Health and Fitness Articles

Whether you’re a fitness industry professional or a health and fitness enthusiast, if you’ve found yourself here, you’re probably passionate about nutrition, exercise, and overall well-being. Our health and fitness articles include nutrition information, training tips, injury management advice, and some articles that shine a spotlight on individuals or facilities that we think you’ll find interesting.

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unilateral training

Supercharge your Strength with Unilateral Training

Unilateral training is an often-overlooked approach to fitness programming that can be a game-changer for your strength training goals. When you engage in unilateral strength training, you focus on training one limb at a time, instead of using both in tandem. Incorporating unilateral training in your fitness regimen can help correct muscle imbalances, create more

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factors influencing your workout

7 Lesser Known Factors That Could Be Influencing Your Workout

It’s common knowledge that your diet, sleep schedule and other important daily habits majorly affect your workout productivity. While these lifestyle choices have the greatest impact, many smaller aspects can come into play. Here are seven lesser-known factors that could influence your workouts without your knowledge. 1. How genes affect your performance in the gym

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benefits of eccentric training for athletes

New Study Explores The Benefits of Eccentric Training for Athletes

A recent publication in the Scientific Journal of Sport and Performance highlights the transformative impact of digital weight on enhancing athletic performance. This could be because of the ability to utilise AI to train eccentrically, which is difficult to do without the help of another person. How is Emerging Tech Enhancing the Benefits of Eccentric

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gamification of fitness BFT australia

Introducing Gamification in Workouts: The Secret to Motivation and Results

Thanks to Prue Harvey, Education Coordinator at BFT, for this article. The concept of gamification is nothing new in fitness – think Apple watches, heart rate monitors, etc – but how it’s executed can change the game for your product or business. The use of gamification in workouts has been showing increasing popularity, from virtual

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Can Introverts Overcome Mental Barriers When Going to the Gym

Can Introverts Overcome Mental Barriers When Going to the Gym?

Introversion and the stereotypical gym setting can sometimes be incompatible. If you want to work out while not dealing with strangers, you may find it challenging. So, what can you do if you find small talk and social interaction exhausting? 10 Tips for Introverts to achieve their fitness goals in comfort: 1. Choose the right

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are sports drinks better than water

Are sports drinks better than water?

Sports drinks can be valuable for athletes and individuals engaging in intense, prolonged physical activity. However, for most people and everyday hydration needs, water is the preferred choice due to its simplicity, lack of added sugars, and overall health benefits. When deciding between sports drinks and water, it’s important to consider your goals and whether

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exercise and menopause

Menopause and Exercise: The Importance of Staying Active

Menopause brings about changes in various areas of a woman’s health. From shifting body composition and menstrual cycles to temperature fluctuations and emotional challenges, this period (which can go on for years) is often a challenging time. When it comes to menopause and exercise, women may find that what previously ‘worked’ for them, no longer

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get prepped for the running season

Get Prepped for the Running Season

Running is a sport for anyone and everyone, all you need is a pair of shoes. Every year, Australian runners, both serious and recreational, lace up their running shoes and hit the road or trail, participating in events extending from local Parkruns and fun runs to more serious marathons. Whether you are a seasoned runner,

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yoga blocks for beginners

The Benefits of Using Yoga Blocks for Beginners

Yoga blocks serve as an excellent prop for beginner yogis by helping them feel supported and confident in their abilities. They make yoga more accessible to everyone, by accommodating different body types, physical capabilities, and limitations. By providing a stable base of support, yoga blocks help beginners maintain proper alignment and balance during asanas (yoga

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managing diastasis recti with exercise

Close the Gap: Expert Advice on Managing Diastasis Recti with Exercise

Diastasis recti is a common condition that occurs when the rectus abdominis muscles (the muscles that make up the six-pack) separate along the linea alba, the connective tissue that runs down the centre of the abdominal wall (1). This separation can lead to a bulge in the midline of the abdomen, a symptom sometimes referred

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animal flow workshop in sydney

Animal Flow Workshop in Sydney

Engage your beast mode and secure a spot at the Animal Flow® Level 1 Workshop in Sydney next month. Spanning across two days, this intensive training will teach you all 30 Level 1 movements, including modifications for increasing or decreasing the difficulty level and how to link movements together to create your own “flow”. What

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raise money with surfaid

Get Active while raising money with SurfAid

Are you a passionate surfer or even a keen wannabe surfer, looking to make a difference in the world? If you enjoy getting behind a cause to get motivated and stay active, the SurfAid Make A Wave Challenge is for you! What is SurfAid? SurfAid is an incredible organisation that supports remote communities in Indonesia

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Which is better? Training with free weights versus machines

When it comes to strength training, fitness professionals and exercise enthusiasts are often faced with the dilemma of choosing between free weights or machine-loaded weights. Both options have their benefits and can contribute to achieving desired strength goals. So, let’s examine the advantages and disadvantages of free weights and machines, and try to determine the

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is caffeine really a diuretic

Is Caffeine Really a Diuretic?

For a long time, caffeine has been widely accepted as a diuretic. The popular belief is that consumption of caffeine increases urine production, and subsequently increases the risk of dehydration. In recent years, however, there have been several studies that challenge this long-held view and offer a better understanding of how caffeine affects the body.

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