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13.08.2020
Category: 2014
Written by: Nick Jack
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Salmon is one of the most nutritious and healthiest foods that we should include in our diet and it is no great surprise that salmon is rated by many as one of the big super-foods. The reason it is rated so highly is that it is loaded with nutrients like Omega 3 that are important for reducing risk factors with several diseases. But it is not just its health benefits that attracts many people, it is also a very tasty fish, easy to cook, and versatile in that it can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. In this article our nutrition expert Mel explains in great detail the amazing benefits of including salmon in your diet. Enjoy.

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13.08.2020
Category: 2014
Written by: Nick Jack
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With many cities around the world experiencing a second wave of Covid-19 transmissions, governments are implementing more lock-downs with draconian restrictions prompting more panic buying. Here in Melbourne we have entered a stage 4 lock-down for a minimum of 6 weeks, that is putting severe pressure on food supply in the supermarkets. This of course has led to people panic buying. The first time around people were loading up on processed foods whereas now it is the fresh foods that people are buying in bulk! While we are all familiar with freezing meats for long term storage, the question was posed recently - “Can fresh vegetables be frozen?” The short answer is yes, but there is a few things you need to know if you are going to do this as our nutrition expert Mel explains in this article.

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12.08.2020
Category: 2014
Written by: Nick Jack
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If there is one thing I have learned in my 16 years as a trainer it is to never assume people are the same and always use assessments and tests to guide you when designing an exercise program. When it comes to back pain this is very important to remember, for it is very easy to fall into the trap of assuming all these injuries are the same and using exercises that actually exacerbate their injury instead of correcting it.  Most of the lower back pain cases I see are what we classify as “flexion related” that usually end up as bulging discs or sciatica type injuries. The lesser known and not as common lower back injuries are the “extension related” cases and this is where we come across the sacroiliac joint (SIJ) problems. What we must understand is that the exercises that may work perfectly with the bulging disc injury may make things worse for the person with SIJ problems. In this article I am going to share with you some of the key things to understand about working with this type of problem and how you can correct it with specific exercise strategies.

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