Top 5 Health & Fitness Myths

Myth # 1

Only Do Cardio If You Want To Get Lean

Cardio as your only form of exercise is excellent…if you want to be skinny fat! What’s “skinny fat”? A person who is skinny fat looks slim, but they have no muscle tone and are soft and squishy to touch, like a marshmallow.

Focusing on long cardio sessions whether they are on a treadmill, elliptical machine or running outdoors will help you to lose weight initially. But if this is your only form of exercise you will be losing fat and muscle. You will end up looking like a smaller version of yourself now, but be soft and squishy. Especially if you’re not eating properly.

To avoid this you want to include some form of resistance training to help build lean muscle, and focus on higher intensity. This way your training becomes strength-cardio. Building nice lean muscle while burning fat at the same time. Circuit training is an excellent example.

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Coconut Oil – Metabolism Booster

Coconut oil has been steadily gaining popularity over the last number of years, and with good reason. It contains many health benefits from boosting the immune system, increasing mineral absorption, anti-aging and most interesting stimulating the metabolism aiding weight loss! Sounds good doesn’t it. As it becomes more popular with athletes and celebrities alike you can expect to hear a lot more about the amazing health benefits of coconut oil!

A Healthy Fat That Helps You Burn Fat!

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Salmon Burgers Recipe

I love salmon, it’s an excellent source of protein, it’s full of omega-3 essential fatty acids and it contains a powerful antioxidant called astaxanthin which mops up free radicals. Even if you’re not a fan of salmon, that’s not a problem because you can’t even taste it. Plus these burgers are so moist and juicy I’m sure they will become a regular addition to your menu.

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Miranda Kerr’s Healthy Supermodel Workout & Diet

For those who may not be familiar with Miranda Kerr, she is an Australian Supermodel and one of the Victoria’s Secret “Angels” along with fellow top supermodels Adriana Lima, Doutzen Kroes and Erin Heatherton. Why am I talking about her? Because Miranda is in great shape! And while she is a model and very slim, she’s also very fit and healthy. Which isn’t always the case with models. Also, she gave birth to her first child in January and the above picture was taken in August!

So what is Miranda’s secret?…

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Cardio Or Weights – Which First?

Depending on your goals you may choose to focus more on resistance training or cardio but ideally you should aim to incorporate both for maximum benefits. If you are planning on doing both in the same session the next logical question is which should be done first? This can be a source of confusion as there is often conflicting theories, fortunately I’m going to help clear things up.

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Health Food Of The Week – Tomato

Tomatoes are one of those foods we’re all familiar with and know are good for us, but definitely don’t get the major respect they deserve. They contain Vitamin C, potassium, B vitamins, lutein (healthy eyes), biotin (healthy hair), they’re a source of fibre, low in calories and most importantly they are a rich source of lycopene…

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Healthy Granola Bites


This recipe was inspired by a comment Ray left on my Healthy Cereal Recipe post. So I set out to see if I could make a bar version of that recipe and after a bit of tweaking I think I got it just right. But be warned they definitely taste like “more”!

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Health Food Of The Week – Avocado

Starting this week I’m going to be focusing on one health food that you may or may not currently eat. The idea is to encourage us to eat a wider variety of foods and to try at least one new food each week.

First up – avocado. Avocados are excellent for your health, not only are they a great source of fibre, healthy fat and antioxidants but they can also be beneficial in lowering cholesterol. Not to mention how good they are for your skin and eyes! You may also be surprised to learn the avocado is actually a fruit and not a vegetable.

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Healthy Cereal Recipe

I used to eat a lot of cereal when I was growing up but eventually gave it up completely and switched over to oatmeal. But from time to time the idea of some crunchy cereal really appeals to me and this recipe works perfectly for those occasions. It’s also a great healthy alternative to the processed, pre-packaged, high sugar/salt cereals that you buy. Best of all it tastes great!

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Advanced Tip: Burn Fat With…Cinnamon!

Cinnamon can help you to burn fat? That’s right! Keep reading to find out how…

When you eat fast digesting carbohydrates your blood sugar goes up and then goes back down. The faster this happens the more likely you are to store fat.

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