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Congratulations to our Challenge Winners! 5,000 points – Jeroen M. (WA); 1,000 points – Kate C. (); 1,000 points – Jemima S. (NSW); 1,000 points – Paul C. (VIC) It’s been too long! Let’s have another challenge.  Rules are simple, achieve 52,500 steps during the challenge week (averaging 7,500 steps per day) and you will enter the prize draw to win our top prize of 5,000 points or one of the 3 runner-up prizes of
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Working out causes weight gain! Nothing new here. But do we understand why? And what can we do about it? Diet alone can make you lose weight (temporarily at least). But exercise alone rarely works. Combine the two though and you have a real recipe for success! But why? One of the main reasons is that we succumb to what is known as ‘hedonistic compensation’. It means that where we feel we missed out on
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Some people, especially young males, are worried about whether lifting weights will stunt their growth. Well, we have good news! Working out and lifting weights does not impact negatively on your height. Young men typically continue to grow until they reach 22 years of age. After that, there is not much chance of you getting any taller. But even before that, lifting weights does not have an impact. In fact, physical exercise – including lifting
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Starting to exercise changes your body. Here are 10 ways in which your body changes when you start working out:  1. You feel sore: Exercise makes tiny tears in your muscles which your body has to repair and rebuild. This is how muscle growth happens.  2. You have more energy: Sounds counter-intuitive. But studies have shown significant increases in energy levels for people who work out regularly.  3. You build up muscles: As explained above, the
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We can all use a little help staying in shape. Regularly bringing exercise into busy lives can be tough and it’s often the first thing that gets thrown overboard when something crops up. The best fitness trackers provide us with friendly reminders to get up and out; they track steps, measure our heart rate, estimate calories burned, and give us a general read on how active we are. But how accurate are they (and does
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