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    Research shows that exercise and physical activity can be used to modify insidious aging patterns and the great thing is it’s never too late or too soon to make exercise part of your routine. Exercise benefits adults of all ages, and its advantages for older adults are especially noteworthy. Ageing is associated with a cascade of morphological and physiological changes that naturally predispose older adults to progressive weakening, functional decline and diminished quality of life 1 . However evidence shows that exercise and physical activity can be used to modify such insidious ageing patterns and the great thing is it’s never too late or too soon to make exercise ....

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  • 7 Metabolism Boosters

    7 Metabolism Boosters

    Deep inside every person, there is a desire to be fitter, healthier, and leaner. Thankfully, buried not quite as deep inside is the perfect mechanism to make it possible: your metabolism. Depending on an intricate system of enzymes and hormones, your metabolism is what determines how efficiently your body burns off the food you consume. Though some of your ability to obtain and maintain a high metabolism is genetic, low-metabolism genes are no reason to throw in the towel. If you’re willing to take the necessary steps, you can increase your metabolism to ensure your body is hard at work, burning unwanted calories, no matter what your genes look like or what you happen to be doing. ....

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  • Exercise: Good for the Body, Great for the Mind

    Exercise: Good for the Body, Great for the Mind

    The science behind the physical benefits of exercise has long been established. However, we are now starting to better understand the psychological and emotional benefits too. This is particularly relevant in the current Covid-19 environment as many people struggle to deal with big changes to their daily lives and may feel overwhelmed with fear and uncertainty. The good news is that exercise can help, both now and further down the track. "People who are fit in their 40s seem to retain more brain volume two decades later and also perform better in decision-making tests, new research suggests." There are now numerous studies outlining the benefits of exercise and how it is used for the ....

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  • Cardio vs Strength / Resistance Training

    Cardio vs Strength / Resistance Training

    Where is my time best spent if I’m trying to lose weight?
    This is one of the most commonly asked questions I get from clients starting their fitness journey and is one of the most debated in the health and fitness community. We take a look at the benefits of both. All too often, I see and hear about people smashing themselves on the cardio machines in an effort to lose weight, yet who are generally scared of picking up dumbbells for fear of getting bulky. In reality, we need to come to terms with the difference between weight loss and fat loss and how to use both cardio and weight training to achieve the right weight outcome. By way of comparison, we take two individuals of the ....

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  • Join Us For the Best Personal Training in Cheltenham

    Welcome To Our New Website! We’re Proud To Serve Cheltenham with Personal Training! At Great Shape Bayside, we are working hard to go above and beyond for every person who walks through our doors. And you could be next! We are offering Cheltenham a hands-on approach to Personal Training. And you don’t need any prior experience to succeed! Come visit us at Great Shape Bayside and see for yourself what makes us the best Personal Training facility in town. Just fill out the "Request Information" form on the side of the page and stop in for a visit today! And don't forget to click below to visit us on our social media pages!! ....

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