Author: Jacquie Dale

Guide to the basic principles of exercise

To understand why we should exercise, it’s essential to first explain the basics of a highly complex piece of machinery, better known as your body.

All animals, including us humans, are provided with survival tools. Many of these tools occur naturally in the body without conscious thought, as a means of responding to changes in our environment. For example, dogs and cats shed or grow hair in response to a change in the climate of their chosen habitat.

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Meat protein vs plant protein

There has always been the staunch advocates and critics arguing which protein source is the best for athletes, (or anyone for that matter) wishing to increase their lean tissue.

Evidence from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition may shed some light on this ongoing debate.

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Understanding your glycemic index

The glycemic index was first developed 25 years ago by a professor of nutrition to help determine which carbohydrate foods were best for people with diabetes.

Carbohydrates are vital in the diet, but the problem with modern carbohydrates is that they can be overly processed and nutrient deficient.

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Eating well for a healthy pregnancy

From the first day of conception, your baby is being nourished by you.

When you are pregnant all of your body’s resources are called upon to help your baby grow and some nutrients are required in larger amounts than usual. A healthy diet for pregnancy includes proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals and plenty of water.

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