Building muscle is a huge component of many fitness enthusiasts idea of a healthy body. It holds many benefits within it, for example, increased muscle mass means a faster metabolism, stronger connective tissue and supporting muscles decreasing the chance of injury and for some people, more aesthetically pleasing which can increase self-confidence and happiness.
The size of your brain’s pleasure and reward processing sensors could be behind increased body fat in adolescents and potentially obesity later in life, new research by Monash University has found.
Published in Nature Scientific Reports on last month, the study results showed there was a strong link between body fat and size of the nucleus accumbens (NAcc) – also known as the ‘pleasure centre’ of the brain – in adolescents.
An individual’s body fat percentage was also found to correlate with the size of their medial orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) – a region at the front of the brain that is involved in reward processing of food cues.
Continue reading A fine line between pleasure and weight gain
Swisse Wellness, Australia’s No.1 Brand in Vitamins and Supplements, announces today a global partnership with international actor Chris Hemsworth as its newest Global Brand Ambassador.
“The brand and our regional marketing teams across the world are truly excited about partnering with Chris who is a perfect complement to the Swisse brand,” said Severine Brichard-Rooney, H&H Group Global Director of Marketing. “Chris is authentic and truly committed to living the quintessential Australian healthy lifestyle. Wellness is already such an important part of his life with a strong connection to nature which is at the heart of Swisse. “At Swisse, we are passionately dedicated to making millions of people around the world healthier and happier. Chris is an example of what we stand for and will help inspire our communities to do so with the active lifestyle he embodies.
It’s that time of year again. You’re ready to change your ways, turn over a new leaf, and actually conquer your resolutions — yeah, never mind all that. You’ve jumped on the scales and you’re wondering how that extra zero got there, the buttons are popping off your favorite jeans you’ve got new cheek folds in those photos that you’ve just been tagged in from the annual work party do! Getting back on track for Summer is not all that daunting! Continue reading 10 ways to keep those New Year’s Resolutions on track
In its 6th year, the UK phenomenon, Tribal Clash, is the biggest team fitness event in Europe. Described as an electric fusion of functional fitness, obstacle racing and a beach festival, next month will mark its debut on our shores with hundreds of athletes already signed up to take part.
Dubbed as ‘the toughest team competition in the world’, Tribal Clash Australia will take place on Wollongong North Beach on 9th and 10th of February.
Over 70 co-ed teams of six athletes, from as far as Perth, are preparing to battle through a gruelling two days – and they don’t even know what they have to face until the very last minute. The teams have to be prepared for anything and train for the unknown.
Drawing on research and interviews by some of the world’s most recognised celebrities, doctors and thought leaders including Novak Djokovic, Jim Kwik, Mark Hyman, Libby Weaver, Bruce Lipton, Wim Hof, Gabrielle Bernstein, Joe Dispenza and Marie Forleo to name a few, this inspirational FMTV original series is set to challenge the way people view health and ultimately lead them to question how they can live a better life. Continue reading Transcendence: Break free from conformity. Watch all 5 episodes here
For those looking for an alternative way to celebrate this New Year’s Eve 2018, the Soulfulness Centre (242 Pacific Highway, Crows Nest) on Sydney’s lower north shore is offering a New Year’s Eve with High Vibes. Continue reading High Vibes this NYE