Author archive: nisus
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06
2017

Exercise or Diet or Both for Weight Loss

There are so many options to choose from when a person decides they need to lose weight and become healthier. We know for sure that to achieve weight loss, you need to expend more energy than you consume over an extended period of time. Taking up physical activity or changing your nutrition or a com...

06
06
2017

Fuel your Mood

Many lifestyle factors and choices we make can affect our mood and often we overlook the role nutrition can play. A large proportion of the people reading this Blog have been affected by Depression or Anxiety at some stage. Depression is projected to rank 2nd on the Disability Adjusted Life Year (DA...

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04
2017

Caffeine: Good or Bad?

To help overcome fatigue we often turn to caffeine. Fatigue and tiredness occurs in all walks of life, whether a college student gone blurry eyed from writing up their thesis, an accountant paying attention to every digit as they try to balance the books, a stay at home parent tidying up while babie...

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03
2017

Fuelling Cognitive Performance in the Workplace

The present day world is fast paced and will leave you behind if you choose not to keep up. There is an overload of information whatever industry you work in. This overload of information we consume leads us to feeling exhausted which in turn affects our ability to concentrate on the task at hand. T...

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02
2017

Alleged Real Beauty is not only for women!

In today’s world, it seems that more and more people are obsessed with physical appearance, whether that be with their own body image, or somebody else’s. It used to be that this obsession was reserved just for women but increasingly it is men who are becoming concerned with their own appearance. Th...

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01
2017

Nisus Fitness: A Members Perspective

John has been a member of Nisus Fitness for 2 years and is currently completing a certificate in journalism. He chose Nisus as his feature and kindly agreed for his work to be posted as a guest blog ***BEGINS*** “We are a training club with the aim to provide a culture that motivates and encourages...

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12
2016

4 Steps to Resolution Success in 2017

It’s NEW YEARS EVE and we make the New Year’s resolution that we are determined to keep no matter what. We tell ourselves this year is our year and nothing is going to get in our way. Resolutions and goals are important for our training as it keeps us focused and gives direction on where we wa...

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12
2016

3 tips to Maximise Results from your Gym Session  

There is a wide range of health benefits from regular participation in strength training, some of these include: Increased muscle mass, muscle strength, bone density and quality of life. As well as this, it can reduce the risk of chronic illnesses such as heart disease & type II diabetes 1. So t...

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12
2016

The Reversibility Principle – Use it or Lose it!

People who have taken time off from training will have experienced the reversibility principle or detraining. Detraining can be described as the partial or complete loss of training adaptions, in response to insufficient training. When a person stops training for an extended period of time (> 1 w...

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12
2016

Are you nutrient deficient?

People who severely restrict calories, eliminate a major food group or consume a large amount of processed foods can cause unwanted changes in their body. These changes can manifest themselves externally through their skin, hair, eyes, nails etc., or internally through a lack of energy or being susc...