Two million Australians are at high risk of type 2 diabetes. You might think of Diabetes as something to worry about later in life. But it’s what we do right now that can put us at risk of developing it. Type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed in up to 58 per cent of cases through early detection and lifestyle modification. In or ..
After such a tough race, like a marathon, there is always the temptation to veg out. But what you do afterwards can be just as important as all the hard work you did training in the lead up. Here are some great ways to speed your recovery, so you can get back to living an active life: Train smart: The better your preparation before th ..
Colds, or upper respiratory tract infections, are the most common cause of illness in children and adults. Most colds are caused by a virus. There are over 200 types of viruses that can cause the common cold, which is why it’s not possible to be immunised against a cold. Colds are more common in the winter months. Cold weather by its ..
We all know that motivation is a massive factor in keeping fit and healthy. Women are especially guilty of finding (or not finding) the will to workout, as they often put other people first. Since most of us are regular users of the internet, a great way to gain a motivational fix is to subscribe to fitness blogs. These sites provide an ..
If you want to workout often, but only wear the gear you love, waiting to wash them in the next laundry load is not always practical. So here’s a great tip to make sure you have clean and dry sports bra for your next session. Bring it into the shower with you Keep a small container of laundry detergent on the shelf that you can ..
Workout wear for women are the new jeans, with neon sports bras the latest "it" accessory. Blame it on the push by many Australians towards a more active lifestyle, or call it an extension of the nation's fascination with fashion. Even Stella McCartney has integrated track suit pants into her 2014 urban-wear sports outfits. What's more pro ..
The fitness landscape in Australia is continually changing. As new research comes out or new training techniques are embraced, we are always exploring new ways to workout. Just look at the CrossFit craze or the number of gyms now open 24 hours a day. What we have been told in the past may not necessarily be the best advice for our present d ..
With all the excitement of the New Year, people begin to consider what they want out of it. Do they want to travel the world? Do they want to start working out and eating healthy? The resolutions are endless! However, as much as we say we are going to follow through with these ideas, most of the time our plans fall through. Here are 5 ..
In order for your tummy to expand and make way for your growing bub, pregnancy splits your abdominal muscles down the middle. After giving birth, physiotherapists will encourage new mums to carefully exercise these muscles to ensure they heal and close back together. Here are some exercises you can do to assist with this process. It is imp ..
If you're planning on going away on vacation, your workouts can go with you too! Here are 5 ways to incorporate some active sessions around a holiday and still make time to do lots of fun stuff with friends and family. Short but intense workout If you’re going away, start training and practising a condensed version of your workout. ..