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Exercise and eat less?

Exercise and eat less?

Do you get frustrated when you hear how much exercise you have to do just to burn the calories in a Mars Bar. Unfortunately too many people hear that and think exercise can't be effective for controlling your weight.

However, according to a recently published study physical activity indirectly modifies eating behavior and may suppress overeating by strengthening an area of the brain responsible f...


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Activity benefits accumulate

Activity benefits accumulate

Have you ever wondered whether the effort of staying fit is worth it?

Getting up early to exercise before work? Or fitting in some exercise after work when you really don't feel like it?

Perhaps the idea of holding off exercising until you retire and have more time is an appealing thought.

Especially given that the real impact of low levels of physical fitness and muscle strength occur in older...


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How exercise protects you from diabetes

The increasing prevalence of diabetes is a major concern for health professionals and politicians alike. And it should be. It has the potential to completely overwhelm an already stretched health system and result in huge costs to society.

It's amazing that countries like America and Australia are facing such a health disaster when, for most people, diabetes is preventable. A healthy diet and reg...


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The importance of core strength

The importance of core strength

A good friend of mine is currently experiencing 'significant' back pain. You know... the sort of pain that stops you doing what you enjoy and makes simple things like getting dressed and tying your shoe-laces almost impossible.

While there are numerous factors why someone might experience back pain, having weak core muscles increases your risk of getting a sore back.

Typically, when the word &qu...


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How to get stronger, safely

How to get stronger, safely

Many people try to get stronger by doing more. They think that if they do the same exercise every day and push themselves hard that they will improve quicker.

It's the "more is better" approach to fitness.

For example, if they want to be able to do 100 push-ups in a row, they try to do as many push-ups as possible every day.

If you did this, rather than get stronger, you're more likel...


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