Is caffeine a performance enhancer?

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Words by Emily Madden (Compleat Nutrition – Accredited Practising Dietitian) Caffeine is one of the best tested ergogenic aids (substances, devices or practices that enhance an individual’s energy use, production or recovery and heightened alertness).  Athletes often consume coffee before training, either as part of their normal social and dietary patterns or as an intentional ergogenic aid. It was once …


Tips for modifying recipes

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When it comes to baking cakes, biscuits and pastries.  Diabetes Australia have some terrific tips to modify the recipes so you can make a healthier alternative. When baking cakes or biscuits, use polyunsaturated or monounsaturated margarine instead of butter Look for recipes that are lower in fat Use fat-reduced or skim milk in recipes For icing, try using ricotta cheese …


Synergy stories: Paul and Kerrin

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Here at Synergy we have many couples who motivate each other to achieve their best health. We would like you to meet one of them… Say Happy Valentine’s Day to Paul and Kerrin! They have been Synergy members since January 2015. They say, “We motivate each other to get to the gym, otherwise we wouldn’t come.” In the past year …


Workout for small spaces: Prevent Osteoporosis

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Amanda (Synergy’s Exercise Physiologist) says, “The biggest myth is that impact activities cause arthritis.”  In actual fact incorporating impact activities like jumping and running into your workout regime can help prevent early onset of Osteoporosis.  This is because it helps to promote bone growth and increase your bone density.  With that in mind, Amanda has whipped up another quick and easy workout …


Workout for small spaces: Resistance band

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Back by popular demand our Exercise Physiologist Amanda has another quick and easy workout that you can do in any small space all you need is a resistance band! Depending on your fitness level simply change the number of rounds to suit or change to a higher resistance band. This workout is suitable for all ages. Small Spaces Workout #2 …


Synergy News: Dec 15

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Synergy News + Updates December 2015 To read click here! Follow our blog for fitness tips from our Accredited Exercise Physiologists, recipes + nutrition advice from our Accredited Practising Dietitians, PLUS HEAPS MORE!


Avoid Christmas weight gain

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Christmas Cheer, without the fear come New Years…  By Emily Madden – Accredited Practising Dietitian (Compleat Nutrition) This Christmas instead of having to punch another hole in your belt buckle, sticking to some handy tips and strategies will prevent that unwanted gain when the New Year rolls around. On average Australians gain 0.8-1.5kg over the Christmas period, whilst this may …