Tips & Ideas

Small, simple changes you can make to improve your health

Pregnancy and exercise

Pregnancy and exercise

* Any previous complications or issues falling pregnant bodytech requires a doctors clearance.* Avoid raising your heart rate to high (keep it less than 75% of your maximum heart rate)* Avoid raising your body temperature too high* Reduce your level of exercise on hot...

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Gaining Muscle

Gaining Muscle

If gaining muscle is your goal this is what needs to be done. You need to place your muscle under tension using resistance. Your muscle fibers have to exert maximal effort and those last few reps become almost impossible to perform that’s is when the magic happens....

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Alcohol

Alcohol

Detoxing from alcohol is bloody hard, best way to detox is naltrexone. Detoxing helps to: Test only Reduce the risk of friends Improve mental clarity Eliminate parasites Rebuild glands Detoxify organs Repair digestive system Reset you taste buds Break addictions Clear...

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Smoothies

Smoothies

Smoothies are a great meal replacement or snack to grab as you’re heading out the door. You can prepare a batch, and pop them in freezer-safe containers or freezer bags. To make your smoothies, just add frozen ingredients into the blender with whichever liquid you...

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How many calories should I consume?

How many calories should I consume?

To be honest, I don’t calorie count. I have in the past, but not for many years. It’s very important to remember, your body NEEDS calories to burn fat and to function. Not eating enough will slow down your metabolism, reduce your lean muscle mass and hold onto your...

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Weight-training: reps and set range

Weight-training: reps and set range

I’m often asked what my rep and set range is when I train with weights. It differs from day to day and depends on several things. If I am sore, injured, tired, or if I’m instructing a class or the personal training client I have after my workout, and adjust my reps...

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Weight-training: reps and set range

Weight-training: reps and set range

I’m often asked what my rep and set range is when I train with weights. It differs from day to day and depends on several things. If I am sore, injured, tired, or if I’m instructing a class or the personal training client I have after my workout, and adjust my reps...

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What milk do I drink?

What milk do I drink?

I drink cow, soy, coconut and almond milk. My number one choice is organic ALMOND MILK followed by coconut, cows and lastly soy milk. But, more often than not, my milk choice is determined by where I am and what’s available. Almond milk has fewer calories than coconut...

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My vision board

My vision board

I strongly recommended making a vision board. Visualisation is such a powerful tool to enhance your mindset, and creating a vision board is fun. Remember your goal needs to be attainable, realistic and sustainable. By harnessing the power of your imagination and...

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Benefits of training with friends

Benefits of training with friends

There are so many benefits to training with friends or in a group. We have fun together, support and motivate each other, and we benefit from a little healthy competition. That’s why having a gym buddy or buddies, a personal trainer or Bodytech group sessions are a...

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Tips for eating out

Tips for eating out

Eating out can make it really hard to stay on track with your nutrition. It’s just so tempting. Here are a few tips to help you navigate the restaurant minefield safely: Know beforehand what’s on the menu. That way you can look for healthy options before you arrive....

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Foam rolling

Foam rolling

I have a love-hate relationship with foam rolling. But I must admit that I feel the benefits almost instantly. Foam rolling helps reduce muscle soreness and injury. It increases blood flow, reduces muscle tension and improves range of motion. Practising foam rolling...

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Foam rolling

Foam rolling

I have a love-hate relationship with foam rolling. But I must admit that I feel the benefits almost instantly. Foam rolling helps reduce muscle soreness and injury. It increases blood flow, reduces muscle tension and improves range of motion. Practising foam rolling...

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Are your hormones affecting your weight-loss and health?

Are your hormones affecting your weight-loss and health?

If you feel like you’ve tried everything, and you’re still not seeing results there may be another reason. A hormone imbalance like a thyroid disorder, insulin resistance, and polycystic ovary syndrome can be the reason your body is holding onto extra weight. Don’t...

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How often do I get on the scales?

How often do I get on the scales?

Not often because there are so many factors that influence your weight. That’s why the number on the scales isn’t always a true indication of your progress. Instead, I recommend that you go by how you feel and how your clothes fit. If you’re doing all the right...

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Have you tried matcha tea?

Have you tried matcha tea?

Matcha is a Japanese green tea that’s extremely high in antioxidants, amino acids, and other nutrients. It’s made from the finest tea leaves, and careful cultivation and processing mean it retains its exceptional nutritional properties. Matcha undergoes a number of...

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Goal setting

Goal setting

Having a clear goal can help you improve your health and fitness. But for it to be effective, you need to set yourself a goal that you’re 100% committed to, is realistic and achievable. Step 1 – What and why Ask yourself these questions and write down the answers....

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What is visceral fat?

What is visceral fat?

Visceral fat is found in your abdominal cavity and wraps around your internal organs. It’s harmful because fat cells do more than simply store excess energy. They also produce hormones and inflammatory substances. Visceral fat cells are especially active and produce...

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What is visceral fat?

What is visceral fat?

Visceral fat is found in your abdominal cavity and wraps around your internal organs. It’s harmful because fat cells do more than simply store excess energy. They also produce hormones and inflammatory substances. Visceral fat cells are especially active and produce...

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Protein Powders

Protein Powders

Protein Powders aren’t just for gym junkies. Your body needs protein, so we can all benefit from adding a good quality protein powder to our meals, and it’s easier than you think. I add one or two scoops to coconut yoghurt (no added sugars), water, ice, almond milk...

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The importance of sleep

The importance of sleep

Sleep is important for your mental, emotional and physical health. As well as resting your mind, your muscles repair and rebuild while you’re asleep. This restoration leaves you with more lean muscle mass, which means you burn more calories all day and all night. Good...

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Do I juice or blend?

Do I juice or blend?

Yes, and you should try it too. Juicing extracts the liquid part of the fruit or vegetable and you’re left with a watery, but concentrated liquid that contains vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. I try to do a mini detox 4-5 times a year, and that’s when I do the...

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Ginger and lemon

Ginger and lemon

I love the taste and health benefits of ginger and lemon. Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties and is a safe, effective remedy for morning sickness. I suffered terrible nausea which lasted all day and night up to the six-month mark of my pregnancies. I found that...

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Breakfast Ideas

Breakfast Ideas

I love food, and I especially love my breakfasts. Some people have no breakfast, and their first meal is lunch, others start their day with a green smoothie. I recommend speaking to a dietician or a professional to get more advice on breakfast and food in general. But...

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