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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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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Home Gym treadmill and bike

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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Exercise signs stop

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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Fat pigs bum

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 unboxing

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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Introducing Shelly as SSM’s Health & Fitness Writer

Self Sufficient Me (SSM) has some important and exciting news to share… We now have our very own dedicated health and fitness writer – Michelle Perrone (or Shelly to us) and she just happens to be one of the most experienced health experts in the Australian fitness industry!   Sometimes visitors to our site mistakenly take

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10 Tips for Choosing the Best Wireless Headset for Running or Sports

There are many different types of wireless headsets/headphones to choose from but they are far from equal, and more so, certain traits make some designs/brands better than others.  In this short article, I’ll be giving my advice for choosing the best wireless headset for strenuous exercise, like running, based on almost 30 years of my

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66 audio bluetooth headset

66 Audio Wireless Bluetooth Sports Headset Review

Article reviewed & edited on 30 Mar 16. This is a full review on the 66 Audio Wireless Bluetooth Sports Headset my video review can be seen at the end of this article.    For those who have already seen my video review on YouTube and are specifically looking for the purchasing details: cost/price; where

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Clean Living & Back to Basics For a Healthy Body Inside & Out

Clean living, diet, healthy lifestyle, and exercise…  So these are the ongoing topics of constant discussion I hear in my work environment (as a master PE teacher) or when I’m training my clients, I come across these buzzwords in every magazine and paper I read, and I see them play over and over during both

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