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Why fish is good for the heart and arthritis

Saturday October 17, 2020
Fish has long been considered good for both the heart and the brain but is also valuable in the fight against arthritis. It’s high protein and packed with nutrients such as Vitamin D, B2 and Omega 3 fatty acids. Dieticians and nutritionists recommend eating fish two to three times a week as does the Australian heart foundation.
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Berries are all purpose and particularly good for arthritis

Friday October 16, 2020
Diet can impact your management of arthritis and one of the best food groups is fruit and vegetables. Berries in particular are considered to be of great benefit. We will look at the therapeutic and nutritional value of berries, strawberries and blueberries.
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Arthritis and the Mediterranean diet

Friday October 16, 2020
Over the years some have advocated the virtues of the Mediterranean diet which embodies a more traditional way of living. Excess sugar is avoided, meat is eaten sparingly and the focus is food sourced from the earth. The emphasis is on plant foods, fruit and vegetables, fish and seafood.
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What does your heart rate mean?

Tuesday October 13, 2020
A lower resting heart rate is optimal because it means your heart is so efficient it doesn’t need to work as hard to do its job properly. Everything is in good order. For adults, between 60 and 80 beats per minute is considered optimal any anything above 90 is usually considered a little high.
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Progression and resistance training

Tuesday October 13, 2020
To make progress with resistance training you first have to establish what you're trying to achieve. The target and the pace you move at is heavily intertwined. That's true for most things but especially in this regard because of the work and commitment required.
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Different forms of resistance training

Tuesday October 13, 2020
Load management is an important concept to consider when deciding if you want to place the emphasis on increasing strength or building endurance. A large load with low repetitions will help to build strength while a smaller load with more repetitions will help to build endurance.
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Why resistance training is good for you

Tuesday October 13, 2020
A workout regime that places a strong emphasis on resistance training is a great option for people at different stages of their fitness journey. It hits a lot of the key target areas in terms of what you want out of an exercise plan. It shouldn’t be your only focus but resistance training can be one of the building blocks.
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Muscle strength for seniors

Tuesday October 13, 2020
As we get older our muscles, joints and tendons naturally lose strength, flexibility and function. It’s an unfortunate fact of life. To counteract that it’s important for seniors to do their own muscle strength training to replenish what they are losing. We can’t go back in time but we can certainly slow the decline and continue to be physically productive.
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How you can manage arthritis

Tuesday October 13, 2020
One of the most important things to do is to get into good exercise habits to strengthen the area around the joints. By doing this you can lessen the potential for inflammation and pain down the road. Exercise doesn’t have to be time consuming – it has to be consistent and regular so your body can naturally get stronger over time.
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Healthy eating for the heart

Tuesday October 13, 2020
Balance is the key to developing a diet that doesn’t put your health in long-term jeopardy. Try and adhere to the basic principles of balance, moderation and portion control. By exercising disciplined portion control you can limit your exposure to these potentially harmful and deadly ailments.
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The basics of heart health

Tuesday October 13, 2020
This is an overview of the basics of heart health. The core tenets are exercise, nutrition and lifestyle. I’m sure many of you have heard the basics but it’s good to remind ourselves from time to time. For a change, we’ll start with lifestyle. It’s paramount to remove stress from your life. While often easier said than done, everything else will flow from that basic philosophy.
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What do you need to know about cholesterol?

Tuesday October 13, 2020
Cholesterol is a buzzword that everybody has heard of at one point but possibly doesn’t completely understand as to how it pertains to their body. The first thing to note is that there is cholesterol that is naturally produced by the body and cholesterol that you get from outside sources through what we eat. These are primarily fatty foods.
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