5 Ways to Switch on Fat Burning According to Science

‘Eat this and do that and you will lose weight.’ Heard that before? Just do a quick Google search and you will find many an ‘expert’ telling you what to do to ‘lose weight’. Sometimes the tips can be useful but often they can be sabotaging and taking too much of a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach. There’s a real problem with that. For one, scientists have discovered a metabolic pathway that appears to exert overall control over whether our fat cells store or burn calories (published in The New England Journal of…

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The Essential Guide to Fitness: For the Fitness Instructor 3e

As a physiotherapist who works a lot in the fitness industry I have led a slightly different career path to other physios and personal trainers. I have ‘trained the trainers’ for over 15 years and in the early days the students would often ask me ‘What textbook should I buy?’ So, I wrote one. The Essential Guide to Fitness was born in 2005 (ironically the same year I became a ‘Fit Busy Mum’) and is now about to head into its 3rd edition and this time in full colour. So exciting!

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Why ‘Concentration Camps’ are Not a Weight Loss Strategy.

By Rosemary Marchese Physiotherapist and mum of 3 fit kids A Note in Response to Comments Made by Dr. Ric Gordon. Dear Dr. Gordon & Channel 9, Why ‘Concentration Camps’ are Not a Weight Loss Strategy. ‘Concentration camps’ have at times (and also very recently) been mentioned, often in passing, as an example of how people have lost weight. While I agree that most often these comments are made without the intention to offend I find that there is something fundamentally missing from the these references of weight loss –…

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8 Minute Lean Legs Workout

Keep it short, sharp and effective. Training sessions don’t need to be long and I am a huge advocate for 30 minute door-to-door workouts. But here’s another one of my quick workouts for the ‘time-poor’ days or as a great addition to a training session. This short session can be done anywhere, any time. You just need a bench and skipping rope.

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Blast Fat in 30-Minute Workouts!

If you’re spending countless hours on a treadmill pounding away in a steady jog just wishing the fat to melt off you could be wasting your time. While I heavily endorse a daily workout you need to make sure it’s the RIGHT workout for YOUR goals. Around this time of year is when I hear a lot about desires to ‘lose weight’ and get asked frequently ‘How do you find the time?’ when I lead

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