Is your Energy low in Bali?

Everyone in Bali seems to be low on energy these days! Is it the humidity, the heat or is it you? Well, if you want to be more energetic, there are things you can do. 1. Control stress Stress-induced emotions consume huge amounts of energy. Talking with a friend or relative, joining a support group, […]

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Blast Fat with Plyometrics

Well, get ready to get lean by catching some air! Called plyometrics, this hot breed of cardio is an addictive way to incinerate fat fast. Plyometrics burns the maximum amount of calories in the shortest amount of time while toning the body from head to toe. This following workout blasts an extremely impressive 350 calories […]

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Obesity: the shocking statistics*

People are getting fatter almost everywhere in the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) predicts there will be 2.3 billion overweight adults in the world by 2015 and more than 700 million of them will be obese. Figures for 2005 show 1.6 billion adults were overweight and 400 million were obese. Obesity is a modern […]

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Low Back Pain – Time to Fix It for Good!

By Derek Smith, Personal Trainer now living in Bali Do you suffer from low back pain (LBP)? Maybe you experience one or more of the following: –     Chronic ache around the lumbar spine –     On and off recurring pain –     Episodes of “throwing out” the back –     Poor mobility resulting from painful movement What causes […]

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Legs, Legs, Legs

It’s time to throw out that muumuu dress and bring out the shorter skirts! All to often I talk to women who are scared of working out their legs because they are afraid they might get bulkier legs. Well, the only way you will bulk up and get cellulite is if you keep doing nothing! […]

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Diet Dictionary (Part 1)

From acai berry and Blueprint Cleanse to wheatgrass and yo-yo dieting, here are the weight-loss terms you need to know. After all, what is all of the diet lingo out there actually saying? It turns out, a lot. And knowing what it’s saying can mean the difference between healthy weight loss and more hair-pulling frustration. […]

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Pilates for a Perfect Posture

Pilates (pronounced: puh-lah-teez) is a body conditioning routine that seeks to build flexibility, strength, endurance and coordination. It also can help you build an amazing posture. For decades, it’s been the exercise of choice for gymnasts and dancers and now widely adopted by athletes in a variety of sports including surfing, football, rugby and cricket. […]

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Beach Running

Whether you live near the Bali shores or your travels take you to one, running on the sand provides a soft running surface, and a view. Running on the beach may seem like a relaxing experience, but it’s actually tougher than running on pavement, especially if you’re running on the dry sand. But being able […]

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