https://images.app.goo.gl/Ub98fQpHMeYDgGmaA We all have heard that having high cholesterol is bad - but why? It’s because having high cholesterol leads to heart attacks, but do you know why? It’s because cholesterol is the plaque that clogs the arteries in your heart, right? And how does one get high cholesterol (barring genetics)? It’s because of the foods we eat, that contain high cholesterol, right? All these point and more will be addressed in this blog but

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  If you’ve been following the last few blogs here on sugar, then you now have a pretty good understanding on the negative effects (ie. insulin resistance) as well as how sugar gets stored in your body as fat. In the last blog, we talked about how HIT exercise can help mitigate the negative forces of eating sugar. If we use the analogy that your bathtub filled with water is your body’s fat stores, then

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Continuing from last week’s blog, we will continue to dive deeper into the fascinating world of biochemistry of fats. The following will build from last week’s blog, so if you haven’t read it, you can read it HERE, or for the summary you can click HERE. Before I start naming what oils are healthy and unhealthy, you need to understand the process of how the chemical structure of fats break down. By the end, you

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It’s time to talk about ‘fats’. I’m not talking about the stuff under your skin and jiggles when you jump, but the kind that you eat in food like drizzle on your salad or spread on your toast (actually, they are kinda the same thing). Everyone’s got an opinion about them and unfortunately, most people only know about the misconceptions of fats. There are many types of fat and so when you are talking about

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You hear it all the time: “I need to lose weight!” And the instrument you use the most to track your progress - the scale. But do you just want to lose weight indiscriminately? The answer, if you haven’t already guessed, is a emphatic NO! That’s because when a person decides to lose weight, they will usually go on a ‘diet’ and eat less so they weigh less. However, your loss of weight can come

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The Body Mass Index (BMI) has long been used by doctors and health professionals as the main screening tool to determine your health risk of metabolic disease. Even to this date, your physical check-up examination will tell you your BMI results. Unfortunately, studies have shown it to be highly unreliable and that there are better screens out there for you to check if you are at risk. Firstly, why is the BMI screen unreliable? The

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Survivorship Bias   Similar, to my earlier blog Misconceptions: Swim, to have a swimmer’s body! this blog talks about the perils of the pervasive cognitive flaw - survivorship bias. Exercise programs that you frequently read on fitness magazines and social media platforms almost always depict a famous athlete giving his/her workout routine and telling you should follow it too if you want to get a big chest, skinny waistline, broad shoulders, slender legs, 6-pack abs,

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Six-Pack Secrets; Love Handle Erasers; The 5 Foods To Avoid If You Want A Six-Pack; 10 Core Exercises To Whittle Your Waist; Best Ab Moves If titles such as these still attract you to read them, then this blog post is for you! It’s for you, not because it’s going to help you get 6-pack abs, but rather to dispel all the false-promises articles with headings such as these make. Anytime you see fitness articles

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First week of Call To ACTion!  is over.  I’m not going to lie - I did the TRX class and the Thursday ACT class last week, and it wasn’t easy! I can still remember after the first round of the conditioning circuit, I was barely able to walk.  I had three and a half minutes of break before the second round starts and I was desperate to relieve the pain.  The clock wound down, and

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There is a common cognitive bias that the type of activity will result in the body composition that you see (especially from the media). When I ask my clients what they are looking for in terms of changes and objectives, clients usually mention in one form or another, that they want long, lean muscles; or to be very toned and not too bulky.  Like that of a swimmer’s body!  And then they would ask me

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