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Exercise: To Snack, or Not to Snack?

A common question I get asked when working with active people and athletes is: “What is the best snack to eat before or after exercise?”. That question is like asking, “What is the best outfit to wear?” To be able to find the best fit for you, we need to learn more information about performance […]

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Why is tummy fat worse than other types of body fat? 

Why is tummy fat worse than other types of body fat? 

Thinking about our body fat may make a lot of us wriggle uncomfortably in our seats. Which is easy enough to understand, given how aggressively all those diets and “one simple trick/food/exercise” click-bait articles promising a shredded physique are being marketed to us on a daily basis. Not to mention all those pictures posted by Insta-famous influencers who […]

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Should You Eat a Pre-Exercise Snack?

Unfortunately, the answer is not a simple yes or no. There are lots of different factors that determine whether having a pre-exercise snack is recommended or not. Factors such as why you are exercising, how long you are exercising for and the intensity of that exercise will all play a part in determining whether you […]

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Carb Considerations For Endurance Athletes Part 1: Daily Fuelling

For me, performance nutrition centres around three key areas: Optimising performance. Ensuring optimal recovery. Maintaining optimal health. When it comes to working with endurance athletes, there are plenty of factors that need to be considered when addressing these three points. None more important, nor more debated than carbs. Before diving into what we need to […]

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Fresh Fitness: Ascend Strength and Fitness

It’s time for another Fresh Fitness adventure, where The Healthy Eating Hub Team road tests different ways of staying active. This time we headed into Gungahlin for a PT session and a HIIT class at Ascend Strength and Fitness. Location: 81 Gizzard Street, Gungahlin ACT Length: 60 minutes Price: $17/week – 12 months or $20/week – no minimum […]

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Fresh Fitness: Orange Theory Fitness

It’s time for another Fresh Fitness adventure, where The Healthy Eating Hub Team road tests different ways of staying active. This time we headed into Orangetheory Fitness to see what the hype of these new gyms is all about. Location: 10/10 Gribble Street (entry from Hibberson Street), Gungahlin ACT Length: 60 minutes Price: Contact Orangetheory Fitness for more details […]

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