Are You Making These Common Workout Mistakes?

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Technique on point… Michael Cunico shows us how it is D-O-N-E.

There’s no denying that the gym can be a daunting place. So many machines. So many people. SO MUCH TERROR. Unfortunately, when this lack of knowledge is coupled with an inability to ask for help you’ve got a recipe for disaster. A quick scan around the gym before a workout often has me cringing involuntarily – I see a lot of people doing some pretty questionable things. So this week I sat down with Fitness First’s National Personal Training Manager, Michael Cunico, to chat to him about the most common mistakes he sees around the gym. And this is what he had to say…

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Stop Skipping Breakfast! 3 Make-Ahead Ideas from Zoe Bingley-Pullin

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It’s no secret that a good breakfast sets you up for a good day. It’s also no secret that a scary number us are still either making poor choices or skipping it altogether. I sat down with nutritionist, chef and Vitasoy ambassador Zoe Bingley-Pullin to uncover what exactly makes a good breakfast (and I stole a few recipes for you while I was at it). [Read more…]

The Ride to Conquer Cancer – Lara Witchard

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Winning isn’t always about how many reps you can do, how fast you can run or how thoroughly you’re beating the person next to you. Sometimes the act of being able to compete at all is more than you imagined as a possibility.

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Five Simple Tips for Boosting Your Immune System This Winter

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Winter: love it or hate it (I’m definitely in the latter group) there’s no denying that it brings with it a raft of nasty illnesses. Boost your immune system and get through winter unscathed with a little help from these top tips from Rosemary Eddowes, Naturopathic Herbalist at the stunning Solar Springs Retreat in Bundanoon. [Read more…]

Meditation for Beginners – Five Tips for Getting Started

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Meditation is one of those things that I’ve always put in the too-hard basket, alongside learning to sew a button and use my pressure cooker. But it turns out meditation is really not that difficult at all. Actually neither is the pressure cooker… but I’m still not great on the sewing a button front. [Read more…]

Five Health Mistakes to Avoid this Weekend

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It’s almost the weekend. Which means it’s time to let your hair down, right? Right! Well, to a certain extent anyway. You know I’m a huge advocate of balance, but that doesn’t mean that now is the time to go out and attempt to break the world record for most damage you can do to your body in a single 48 hour period. [Read more…]

The Benefits of Ubiquinol Supplementation

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There’s no doubt that we are currently living through the golden age of the supplement. But with more options out there than you can poke a stick at – let alone figure out how to pronounce – how on earth are we supposed to know what’s what? [Read more…]

Five Tips for Getting a Better Night’s Sleep

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Sleep. Most of us love it, and most of us probably don’t get enough of it, the implications of which can be both physiological and psychological. Sleep is when your mind and body rest and rejuvenate, and a disturbed sleep can negatively affect your mental state, as well as impact your immune and nervous systems. [Read more…]