Lower leg lift combo

July 2, 2015

  Want a core of steel? Challenge your stability with this lower leg lift. TOP TIP: Remember to engage your core throughout and use your arms for balance. It may help if you focus on something directly infront of you. Repeat for 60 seconds and follow with a plank reach. Workout from Nikki Fogden-Moore {nomultithumb}   Fitness

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The MIND diet ‘reduces risk of Alzheimer’s’

The MIND diet may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s by up to 53%. What is it? The MIND diet is an acronym for Mediterranean-DASH intervention for neurodegenerative delay, fusing the acclaimed Med diet and DASH (dietary approaches to stop hypertension). Strictly following the MIND diet could markedly drop the odds of developing Alzheimer’s disease according to journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia. A study showed that the diet reduced the risk of…

June 19, 2015
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Chest press with resistance band

June 10, 2015

The standing chest press strengthens the chest muscles, the pectoralis major and minor, as well as the front fibres of the deltoid shoulder muscle. How to 1. Attach the centre of the band to a stationary object and hold one end in each hand 2. Stand with your back to the attachment, elbows bent and shoulders abducted to 90 degrees (upper arm level with shoulder) so that your hands are…

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Dealing with denial – a step-by-step guide

It’s one thing to have an addiction – acknowledging it is another thing. Here’s a step-by-step guide to moving out of denial and into recovery. Pre-contemplation Sure, your chocolate/shopping/Facebook habit might be hunky-dory, it might be – or you could be in this stage. “The first step to breaking free from addiction is knowing you have a problem, finding the source to the problem, and finding other ways to deal with…

June 3, 2015
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Circuit training

Try this combo of cardio and strength exercises for a workout like no other. “Start with a longer aerobic cardio to warm up, such as 10-minute bike, then 10-minute cross trainer and then 10-minute treadmill at an easy to medium intensity – or just 30 minutes of one of these without rest periods – followed by a high intensity interval circuit,” says personal trainer and traithlete Sarah Menlove. Complete the…

May 21, 2015
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7 ways to boost your self-esteem

Do you have low self-esteem? Learn how to boost your confidence with these simple tips. Your self image is tied to what you feel others think of you. It is also influenced by your personality and whether you’re an introvert or extrovert, as well as the standards you set yourself; for example, whether you’re a perfectionist, a high achiever or whether you are laid back and tend to roll with…

May 21, 2015
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Side stretch

Feeling stiff? This is a great stretch for the side of the body. Nikki Fogden-Moore shows us how.   Side stretch 1. For the side stretch, start on knees, shoulder-width apart, and reach arms above head. 2. Hold arms out straight at sides to balance, looking straight ahead. 3. Support yourself with your right arm straight down and push right knee out diagonally while sliding left leg powerfully out to…

April 26, 2015
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Courtney Thorpe’s health and fitness tips

Miss World Australia Courtney Thorpe share’s her health and fitness secrets. On diet To me, a healthy diet is a balanced diet. It isn’t about completely banning foods you love, especially at a celebration when everyone around you is indulging! Treat yourself, try not to feel guilty about it (I know, it’s easier said than done), and go back to your usual diet afterwards. I always have almonds in my…

April 17, 2015
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10 weight loss rules to swear by

April 7, 2015

Ideal Bodies Online’s Sue Heintze shares some key tips. 1. Eat more vegies Not only are vegies low in calories and packed with nutrients, but they also have a high thermic effect, meaning they use a lot of energy just to digest (particularly if eaten raw or as close to raw as you can  manage). 2. Train with challenging weights in the six-to-12 rep range Adding lean muscle (called hypertrophy)…

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Colon cleansing for weight loss?

It’s tipped as a fast way to flush away festive excesses. But do you really need a colonic? You’ve got to give it to the colonic industry. No other sphere of medicine has managed to make private business quite so glamorous; it seems that as long as it’s in the confines of a dedicated clinic, a bowel motion is a modern badge of honour. A statement that you make mistakes,…

April 7, 2015
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