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Mar

9

Mar

The CSIRO ‘Total Well Being’ Diet

One of the more recently founded diets since 2006, the CSIRO diet, hit our shelves and has remained a best seller. Many Australians have since bought the book and tried this diet, many with positive results, and a change to their lifestyle for the better. Last year they released a companion book 2, which has a more detailed exercise plan, a new 12 week menu plan, and fresh recipes to try.

8

Mar

Struggling To Find Healthy Snack Options?

Eating regularly can help to maximize energy levels and concentration, and can help improve food choice. Take food with you to make sure something suitable is always available.

Select from the following low fat, low glycemic index foods. As with everything however, remember portion control is the key

8

Mar

What The Hell Is Eccentric Strength Training?

When a muscle contracts the length can either change or stay the same. If the muscle length remains the same it is known as an isometric contraction, an example exercise is holding the plank. Whereas if the muscle length changes it is known as an isotonic contraction, an example exercise is performing a bicep curl. An isotonic contraction involves two phases; the shortening phase (i.e. the up phase of a bicep curl) which is called a concentric contraction and the second phase is the lengthening phase which is known as an eccentric contraction (i.e. the lowering phase of a bicep curl).

2

Mar

1

Mar

What Are The Implications Of Strength Training In Children?

Have you ever heard anyone say, “don’t let children do any strength training because it will stunt their growth!” The latest research has shown that strength training can actually be very beneficial for children both physically and mentally. Not only is it beneficial but there has been no documented evidence that any child has injured themselves when performing strength training exercises. Whereas if you have a look at the emergency room on a Saturday afternoon it’s full of children who have hurt themselves playing sport. So when should they start?