Food labelling: a case of natural selection?

Packaged and convenience foods line the aisles of every supermarket. Riddled with mystery chemical ingredients such as stabilisers and preservatives, their labelling can be almost impossible to decipher. Food manufacturers know that health sells, and product labelling is the front line in getting the message across to time-poor shoppers. Buzz words like ‘lite’, ‘organic’, ‘scientifically […]
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Summer Body Warrior Challenge – Week 3 – Challenge 2

The aim of the challenge is to get through all of the exercises and repetitions in ANY order and in any rep numbers as quickly as you can. Keep track of reps and set that clock! Equipment ›› Stopwatch ›› Paper/pen ›› BB ›› DB ›› Weighted plate ›› Box or chair ›› Mat Before commencing, roughly draw up a table with […]
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Summer Body Warrior Challenge – wk2 strength

Use this strength session to compliment your wk2 cardio and step it up!  Equipment Weight plate 5kg, 10kg, 15kg Mat Cone This one is a tough one. So be ready to put that warrior paint on and bring it. This workout can be done indoors or outdoors, just ensure you have approx. a 20 m […]
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Summer Body Warrior Challenge – wk1 cardio

This week is all about finding your groove and familiarising yourself with the main movements you’ll do during the next four weeks. Equipment stopwatch two cones or markers (water bottles will do) two mats or towels Find a local park or oval and measure out approximately 100 metres. Place a cone or marker at each end […]
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Fat loss tricks for gym-goers

Some gym goers are oblivious to how the other half trains. Find out how many reps you should REALLY do to shed fat.. Do the opposite of everyone else It sounds like a Tony Robbins seminar, but if you want to be exceptional, look at what everybody else is doing and do the opposite. (Air […]
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Skipping for fat loss

Skipping is an excellent cardiovascular exercise that can be done almost anywhere. How to Simply push the couches back, pop on your favourite playlist and hop to it! The intensity of skipping means you can spend less time working out and when performed regularly you’ll see an increase in fitness, coordination and body tone. To […]
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Weight lifting rules

Once the penny drops that lifting weights is the best way to burn fat, it’s tempting to haul as much as you can and rep ‘til you drop. But your bravado may be a hot-body buzz kill. WH&F weight training guru Grant Lofthouse re-writes the rulebook CRITICAL RULE #1: Train more often For the last […]
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Forget about skinny

Hot products Sometimes, in an effort to fit into our skinny jeans, we can forget what being fit and healthy is all about. We love the simplicity of this pin: eat well, exercise. Image from efectivefatlossprogram.com
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Reverse lateral lunge single arm press

Target muscles: Quadriceps, Glutes, Adductors, Soleus, Hamstring, Deltoid With weights in hands, step laterally (sideways) then reverse lunge, lengthening spine. Pause in lunge position, raise same arm as outside leg to press weight above head, and lower. Repeat on other side. Reps/Recovery/Sets 12 to 15 reps x 3 sets; 30 seconds recovery between sets Want […]
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Happy Baby yoga pose

Feeling stressed? Relax your body with the Happy Baby yoga pose. How to Lift the legs up in the air, taking a hold of the outsides of your feet into Happy Baby. Pull the knees in towards your armpits and stack the ankles above the knees. Keep the core activated, and the hips on the […]
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