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25 Health Benefits of Laughter

Laughter is the best medicine! It seems like a tired old saying, but like all old sayings, it has a basis in truth, whether the first person who said it, had any real understanding of the actual health benefits of laughter or not, they were still on to something. Obviously, laughter isn’t a form of physical medicine, but that doesn’t …

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It All Starts With Exercise

I’ve spent a lot of time over the last 18 months writing about how to optimize your fitness. There are lots of components;  diet, sleep,  minimizing stress but in my opinion, the most critical element is “Movement” or in other words exercise. Everyone has different reasons for getting active.  For me, it all started at the age 12.  I was …

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4 Key Benefits Of Time Under Tension Training

I was recently introduced to the concept of Time Under Tension Training (or TUT for short).   In a nutshell, TUT  refers to how long a muscle is under strain during a set. A typical set of 10 reps for an average lifter will take anywhere from 15-25 seconds depending on lifting speed. By putting a muscle under longer bouts of …

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Adopting A Healthier Lifestyle Is A Marathon, Not A Sprint

A lot of people want to lead a healthier lifestyle or perhaps change a part of their appearance via fitness and proper nutrition, but what some fail to realize is, it doesn’t happen overnight. In this already fast-paced world, a lot of us expect everything too soon, including results. While somethings can be done with a click of a button, …

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Make Fitness Goals, Not Fitness Wishes

New Years is just around the corner and you know what that means, “new year, new me.” For a lot of people, this means hitting the gym and getting fit. Unfortunately, for some, the expectations they set are unrealistic and this causes many to eventually become overwhelmed and give up. While it’s good to reach for the stars and achieve …

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Some Movement is Better than No Movement

Some movement is better than no movement- this is something you have probably heard quite a bit in the past, however, no matter how many times you have heard it, it is still true! For a lot of people, there are factors that hinder them from working out; factors such as time, money, commitment, to name a few. For some, …

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Rebounding: A Great Low Impact High Intensity Workout

Bio James has been working in the Health and Fitness industry for over 20 years as a Fitness Leader and Personal Trainer.  He has a vast and varied client base specializing in corrective exercise, injury rehabilitation and high performance conditioning for athletes and fitness professionals. James specializes in assessing individual needs to ensure all round fitness and well being – …

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How Blue Light Blocking Glasses Could Improve Your Sleep

James Swanwick Bio James Swanwick is an Australian-American investor, entrepreneur, speaker, former SportsCentre anchor on ESPN and host of The James Swanwick Show Podcast. He is the creator of blue-light blocking glasses, Swannies from Swanwick Sleep, which help people sleep better. He is also the creator of the 30 Day No Alcohol Challenge, which helps people reduce or quit their …

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Make Daily Movement Non-Negotiable

There are many things we do in life that we just cannot negotiate. Whether it’s going to work every day, picking up the kids from school, or a simple family tradition that is a must for you, there will always be things we prioritize. For many, unfortunately, exercise is not one of those things. Exercise is sometimes not seen as …