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01.09.2020
Category: 2014
Written by: Nick Jack
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One of the most important and also very challenging areas of the body to work with is the hip and pelvic region. This part of the body is involved in almost every movement we make, and a constant switching between mobility and stability is required in order for us to move efficiently free of pain and limitation. The hips are designed to be very mobile and withstand both direct loading stresses and large rotational forces with weight-bearing activities, whereas the pelvis is more concerned with stability in order to preserve neutral alignment of the spine and lower limbs. This constant interaction between these two joints can very easily be disrupted by poor movement strategies or inactivity. When this happens we often see a loss of hip mobility first, as the body uses stiffness as its alternative to stability to protect the spine and pelvis from damage. Restoring it back to normal takes more than just a hip stretch and in this article we show you 10 ways to get this back.

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27.08.2020
Category: 2014
Written by: Nick Jack
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Intermittent fasting is one of the fastest growing trends in the health and fitness industry with the 16/8 model the most popular method of fasting. People advertising this claim that it’s an easy, convenient and sustainable way to lose weight and improve overall health. It’s generally considered less restrictive and more flexible than many other diet plans and while it sounds easy there is some big mistakes made with this that can cause severe problems. By far the biggest misconception is you can eat whatever you want in your 8 hour window. Not only is this false it actually increases your chance of gaining weight from fasting as your body looks to store fat instead of burn fat. This info-graphic is a must read for any beginner curious to try intermittent fasting out. This will help you avoid the traps and mistakes so many people make thinking it is a short cut to losing weight.

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24.08.2020
Category: 2014
Written by: Nick Jack
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One of my favourite foods to eat during the cold winter months is cauliflower. While I love the taste of this vegetable and include it in many of my hearty meals, it has some amazing health benefits that many people are not aware of. For example, did you know that a whole head of cauliflower has approximately 12 grams of fibre? Fibre is an essential requirement to keeping our bodies healthy and functioning and essential for our digestive system to work at optimal efficiency. When our diet is low in fibre we can experience a host of problems like constipation and diverticulitis which become breeding grounds for more deadly diseases like cancer. In this article we take a close look at the benefits of eating cauliflower and how it can improve your overall health.

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