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METABOLISM – WHAT IS IT AND HOW DO I MANAGE IT?

WHAT IS METABOLISM? Metabolism is defined as all the chemical processes in your body that cause food to be broken down and used for energy and growth. Some people complain that they have either a fast or slow metabolism and blame it on their genetics. Although genetics may contribute slightly, there are many other lifestyle

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DISCOVER THE WONDERFUL BENEFITS OF AN INFRARED SAUNA!

I love my infra red sauna. It has become my favorite tool to detoxify, relax, feel great and provide awesome sleep. I’m excited to offer this special package so that you too can experience these amazing benefits! One of the biggest benefits of infrared saunas is that they’re comfortable and simple to use. They are

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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN OSTEOPATH AND A PHYSIOTHERAPIST?

As a fitness professional and naturopath, I am constantly asked the difference between an osteopath and a physiotherapist. Although both professions have extensive training in anatomy, physiology, pathology and hands on techniques, there are distinct differences with the two and they originate from quite different roots.   Osteopathy was brought to the world by Andrew Taylor

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SUGAR, IS IT ALL BAD?

If there is one food that I remove from all my client’s diets, it is sugar. Actually, I should say that I try to remove it, because sadly, there can be over 60 different names for sugar that are very well hidden. Even if you do your best to read labels, it is challenging to

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WHAT IS GOUT AND WHO IS AFFECTED BY IT

What is gout and who is affected by it? Gout is typically referred to by medical doctors as a form of arthritis where patients experience pain and inflammation in the joints, typically in the big toe, but can appear elsewhere in the body such as fingers, knees and hips. In my naturopathy practice, I have

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You Should Never Do These Things After A Workout

5 Worst Things to Avoid Post Workout: There is no question that you want to get the most out of your workouts, avoid injury and feel great, but there are certain rules that apply to your post workout habits. It is clear to me that most exercise enthusiasts do not realize the importance of this time

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5 Tips To Help You Recover From Workouts

5 Tips to Improve Your Post-Workout Recovery Time: Ask ten different trainers and or athletic therapists for their suggestions for the best ways to recover after a workout and you will most probably get ten different answers. Some feel that it is better to roll out than stretch. Others say that if you run, you do not need

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The Difference Between Compound and Isolation Exercises

Compound vs. Isolation Exercises In the 90’s I trained to compete in body building competitions. In those days, we trained mostly with isolated exercises. The textbook definition of an isolated exercise is any exercise in which only one major muscle group is trained. Examples of these can include bicep curls, tricep extensions, leg extensions, leg

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