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Is sitting REALLY the New Smoking?

Is sitting REALLY the New Smoking?

In this current day we are spending far too much of our lives being sedentary. Sedentary behaviour is described as a distinct class of behaviours (e.g., sitting, watching TV, driving) characterised by little physical movement and low energy expenditure. But is sitting...

When eating healthy becomes unhealthy!

When eating healthy becomes unhealthy!

,  Orthorexia nervosa is an unhealthy obsession with healthy eating. It is a “health food eating disorder”. Yes. You read it correctly. When anyone has an exaggerated focus on something – even something healthy, it can become problematic. Today more than ever we have...

Healthier Grocery Shopping

Healthier Grocery Shopping

It is common for people to drop grocery products into their trolleys out of habit.... without arming themselves with the information required to determine if their choice was the best one for their body....or just for their taste buds! So many of us grocery shop...

Exercise Progression

Exercise Progression

When I look around my gym I am consistently surrounded by people who are performing advanced exercises BADLY! Most assume that they are more competent than they actually are, and instead of gradually progressing their exercises...

Best abdominal exercises for getting a six pack

Best abdominal exercises for getting a six pack

One of the most common questions I have been asked over the past 30 years is "Gina....what are the best abdominal exercises for getting a six pack?" For any of you other fitness professionals out there you will understand my reluctance to answer such a complicated...

The Great Cholesterol Myth

The Great Cholesterol Myth

There are many myths surrounding health, nutrition, and fitness as most of us know, but there are none quite as big as the one on cholesterol! A little while back I came across a three-part Catalyst documentary on the ABC - it covered the truth on sugar, cholesterol,...

Sleep and Health

Sleep and Health

Sleep is absolutely crucial to your health. Sleep is just as important as nutrition and exercise when it comes to improving your health, performance, and body composition. Good sleep helps our bodies and minds recover, keeping us lean, happy, mentally focused, and...

Quality of Life!

Quality of Life!

It would have been my late fathers birthday a few days ago and reflecting back on his life gave me the idea for content for today's blog. Coupled with a Precision Nutrition reading that finished with the words "Don't just survive - THRIVE!" I was compelled to discuss...

Facts About Vitamin D

Facts About Vitamin D

Marketing is the main way people expose themselves to information, yet what people neglect to understand is that marketers have only ONE objective - to sell you on their point or product. Unfortunately, they often neglect to give you ALL the information and just focus...

Skipping Breakfast & Weight Loss

Skipping Breakfast & Weight Loss

I wanted to cover a highly misleading concept today about the “importance” of eating breakfast for weight-loss and health. Why do we believe this as “fact”? We have to stop going with the flow of the masses and remember that “a million wrong people are STILL wrong!”...

Are YOU nutritionally deficient?

Are YOU nutritionally deficient?

When we set upon another weight-loss journey our primary focus is generally JUST that....."weight loss". Unfortunately it is often at the expense of our health. We become so tunnel-visioned that we neglect areas that are screaming for our attention, and then we wonder...

The Truth About Protein Powders

The Truth About Protein Powders

Australia, America, and the UK spend billions of dollars on nutritional products with the most popular being protein powders. They are purported to be the magical ingredient for building muscle mass and also assist with fat loss and weight loss. Health and fitness...

Is your comfort zone working for you?

Is your comfort zone working for you?

I often hear people tell me they feel flat and need someone to help motivate them - but motivation comes from within. When we hear something "motivational" it is because the words resonate deep within us and we relate to what is being said in such a way that it drives...

The Dangers of Caffeine

The Dangers of Caffeine

Caffeine is one of the most highly abused substances of modern day. There have been numerous health claims over the years of increased metabolic rate, increased weight-loss, improved sports performance, and concentration and awareness. Yes these claims in part can...

Which diet is best?

Which diet is best?

Everywhere you turn there is some “expert” promoting another magical diet that will help shed the excess kilos lightning fast, or else they are raving about a miracle super food that can cure any disease known to man! When we are desperate to achieve our goals it is...

Exercise & Weight-loss Motivation

Exercise & Weight-loss Motivation

Ok so you have decided to get healthy and/or lose weight. You purchase new workout clothes, restock your fridge and pantry, possibly join a gym and may have even bought some exercise equipment. You are going to finally make this happen! Woohoo for you! But your good...

The importance of managing stress

The importance of managing stress

Stressors are inevitable. Life can produce the never-ending pressure of chronic stress. When this happens the body constantly releases the stress hormones of adrenaline, noradrenaline and cortisol. If this is not controlled, chronic stress can lead to diminished...

The best ways to speed up metabolism

The best ways to speed up metabolism

  Metabolism is the energy required by your body to maintain itself. There are a few things that contribute to this. Genetics of course ... but there ARE ways to increase your metabolism. First and foremost - exercise! But the greatest metabolic burn occurs with...

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