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Must we leave gas in the engine?

Posted by Lizelle Pool on Monday, January 18, 2016, In : General health 
It has become a common practice among us mere mortals to always leave everything on the gym floor (or more gross - somewhere in a dustbin or a corner somewhere) yeah, you hear me, I am calling you out.
The above mentioned mere mortals feel like if they do not kill themselves on a daily basis, they do not get a descent workout and thus, will not reach their fitness goals. This is a trend set by a lot of fitness websites out there and no, I am not hinting towards a certain bands of fitness peopl...
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I'm sick, now what?

Posted by Lizelle Pool on Monday, June 2, 2014, In : General health 

We are all a little bit like a junky.  Fitness is an addiction, just a very good one. So when the dreaded sniffles and coughs begin, we seriously want to just cry. Cry because of all the hard work that has to immediately stop because of a cough. Cry because we cannot raise the heart rate for a couple of days and feel like we might lose everything we worked for. Or, on the other hand, we just feel like screw the flu, I am training.

Big words and big decisions and because it is flu season, (an...


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New year new things, or same old same old?

Posted by Lizelle Pool on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, In : General health 

Right, it is 2014! We are all jiggly with excitement for new beginnings and new things to come. A lucky packet of what to expect of this new year, a new book if you may with 365 (some less now) pages to fill with brand new life experiences. It is all there for the taking, it is all your choice, just make it happen.

Yeah, that really sounds cool and easy hey! Let us put everything else to the side for a minute or two and just look at what is important for this site, your health and fitness. Now...


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Why some people are just cool

Posted by Lizelle Pool on Monday, October 21, 2013, In : General health 

You know when you go through stages that you just cannot get enough of somebody? No, I don't mean a love interest or anything smoochy like that, I mean a fitness and health personality that is just larger than life and you just devour anything and everything that this person writes or does? Is it healthy do be so infatuated by such a person? Well, I would rather be infatuated by a health and fitness person than driving through the golden arches every day because I am infatuated with a burger....


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28 Days

Posted by Lizelle Pool on Friday, October 11, 2013, In : General health 

  I was watching a movie this morning (for those who care, or don't care, I am taking time off from being a fitness professional to be a mommy) so sometimes I have some minutes to watch pieces of movies. Anyway, it is the Sandra Bullock movie 28 days, where she spends 28 days in a rehabilitation center for alcohol and drug abuse. Come to think about it, if we start a new road of health and fitness, the beginning of it is a lot like spending 28 days in such a center. Now the whole idea of the ...
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It doesn't really matter

Posted by Lizelle Pool on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, In : General health 

So we have hit a new month. How are your resolutions going? Are you still eating healthy and what about those workouts? Or are the bad habits slipping back into their comfortable place again? Are you fighting the same demons as last year or are you getting the better of them?

 

I read something interesting the other day and I thought I should share it with you. “It doesn’t really matter where you start, just as long as you do.” Cool hey? And the best part is that you don’t have to s...


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How to start changing your life today!

Posted by Lizelle Pool on Thursday, January 24, 2013, In : General health 

We always want to make changes in the new year and like I said a couple of weeks ago, January is dedicated to fat loss and making permanent changes. But it is usually easy to say after a couple of drinks or in the heat of the moment, when it comes to the execution of such plans, it’s a little bit more complicated than just going out and doing it. So after surfing the web for some ideas, I will try and put some points together for you to help you out.

Start today, make one change and then l...


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Why we don't look like THEM...

Posted by Lizelle Pool on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, In : General health 

We all know THEM, they walk around in the gym, looking like Greek Gods and Goddesses. We envy every muscle that moves when they walk around like cats stalking their prey and we drool, we stop training to look when they walk past and absentmindedly wipe the drool from our mouths with our towels that are meant for wiping sweat. We want to be them and to the annoyance of our trainers, we ask to look like that.

I am talking about the competing fraternity of course. Those guys and girls that sacr...


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Sauna vs steam room, which is best, if at all!

Posted by Lizelle Pool on Saturday, July 23, 2011, In : General health 

There is one in almost every commercial gym these days. They sit hidden in a corner and most of us just eyeball them and then move along. The question begs, which one works best, if at all?

Saunas and steam rooms have been used for hundreds of years by different cultures to feel good and improve general health. Just think of the big Roman baths where all the generals used to plot their next big victory during the great Roman era! So if you want to stay healthy, you need to sweat, it is an in...


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