Fitness

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...

Exercise can do more for your health than medications

Jun 12, 2018

The best exercises you can do are those that can keep your weight under control, improve your range of motion as well as your balance, strengthen your bones and protect your joints. The following are 5 of the best exercises you can do for optimum health: Swimming...

4 Ways to Get Motivated to Workout

Apr 09, 2018

Struggling to squeeze in that Saturday spin class? You're not alone. Many people find it difficult sticking to a regular workout routine. But with a few habit tweaks, it's possible to find the juice to get moving. Just try these 4 ways to get motivated...

Ways to Be Fitter and Trimmer

Jan 05, 2018

Follow these fitness rules for a healthier and fitter version of you. Fitness Rule #1: Keep Hydrated Hydration is essential to your workout performance because it affects your energy levels. This is because proper hydration regulates your body temperature...

Can You Pop a Pill to Get Fit?

Sep 23, 2017

Imagine if you never had to step foot inside a gym ever again. With a new "exercise-in-a-pill", you may be able to get fit without doing any training. Welcome to the future! Research at Salk Institute found that a fitness pill enhanced athletic endurance...

Is Excessive Exercise Bad for You?

Mar 13, 2017

How much exercise is too much? Turns out, there is a safe and unsafe amount of physical activity. A world-first study by researchers at University of Queensland (UQ) found that the body is remarkably capable of bouncing back from overdoing it. In fact, those...

Summer exercises

Nov 09, 2016

Summer is here and the great outdoors beckons you with its hot days and warm nights.  You can make the most of this gorgeous weather when it comes to your exercise regime moving your tired indoor fitness routine to the great outdoors wherever you live!

Study: fitness trackers don't work

Oct 05, 2016

When fitness trackers first hit the market, they promised to help us lose weight, get fitter, and stay on track with our health goals. But now the science has caught up with the marketing spiel. And it turns out that researchers haven’t found any...

How to avoid running injuries

Feb 22, 2016

How to avoid running injuries A running routine isn’t without its risks. We’ve all seen regular runners hobbling around and rueing their sprained ankle or strained knee, desperate to get back to pounding the pavement. But you can reduce your risk...

Can Coffee Boost Your Fitness?

Feb 01, 2016

Have you ever had a cup of coffee before a workout and found it boosted your performance? Well now science backs up your experience, with a review finding that endurance is enhanced by around 24 percent after drinking coffee. The only issue? You’ll...

Too Busy to Exercise

Nov 11, 2015

Too busy to exercise? Never with these tips from the ACPE Academy When you are a busy parent and too busy to exercise, finding time to exercise can be as difficult as finding time to sleep! Between the school drop-offs, soccer games and swimming lessons, finding...

What is contortion?

May 08, 2015

Contortion may sound like a circus act (and it often is), but the performance art can also form part of your fitness plan, providing an opportunity to improve your flexibility. With contortion classes cropping up across Australia, we have taken the...

Beginner's Guide to Rock Climbing

May 04, 2015

Are you ready to live life on the edge? Literally, the edge of a cliff? Then you might like to try rock climbing. This extreme sport is physically and mentally tough, requiring determination, strength and problem solving. It can also be a great form...

Qigong 101: What It Is, How To Do It & Its Benefits

Jan 28, 2015

You may have heard of tai chi, but what about qigong? The ancient Chinese technique is making waves in the west for its health and wellness benefits. But what is qigong and how might it benefit you? An Introduction to Qigong First seen in China 4000

When Should I Exercise?

Nov 07, 2014

If you ask a personal trainer when you should exercise, the answer may be a very loud ‘NOW!’ Because really, exercise is beneficial at any time of the day. That being said, research has found that exercising at particular times may be even more beneficial.

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