The Top 5 Supplements For Optimal Health & Wellbeing

The best source of nutrients is a healthy, balanced diet comprised of fresh, whole foods and an abundance of leafy green vegetables. However, people who strive to eat a healthy diet can sometimes fail to consume optimal levels of essential nutrients due to the deficiency in soils and long transport and shelf life in our grocery foods. These nutritional deficiencies can cause a wide range of ailments such as chronic inflammation and muscle pain. Nutritional supplements, when taken appropriately, [...]

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Should Women Lift Weights?

You’ve heard all the horror stories: lifting heavy weights make women bulky, it’s dangerous and it’s bad for your joints. These lies feed into the stereotypes that are preventing many women from experiencing the benefits of resistance training. Rest assured, weight training will not do any of these awful things to you. Contrary to popular belief, lifting weights do not make women bulky or turn into hulk overnight. However, it will help you improve your posture, gain lean muscle mass, improve [...]

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How To Overcome Low Back Pain Once And For All!

Causes of Low Back Pain The most common cause of low back pain is postural stress. Poor posture, prolonged bending in a working position, heavy lifting, standing or lying down for a long time in a suboptimal position can lead to back pain. Weakness in the core may cause spinal pain as well as an increased chance of injury.  Loss of integrity in the lower back Most people suffer from a flattened lower back over a long period of time causing long [...]

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How to Become More Regular When Fibre Doesn’t Work

Many clients come to us complaining of digestive issues, particularly constipation. The most common recommendations given to overcome constipation is to increase fibre and water intake. However, this often does not take care of the problem. In fact, it can raise another set of issues; gas and bloating. Constipation occurs primarily because of decreased peristalsis; the muscular contractions of the intestines that promote movement of food through the GI tract Common issues with peristalsis decreased bulk in stool (lack of magnesium and fibre) sympathetic nervous [...]

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Member Highlight – Mike Galita

“It’s all about form, how you do it and tempo, something I would never think about! There is so much more that I am learning and I love the results!” Mike began working out 2 years prior to Link. Upon joining Link Mike quickly began to understand what he was doing before was not as optimal or specific to his goals. Since learning proper form and program design for his body type Mike is now growing more muscle, getting leaner and [...]

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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 acid frequent 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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