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Tea Break exercises

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Take a five minute break from sitting with these exercises in the kitchen, whilst the kettle boils. Sustained sitting is best broken every hour with five minutes of light activity. This has been shown to reduce blood glucose levels, harmful fats in the blood, and increase HDL. (see older blog entitled Benefits of just five minutes activity every hour of sitting - Good News!) Lisa :)
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Full fat milk – “it’s gotta lotta bottle”

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We recently reverted to the old fashioned method of receiving milk via doorstep delivery, which one could say is in fact the most modern way of purchasing milk, considering the lower impact on the environment of using glass bottles. A short article in my fitness journal drew my attention yesterday to the benefits of drinking the full fat variety of this wonderful white fluid  and I'm always ke...
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Up the intensity and increase the rewards

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My client came to see me yesterday feeling grumpy about work. She doesn't want to do another day's work in her life. After running a challenging 24 minutes on the treadmill, including 3 minutes fast / 3 minutes easy } x 3, she came off feeling heaps better. She said the running was so hard it was impossible to think of anything else, and a 'big hole appeared where her thoughts should be'.  She...
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Three Cheers for Graham (HbA1c results update)

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I would like to thank my client Graham for this week's blog, which is in full below. He has worked really hard to reduce his blood glucose levels (measure of diabetes type 2) and this is his account. (Find the first part of Graham's story by typing Big hand for Graham in the search box on the blog page). “ I first reported in to the blog in Jan 2018 when I had a shock reading in my sugar levels...
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Jamie’s butterbean side dish

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I've redeemed myself from spraying frozen fruit all over the kitchen this morning whilst attempting to open the packet, by preparing part of tonight's dinner in advance. I'm excited to be trying Jamie Oliver's recipe for a butterbean side dish, from one of his older books, The Naked Chef. See the recipe photo I've attached for details. It's basically leeks, garlic, butterbeans, cream and pa...
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The Eyes have it!

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Which is the fastest and most active set of muscles in the human body? The eye muscles. They don't need any warm up; they're ready for action twenty four hours a day. Recent research shows that exercise supports healthy vision in a number of ways: Walking 2 - 3 times a week may reduce the risk of glaucoma, (increased pressure within the eyeball leading to optic nerve damage). In young...
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Healthy bones

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Notes on osteoporosis and how to maintain and improve bone health in the menopausal years (from FitPro article Autumn 2018) : Women spend almost a third of their lifetime in a menopausal state, when osteoporosis risk is high. Common sites of osteoporotic fracture include the hip, lower forearm and spine. Modifiable risk factors for osteoporosis in women include deficiency in calcium a...
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Do it to feel good and reduce stress

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Exercise counters stress because it generally makes you feel good. Studies resoundingly show that exercise improves mood. Partly due to the release of beta-endorphins during and after the exercise, which are feel-good hormones. Also, the resulting feelings of achievement and self-efficacy (I CAN do this stuff) are part of the picture. Your body's stress response is to prepare it for a sudde...
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Daily time restricted eating helps weight loss and health

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I have been reading about the benefits of restricting your daily food intake to an 8-12 hour window and thought I'd share the gist of it in this blog. I know Stu has blogged about this before, so hopefully my points tally up with his. In essence, it's about timing your food intake to match your circadian rhythm, which is driven by the daily planetary cycle of 24 hours. Getting out of sync wit...
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Holidays – sometimes produce fitness and health improvements!

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Holidays sometimes produce fitness and health improvements! Well..... sometimes. Obviously depends on what you like to do on holiday. My clients this week have had quite varied responses to their summer holiday period. One gained 3kg in two weeks, felt sluggish and less fit from constant lounging by the pool in the admirable pursuit of reading books, another lost a stone by spending her time f...
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