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No Pain, No Gain? How Hard Should I Be Pushing Myself?

No Pain, No Gain? How Hard Should I Be Pushing Myself? You’re half way through a difficult session and you’ve had enough. You’re tired, your muscles ache and your trainer’s motivational words are no longer reaching your ears. You’ve heard the expression “no pain no gain” many times but what does it mean and when should Read more about No Pain, No Gain? How Hard Should I Be Pushing Myself?[…]

Are You Breathing Properly?

Are You Breathing Properly? Breathing affects all of our bodily systems, feelings, and moods in profound ways. In an age where most of us are in a constant state of anxiety—an over-activation of the sympathetic nervous system— breathing properly can provide a healthy, quick and relatively easy way of reducing anxiety, restlessness, and stress. By activating Read more about Are You Breathing Properly?[…]

Why We Cool Down After Exercise

Why We Cool Down After Exercise? Just because you’ve clocked your last kilometre or finished your final rep, doesn’t mean your workout is over. In fact, what you do after your workout is just as important as what you do during it. After any workout—involving cardio or weights—your muscles are tired and begin breaking down. Read more about Why We Cool Down After Exercise[…]