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12 week program

12 Week Challenge: Week 12 – Developing a Sustainable Healthy Eating Plan

For you to have good health, you must have a sustainable healthy eating plan. Remember, healthy eating and exercise go hand in hand when aiming to achieve health goals. Vegetables are very important and should form a large portion of your diet Adding beans and legumes is also a part of a well-rounded and balanced …

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12 Week Challenge: Week 11 – Managing Injuries and Self Care

As you become more active, it is important to understand the best ways to support your body and to minimise any aches and pains, furthermore to reduce the likelihood of injury.    The easiest and most appropriate management strategy is to allow yourself sufficient recovery time, thus supporting your musculoskeletal system.  Especially important when doing strength exercises, …

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12 Week Challenge: Week 10 – Gratitude, Purpose & Community

Moving forward, past COVID-19; we want to re-establish our sense of community and family connections to feel better mentally and emotionally.  Gratitude There is a large amount of research showing the benefits of being grateful, or even taking a few moments in your day to reflect on gratefulness:   Increased immunity  Decreased anxiety and depression  …

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12 Week Challenge: Week 8 – The Power of Routine, Habit & Accountability

Good health comes down to good habits and self discipline.   Habits tend to follow a 4 stage  process:  A cue: Initiates the behaviour that follows and directly related to an anticipated reward  Craving: Motivators behind any habit. Without craving a change, we have no reason to act. Cravings are linked to a reward.  Response: Can …

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12-week challenge: Week 7 – Intermittent Fasting and Time-Restricted Eating

Focus more on how you feel, rather than restricting your eating. If you need more energy, you may need more food. Be cautious about the word diet – it can be very restrictive! Listen to your body and nourish it.  With eating, timing is everything. Intermittent fasting or time-restricted eating are the most common approaches …

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