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3 Tips to Help You Drop Those Difficult Last 10 Pounds

The last leg of a diet can be brutally difficult. You're training hard and eating clean, but your body is being stubborn and your fat levels seem to be stuck just a few percentage points above where you want to be. Read More

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Is Coffee Good or Bad for You?

If you Google "coffee + health" and click on a random result, there's about a 50/50 chance you'll be told it's either good or bad for you. For some it's a magic bullet that aids weight loss and helps prevent disease, while for others it's a harmful vice that will ruin your body. Read More

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3 Exercise Mistakes That Are Killing Your Progress

Even the most dedicated gym-goers can sometimes fall foul of the dreaded plateau. When that happens, you can be working your butt off and still won't see the results you're looking for in the mirror. Read More

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Why You Need to Include Resistance Training in Your Exercise Routine

Resistance training, to put it simply, involves moving heavy objects in brief, intense sessions with rest intervals in between. It's the single most effective form of exercise you can do... Read More

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Can You Eat Junk Food and Still Lose Weight?

One of the biggest hurdles for many personal training clients is giving up all the sweet, salty and fatty treats they love. For someone who's not used to eating healthy, going without crisps or chocolate bars and snubbing their favourite fast food restaurants can take a huge amount of effort and determination. Read More

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How to Get Motivated to Work Out When You Really Don't Feel Like It

Dragging your ass to the gym can feel like trying to get a cat into the bath at times, even for the most dedicated exercisers. We all have days when it just seems impossible to get motivated to work out, so we look around for anything to distract ourselves with. But as you can imagine, this won't get you any closer to the body you want. Read More

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The 3 Types of Weight Loss Support You Need to Get in the Shape of Your Life

There's a famous quote by the poet John Donne, which goes something like "no man is an island, entire of itself." He was probably referring to loneliness, but the sentiment also rings true when it comes to our health and fitness goals. Read More

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The 5 Essential Elements of a Successful Weight Loss Programme

What separates the people who get in shape and stay that way from those who are trapped in a cycle of yo-yo dieting and ever-worsening health? Is it that the first group are just more determined? That's part of it, but the truth is there are a few common elements your weight loss programme needs to cover if it's going to be successful, no matter how determined you are. Read More

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3 Reasons to Stop Working out Alone

Are you better off working out alone or with a partner? It's a common question for those new to fitness, but there's no cut and dry answer. Some people do well on their own because they need the isolation to focus. But broadly speaking, most people will do better working out with a partner or personal trainer. Here are 3 reasons why: Read More

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Why Your New Diet Book Won't Work

Excess weight is one of the major health problems of our time, especially here in Ireland, and a huge industry has built up around finding the "next big thing" that will solve it. If you've been struggling with your weight, chances are you've contributed to this industry yourself by purchasing the odd diet book in the hopes you would finally get in shape. Read More

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