Pregnancy has many wild physiological rides: from your growing belly, to loosened ligaments, surges in hormones and fluctuating blood pressure. We speak to the experts to discuss the benefits of exercising during pregnancy.   “Pregnancy was once considered a time for rest, when women were advised to take it easy and refrain from participating in […]

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Does the idea of crawling through mud, navigating obstacles or running through the wilderness sound like your idea of fun? Then adventure racing could be for you. Part The Amazing Race, part obstacle course, adventure racing has been gaining momentum in recent years. From the world renowned Tough Mudder to Spartan Race and lesser known routes, here’s […]

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Most successful people share one thing in common: a lot of hard work. In the words of American inventor Thomas Edison, “success is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.” If you’re climbing your way to the top, you’ll relate to the challenges of long days and wavering minds. Given the average person has an attention span of […]

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Stress, tension, worry, panic – everyone could say they’ve experienced some form of anxiety in some way, shape or form. Shockingly, anxiety disorders now affect 40 million adults worldwide. As a result, scientists are trying to determine the best way to treat this mental health disorder. The verdict? One of the most effective treatments can be […]

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Workouts are easier with music. Whether your library swings toward pop, rock, indie or rap, countless studies show that you really can’t beat a good quality playlist to motivate you and maximise your performance in the gym. In fact, a study by Olympic sports psychologist Professor, Peter Terry, found elite athletes who trained with music […]

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Each day thousands across the globe hit the gym and eat their carefully chosen foods in order to feel good and perform at their best.  We all know that exercise is great for us and years of evidence support this. Exercising is good for our health – period. The endorphin rush that comes with a […]

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Believe it or not, exercise can be unhealthy if overdone. It’s known as overtraining. When we exercise, we push our body, and this is normal. The exertion stimulates our muscles and cardiovascular system, which makes us fitter. But when we increase the frequency of our training, or up the intensity level, our bodies struggle to […]

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Imagine standing in front of the mirror, naked. Your eyes take in the curves, bumps, rolls, freckles, splotches and lines of your body and you smile. You smile because for the first time you see your body in a completely new light. Your body is no longer a source of pain, embarrassment or discomfort.  The […]

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The word ‘cardio’ is often met with a visceral response; you either love or loathe it. If you’re in camp ‘loving it’, you’re in the minority. Over the past few years gym-goers have been encouraged to ditch long periods on the treadmill in favour of shorter, high intensity sessions. HIIT (high intensity interval training) has […]

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