How to Stay Healthy During the Holiday Season

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For most people, the festive season is a time to indulge, making it difficult to stay healthy during the holiday season. As Christmas and New Year creep up on us, the perfect storm of too much food and not enough time to exercise hits us with full force. We then find ourselves a week into…

Gift Ideas for Health and Wellness

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Christmas is a time of giving, being with loved ones, and indulging. With such a big focus on festivities, it can be hard to dedicate time to health and wellbeing. This is especially true during the frenzied lead up to Christmas where all your time is spent buying presents, going to Christmas parties, and entertaining…

Exercise Myths

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When it comes to myths, the fitness industry seems to have a lot of them. For every well-known fitness fact there are likely to be a dozen exercise myths out there, and knowing the difference between the two can be difficult. Here are five of the most common exercise myths that could be holding you…

The Difference Between Healthy and Unhealthy Weight Loss in Teens

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In our society and diet-obsessed culture, weight loss is generally considered a good thing. The reality is that there is a big difference between healthy weight loss and unhealthy weight loss, especially in teens. Unless your teen is overweight or obese, there is no reason they should be focusing on weight loss as it can…

The Dangers of Childhood Obesity

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Childhood Obesity is a serious health issue that is unfortunately too common in Australia. Causes for childhood obesity vary genetically, though oftentimes stem from an unhealthy and unsustainable lifestyle. Childhood obesity can lead to a vast array of risks due to the physical and mental strain it puts on the body. Health Risks Associated With…

The Importance of Sports in Adolescence

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Ongoing physical activity and being a part of a team or social sport in adolescence can be immensely beneficial for teenagers and children. While we know that playing sports and participating in physical activity is good for the body, there are a number of other benefits that make participating in sports essential for adolescents.  The…

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How To Encourage Physical Activity in Your Child or Teen

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Children and teenagers should ideally be doing at least an hour of moderate to vigorous exercise each day. The reality is that not most aren’t. Getting the right amount of physical activity a day is important as it aids both physical and mental development. Doing regular exercise can help teens build strength, resilience, cardiovascular health,…

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Safe Teenage Weight Lifting Programs

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Weight lifting can be beneficial for adults, but are teenage weight lifting programs safe for teens? You may be asking yourself this question if your teen is interested in starting weight lifting. The simple answer is yes, but only when done in a safe, supervised environment with proper instruction and guidance from qualified and experienced…

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How Much Exercise Do Teenagers Need?

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When your children were little, it may have seemed as if they were always active, running around and playing outside. As they move from childhood to adolescence, it’s not unusual for them to slow down and stop living such an active lifestyle. While this change is normal, it is still important that teenagers get a…

Can Kids Go To The Gym

Can Kids Go To The Gym, and Should They?

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In the grand scheme of things, gyms haven’t been around for long. Typically, they are established for adults and are not designed for kids. Now, with some gyms allowing teenagers (or younger kids) access to a gym, you may be wondering whether they should, and what are the risks? There are a few things to…