Cortisol: Friend Or Foe?

Cortisol: Friend Or Foe?

Cortisol is often referred to as a ‘stress’ hormone but its main role is to put you into a state of readiness. It does this by: · Increasing adrenaline to boost wakefulness and focus. · Increasing heart rate and oxygen transportation to muscles. · Mobilizing...
Should I Cut Out Coffee?

Should I Cut Out Coffee?

Q: Should I cut out coffee? A: When looking to make some healthy lifestyle changes, many people assume that they need to kick their caffeine habit entirely. However, recent research is not only showing us that you shouldn’t cut out coffee entirely, but you should...
What That Festive Alcohol Is REALLY Doing To Your Body?

What That Festive Alcohol Is REALLY Doing To Your Body?

With Summer now upon us and the festive season looming, most Australians tend to drastically increase their alcohol intake over the coming weeks and months. But what is this traditional Aussie pastime really doing to your body as well as your beach-ready goals? When...
Is Stress Sabotaging Your Fat Loss Results

Is Stress Sabotaging Your Fat Loss Results

Written by guest author Kat Blake. Maybe you can relate; you’re exercising often, eating well and you’re always on the go but you’re wondering why the weight isn’t shifting. Your high stress levels might be responsible for that stubborn fat… Stress is a natural...
Why Am I Losing Muscle Tissue If I’m Training Hard?

Why Am I Losing Muscle Tissue If I’m Training Hard?

Q: Why am I losing muscle tissue if I’m training hard? A: First we must understand that keeping and building your muscle tissue is essential for fat loss, general health and overall well being. It should be at the top of your list. Then, we need to realise that muscle...