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What Is Beyond Meditation?

Posted by on Feb 8, 2018 in Fitness, Lifestyle | 0 comments

What Is Beyond Meditation?

Do you meditate to keep yourself on track? For many years whenever I negotiated my job conditions with a new employer, I also negotiated time to go to my weekly personal meditation session with my then mentor. A lot of employers found it a little strange, but I never had anyone say no!!! The funny thing was, despite my commitment to the meditation cause, meditation didn’t really ever work for me in the ways I hoped. I spent hours a day meditating for many years and there was very little to show for it – I was still the world’s most incredible...

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The Dangers of Prolonged Sitting and a Sedentary Lifestyle

Posted by on Nov 17, 2017 in Fitness, Lifestyle | 0 comments

The Dangers of Prolonged Sitting and a Sedentary Lifestyle

Research has been reported to show a relationship between the amount of time spent sitting on a daily basis and rate of disease and morbidity. It also shows the length of time spent uninterrupted (that is without getting up and moving) to be a factor. Now there are reports of research that concludes the links are weak. What are we to believe and more importantly what are the best habits we can form to support our health and longevity? What does science say about prolonged sitting? Most researchers agree that the inactivity causes chronic...

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Healthy Diwali Recipes: Hummus Platter (serves 4-5)

Posted by on Oct 22, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Healthy Diwali Recipes: Hummus Platter (serves 4-5)

Come Diwali, and our homes are filled with fragrant and delicious but mostly unhealthy food. The endless boxes of chocolates, cakes, dried fruits, fried chips, sweets, canned soda and juices certainly complete the idea of a bustling and fun Diwali, but the mindless binging can be really harmful to the body. Fret not, for this Diwali, you can switch to an array of healthy and delicious party snacks made using the simplest ingredients. So keep the party going, dance away with joy as you successfully keep off those empty calories. If you really...

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Miller Excites but Marquez wins a Thrilling Australian MotoGP 2017 at Phillip Island

Posted by on Oct 22, 2017 in News, Sport | 0 comments

Rising Australian GP rider Jack Miller gave local fans plenty to cheer about at Phillip Island however it was Marc Marquez that prevailed in a breathtaking race, that has positioned Marquez riding on HONDA to be the favourite to win the overall MotoGP championship for the second time. The defending champion crossed the line 1.8 seconds ahead veteran Valentino Rossi who finished second ahead of teammate Maverick Vinales and Frenchman Johann Zarco. Local rider Jack Miller and The Marc VDS team Honda team finished seventh and Millers lead the...

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Dutch Teams Dominate the 2017 World Solar Challenge

Posted by on Oct 14, 2017 in News, Sport | 0 comments

Dutch Teams Dominate the 2017 World Solar Challenge

The Dutch team Nuon won the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge which was concluded on the 12th of October. The team beat at least 40 other competitors to clinch their third win in a row, after winning the same competition in both 2013 and 2015. The team took an early lead while still in Darwin, and they stayed in first place for the entirety of the race. This was the 7th time that the team from the TU Delft University in the Netherlands has won the World Solar Challenge. Living up to its legacy, the Nuna 9 Solar Car driven by the Nuon team was...

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The 4 Health and Fitness Newsletters and Blogs You Should Subscribe To

Posted by on Oct 12, 2017 in News | 0 comments

The 4 Health and Fitness Newsletters and Blogs You Should Subscribe To

In the age of fake news, it’s hard to cut through the click-bait clutter and find health and fitness advice from people qualified to give it. There’s a difference between would-be authorities – you know, the people who look good in gym mirror selfies and dispense product-placement focused tips to their big Instagram followings – and professionals with years of expertise working at the highest level. Here are four newsletters and blogs from legitimate experts whose writing and insights you can trust:Found My FitnessThere’s an awful lot of junk...

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Exercising in the heat may not be worth it

Posted by on Sep 25, 2017 in Fitness, News, Sport | 0 comments

Exercising in the heat may not be worth it

Are you slogging through your workouts in these dog days of summer in the hopes that all of this hot-weather exercise will earn you extra fitness points come fall? You may be in for a sad surprise. A new study found that exercising in the heat may not be giving you the benefits you think it is. In fact, you may be better off moving your workouts indoors until those temps come back down. Researchers at the University of Nebraska at Omaha looked at the overall effect of exercise in different temperatures to get a better idea of how the body...

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5 Exercises to Build Muscle with Free Weights

Posted by on Sep 21, 2017 in Fitness, slider | 0 comments

5 Exercises to Build Muscle with Free Weights

There are very many free weight exercises that you can perform to build various muscles in the body. However, these are the essential ones if you want to build muscles fast. The Bench Press This exercise builds the pectoral muscles, other minor chest muscles, shoulder muscles, and most of the arm muscles. It is mostly done with barbell weights, although it's possible to perform it using a pair of dumbbells. To do the bench press, you lie flat on your back on a bench, grasping a barbell weight on both hands. You then push the weight upwards...

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Points To Consider When Selecting a Gym

Posted by on Sep 21, 2017 in Fitness, Lifestyle, slider | 0 comments

Points To Consider When Selecting a Gym

If you are considering joining a gym in order to improve your health and fitness, it is important to compare different facilities, weigh your options, and do your due diligence, before settling on one gymnasium. Here are the key points you need to consider when selecting a gym.   The cost of membership For most people, the cost ends up being the factor that determines which gym they join. When you are looking for a gym, your objective should be to shop around for the best deal, not to settle for the cheapest option. Gyms offer different...

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7 Exercises to Build Muscle Without Weights

Posted by on Jan 21, 2017 in Fitness, slider | 0 comments

7 Exercises to Build Muscle Without Weights

You don't necessarily need access to workout equipment in order to build your muscles. These 7 exercises only use your body’s weight as a source of resistance. If you do enough sets and repetitions of these exercises, you can build all the muscle groups in your body without ever having to use weights. Push-ups The push-up is the ultimate bodyweight exercise because it works out multiple muscle groups at the same time. Push-ups can help you build muscles in your arms, shoulders, chest, abdomen, and even legs. Push-ups will improve your upper...

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