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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“Ideal weight according to your body shape, age, and height”

What a Load of $%^& A friend of mine recently shared an article she read published on a ‘stylist’ website of all things. Here the title reads ‘Weight Chart For Women: What’s your ideal weight according to your body shape, age, and height?’ The title itself just infuriated me (I really should learn to chill out but that’s another story). When are the ‘doctors and specialists’ so claimed to have written this stuff going to back off the focus of advertising weight loss as a bunch of figures that everyone…

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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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4 Moves to Tone That BUTT

A strong set of glutes (butt) is more important than you may realise. A lean, strong set of glutes muscles are essential for a healthy posture and the power you need to climb hills and sprint as fast as you can. It’s a big set of muscles and may need a little extra attention. These exercises will challenge your butt, your legs and get you burning kilojoules!       1. Step up – high! Find a step (not too high, not too low) and step up and leap into…

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No Flabby Arms Workout

Want to get rid of some that flab at the back of your arms? Well, you do need to train hard and do some work on cutting down the body fat. But in terms of toning up that little hidden extra piece of flesh, there’s a few handy exercises you can do to sort that out.

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7 Reasons You’re Not Blasting Fat

Not losing the weight you want? Still got that dreaded muffin top (that little bulge that hangs over your shorts)? You could be training every day and still not getting the results. Success doesn’t happen by accident. It takes planning and commitment.

Here are 7 pretty simple reasons that you may not be getting the results you want.

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4 Minute Flat Abs Workout

‘Flat abs’. What’s that? If it has been a while since you didn’t have that ‘little extra’ hanging over your pants then this workout may be of interest to you. Remember that excess fat usually gets there while you turn a bit of a blind eye but getting rid of it takes a bit of work (yes, you need to sweat).

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Change your life. Change your body.

Are you constantly saying you are ‘too busy’ to exercise? Do I hear you say it’s ‘too hard to find the time’? Or ‘I’m too tired’? I get it. But guess what? Exercise is NOT NEGOTIABLE. It’s time to cut the crap, and I mean all crap (horrible food, horrible people and horrible schedule), out of your life for good. Today.

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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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