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Understanding the Immune System
The immune system is the body's defence mechanism, and while we may rarely give it any thought, it is a complex organisation that comprises of multiple biological structures and processes that protect us against pathogens and disease. When functioning correctly, the immune system can detect and eradicate a wide variety of viruses, bacteria, parasites, fungus and moulds.
Benefits and Pitfalls of Headphones
Did you know that studies show music helps to boost your workouts in two different ways: it can make exercises seem less intense AND also can help you work out longer.
How to Plank the Right Way

Urban Personal Training - Planking the right wayHere are a couple of tips on how to correctly execute a "plank".

When you do a plank, focus on your breathing! First, make sure you don’t hold your breath. Second (and just as important!), make sure you’re not breathing “shallow” breaths.

By paying attention to your breath you will be able to hold t...

Emulsifiers and the Rise of Obesity
Emulsifiers are used in virtually all processed foods sold today. They are used to improve the texture and shelf-life of many foods found in supermarkets, from ice cream and baked goods, to salad dressings, veggie burgers, non-dairy milks, and hamburger patties. A new study released today in the journal "Nature" suggests these ingredients may also be contributing to the rising incidence of obesity, metabolic syndrome, and inflammatory bowel disease by interfering with microbes in the gastrointestinal tract, known as “gut microbio.”
Do you take off your shoes as soon as you enter your house?
Do you take off your shoes as soon as you enter your house? Some of us have done this our entire lives, while it’s a completely foreign concept to others.
Ratio of Omega 3 versus Omega 6
One of the problems we face when it comes to healthy fats is that our ratios are off – we eat too many omega 6 fatty acids and too few omega 3
Happy Hips! - An Often Forgotten Stretch
If you sit or stand most of the day – or if you run, jump and/or work out regularly – chances are you have tight hips. And you might not even know it!
Overnight Cherry Coconut Chia Pudding (Serves 2)
Overnight chia puddings are a great choice if you’re busy in the morning and still want a hearty, refreshing breakfast. This version is made with cherries but you can easily substituted with frozen berries. Don’t want to use honey? Try a few chopped dates to sweeten it up!
Sleep for Optimal Health
Good sleeping patterns are important for healthy living. Deep sleep is essential to our health and a better understanding of the cycles of sleeping and waking, and by following some simple strategies you can enjoy a nice solid nights sleep, waking up refreshed to meet the challenges of daily life,
Cardio Carb Killer
Do you perform cardio/aerobic work prior to your weight training session? If you notice some guys in the gym, they jump on a bike or treadmill and get in a cardio/aerobic routine before they hit the iron. If you have thought about getting your cardio/aerobic out of the way before you work the weights, Huge mistake and we'll tell you why!
Softdrink Linked to Aggression in Young Children
Although soft drink consumption is associated with aggression, depression, and suicidal thoughts in adolescents, the relationship has not previously been evaluated in younger children. This article talks about a new study linking soft drink and aggression.