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3 Improvements To Your Personal Fitness Website That Can Improve Its Ranking

3 Improvements To Your Personal Fitness Website That Can Improve Its Ranking

A misconception that many business owners have, including those in the personal fitness arena, is that to improve their website’s rankings, all the SEO activity takes place elsewhere and on other websites. Whilst off-page SEO is important, the advice from SEO specialists at www.seoperthexperts.com.au is that there are some key improvements you can make on your website that can boost your SEO and subsequently your Google ranking.

This can mean making changes in the back office/management area of your website and if you get this wrong it can crash your site. For that reason, unless you have sound knowledge of coding and website structure, we strongly advise you to seek the help of an SEO agency. They have experts who are vastly experienced with respect to website programming and SEO and can make any of the improvements below without any risk of your website’s operation being compromised.

Improvement #1: Functionality

Functionality is a term we use to describe how your website actually performs with respect to how visitors experience the site. This will include how long the website first takes to load, if all the hyperlinks work, do audio and video play correctly, do the images appear as they should, and does each page open quickly.

These are but a few of the many examples of where a user’s experience is influenced by how the coding and programming of your website operates. For SEO, it is important that a user’s experience is positive as it means they will stay and do so for longer.  Google can measure this and so one of the first improvements should be to check, and if necessary, fix how well your website functions.

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Fun Facts About Sports That Use Nets

Fun Facts About Sports That Use Nets

With ever week that passes, there seems to be some new sport or a variation of a current sport that often beggars believe in terms of how it is played, but for most sports enthusiasts the traditional sports are still their favourites. For many of those sports, a sports net of some kind is necessary to play the sport, and these come in all shapes and sizes.

Whilst you may know a lot about these sports as they are played in their current form today, but have you ever wondered how they actually got started or been puzzled by some of their idiosyncrasies? If so here are some fun facts about popular sports that use sports nets.

Football/Soccer – A Sport With Multiple Names

In most parts of the world, ‘Association Football’ is simply called football, but in others which have their own forms of football, such as the USA, it is called soccer. In Australia, the jury is out with a split between football and soccer, given that we have Aussie rules football here.

In the UK, there is a great annoyance when they hear Americans use the word football to describe the sport where the objective is not hitting the ball in the back of the net, but a touchdown, and so many fans simply refuse to call football, ‘soccer’. The irony is that the word soccer was actually first used in the UK in the 1800s to differentiate the different forms of football including rugby football which was given the name ‘rugger’.

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3 Fun Activities For Families And Groups Of Friends

3 Fun Activities For Families And Groups Of Friends

There can be fewer events that put a smile on everyone’s faces more than taking part in fun activities with your family and friends. The beauty of them is that many are very easy to organise, and they need not cost a fortune either. Whether it is just 4 of you, or you have a larger group of 10 or more, there is almost certainly a suitable fun activity which you can all enjoy.

Often, we hear the excuse from some that they cannot think of any fun activities that they have not already tried before. Well, for those people, and for yourself, if you are genuinely struggling to think of something, we are here to help. Read on, and you discover 3 simple and fun activities that you, your family and your friends can try. As we have mentioned, none of them are expensive to set up or play. (more…)

Dental Implants

Why Dental Implants Are Skyrocketing in Popularity  

You will be hard-pressed to find anyone who hasn’t at least heard the term ‘dental implants’. Dentists have been talking about them and offering them for years, and patients have been reaping the rewards for equally as long. But for those who are not yet familiar with them, what’s all the fuss about? Why are dental implants skyrocketing in popularity? Here’s why.

They Look and Feel Natural

The process of getting dental implants involves inserting posts into the jawbone, with an artificial tooth added to the top to become your natural tooth. Because it’s secured in place permanently, it looks and feels as natural as your own tooth. For many people, that natural look is quite important and is a far more preferred option than dentures, which can slip and move around in your mouth.

The Success Rate is High

There are many ways to fix teeth. Your dentist should offer fillings, braces, whitening services, and all manner of options for people to sustain their pearly whites for as long as possible.

But for those who are looking for a sure-fire way to improve the appearance of their teeth for a long time, dental implants are the clear winner. As far as restorations go, they can last a considerable number of years with the right care and maintenance.

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Food to Eat

Best Food to Eat Before You Exercise

For many people, the most convenient time to exercise is in the morning. You have no commitments, the day is yet to begin, and all you have to do is get out of bed a tiny bit earlier than you usually would. However, exercise, your health, and eating well go hand in hand if you want the best chance of a beneficial workout.

Even if food is the last thing on your mind when you launch yourself out of bed at the crack of dawn, it can be the boost you require for a workout that sets you up for the rest of the day. What’s more, carbohydrates such as sweet potato, vegetables, and oatmeal give you better access to your blood glucose which your muscles require for your workout.

Stay away from the simple sugars in the morning, but here are a few breakfast must-haves to benefit your health and improve your morning workout.

Avocados

Avocados appear on many lists for eating well, and there’s a reason for it. They are packed full of all those essentials your body needs to hit the ground running. From Omega 3 to potassium, fibre to protein, this delicious fruit has it all. What’s more, it can be enough to offer an energy boost pre-exercise in the morning, while also possibly having the potential to lower your cholesterol levels.

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Wedding Gifts

Why You Shouldn’t Skimp on Wedding Gifts

A scroll through social media would be all it takes to see the fallout from substandard bridesmaids gifts. Relationships have been ruined, bridesmaids have been left confused, and the bride and groom have been left red-faced. If you’re one of the several Australian couples who, according to the Bride to Be magazine, spent upwards of $60,000 on their wedding, then make sure some of that is left over for bridesmaids gifts such as bridesmaid robes. Here’s why.

You Chose Them for a Reason

Of course, it’s going to be an honour for any of your close friends to be chosen as your bridesmaids, but there is a reason you chose them. You trust them, they mean a lot to you, and you wouldn’t want anyone else to be by your side during the process. However, while a wedding is stressful for you as the bride and groom, it’s also exceptionally stressful for the bridal party. They want everything to go smoothly as well, and a lot of the logistical planning is left up to them. It’s important to remember that you chose this role for them, not the other way around.

There’s no denying that your bridesmaids love being a part of your special day, but you can make them feel like you appreciate them by giving them bridesmaids gifts that suit their effort – especially if the wedding is a lavish affair.

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Group Fitness

What Group Fitness Options Are Available?

When you think of group fitness, many people think of several people dancing around a room in spandex and vibrant colors. While the 1980s may have introduced such styling, group fitness is a little different today. One thing that hasn’t changed, however, is the fun that’s on offer. Whatever group fitness activity you choose, you are bound to find it’s an excellent way in which to get fit and meet new people.

Here are a few of the many options available for adults and children as advised by group fitness guru’s beats GX.

Yoga

Yoga has been a favorite group fitness class for many years, with even small towns offering at least one group session for those who are interested. While you don’t get an intense workout, you do get physical, mental, and spiritual assistance that can help you in other aspects of your life. What’s more, there are various schools and practices such as Jainism, Buddhism, and Hinduism.

Self Defence

Self-defence can be a valuable skill to learn, and one that’s readily available in many towns and cities. If you are looking to gain some rewarding self-protection skills to keep in the back of your mind, then you will find the group fitness options are endless. You can also find classes like BodyAttack and BodyCombat which focus on strength, agility, and speed. These can all help with being able to defend yourself in a dangerous situation.

Running

Running is an excellent form of cardio exercise, but it’s not one you have to do alone. While you may enjoy pounding the pavement with only yourself for company, other people prefer motivation and encouragement. Therefore, you are bound to find there are plenty of running and walking groups – both informal and formal near you.

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Burn Stomach Fat Fast

5 Exercises to Burn Stomach Fat Fast

Over the festive and holiday season, it’s natural to relax, have fun, and be jolly. However, some of us may have got just a little bit too jolly. If you’ve indulged in too much turkey and delectable desserts and your jeans aren’t thanking you for it, it might be time to consider exercising. If you’re strapped for time, but you want to burn stomach fat fast, consider any of these five exercises below.

  1. Crunches

Crunches aren’t as bad as they sound – and they most certainly don’t make you “crunch.” However, they are one of the best stomach fat burning exercises you can do at home for a reason. They work. You just need to lie on your floor, bend your knees and keep your feet flat on the ground. Put your hands behind your head or crossed on your chest and lift your torso. As you raise your upper torso, you will begin to feel a burning sensation around your abdomen area and this an indication that your body is working hard.

Complete two or three sets of 10 per day and be sure to let all your effort go into your abdomen opposed to your neck or head. You can also try other variations such as a butterfly crunch, shoulder press with side crunch, and a crossover crunch with dumbbells.

  1. Bicycle

While this fat-burning exercise is called Bicycle, it doesn’t involve one! A bicycle exercise involves you lying on the ground with your hands behind your head. You then lift your legs, bending your knees and begin “pedaling” as you would on a cycle – e.g., your left knee forward and your right knee away followed by your right knee forward and your left knee away. The repetitive motion is beneficial for fat burning around your abdomen.

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Hiking in New Zealand

8 Tips for Hiking in New Zealand

New Zealand is great for a holiday destination from Australia because it is so close you don’t have to waste much time getting there.  That means you have more time to spend exploring the country and one of the best ways to do that is to go hiking.  Of course, you could travel to New Zealand by cruise liner if you are not in a hurry.

Here are some tips for hiking in New Zealand

  • Just because it is close to Australia, doesn’t mean the climate is the same. It’s much colder and wetter, with summer not really warming up until Christmas. Even then the weather is very changeable and people often claim there can be all four seasons experienced in one day. This means you have to be extra careful to wear warm clothing on hiking trips and make sure you have gloves, parka and rainwear.
  • Get the warmest sleeping bag available if you intend to go camping on your hike.
  • Since New Zealand is so wet – it rains for 185 days a year – never go anywhere without a rain hat and poncho. For hiking, add waterproof trousers and a waterproof backpack cover to keep your things dry, especially if you are going to camp in a tent.

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Exercises with No Equipment

Top Five Exercises with No Equipment

If you choose to purchase gym equipment or head to the gym to use theirs, you will benefit from an excellent workout. However, if your budget doesn’t stretch to a gym membership, and your home is too small for gym equipment, you’re not destined to a life as a couch potato. There are so many exercises you can be doing to improve your health and wellness without the need for equipment.

While equipment can, of course, add an extra challenging element to your workout, there’s no reason why you can’t rely on your own arms and legs to pave the way for a happier, healthier you Consider adding any of these five exercises to your equipment-less workout.

1. Burpee

When you hear audible groans when someone mentions the word ‘burpee,’ you know it’s going to be a good workout. Burpees not only help you to build lean muscle, but they can also strengthen your heart by enabling you to get your heart rate up.

Burpees are considered a full body training exercise, and they work out your abs, hamstrings, glutes, quads, and arms. You know you’ve had a good workout with burpees when you’re exhausted, your body feels like lead, and you’re delighted with your day’s exercise.

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Weight Loss

4 Best Natural Products to Help with Weight Loss

If you’re trying to move that excess weight but to no avail, then aside from diet and exercise, many different natural products can help. These products are widely available in most grocery stores and health shops, so there’s no need search the internet or brew up your own magical concoctions. Head to the store and gives these four natural products a try.

1. Matcha Green Tea
Along with regular diet and exercise, by adding Matcha green tea to your diet, you may notice significant results. In regular green tea, you find an antioxidant called EGCG which works by boosting your metabolism for faster weight loss. However, Matcha green tea – which is becoming more popular and common around the world – features more EGCG for even better results.

If you’re looking for Matcha green tea in your local supermarket but can’t find it, you might be looking for the wrong type. Unlike typical tea which is available as tea bags or loose leaf, Matcha green tea is a powder. This powdered form of tea has more nutrients than loose leaf tea or tea bags.

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Waist Trainer

Five Ways to Exercise While Wearing a Waist Trainer

Contrary to popular belief, wearing a waist trainer does not help you to lose weight. While it might flatten your stomach and accentuate your curves, you also have to adjust your lifestyle to see results. In essence, you also have to eat well and incorporate exercise.

However, as most people who wear waist trainers know, exercising (and even eating) while wearing a waist trainer can be challenging. In the beginning, they feel uncomfortable and unnatural, and it can take some getting used to. However, exercising while wearing a waist trainer can help you to achieve your goals. The key is just not to overdo it. Carrying out strenuous exercises while wearing a waist trainer can do more harm than good.

If you’re in need of a helping hand to get started on your exercise routine, we’ve included a few potential exercises below that you can do while wearing a waist trainer.

Star Jumps

To increase your heart rate and work out your entire body, star jumps, also known as jumping jacks, are a sound option. If you’re just beginning on your weight loss journey, you might like to start with sets of 10 or 20 or do them for a minute at a time, before increasing the time or number as time progresses. Due to the compression of a waist trainer, it’s crucial to be aware of your breathing. If you find that you’re struggling to breathe or are incredibly uncomfortable, stop what you are doing.

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Beat the Winter Blues

How to Beat the Winter Blues

Contrary to popular belief, winter blues isn’t just a case of feeling sad because the sun has gone away. It’s an actual condition known as Seasonal Affective Disorder, and it affects millions of people around the world. However, once you’ve been diagnosed with the condition, don’t be resigned to believing you will be sad or depressed throughout those colder months. By trying any of these tips below, you can fight your way through winter and prepare yourself for the warm, fun summer ahead.

Use Light Therapy
Light therapy is often recommended by doctors to treat Seasonal Affective Disorder, among other conditions. This form of treatment involves sitting near a light box that lets off bright light akin to natural light. This process can help you to sleep better, reduce the effects of seasonal depression, and lift your mood. What’s more, you may begin to notice a change in your mood in as little as few days.

Exercise Outdoors
If light therapy is not something you believe would be beneficial for you, be sure to include exercise into your daily routine instead. Studies show that walking for one hour per day is as helpful as light therapy, and of course, helps you to get fit as well. Getting outdoors in daylight is going to be beneficial for your mood, and if you have a pet to walk, is good for them, as well.

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