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Creating Good Habits

Creating Good Habits

It’s pretty typical that we start off the new year with great intentions but then life happens and things get in the way. Before we know it, we’re back into the old habits instead of solidifying the new ones. If this sound familiar, let’s look at a few strategies to help new habits stick:

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What Happens During Recovery?

What Happens During Recovery?

Building recovery time into any training program is important because this is the time that the body adapts to the stress of exercise and the real training effect takes place. Recovery also allows the body to replenish energy stores and repair damaged tissues.

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New Year Resolutions or SMART goals?

New Year Resolutions or SMART goals?

Happy New Year! January is here again, the stress of the holidays is over (hopefully!), and it’s a time to begin looking forward to what we want to achieve over the next 12 months. Many of us make promises to ourselves that this year will be different form the last;...

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Breathe in, breathe out, repeat…

Breathe in, breathe out, repeat…

We all breathe all day, every day, automatically and often without being conscious of it. But how often do you actively think about your breath and deliberately use it to help your fitness performance or to reduce stress? Many of us only use a mere third of our lung...

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The Importance of Sleep

The Importance of Sleep

We’ve all heard that a good night’s sleep is important, but not many of us are aware of how integral sleep is to our overall wellbeing. Sleep specialists – or polysomnographers – suggest that we get between 7 to 8 hours of shut-eye a night and they suggest that that going to bed around 10pm is the most effective time to hit the pillow.

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Holiday Travel Tips

Holiday Travel Tips

As the holidays approach, many of us will be spending long hours travelling to spend time with family and friends.  In addition to racking up those air miles and frequent flyer rewards, we also often accumulate aches and pains from sitting in cramped airplane seats...

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Tips for a healthy lower back

Tips for a healthy lower back

Do you suffer from lower back pain, or simply want to protect your lower back from injury? Simple exercises that target core stability and keep the lower back moving safely can significantly reduce lower back pain levels and help protect against future injury. Motion...

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