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How the SQUAT will improve your life.
How the SQUAT will improve your life. 960 640 Geoff

Council clean-up days are a boon for scrap metal merchants – every six months our road sides are littered with countless (and useless) abdominal trainers and home gyms, and to be honest, it is probably a good thing as the…

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Insulin Friend or Foe? in 10 Bullet Points
Insulin Friend or Foe? in 10 Bullet Points 960 733 Janie

The hormone insulin is a double edge sword. Here is why in 10 bullet points. Insulin’s main job is to maintain our blood glucose levels. Glucose must be maintained within a very narrow range – or we will die –…

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Dietary Debate – The Misunderstanding of “Paleo”
Dietary Debate – The Misunderstanding of “Paleo” 960 640 Janie

There is an interesting debate going on at the moment between mainstream nutrition experts and the rapidly growing community of real food supporters. A lot of this debate has been amplified because high-profile Australian Chef Pete Evans has become a…

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Why you must read and understand food labels.
Why you must read and understand food labels. 1024 683 Geoff

Ever wondered why they make food labels so small? Yes, so they fit on the packet, but if you also said “so they are hard to read” you would also be right. And there is a very good reason for…

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Make Time NOW for your Health, or Later for Disease…
Make Time NOW for your Health, or Later for Disease… 960 640 Janie

Did you know that 1 in 2 men (and 1 in 3 women) will be diagnosed with cancer before their 85th birthday and that rate is growing? Did you know that over 60% of people are now overweight or obese…

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Why counting calories probably won’t help you lose weight
Why counting calories probably won’t help you lose weight 960 639 Janie

Eating less and exercising more has been the gold standard of weight loss treatment for the last few decades. Overweight people are told that if they can just cut their portion sizes and start exercising that their energy expenditure will…

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Exercise at higher intensity and get faster results
Exercise at higher intensity and get faster results 960 640 Geoff

Burn more calories in less time, build lean body tissue and increase your metabolic rate. You do not need to spend hours to get a great benefit from exercise. In fact, research shows that long, slow cardiovascular workouts (walking, jogging,…

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The best nutrition expert… is you
The best nutrition expert… is you 960 640 Janie

In the 1970’s the science of nutritionism was born. This is when we decided that food wasn’t just food – but it was a substance that contained nutrients that we needed to consume in the right ratios for good health.…

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Fat Loss, Not Weight Loss
Fat Loss, Not Weight Loss 960 640 Janie

Anyone can lose weight by cutting calories or replacing meals with shakes, but this is losing “weight”, not losing “fat”. Losing weight means losing muscle, decreased bone mass, lost water and leaves you malnourished, hungry and with a low metabolism…

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Would you like butter or margarine with your vegetable oil?
Would you like butter or margarine with your vegetable oil? 960 672 Janie

Recently Baker’s Delight did a survey to find out whether Australians preferred margarine or butter with their hot cross buns. They found out that 84% of us prefer butter which is fantastic – it is great to see so many…

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