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Atrial Fibrillation: Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

Apr 22, 2022

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common type of irregular heartbeat that can increase the risk of stroke. It affects people of all ages, but is more common in older people. In Australia, it is estimated that atrial fibrillation affects at least...

Yoga for Seniors: Good or Bad?

Mar 04, 2022

Yoga is a form of exercise that engages the physical, mental and spiritual bodies. The goal of yoga's physical postures is to transform the body and mind to improve overall health and quality of life. Regular yoga practice leads to a healthy weight, slows...

Boxing as Exercise: The Pros & Cons, and Everything in Between

Mar 02, 2022

Whether you want to be like Muhammad Ali, lose weight or improve your cardiovascular health, boxing workouts can help you achieve your fitness goals. Throwing powerful punches on a boxing dummy or a boxing pad is a terrific way to increase your fitness...

Oxytocin and Natural Therapy

Feb 21, 2022

Did you know that oxytocin reduces stress? When oxytocin is released into your bloodstream, stress levels are reduced because of the effects of oxytocin on the body. In addition to reduced stress, other benefits associated with increased oxytocin production...

Holiday Pro-tip: Staying Fit and Healthy During the Holidays

Dec 28, 2021

The holidays are a time when many people tend to indulge in food and drinks that they don't normally have. This can lead to weight gain, which can be frustrating if you've been working hard to stay fit and healthy. But don't worry – there are ways...

Puberty-Related Health Concerns: How Natural Therapy Can Help

Dec 17, 2021

Puberty marks a period between childhood and adulthood where natural physical changes occur. These changes include the development of sexual characteristics, rapid growth spurt, menstruation, changes in vocal cords, acne breakouts and pubic hair growth.

Heart Failure & Natural Therapies: Fixing Your Broken Heart Naturally

Dec 14, 2021

People with heart failure suffer from heart disease, which can be caused by abnormal heart valves, heart attacks or heart defects. Heart failure occurs when the heart is unable to pump enough blood and oxygen throughout the body. It can cause shortness...

Functional Movement Exercise

Sep 01, 2021

In recent years, as with many modalities, exercise or strength training has incorporated some changes and the most significant of these changes is the development of "functional movement" exercise routines. Functional exercise, which combines movements...

Managing Menopause Symptoms With Diet and Exercise

Aug 17, 2021

It's a rather sad fact of life that very few women look forward to menopause. Most approach it with trepidation at best, and outright fear at worst!   Amongst the laundry list of health problems attributed to menopause, two that many women fear the...

Guide to Starting a Gym or Fitness Center

Jul 14, 2021

It's time to put your qualification in personal training into action by starting your own gym or fitness center. This allows you to build your own client base, enjoy a flexible work schedule and achieve success in the fitness industry. Here below, we...

What is Whole-Person Care (WPC)?

Jun 25, 2021

Whole-person care (WPC) is a buzzword in the natural health and wellness industry that refers to the holistic approach to health. It ensures not only the absence of disease but the overall wellbeing of a patient as well. WPC is also observed in some...

Fitness Technology: Do You Really Need It?

Jun 18, 2021

The technological revolution has changed the way people do most things in life, including exercise. Wearable fitness technology, smartphone applications and virtual gym classes have given everyone that much-needed motivation to get out of bed every...

Exercise & Fitness Trends of 2021

Jun 16, 2021

Engaging in physical activities is a great way to maintain your weight and overall health. However, planning a workout routine can be a challenge, especially if you're not a regular gym goer and only learnt how to do sit-ups and push-ups when you started...

Studying Qi Gong

Jan 18, 2021

Every one of us is born with an ample amount of life force, otherwise known as qi, which keeps us robust and alive. However, it diminishes over time as a result of our diet, lifestyle and stress levels. Undertaking formal training in qigong equips...

A Career in Fitness

Aug 14, 2020

Ever fancied an exciting and rewarding career as a fitness instructor, using your knowledge and skills to help people get fit and remain healthy? You may want a job that allows you the flexibility around the other commitments in your life, including...

Best Weight Loss Workouts

Nov 29, 2019

Every diet needs a good exercise routine for you to lose weight and keep it off permanently. Diet pills and crash diets may seem to work in the short term but these methods may do your body more harm than good. The best approach to healthy and permanent...

Steps to Long Term Weight Loss

Nov 27, 2019

Following a weight loss diet and a fitness routine may yield satisfactory results but your next challenge is how to keep the excess weight away permanently. Long term weight loss requires consistency, focus and commitment. If you are lucky, you may not...

What Are Your Fitness Goals?

Nov 22, 2019

Every person should have fitness goals regardless of one’s current weight and state of health. While choosing the right kinds of foods is crucial to your health, your body needs regular physical activity to strengthen itself. You don’t have to...

Study: Weekend Workout Benefits Same as Regular Exercise

Dec 24, 2018

Are you too busy during the week to workout? Don't worry. You might still be getting the same benefits as someone who spreads their training out across the week. A joint study between the University of Sydney and Loughborough University, published...

Exercise and Endorphins: What are the Best Exercise to Release Endorphins?

Sep 13, 2018

Endorphins are one the new buzzwords that we associate with exercising but what are they? And why do we need them? Read this article to find out. Essentially, the traditional benefits of exercising is to improve and maintain physical fitness, as well...

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