The Role Of Biokinetics In Health & Fitness

  In today’s society, the effective prevention and/or treatment of illness, diseases and injuries has become increasingly important. It takes numerous branches in the healthcare industry to cater to today’s health requirements; with one of these playing a...

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Treadmill vs Outdoor running

  How does running on a treadmill compare to running outside? Is one easier than the other? It’s a common question and despite conflicting opinions, scientific research has shown that running on the treadmill is roughly the same as running outside if you...

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Everything you need to know about Apple Cider Vinegar

  Despite its recent surge in popularity, the extensive list of apple cider (AC) vinegar benefits has been well-known for centuries. It’s been shown to keep blood sugar in check, amp up weight loss and even improve the appearance of acne and scarring....

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Down Syndrome & the Benefits of Physical Activity

(In honour of World Down Syndrome Day – 21 March) Down Syndrome is the most prevalent genetic condition associated with intellectual disabilities, that causes a delay in ones physical and intellectual development.  Children with Down Syndrome have a...

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Protect Your Brain

It’s World Head Injury Awareness Day Head injuries can vary from a mild bump on the head to a severe brain injury.   25% of all head injuries are caused by falls! As Biokineticists one of the important components we focus on with all our clients, during...

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The big debate: still vs. bubbles

Bubbles have been given a bad rap, thanks to Coke, Fanta etc.… but that’s not the bubbles fault! To create the palatable, enjoyment of the fizz, carbon dioxide is added (carbonation) to water. This can take place via different methods, which will be explained later,...

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Benefits of Drinking Hot Water vs Cold Water

Benefits of drinking Warm Water Improves digestion – According to Ayurveda and ancient Chinese medicine, you should drink a glass of warm water early in the morning. This is because it activates your digestive system, which helps avoid indigestion. It also...

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“Let’s drink” to Healthy Kidney’s

Although your kidneys are only about the size of a fist, they perform pretty important functions in your body! These tiny organs are critical for: removing waste products from the body removing drugs from the body balancing the body's fluids releasing hormones that...

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Drinking Water at the Right Time

It’s common knowledge that drinking eight glasses of water a day is essential for the body to function properly. However, do you know what is the optimal time to drink water? Here's a few ways to consume your water in order to maximise its effectiveness on...

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WATER BREAK!

The importance of drinking water during exercise…and how it can lead to a better workout On average, you lose 250ml of water daily just through breathing, but what happens during your exercise sessions? Water breaks are more than just an excuse to rest and...

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7 Healthy Breakfast Smoothies to kickstart your day

Simple Smoothie If you are relatively new to drinking smoothies, then this simple smoothie bursting with antioxidants is a good place to start. It is deliciously creamy and will leave you feeling satisfied despite being low in calories. Ingredients 100g fat-free Greek...

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The Quickest Way To Get Back On Track After the Holidays

Don’t panic. Don’t fast, juice cleanse or binge exercise.  Steps To Get Back on Track, Post-Holiday Indulgence If you've been overdoing it throughout the holidays you may be tempted to go to extreme measures to undo the damage, but the truth is a few smart, reasonable...

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Breakfast Ideas for Losing Weight & Toning Muscle

A breakfast containing the proper macronutrients to assist in shedding excess weight and preserving lean muscle is vital for success. A healthy breakfast that can help fuel your body without overwhelming you with calories consists of lean protein for lean muscle...

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A New Way to Approach Breakfast

Breakfast has been touted as the most important meal of the day for so long we’ve taken it as truth and haven’t bothered to question it. However, the popularity of intermittent fasting, and research backing it up as a potential weight-loss tool, has flipped the...

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Spring into Summer Fitness Tips

As the weather warms up we’ll all be spending more time outdoors in the glorious sunshine, making now the perfect time to get summer-ready. Kick start your fitness journey with these tips! Hands up if you spent the winter months indoors rugged up on the couch...

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Everything You Need to Know about Deep Tissue Massages

Deep tissue massage uses firm pressure and slow strokes to reach deeper layers of muscle and fascia (the connective tissue surrounding muscles). It's used for chronic aches and pain and contracted areas such as a stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg...

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6 Stretches for Sciatica Pain Relief

What is the sciatic nerve? Sciatic nerve pain can be so excruciating and debilitating that you don’t even want to get off the couch. Common causes of sciatica can include a ruptured disk, a narrowing of the spine canal (called spinal stenosis), and injury. The best...

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Core Strength Is More Important Than Muscular Arms

Magazines and websites tout the benefits of core strength training, but how does it compare with things like bench presses, biceps curls, and leg lifts? If you had to choose one area of fitness to focus on, what would it be?  Building stronger arms? More powerful...

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Keep you body flexible with Stretching exercises

You have no doubt been told by someone at some stage that you should always stretch before doing any exercise. But why, you may ask. You don’t sweat or lose weight or build muscle from stretching, so why do it? Well, stretching is actually a crucial element in...

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Building muscle vs running performance: can you have both?

First things first: yes, you can. However, if you’re aiming high in both categories, there are a few things you need to bear in mind. Let me tell you how I managed to achieve great results in building muscle and running performance: 2. Be smart about combining...

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3 Reasons It’s Better to Work Out With a Group

Everyone is getting involved in group exercise these days, you see it in  a park or at the gym you'll find people exercising together. So why exactly are so many people jumping the 'lone wolf' ship to work out with others in a group setting? What is the big...

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Why bumping your funny bone hurts

What people refer to as your 'funny bone' is actually one of the major nerves in your arm and hand. Ever smacked your elbow on a spot often called the funny bone and felt sharp pain shooting down your forearm? Well unless you are a masochist or just weird, it’s...

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The Beginner’s Guide to Calisthenics

Jumping jacks and push-ups have come a long way since middle-school gym class. It's time you started adding them to your gym routine. Most athletes think of calisthenics as boring exercises performed while wearing military fatigues or middle school gym uniforms. Not...

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Stress Relief With Pilates

Stress is a part of everyone's life. Some of us experience small levels of stress that are perfectly normal for human beings, then we experience greater amounts of stress when our fight or flight response kicks in for our protection. But some of us experience constant...

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Pilates vs. Cardio – Which is Best?

"The controlled stretching of Pilates or the sweaty, breathlessness of cardio – which workout is better?"   Pilates and cardio couldn’t be further apart in terms of exercise styles, but does one trump the other in terms of the benefit you get? Pilates is physical...

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3 Things That Are Holding Back Your Fitness Goals

If you're not getting the fitness results you're aiming for, it might be time to reflect on what's holding you back from reaching your fitness goals. It’s not a simple feat to maintain a steady cadence of healthy dieting and exercise to achieve your fitness goals, but...

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Why the Best Shoes for Kids Might Be No Shoes at All

Despite the popularity of barefoot running and minimalist running shoes, we still haven’t heard much about the negative effects of shoes on children, despite the fact that research supported barefoot-style shoes for children as early as 1991. According to that...

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Proper training is the Key to Minimizing your Injuries

Athletes understand that if they want to perform at their peak, they must remain physically and mentally healthy, this is also key to minimizing injuries. It is equally important to build both physical strength as well as mental confidence that the body is capable of...

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Understanding what a Biokineticist is all about

UNDERSTANDING WHAT A BIOKINETICIST IS ALL ABOUT Many people have heard a friend or someone mention a “Biokineticist”, but not many actually know what they do. Some people think they know the scope of what a Biokineticist does but in fact they have been misguided, and...

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