5 scientific ways to burn more fat

March 31, 2015

Fat loss tips that are PROVEN to work. Trust us, we asked the scientists. “We accumulate stored fat very fast,” says Dr Pablo Enriori, from Monash University’s Neurophysiology research group. “In 15 minutes you’re going to get a lot of insulin in circulation. This is induced to accumulate fat in tissue as well as used in the form of glucose for muscles.” “Six hours is when we start to store that…

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Coffee linked to weight gain

Can coffee cause weight gain? In some people caffeine can lead to hormonal changes that encourage fat storage. “When you consume caffeine, it sends a message to the pituitary gland in your brain to alert your adrenal glands to make adrenalin,” says Dr Libby Weaver, author of Rushing Woman’s Syndrome. “Your body thinks it is in danger so this causes a ‘fight or flight’ response, which leads your blood sugar…

March 31, 2015
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Best bread for weight loss?

  Trying to lose weight? You can still eat bread – just make sure you choose the healthiest type. Whole grain Choose whole grain bread if you are on a weight loss plan. The fibre will keep you fuller for longer, leaving less room for hunger spikes and excess calories. Rye bread Rye bread is another good option as it’s dense, meaning you’re less likely to overeat it, fibre-rich and…

March 31, 2015
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5 exercises to fire up your morning!

March 31, 2015

Boost your metabolism first thing in the morning with this full body workout from our head trainer Nikki Fogden-Moore.   1. Skipping Skipping is the ideal way to warm up on the spot. In fact, if you’re keen, I’d suggest putting some 2–3-minute skip sessions in between each exercise to rev up the cardio element. 1. Start slow to get a good rhythm – skip like you run, with one…

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5 foods to improve your memory

March 31, 2015

 Want to improve your memory? Try these 5 foods to boost your brain power. Pears and apples (with the skin on) This is high in quercetin, an antioxidant that appears to provide protection against brain degeneration shows research from Cornell University. Brown Rice This is brain friendly because it contains GABA (gamma-aminobutyric), an amino acid that helps prevent memory impairment. GABA is an important neurotransmitter (chemical messenger) in the brain…

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Foam roller Vs spiky ball

Self-massage using a foam roller or a spikey ball feels good, but it can also alleviate pain and prevent further injuries. But which is more effective?   Problem: Generalised pain or tightness; stretching fascia, or connective tissue. Solution: Foam roller “Foam rollers are great for stretching fascia, or connective tissue in the body,” says physiotherapist Alex Lakos (sboydpt.com.au.)   Problem:  Sharp pain, like a knot. Solution: Spiky ball.    “When…

March 31, 2015
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