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The Ultimate Health Insurance: Fitness and Nutrition

The Ultimate Health Insurance: Fitness and Nutrition

A Post About the Fitness and Nutrition for Longevity & Health by Brackenfell Personal Trainer Kevin Anderson Deep inside The Andes Mountains of Ecuador there is a group of people called the Vilcabambans. They are an intensely studied tribe, mainly because of their extraordinary longevity and health. Dr. Guillermo Vela Chiriboga, one of the doctors who studied these people “…found that even the most elderly of the residents of Vilcabamba rarely suffer from fractures, osteoporosis, or arthritic ailments, which are common among older people elsewhere. His trained medical eyes could find no evidence of cancer, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, arthritis,

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What You Need to Know About Adrenal Fatigue

A Post About Adrenal Fatigue by Brackenfell Personal Trainer JP Steyl   Chances are you have heard of adrenal fatigue, but you may not be quite sure what it is.  Understanding this condition is important however, because some experts suggest that 80% of the Western world will be affected by adrenal fatigue at some point in their lives. The adrenal glands are located above the kidneys and are responsible for secreting more than 50 different hormones that are essential for life.  Among these are adrenaline, cortisol, progesterone and testosterone.  Because they regulate so many important hormones, their proper function is

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Body Composition: What it is and Why You Should Care

Body Composition: What it is and Why You Should Care

A Post About Measuring Body Composition and Types of Body Fat by Brackenfell Personal Trainer, Kevin Anderson                         There’s an enemy in your bathroom. It’s called a bathroom scale, and it may be the single most dangerous saboteur of your fitness and health goals. Why? Because your bathroom scale can never give you a reliable indicator of your body composition. Body composition crash course When you step on a scale, the number that you see is a sum total of everything in your body. This includes bone, water, fat

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Metabolism 101

Metabolism 101

A Blog Post About Metabolism by Brackenfell Personal Trainer & Weight Loss Expert, Kevin Anderson             You no doubt hear a lot about metabolism and know that it is somehow tied to your weight loss, but do you really understand it? Consider this blog post as a crash course in metabolism. We’ll sort out what you need to know about metabolism and how to make it work in your favor. What is metabolism? Basically, metabolism is the process by which your body breaks down fats, proteins and carbohydrates to produce the energy you need to

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6 Steps to Success – Weight Loss, Fitness, or Anything…

6 Steps to Success – Weight Loss, Fitness, or Anything…

A Step-by-Step Weight Loss Success Formula by Brackenfell Personal Trainer, Kevin Anderson       Every now and again I like to revisit one of my favorite books, one that had a dramatic impact on my personal training career and ultimately my life… Think & Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill Now, before you shy away, this book is more than just a book about making money. Oh, it’s so much more than that… It’s about living a rich and fulfilling life where you accomplish ANY goal you set for yourself… IT’S PERFECT FOR SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO LOSE WEIGHT AND

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Cold and Flu Season is Upon Us: How’s Your Gut Function?

Cold and Flu Season is Upon Us: How’s Your Gut Function?

A Post About Gut Function by Cape Town Personal Trainer, Kevin Anderson   Winter is almost here, and that means that cold and flu season has arrived.  Have you ever noticed that some people seldom get sick?  Or maybe you have wondered why after being exposed to the same virus, one person gets ill while the other remains well. The reason lies in the strength of the immune system.  And the strength of your immune system is largely dependent upon the condition of your digestive system. When you are exposed to bad bacteria or viruses, it is up to your

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ForeverStrong Personal Training Services Urges You to Protect Your Brain from Alzheimer’s Disease

ForeverStrong Personal Training Services Urges You to Protect Your Brain from Alzheimer’s Disease

A Post About Alzheimer’s Disease by Brackenfell Personal Kevin Anderson   Surveys have shown that there is something that South African’s fear more than death… Alzheimer’s disease For most of us, losing our personhood–those characteristics which makes us who we are–is a fate worse than death.   What is Alzheimer’s? Named after Alois Alzheimer, who discovered the condition in 1906, Alzheimer’s is a disease that affects the function of the brain by causing the brain cells to degenerate and then die.  There is no cure, and the progression of the disease leads to eventual death.  The first symptoms of the

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Brackenfell Personal Trainer Recommends the Minimum Effective Dosage: Train Smarter, Not Necessarily Harder

Brackenfell Personal Trainer Recommends the Minimum Effective Dosage: Train Smarter, Not Necessarily Harder

A Post About Performing the Right Level of Exercise for Maximum Weight Loss & Fitness Results by Brackenfell Personal Kevin Anderson. There are few things as exciting as new transformers eager to make serious lifestyle changes and make up for lost time in their quest to get fit and healthy.  Their motivation and passion are contagious, and watching transformations is one of the most fulfilling aspects of being a trainer. But in their excitement, many transformers make a common mistake – overtraining.  The thinking goes like this:  “If 20 push-ups are good, then 30 must be better,” or “If 15kg

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