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    Respect – Lessons from Japan #1

    “Respect. Due regards for the feelings, wishes or rights of others”. I recently spent about a month in Japan enjoying the rugby world cup. Well, right up until my last day where I witnessed England lose in the final to South Africa. Although a month is no where near enough time to get a full understanding on Japanese culture. I travelled throughout the whole country and experienced some consistent behaviours which are clearly an important part of their culture. In this post, I am going to speak about my experience in Japan and how respectful I found them to be as a nation. When children start school in Japan, their
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    12-Week Dad-Bod Transformation Program

    Guys, if you have opened up this page then you have taken the first step to getting rid of the Dad-Bod. As a parent, your most important job is to be there for your children, and by improving your health you ensure you are around for as long as possible. You will make great progress within the next 12-weeks, but please know this is not a rapid weight loss program. This program differs to 99% of the rubbish out there. Not only do you get direct contact with me, instead of some automated generic rubbish, but you also have the opportunity to learn how to sustain a healthier lifestyle and
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  • Beach body

    7 Reasons you should start earning your summer body now

    The clocks have changed, the evenings are longer, the temperature is slowly rising and the sun is starting to appear. Summer is coming, and although we may have the odd day or even week of cloud and rain, the summer holidays will be here before you know it, and now is the time to get started on getting the beach body you have always wanted. We are now almost two weeks into May, so if you have booked a July or August holiday, then you have 10-15 weeks to get summer-ready. Below are several reasons why you should start sooner rather than later.   Rapid weight loss – Your holiday
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    Is your fitness tracker doing more harm than good?

    Fitness technology and mobile apps have been in the news a fair bit recently, and as they continue to grow in popularity, they will continue to hit the headlines because what we do so well in the UK, is as soon as something gains success and popularity, we will search for as many holes as possible and highlight the negatives. In recent weeks, popular fitness trackers have been scrutinised, for setting goals based on out of date research and criticised for potentially leading people to gaining weight. The arguments made against the use of some of this technology has some validity, but is generally in my opinion, an unnecessary negative
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    Are you “that guy” (or girl) in the gym?

    Are you “that guy” (or girl) in the gym? You know the guy I am talking about, the screamer, the poser, the fashion victim, the selfie king, and/or the mess maker. Some gyms implement sanctions for users who show such behaviours, but not nearly enough, and definitely not the gym I attend. There are unwritten rules which good gym users abide by. Being a regular gym user is like being part of a small community. You see the same faces, on the same days, at the same times. You say hello to the same people who you don’t know and never have an actual conversation with. Sometimes you don’t even
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    Get through Christmas with minimal weight gain

    For most of us, the festive season is a time to eat, drink and exchange gifts, and depending on which of these aspects you enjoy most, you could end up starting 2017 a lot heavier than you hoped. Personally, I love this time of year and I love the food that comes with it. Not being much of a drinker doesn’t prevent me from gaining a good few kg throughout December. However, this year I decided I am not going to start the new year feeling bad about carrying unwanted excess body fat. Usually I fall victim to the endless supply of quality street, roses and celebrations that are constantly
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  • Diet & Exercise

    Diet or exercise; which is best for weight loss?

    When we use the term weight loss, we refer to a need to decrease our excess body fat. Research shows that when most people think about losing weight, they consider exercise to be a necessity. This is also what most gyms and personal trainers will lead you to believe to create some business for themselves. However, anyone who has been successful in decreasing their excess body fat knows that your diet is primarily responsible for any success. Food and drink provides us with energy. If you consume more energy than you use, you will increase your excess body fat. If you consume less energy than you use, you will decrease
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    Can squatting give you bigger biceps?

    Sounds ridiculous, right? Well, it is and it isn’t. If you squat but never curl, pull or row then your spaghetti arms will remain the same, and you’ll never increase the size of those noodles. Conversely, if you spend all your time trying to grow your guns, and never perform any lower body exercises, then you will limit your overall muscle growth. When I searched this subject online, just to see what the top results were, the first three pages I viewed all gave different responses. The first took a very literal view of the subject matter and simply stated that squats use your lower body muscles, and the only
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    Pros and cons of eating meat and animal products

    When it comes to eating meat and animal products there are many health, ethical, moral, environmental, economic and ecological issues to discuss, many of which have a strong argument both for and against. This blog article is going to focus on the health aspects, the benefits of consuming animal products, and the potential health risks through consuming animal products. Meat is a big part of the western diet, today we eat considerably more meat than our grandparents did when they were our age, and although health risk awareness about certain meats (particularly processed meats) is increasing and leading to consumption decreasing, our overall consumption of meat and animal products in
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    Ladies: 7 reasons why you should start lifting weights.

    Lifting weights is not just about building muscles. There is no doubt that it does help to sculpt a physique most people would love to have, but in addition to this there are many physiological, psychological and functional reasons that ladies should lift. Every time I go to the gym, the free weights area is packed with men, but when the occasional woman does venture into the free weights area I feel like giving her a high five because I am so passionate about anyone of any age partaking in some form of resistance training. I know some women fear building big muscles, feel self-conscious they don’t know what to
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