Computers, TVs, remote controls, fancy cars, home automation, iPads, PlayStations… As technology continues to advance to all we want it to be and more, and our quest for convenience becomes further fulfilled; we must ask ourselves the question…is this really what we want?
MAKE EXERCISE A PRIORITY. It’s a New Year, make the commitment to get in shape. We make time in our lives for things that are important to us. If you are serious about losing weight and feeling healthy, then exercise MUST be a priority in your life. Organise your diary at the start of the week to factor in time for exercise every day so it becomes part of your daily routine- just like brushing your teeth. Concede that sometimes you are going to be pressed for time so you may have to be creative with the type of exercise you perform.
With Valentine’s Day approaching, what better time to tighten your tooshy and trim down your tummy! It’s one of those special days where it’s important you’re feeling on top of your game… and willing to flash a bit of skin with confidence!!
Read on for some simple moves you can perform at work (yes, be prepared for awkward looks from colleagues) to get you headed towards a new and sexier you this Valentine’s Day!
So you’ve toned your toush and tightened you triceps, but what is it that you’re doing for your tummy?
In the midst of what has been a fantastic summer and with some sunny days still to come, it’s never too late to start working on that mid-section and being a site to behold as you stroll the sands!
Read on for some tricks of the trade for flattening your belly!
I’m too tired to do anything after work. I don’t know where to start. I’ll start tomorrow. I don’t have time. I have children to take care of. Sound familiar? All these ‘one liners’ are common excuses when one is confronted with the challenge of starting a new exercise program.
This month I thought we’d seek to dispel a few common exercise myths that are regularly asked during my day-to-day work in the fitness and health industry. Inspired by one of my female clients who took an enormous amount of convincing before she would even lift a 1kg dumb-bell for fear of ‘looking like a body builder’ I want to address five of these myths. Here we go…
Nothing spells out beanies, jackets, fireplaces, dreary weather and an extra row of chocolate more than winter. Unfortunately what comes with these guilty pleasures is every excuse known to man not to train and ensure we stay on track with our exercise regimes. Winter is in fact the perfect opportunity to throw on an extra layer, hit the gym, burn a few extra kilojoules and get us ready to turn heads come the first day of summer.
An exciting month for all you competition lovers - Jenny Craig is giving their valued clients the opportunity to win a heart rate monitor, to complement your exercise regimes in the coming winter months.
Inspired by this theme, I thought we’d put on our sports science hats and I’d let you all in on the secrets of how monitoring your heart rate during exercise can optimize results.
Think that might be ‘over your head’? Think again! All it takes is a basic understanding of the fundamentals… all provided for you below.
Posh Spice, Heidi Klum, Miranda Kerr, Katie Holmes. What is one thing they’ve all got in common? Their ability to make new mums feel the pressure to bounce back into shape just days after having a baby.
What’s something else they have in common? A full time nutritionist, nanny, trainer, cleaner, gardener….get my drift? Not really a realistic approach for the everyday Australian family.
With romance in the air, and the ever so awkward Valentine’s Day gift looming, why not get two for the price of NONE this lovers’ season with a gift to treat both yourself and your partner!
Whichever way you look at it, working out with your partner has its benefits! So this Valentine’s Day, why not change things up from the regular, boring, standard flowers and dinner combo and do something physically active and fun with a partner or friend… Just remember, it’ll make you look better in your underwear!
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