Olympic gymnast Simone Biles gets criticised for six pack abs

Olympic gymnast Simone Biles gets criticised for six pack abs

By Rosemary Marchese Physiotherapist and mum of 3 fit kids Olympic gymnast Simone Biles gets criticised for six pack abs Social media can be a tough place and it seems to be open fire for criticism some days. Some just love to sit behind their computer and use it to slam others down as quickly as they can. And that’s what happened when Simone Biles – a 4 x gold medal-winning gymnast from the USA – shared an Instagram photo. Was she being an idiot? No. She was having a…

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Why being unfit is a bigger problem than obesity

Why being unfit is a bigger problem than obesity

Obesity is a big problem, pardon the pun. We know that. It doesn’t take much effort to find out the statistics on weight gain, overweight and obesity. We’ve been slamming fat for quite a while now and carrying that extra bit of weight is the weight loss industry’s money-making key. But despite the money being made things don’t seem to be improving all that much. And just like many people might assume that being overweight is associated with ill-health so too many of us might assume that being thin means you are ‘okay’. Wrong.

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5 minute fat burning workout ideas for the ‘I can’t be stuffed’

5 minute fat burning workout ideas for the ‘I can’t be stuffed’

If you’ve had children and are struggling to find the energy I can say I hear you loud and clear! I had so many of those ‘I can’t be stuffed’ exercising moments…especially after having my third child. After my second child I had all this energy but after number 3 I felt like a train wreck. So, I just kept showing up.

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Why fit is not always healthy

Why fit is not always healthy

The title may sound confusing but it’s true. There are times when ‘fit’ can actually be a huge health hazard. If you’re spending increasing hours exercising and are sneaking out at every opportunity to fit in more and more miles, then you may be losing your perspective as to what’s healthy and what’s not. You may indeed be an exercise addict.

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5 minute full body workout for the time poor!

5 minute full body workout for the time poor!

You can do this workout at home. Sometimes time is really lacking and even getting to the gym is going to take up precious minutes you don’t have. If you can get an effective workout at home, or close to home, then that’s great time saved. When I’m stretched for time I make sure I stick to an effective 20-30 minute workout.

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5 minute abdominal workout for the ‘I can’t be stuffed’ moments

5 minute abdominal workout for the ‘I can’t be stuffed’ moments

We all have those ‘I can’t be stuffed’ moments when it comes to exercise! It’s easier to sit on the lounge or keep ‘busy’ doing something else. Sometimes all it takes is to ‘show up’ and get 5 minutes done. You may or may not feel like doing more but 5 minutes will be better than nothing.

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