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The ultimate guide to food cravings

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Cravings aren’t easy to beat. Some say it’s mind over matter, but the science behind cravings goes way beyond will power. Strong urges are a result of your brain seeking feel-good chemicals like dopamine, which get released when you satisfy them. But to take control, you need to understand your body and why it’s seeking […]

How to plan meals if you’re a Freewheeler

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It’s the final of the five-part instalment you’ve been waiting for. We’ve identified food plans for the Thinker, the Craver, the Foodie and the Socialiser, leaving the Freewheeler as the focus for this week. If you haven’t been following the series, the food plans are based off CSIRO’s recently launched online program called CSIRO Diet […]

How to structure a perfect week of workouts

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Unless you’re a fitness expert, planning your workouts for the week ahead is easier said than done. When looking to improve overall health and fitness, a perfect program should address cardiovascular and muscular endurance, muscular strength and flexibility. It’s important to remember that getting fit and strong doesn’t happen during training. “Training is the stress, […]

How quickly should you be losing weight?

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Most people think the faster they can shed unwanted fat the better. But why then do nutritionists and other scientists recommend a more gradual weight loss? Here we ask the experts for the truth about how quickly you should be losing weight. Supporters of crash diets boast about the speed at which you can drop […]

HEALTHY BODY, HEALTHY MIND … Blake Austin

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After what seemed an eternity since the Canberra Raiders were last a serious force in Australia’s elite rugby league competition, the men from the nation’s capital destroyed most before them throughout 2016 to finish just one game short of their first grand final appearance since 1994. Their sensational form across ’16 had most pundits expecting […]

Let data drive your exercise

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The evolution of technology has not only changed the way we live, but has transformed the way we approach exercise and our health. Fitness-based technology such as wearable trackers, GPS devices, smartphone apps and fitness games have made monitoring personal health and fitness and goal setting, simple. According to Garmin Australasia General Manager Adam Howarth, […]