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Probiotics & Prebiotics Your Ultimate Guide

Bloated stomach? Endless flatulence? Wicked diarrhoea? Believe it or not, you don’t have to live with these symptoms.Ever wonder why it takes so long for the food that we eat to make its way through our stomach? As it turns out, one of the numerous reasons has to do with the importance of both prebiotics and probiotics in our stomach. Both prebiotics and probiotics are naturally occurring microorganisms found in our stomach and intestine, which are both known as [...]

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Signs You Are Overtraining & What to Do

Does working more hours make you more money? Not necessarily. By doing so, you increase your risk of wasting time on useless things. While seemingly busy, you may be preventing yourself from focusing on priorities and the task at hand, and possibly be decreasing your productivity. The same is true with training. You may be weight training 4 times a week, jogging 30 km a week, doing spin class 3 times a week and going to Pilates class on your [...]

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5 Ways To Get Out Of Your Turkey Coma!

1. Avoid sugar (processed and unprocessed), dairy, soy, gluten, and eggs These foods are common allergens and can be inflammatory to your gut. Most people have found improvements in their gut health, mood and mental clarity when they cut out these foods from their diet. 2. Drink your food and chew your water Your mouth is the first and last voluntary digestion that happens in your body. When food particles are too large, food molecules can irritate your gut lining. After you [...]

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Are You Suffering From Low Back Pain?

Tiana Ringer, Physiotherapist at LINK, talks about lower back pain and how treatment along with strengthening and stretches can help The most common condition, by far, of all the musculoskeletal injuries that I see in my physiotherapy practice is lower back pain. Low back pain causing sciatica can be one of the most debilitating of them all. The most common question I get from patients is usually how do I get better? Which is then followed by, how did this happen? Causes of lower [...]

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Using Digestive Enzymes to Improve Digestive Function

Many clients complain about indigestion or the feeling bloated after meals. There are a few reasons why this may happen: eating too fast, not chewing enough, or low digestive capacity. Who should take supplemental acidfrequent belching and bloating, particularly following meals feeling of fullness for an extended time after meals getting full quickly loss of appetite nausea in the morning or after taking supplements weak or brittle nails undigested food in the stool history of iron deficiency vitamin B deficiency  Supplemental acid and digestive enzymes are safe to use for [...]

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Improving Your Squat 101 – 4 Must Use Tips

There is no question that in order to perform a squat, you need healthy ankles, knees and hips. Muscle imbalances can develop in the majority of the sedentary population who sits on a chair all day. This can affect your ability to perform a safe and effective squat. If your hip flexors are dysfunctional, it will cause excessive flexion in the lumbar spine, pulling your torso forward. Squatting with tight psoas resembles something closer to a Good Morning knee bend [...]

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Want To Lose Muscle, Gain Fat & Be Less Healthy? – Do Cardio

For the general public, most of us exercise to improve our physical appearance or improve general health and prevent disease. What does the general population do to get to their goal? We often hear: running, cycling, swimming, or any other moderate-intensity, prolonged, steady-state aerobic activity. You can easily spot this demographic walking into any commercial or residential gym. Those who continue to run, swim, and cycle further and more frequently are losing muscle; and as it continues to decline they’re [...]

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Meal Prep 30 Minute or Less – Ginger Cashew Chili Chicken

Do you ever get bored of the basic meal prep every week and as a result end up running to the closest fast food chain for that tasty salt and sugar infused meal? Look no further, we at LINK have compiled a list of top 30-minutes or less recipes to help you stay accountable to your health goals while enjoying the taste and uniqueness of these recipes. Here’s how to make it You’ll need:8 oz chicken breast, chopped 1 C water 2 Tbsp Cashew Butter 4 [...]

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Member Highlight – Mary Boscia

“Taking me outside of my comfort zone and pushing me beyond what I ever think I can do and that’s really helped me personally”Mary was a blank slate with no experience in lifting weights or how to move her body properly. She was looking for a change in how she looks, feels, eats and lives! With a full-time management job, kids and a busy household stress and self-care was a major issue but while working out at Link [...]

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The Meat, Nuts and Vegetable Breakfast

Breakfast is the most commonly skipped meal. Excuses range from “I don’t have an appetite in the morning”, “I don’t have time” to “I can’t eat meat for breakfast”. Cortisol levels are highest between 6am and 9am, which means your metabolism is stimulated and your cells are anxious for you to eat after having fasted all night. For most people, breakfast should be the largest meal of the day. Here are a few reasons why you should eat meat, [...]

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