Dr Peter Brukner ‘Fat Load of Good’

Peter Brukner fat load of good

Your ‘Food is Medicine’ was a concept originally attributed to the founder of modern medicine – Hippocrates.  Ironically today very few in the medical community have a deep understanding of nutrition.  This is not a criticism of modern medicine – but a reflection on how far the training of our medical community has been taken away from understanding the most important factor in fighting chronic diseases, many cancers, inflammation, pain and mental health – and…

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Common Running Injuries

Running Injury

Written by; Isabella Peters (Bach Ex Sci) (Master ExPhys current) If you are a runner you will understand there is nothing worse than an injury.  Injuries lead to interruptions to your training, potentially months of rehabilitation and a reduction in performance.  Whether you’re a ‘weekend warrior’ or a high-performance athlete, avoiding injury is vital to your ongoing enjoyment and continual improvement with your running. In this article we overview the most common running injuries and…

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Effect of Exercise on Fatty Liver Disease

Fatty Liver Disease

Your liver is the largest internal organ of your body. Its major function is to filter blood coming from the digestive tract before passing it to the rest of the body.   As such, the liver plays a role in detoxification, protein synthesis and aids in the production of chemicals for digestion. While your body stores fat in various regions for energy and insulation; when excessive fat builds up in your liver it is called fatty…

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The Importance of Ankle Mobility

Ankle Mobility

During squatting do you struggle to get your hips below parallel?  Are your heels raising off the ground during a squat? These common dysfunctions in movement can both be a sign of a lack of ankle mobility. Ankle mobility is often neglected but important for adequate performance of many movement patterns in your exercise and training. Many people struggle with the depth of their squat; and while this could be due to tight musculature or tightness…

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Best Mode of Exercise for Weight Loss

The Science of Weight Loss  During exercise the human body uses predominantly fat and carbohydrate as a fuel source. The ratio (percentage) of the fuel source used depends on the intensity and the duration of the exercise.  During high intensity exercise, the body will rely heavily on carbohydrates as the energy source.  Whereas during low intensity exercise the body will source a high proportion of fat for fuel. This is occurs physiologically because fats take…

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7 Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent Fasting

Fasting is the process of restricting your calorie intake for a specific time period.  In the medical literature this is known as intermittent fasting.  Intermittent fasting can help your body fight off disease, get rid of harmful toxins and live a happy healthy life. There are several different kinds of fasting.  Each are a different protocol and aiming for similar health outcomes.  These are the three most popular intermittent fasting methods; Popular Methods of Intermittent…

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Benefits of Strength Training For Bone Health

Strength training bone health

There is an increasing emphasis on the advantages of strength training for your overall health. Many people only consider the role of strength training for building and maintaining lean muscle tissue. However, the benefits of strength training are NOT limited to muscle building; but also assists in fat loss, improving sleep, lifting your mood, increasing strength, strengthening your bones, whilst also increasing your ability to undertake day-to-day activities. For older adults and the elderly, strength…

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Gary Vaynerchuk on prioritizing health and fitness

Gary Vaynerchuk, digital media mogul, bestselling author and serial entrepreneur shares his lessons learned about prioritizing his health and fitness. Success is about prioritizing ALL dimensions of your life; health, wealth, relationships, career, family…. You have to make the mental switch; go all in!  Gary Vaynerchuk   Source;  YouTube Taking your Health Seriously as a Hard Core Entrepreneur| Gary Vaynerchuk

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