Gain Muscle and Lose Weight

March 22nd, 2013
Greater muscle density in the body can contribute to better health over the long term, and also weight loss. While many who seek to lose weight concentrate on fat loss, few consider muscle gain. More muscle will improve overall shape, and also help to increase your metabolism. Could you benefit from increasing your strength? Some of the benefits of strength training include increased bone density, better joint function as well as stronger muscles, ligaments and tendons. This kind of exercise will also improve your cardiovascular health, boost your stamina, decrease fatigue and help with the management of conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis, depression and diabetes. As we age, muscle mass starts to decrease. Without regular exercise, this leads to an increase in body fat percentage. However, strength training will help you preserve and increase muscle at any age. Another major benefit is weight loss, with university studies showing 44% more fat loss in women on a weight loss diet combined with strength training, as opposed to a weight loss diet alone. During a resistance workout you will be burning calories, and this process will continue long after you complete your workouts. More muscles need more fuel to maintain themselves, which…

The History of Daylight Savings

March 15th, 2013

Daylight savings has become an important part of our lives, with most of the western world advancing their clocks each year to bring more light to the evenings. In fact, the practice of daylight saving time (DST) is so common in the west that it’s hard to remember a time it didn’t exist. While ancient civilisations did adjust their daily […]

Making the Most of Insurance

March 8th, 2013

Whether it’s for your car, your health or your life, the right insurance can make a lot of difference when something unexpected comes your way. While most Australians insure their home and contents, ma ny are uninsured on other fronts. Read on to take a look at some of the types of insurance you may wish to consider. Life Insurance […]

Are you making the most of depreciation?

March 1st, 2013

Depreciation can be an attractive factor for an investor purchasing a new home. However, those that invest in older homes, or already own a home as an investment, can benefit from savings too. Over time, some elements of an investment property decline in value. In line with this, the ATO allows for claims of depreciation to be made on investment […]

The Rise of Green Urban Spaces

February 22nd, 2013

The design and management of green urban spaces has become an important issue around the world. From rooftop and community gardens through to the development of environmental precincts and sustainable cities, the urban ideal is becoming increasingly green. With consequences for building, lifestyle, and productivity, the green agenda is causing some of the most profound changes to urban policy around […]

Property Market set for Investors

February 15th, 2013

As first home buyers withdraw from the market, and interest rates stabilise, timing is right for investors to enter the scene. With many positive indicators across the economy, 2013 looks to be a great year to secure an investment property. Across Australia, first home purchasers decreased in numbers significantly. The reduction of first home grants has been the main catalyst […]

The Top Apps for Keeping Fit

February 15th, 2013

Many are forsaking the gym in favour of exercise at home, with the help of their smart phone. Be it for motivation, help with technique or simple accountability, support for a healthy lifestyle now comes in a digital form, on smart phones and other compatible devices via a range of applications aimed at helping users reach their goals. Just how […]

Property Staging: Would you go this far to sell your home? >

February 8th, 2013

For most people, getting a home ready for sale means some spring cleaning and a garden tidy-up. However, some selling their home will go as far as employing professional home stylists and hiring furniture. What are some of the more extreme ways of selling your home, and are they worth it? In Melbourne’s Inner East, Janet and John are putting […]

The Peaceful Icelandic Revolution

February 8th, 2013

Have you heard about the peaceful revolution that has been taking place in Iceland over the last five years? If you answered no, you are certainly not alone. This revolution was virtually ignored by mainstream media, despite the novelty of what took place and the potential consequences for the rest of the world. During the financial turmoil of 2008 and […]

The Rise of Home Automation

February 1st, 2013

Technology continues to define our daily lives, from the computers we use at work through to the tablets and smartphones that have infiltrated our living rooms. Home automation has become one of the most defining tech trends of the new century, as smart devices increasingly integrate with each other and get designed into the very structure of our homes. Domestic […]

Seeking a Career Change?

January 25th, 2013

The new year sees many people consider whether they are happy in their current job, and in some cases, a career change. What’s the best way to change careers later in life, and how do you do it without starting at the bottom? There are many reasons to seek out a new job. It could be a change in your […]