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physical activity experts as well as answer your questions and let
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Are you finding it difficult to keep up your exercise
motivation? Or are you getting bored with your current exercise
Well, with so many new, exciting and (sometimes weird) exercise
trends popping up around the world, maybe it's time to throw
caution to the wind and give...
Are you looking for a way to add more Zen to your fitness
routine? Then maybe yoga is for you?
Did you know that yoga has been around for thousands of years?
It was first designed as a path to spiritual enlightenment. Today,
yoga has found huge popularity as a gentle form of...
Are you a shift worker or do you know someone who is a shift
worker? Then you'll be pleased to know we have just the thing for
We've recently developed a resource for shift workerscalled
Shifting Nutrition - A Shift Workers Guide to Nutrition.
Shift work can...
For some time now we have been recommended to go for
2&5™for good health. We all know this means consuming at
least two serves of fruit per day and at least five serves of
vegetables per day.
But what does a serve actually look like?
A serve is a set amount...
Take a look at your circle of friends. Do they like to get
physically active? Are they motivated to get the recommended 30
minutes of exercise a day? Or do you notice that exercise just
isn't a part of their routine? Actually, is it even part of
There is so much research...
We know physical activity has many health benefits and helps
reduce our risk of developing type 2 diabetes. But what happens
when we're injured? Should we 'keep moving' when we've got a
sprained ankle, iliotibial band issues (ITB) (owwww!), pulled a
hammy, or been struck down with all the...
The best type of exercise, is the exercise that you enjoy!
Choosing exercise or activities that you enjoy means you are
more likely to stick with it.
Any type of activity is good if it makes you move your body and
makes your muscles work more than...
There are so many diets in the media at the moment. There is the
paleo diet, the Mediterranean diet, the zone diet, the lemon detox
diet, the raw food diet, the macrobiotic diet - just to name a
There are TV commercials, newspapers articles and magazines all
reporting on how...
New research shows people who drink flavoured milk have a
heightened risk of type 2 diabetes, regardless of their body
The good news is, by swapping just one flavoured milk drink each
day for water, you can lower your risk of type 2 diabetes by up to
We know the benefits of regular physical activity include
reducing your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, but how effective
is it in helping to keep your waistline in check?
It turns out that you just can't outrun a bad diet!
New research published in...