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Brain-Boosting Exercise

Exercise 101:  It builds muscle, and increases fitness, and can make life a little easier - and not just physically! It's well known that exercise and physical activity helps you maintain good physical health. Did you know that exercise is good for your mental health too? Maybe you've heard that it's a primary treatment recommendation … Continue reading Brain-Boosting Exercise

Cauliflower Hash

Hash is traditionally a dish of meat and chopped potatoes. This spin on it is vegetarian and low-carb, but no less tasty! Cauliflower is substituted for the potatoes and the umami flavor that the meat traditionally provides comes from a dose of parmesan cheese. If you like a bit of spice, a sprinkle of chili … Continue reading Cauliflower Hash

My Knee Hurts. Who Should I Go See?

Man or woman needs knee pain relief

On first appearances, your knee is a simple joint. It doesn't move as much as the hip or shoulder. It's got fewer bony parts to worry about than the elbow does. And it's built to hold your body weight, all day every day, so it's pretty sturdy. But many things can create knee pain, and … Continue reading My Knee Hurts. Who Should I Go See?

Increasing The Evidence For Food As Medicine

We all know that eating nutritious food helps keep you healthy. Now a research study in California is aiming to demonstrate just how much your diet can actually impact you. Over the next three years, researchers from the University of California San Francisco and Stanford will evaluate how a healthy, nutritious diet and nutrition education … Continue reading Increasing The Evidence For Food As Medicine

How do I become stronger physically without going to the gym?

I don’t have (or want) a gym membership. What can I do every day to get stronger? Muscle mass naturally decreases with age, about 1% per year from your mid-30s onward. Strength decreases along with that loss. This is easy to ignore – when you’re in your 30s, 40s, 50s, it’s easy to not notice … Continue reading How do I become stronger physically without going to the gym?

Client Question: Should I Exercise When I’m Sick?

Another great question from one of our exercise physiology clients in St Lucia: Should I exercise when I'm sick? In broad terms, moderate exercise and good fitness support good health. But improving your fitness levels doesn't guarantee that you'll never catch a cold or the flu. Here are your science-supported guidelines for exercising when you're … Continue reading Client Question: Should I Exercise When I’m Sick?

Caring For Chronic Knee Pain

Man or woman needs knee pain relief

Your knees do so much work for you. What can you do to take care of them? Ongoing, chronic knee pain is a common complaint, and made more common by numerous causes. Whether you have stiff and slightly swollen knees from osteoarthritis, referred pain from tight muscles in the hip and thigh, or an old … Continue reading Caring For Chronic Knee Pain

Client Question: Is morning exercise or evening exercise better for weight loss?

Great question from one of our personal training clients in Taringa this last week: Should I do my workouts in the morning or the evening for better weight loss?  When it comes to working out, most of us want to maximize the results we get, so it would make sense to work out when your … Continue reading Client Question: Is morning exercise or evening exercise better for weight loss?

What gym equipment will give me the best cardio workout?

To improve cardiovascular fitness, you need to challenge your cardiovascular system. Simply put, that means moving your body in a way that increases your heart rate and makes you breath harder. Of course, you can get fit without a gym membership, but the variety of cardio machines under one roof can make your cardio workout … Continue reading What gym equipment will give me the best cardio workout?