About: Vicki Tuchtan

Vicki Tuchtan is the Academic Director at Sage Institute of Education. She oversees learning processes, teaching outcomes, resources and course development. A passionate advocate for bettering standards of training in Australia, she is currently writing her PhD thesis on defining quality training in the Australian vocational education sector.

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Busted! 2 trendy untruths on how to speed up your metabolism.

Busted! 2 trendy untruths on how to speed up your metabolism.

Untruth #1 Gain muscle and you’ll speed up your metabolism

You’ve all heard this fitness lore - just work out and get lots of muscle. You’ll burn hundreds more calories. Even when resting. Oh, really? Can you imagine? We’d just have to up our weights sessions and after a couple of months we’d be
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Exercise and depression: we can work it out!

Exercise and depression: we can work it out!

Good news. There’s a growing body of evidence indicating the positive effects of exercise on depression. The reasons that exercise helps depression are multifaceted, making some of the benefits harder to clinically quantify than others. However, the overriding consensus is that there is good evidence to indicate that exercise helps depression sufferers improve. Here’s why.

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Understanding eccentric contraction

Understanding eccentric contraction

There are two types of muscle contractions: concentric and eccentric contraction. Concentric contraction makes more sense to most of us because it involves shortening or tightening the muscle, the action we generally associate with muscle contraction. Eccentric muscle contraction, however, while still a contraction of the muscles, is in fact lengthening them.

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Freakishly AMAZING Sage Snacks with Beth!

Freakishly AMAZING Sage Snacks with Beth!

Beth has recently joined our super squad and has worked her way into our ‘food for fitness’ heart by becoming our third #SageSnacks student ambassador for 2016.

This week we caught up with Beth – known in the Insta world as @freakishlyhealthy to discover her snack secrets and much MORE!

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