day. Carrying heavy shopping up the stairs, running to catch the…

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