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Keeping fit while on holiday

Keeping fit while on holiday

If you are like many, holidays are for relaxing, not exercising. But after two or three days of indulging, you may eventually feel the urge to do a little exercise and break out into a sweat. Here are some tips for staying active while enjoying your holiday.

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12 healthy tips for Christmas

12 healthy tips for Christmas

It may feel like Christmas is just one day, but think about the weeks of parties, social gatherings and excess food that happens at this time of the year. Rather than putting off healthy eating changes as next year’s problem, you can start making easy changes now. Christmas is going to come around every year for the rest of your life – get a jump on it and learn to manage it!

 

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Do we lose gains from exercise as our bodies get used to it?

Do we lose gains from exercise as our bodies get used to it?

One of the most beautiful things about the human body is its resilience and its ability to adapt to physical demands like exercise training. If you undertake exercise that’s physically challenging, your body will adapt to this stress to ensure the same activity feels slightly easier in the future. But is this adaptation a blessing or a curse? Could we lose gains from exercise as our bodies get used to it? And what can you do about it?

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Illuminate 2017: Celebrating science and curiosity

Illuminate 2017: Celebrating science and curiosity
The Heart Research Institute’s annual Awards for Excellence dinner, Illuminate, was recently held to celebrate and recognise some of our most up-and-coming scientists and showcase to our supporters some of the advances we are making in our mission to fight cardiovascular disease.
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Meet the team: Bob Lee

Meet the team: Bob Lee

Originally from Christchurch, New Zealand, Bob Lee has experienced the research environment on both sides of the Tasman Sea. But while his life is currently in Sydney, Australia where the HRI is based, the ties to home remain strong for Bob. 

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