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Myth Buster – Rest is key .. but for how long?

As humans we all need to rest! No we don’t get our power from solar energy although that does contribute but at the end of the day, we need sleep that thing we do at night where we lie there and not be active. It is amazingly boring but surprisingly good for you! Now I […]

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Stability in the right direction

How many steps do you take a day?  10,000? 3895? 500?  Or are you not that sad and don’t keep count?  Maybe you guys have a fitbit or a pedometer which keeps count for you to see how many miles you have done.  Either way, if each one of us counts the amount we use […]

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Stretch compounds to ease muscle and joint stiffness

For everybody who participates in a sport or regular activity they will experience muscle stiffness and joint pains.  For those who address this and don’t like the feeling of walking like a donkey they will stretch out the area of concern.  However, stretching that muscle itself might not be sufficient enough or efficient to ease […]

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Introduction to lower body Dysfunction – Say wahhhhhhh? !

Now what does lower dysfunction mean you ask? Without indulging in too much science as that might bore most of you, the simple answer is….Problems with your lower body.  There I answered your question without complicating things! The human body is an interlinked kinetic chain which relies on each component to function optimally in order […]

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Who’s slouching now ?

By now you guys know a little bit about nutrition, exercises and general lifestyle pointers.  Now let’s dive a little bit in to muscle groups and how they communicate with each other.  It’s not boring honest! If you didn’t already know, our muscles work in conjunction with each other to execute movement patterns.  Just like […]

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Back on track

Isn’t it a pain in the ass when you’re doing so well towards achieving your goal/goals and you fall down with an injury?  Short answer – Yes ! It’s like you’ve been pummeled by a meteor 6 feet under whilst you’re on the home straight and it’s not a good feeling let me tell you […]

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Essential Mineral – Magnesium

We know that protein, fats and carbohydrates are important for our growth and development.  We also know that proteins help us build and repair muscles, fats a major constitute of our body and carbohydrates our main energy source.  However, we disregard our essential vitamins and minerals and pay no attention to them.  It’s like paying […]

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Running with ITB syndrome – You don’t want it!

ITB syndrome stands for Iliotibial band syndrome and is not your friend!  This usually occurs with runners as they continuously pound the tarmac causing pressure to build up in their lower limbs.  Let’s just have a look at what ITB syndrome is all about first. Your iliotibial band runs down from your pelvis and attaches […]

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The fat hormone?

You must be thinking – The fat hormone ?  Is there really a hormone called fat ?? Well the straight answer is – no.  But there are hormones out there which are contributors to fat deposition around our body.  In this blog we shall browse over 1 hormone in particular which leads to fat gain […]

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