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Weight Loss Technology: Gimmick or Game Changer?

Weight Loss Technology:  Gimmick or Game Changer?

One of the latest trends in weight loss is the use of technology to help people get fit, to get a better picture of their movement and exercise habits. Gadgets such as the Wii Fit (a few years old now), and these fit bands, connected to smart phones and tablets, are selling by the bag load.

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( Posted in: Losing Weight )

Why should you do strength training?

Why should you do strength training?

Strength training is one of the most important aspects of any core strength exercise program. Yes, it is important to do cardio workouts and stretching, but the core to any weight program or general health exercise program must include strength training.

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Strength training helps prevent type 2 diabetes

Strength training helps prevent type 2 diabetes

Strength training can boost your metabolism, help you lose weight, decrease body fat and stabilise your blood glucose levels. This helps reduce the risk of Type 2 Diabetes.  Type 2 Diabetes is ‘diabetes by choice’, harsh but true! Having Type 2 Diabetes is completely up to you. This is because it is caused by your diet and your lifestyle. 

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Strength Training Exercises for Back Pain Relief

Strength Training Exercises for Back Pain Relief

Strength training is an essential part of any program for relief from back pain. The muscles in the back are specifically designed to support the spine and when these muscles work correctly they reduce the amount of stress being loaded into the joints. 

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Change or die

Change or die

Harsh as it sounds this statement is true for some many people. Whether you are referring to a child who does not look before crossing the road or a 49 year old over weight male with type 2 diabetes, the concept is the same. If you do not change what you are doing then I your behaviour may kill you. 

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Will I be Fat for Life, or can I change?

Will I be Fat for Life, or can I change?
It is that time of year where the all these amazing weight loss shows come on TV, selling the idea that you can lose weight and achieve your fitness dreams. But can you? 
 
Unfortunately, as seen time and time again, the majority of these people who participate in these reality TV shows put their weight back once the cameras stop rolling.
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Why do you do what you do?

Why do you do what you do?

Our behaviour dictates who we are. It is one of the strongest predictors for what we think, and for what is important to us in our life. In fact, it is not what you say which is reapply important, it is how you act, treat yourself and others, which is the true representation of who you are.

People often say one thing, but if there is no synergy with their behaviour, what they say means absolutely nothing. Talk is cheap. So when you say- I have to lose weight, or- I want to get fit, or- I need to improve my health, just saying it does nothing to help achieve your goal.

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Losing Weight While you Sleep - Part 1

Losing Weight While you Sleep - Part 1

How can sleep help you lose weight? 

It seems like the perfect plan, along with the magic pill which will burn kilos off you while you, supposedly, do nothing.

Losing weight while you sleep, is possible, but it is not something you can do without some work involved.

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What is this Ice Bucket Challenge all about?

What is this Ice Bucket Challenge all about?

Recently, I was challenged to take part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. You may have seen some celebrities around the world taking part, pouring buckets of ice over their heads, and nominating other people to do the same. And THEN remembering to remind people to donate.

But what is the ice bucket challenge all about? What is it in aid of? And why ice? Why not a running challenge, or a laying in the warm sun drinking mojitos challenge?

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( Posted in: Motivation )