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7 SIGNS OF AN UNHEALTHY EXERCISE HABIT

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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.

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Alcohol and Fitness

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Enjoying a glass or two is fine in moderation, but it’s important to understand how alcohol can affect your sporting and exercise efforts, so we’ve got the lowdown:

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Reasons to drink more water today!

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We’ve all heard how we should drink more water. The main reason for drinking water daily is to replace fluid loss from activities, especially when you’re working out. Our bodies lose a lot of fluid through sweat, which is great, but this water needs to be replaced.

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Antonio Decaro's Transformation Story

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"Today is the 1 yr anniversary of the day I [Antonio Decaro] decided to change my life forever and go for my weight loss surgery. Just so you people know, the surgery isn't an answer but a tool.

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Enhancing Your Daily Walk

 Enhancing Your Daily Walk

Health experts are always tell us that walking is the simplest way to get fit and they're right. Based on research, a 20 minute walk every day will induce anti-aging benefits that could add an extra 3 to 7 years.

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Healthy Lunch Ideas

Healthy Lunch Ideas

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Packing your own lunch is a great way to save money and calories since you can control exactly what goes in.

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Make Your Life Easier

Make Your Life EasierDo you have a thousand things to do? Can’t remember where you left your keys? Balancing work, home and a healthy lifestyle can be difficult.

By concentrating on managing to simplify a few things in your life can help decrease stress and increase attentiveness. Here are a few simple ways to get started.

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Eight Techniques to Cope with Headaches Naturally

Eight Techniques to Cope with Headaches Naturally

Nobody enjoys having a headache, and you constantly have them you know the negative effect they have on your ability to function. Try these natural solutions before taking a pain reliever.

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How to Prevent Splints

How to Prevent Splints

Also known as medial tibial stress syndrome, ‘shin splints’ refers to the pain you get along the front of your shin anywhere between the knee and ankle.

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5 Signs You're Overtraining

5 Signs You're Overtraining

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 recover which can bring progress to a standstill, or even send it backwards.

Everyone is different so there’s no exact formula for how much exercise is the right amount. How quickly your body recovers is affected by experience, intensity, how often you train, nutrition, sleep and other lifestyle factors. But there are a few tell-tale signs it might be time to pull it back a little.

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Diet Mistakes that Slow Your Metabolism

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Whether it’s your heart beating, nerves communicating or muscles pumping – your metabolism works 24/7 and is the source of your energy. To carry out these bodily functions, we require energy that ultimately comes from our food. Metabolic rate is affected by many factors, including our age, weight and genetics.

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Your Quality of Sleep Matters

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QUALITY VS. QUANTITY

For an ideal sleep you need to go through several stages. Two of these phases are particularly important: Deep sleep is the most restorative stage of sleep when the body repairs itself, and studies suggest the most damaging effects of sleep deprivation are from inadequate deep sleep.

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Improving your balance

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While usually overlooked, good balance is an important factor for your overall health and injury prevention.  Poor balance can lead to falls and injury, especially for older people. By developing greater balance, you’ll improve your coordination and postural stability.

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Margarita Pappas Transformation Story

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For one to say you have achieved your goal in fitness is ignorance. I started my journey at Matrix fitness club in 2009 after a mentally abusive relationship. After six months of working out I met Herv, one of the best trainers Matrix had to offer.

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Bulimia & Nutrition

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It’s not easy to admit to other people that you have a problem. My problem is/was bulimia. Over the past six months I have made changes, difficult and scary changes, to get myself well again. Whilst I would not consider myself bulimic anymore, I do not have (and probably never will have) a comfortable relationship with food. 

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Massage for Muscle Recovery - Enhance Your Fitness

Massage for Muscle Recovery - Enhance Your Fitness

There are various types of massage therapy – deep tissue, Swedish, sports and many more. The type of session you have should be discussed with your massage therapist and based upon your specific therapeutic goals. While massage therapy is often both seen and advertised as a means of relaxation, which has health benefits all its own, there are other physiological benefits that we should not ignore.

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The Importance of Antioxidants in Fitness

The Importance of Antioxidants in Fitness

When we think of athletes and active people, we certainly don’t think of exercise being dangerous to their health. It makes sense that active people would be healthier than sedentary ones. The truth is, exercise and strenuous physical activity can increase our oxygen consumption in order to meet our energy demands.

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