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The Relationship Between Hormones and Weight Gain

Rates of obesity have tripled over the last quarter century, with our more sedentary lifestyles and easy access to food (of all types) copping most of the blame. While no-one is arguing that these lifestyle factors don’t play a significant role in weight gain, it is becoming…

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The ups and downs of hormone balance in fertility

Having a baby is a life-changing event, but the journey to get there can sometimes be filled with bumps. Even before trying to conceive, many couples planning for pregnancy will look for ways to improve their health and wellbeing ahead of time. Extra trips to the gym,…

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Lowering Stress Hormone Cortisol Naturally, Here’s How

Let’s talk about Cortisol Hard work and ambition are good. But overwork and the manic pace of modern life can lead to chronic stress and adrenal burnout. You may not see it in the mirror, but high cortisol disrupts other important functions and stress can ravage your…

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Hormones and the Elephant in the Gym

Hormones and the Elephant in the Gym I’m Tim Leposa, a personal trainer from Geelong, where I run Fit For Living. I want to talk about an important but underestimated and often totally ignored aspect of our clients’ health hormones. Funny when you consider they affect everything from…

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Progesterone prevents pregnancy

How does Progesterone prevent Pregnancy?

Progesterone is a primary hormone coordinating your menstrual cycle and pregnancy. You need the right amounts of progesterone at the right times to become pregnant, as well as have good fetal development and a successful labor. For this reason it is a crucial hormone when the time…

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Is Low T Hype Undermining Your Clients?

Is Low T Hype Undermining Your Clients? Sale of testosterone products continues to grow, reaching projected sales of 2.7 billion AUD worldwide by 2020. With such aggressive marketing, a confusion of facts and nonsense about low testosterone could be hurting your clients’ fitness programme – whether they…

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do older men need testosterone testing

Do Older Men Need Testosterone?

  Testosterone levels naturally decrease in men over 30. Some call this ‘male menopause’ or ‘andropause’. Age-related testosterone decrease doesn’t cause most men problems. However, if your testosterone is at clinically low levels (hypogonadism), your doctor may prescribe testosterone replacement therapy to relieve or reverse related symptoms, potentially…

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