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Fresh tuna is best – more of the healthy OMEGA-3 Fatty Acids – but for pure convenience you can’t beat fish in a can. That being said – it isn’t just fish in that can. It’s usually found swimming in either sunflower oil (the most common oil for preserving fish), spring water, or brine. So which is better?

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The literature shows a spike in the incidence of heart attacks and stroke during rose pruning season. This possible correlation highlights the fact that the type of exercise you complete is highly specific to the result you will achieve.

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Every meal you consume should have a balance of protein, carbohydrates and fats. If you’re like the vast majority of the population of westernised nations, you will probably notice a bias towards carbohydrates and away from protein – particularly in the early parts of the day. Let’s play a quick game.

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Maintaining a neutral spine during complex movements is the single most important technique based skill there is. Neutral spine is the position where the spine and pelvis are least likely to suffer damage, deformity and degeneration. Neutral spine is a good thing. The discs are loaded evenly, the facets are loaded evenly, and the body is at its strongest.

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Chronic pain is that nagging long term pain that doesn’t go away – even after the damaged tissues should have long since healed. Listen to your body – but bear in mind that what it’s telling you isn’t always the truth.

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In the majority of cases, we can emply a basic model in the treatment and prevention of musculo-skeletal injury. By understanding this compensatory effect we can use it to our advantage in treating and preventing injury.

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The importance of function, or more specifically, the ability to function must truly be the most important of all the benefits of exercise. A vast percentage of the major indicators of physical ageing can be countered by an effective exercise program.

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BMI is one of the main criteria by which the Australian Medical System determines your health. Is there a better way?

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Evolution is a wonderful thing. But then along comes Cultural Evolution. We learn to change our environment rather than evolve to suit it. So when people started putting a heel in a shoe surely that would help us run? No. Surely it would stop us getting injured? No again. So why did they do it?

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Fats are good. They get a bad wrap, but we need them. But what happens to fat when it's cooked?  

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