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No school like the old schoolFive DockAs we are all probably aware, the Health and Fitness Industry has been around for a very long time. We could go all the way back to the ancient Greek times (2500-200bc) where medical practitioners such as Herodicus and Hippocrates believed that development of the body was just as important as development of the mind, and as studies have shown us these days, completing regular exercise is also a great stimulant for the brain, leading to better memory function and focus.
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Mobility vs StabilityBondi JunctionMobility and Stability are like two sides to the coin, both necessary within the body. Stability refers to the ability to control joint movement and is determined by articulating surfaces and soft tissues. We want to have strong stable joints to reduce the risk of injury. Joint Mobility refers to the degree which an articulation (where two bones meet) can move freely without being restricted by surrounding soft tissue, joints, ligaments and connective tissue. Simply, it's your ability to move around. Keep in mind, that everybody has slightly different bone structure, and your Range of Motion will be greatly dictated by this. There is an inverse relationship between stability and mobility, as you decrease stability, your mobility improves and vice versa. Throughout your body, there will generally be areas that have a limited range of motion, these areas you'll need to mobilize. As well as joints that are significantly more mobile, that you'll need to work to stabilize.
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Why should women lift weights?SylvaniaMovement and weight/resistance training not only shapes your muscles but it strengthens your muscles, bones and overall health as well. Increasing and maintaining adequate muscle mass is one of the most effective ways to keep body fat at bay and to improve overall health and fitness, especially as you age. Your body is continually removing old bone and replacing it throughout all stages of your life. Peak bone mass (or bone density), which is our maximum bone size and strength is reached by around age 30. After 30 bone resorption slowly begins to exceed new bone formation which leads to bone loss. Up until age 40, all bone removed from your body is replaced however, after 40 less bone is replaced. Bone loss in women occurs fastest in the first few years following menopause and it continues as we age. Most women enter menopause between the ages of 42 - 55 and as their estrogen levels drop dramatically women undergo rapid bone loss. If you have low bone mass it then increases your susceptibility to fractures primarily to the hip, spine and wrist. Lifestyle factors such as diet and exercise can help to influence bone mass, just as poor health choices such as smoking, poor nutrition, inactivity and excessive alcohol can also decrease bone density. For the majority of women bone loss can be slowed through good nutrition and exercise which can help protect against osteoporosis and other health ailments like fractures later on in life. Key reasons women should do weights:
- Health and Nutrition
The Power of Coconut OilBlackburnCoconut oil was first produced in tropical countries like the Philippines and Solomon Islands in the 1920's, since then it has been used in many ways, but one of the most common uses for coconut oil is cooking. Coconut oil is extracted from the flesh of the coconut, this is usually done by press and separating the oil from the coconut flesh.
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