How to Fill Raised Garden Beds with Premium Soil for $Cheap

High-raised garden beds are all the rage these days- and why not?! I’ve been using them for years for their many advantages. They’re fantastic to garden in, so convenient, easy to use and to water. But they’re not the quickest to fill, and they do take a lot of material. I’m going to show you

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Playing Tennis for Fitness is the Best Excerise Plus It’s Fun

I've spent a good 35 years of my life working out regularly to maintain a reasonable fitness level and over that time I have tried many different types of exercises but one activity stands out above them all and that's playing tennis.  In this article, I'm going to detail several persuasive arguments for playing tennis

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Forget Exercise or Diet & Make “What Others Think” Key to Get in Shape!

My wife's successful weight loss and fitness journey inspired me to write this article. Over the past 12 months, I've seen first hand how my wife transformed her body shape by shedding over 12 kgs (24 pounds) and improved her fitness level by using what "others think" as a motivational tool. Her outstanding achievement and transformation was amazing

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Do Muscle Building Shakes Really Work?

Muscle shakes to build bulk? I often get frustrated when I see muscle building shakes or drinks advertised as a quick fix way to build muscle and strength. Therefore, I decided to write this small post in the hope it may shed some truth to anyone who is interested in the subject of gaining muscle

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Ditch the Gloves & Use Laundry Sponges for Weights Training Instead

Sponges for lifting weights is the go! A tip for those getting into body building, weight training just for fitness, and lifting heavy things in the gym is to use standard laundry sponges instead of expensive weight training gloves during their workout. Personally, I hate wearing gloves when I’m doing a weights training session because,

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The Weigh In...

Self Sufficient Fitness Health Exercise & Wellbeing

Introduction The ethos behind Self Sufficient Me is as much about health & fitness as it is growing your own and eating healthily. Therefore, I hope some of you enjoy reading my take on the subject of self sufficient fitness because eating healthy and growing organic food is all good but unless you include some

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DryCASE Package

DryCASE Review

  The DryCASE But, I'll write about the benefits of training in the rain or “rain training” perhaps, another day. In this post, I want to review my latest training purchase to help me enjoy my exercise routine in bad weather and get the most out of my workout. These days, we are loving our

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10 Reasons To Garden

Gardeners already know the secret soothing effects gardening has on the mind because it's what keeps them/us out there pottering around. Are we born gardeners? I think there's a gardener in most people and there would probably be more people in the garden if they had the time but unfortunately spare time is somewhat scarce

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Is A Home Gym Worth it?

Last night I played my usual weekly club tennis and as usual I came home tired and sodden with perspiration after the workout. Who would think tennis could be such a good workout? But it is… Our Monday night competition (at the Caboolture Tennis Centre) consists of 12 teams x 4 people played on 12

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Getting Back Into Exercising Developing a Health & Well-Being Mindset

Introduction With the risk of pure contradiction and justifying someone's slackening off for no good reason, this article is about getting back into exercising and turning the motivational cog again. Understanding the mindset and persuading ourselves to not only know regular exercise is good but to want to exercise regularly is what I explain in

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Example of wrong and correct running positions

Running/Jogging Risk Management To Keep You Safe

Introduction When running we should always have a plan in mind of how to escape an unexpected, potentially life threatening situation and evasive action means taking an immediate measure (like diving to avoid a collision with another vehicle or person) to evade the possible consequences of an incident.    This article explains how to turn

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So, why are we all still getting fat anyway?

For several years now (perhaps even the last decade) alarm bells have been ringing about the rise of obesity. I find it odd how the mainstream news, current affairs, and media in general regurgitate the same dire warnings about how the “world is getting fatter” like it’s the first time this phenomenon has ever been

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Motorola S11-Flex HD Wireless Stereo Headphones Review

This article was edited on 13 May 2013 I’ve written reviews about wireless headphones before specifically the Motorola S9 HD (two models back from the Motorola S11-Flex HD) and I also compared the S9 with the Jabra Sport Stereo Headset. To me, exercise is important and it’s part of the self-sufficient culture and lifestyle I

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Serious Injury or Illness – And, The Road to Recovery

Not all of us get through life unscathed, and the chances are most of us at some point in time will need to recover from a serious injury or operation due to some unforeseen event, injury or illness. Rehabilitation and recovery from a traumatic physical injury or illness is a steep mountain to climb and

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Feed Your Body Exercise

Our body was not designed to be sedentary, in fact, it was designed or evolved to be very active. Understanding this extremely important point is usually the difference between a healthy person and one who, through fault of their own, is unhealthy. Those who understand the true meaning of “feeding the body exercise” are often

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