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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7 exercise benefits bigger than weight-loss

7 exercise benefits bigger than weight-loss

Exercise is fantastic if you want to lose weight. It burns calories, speeds up your metabolism, allowing you to eat more (of the right stuff) and still be in calorific deficit so you can get closer to achieving your weight-loss goals. Exercise also changes the chemicals in your brain, improving your mindset, and

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Making the shift from walker to runner – yes, you can!

Making the shift from walker to runner – yes, you can!

“I don’t run.” Many of us have uttered this statement as definitively as we state our eye colour. It’s as if we feel we either can – or can’t. We fear we’ll hurt our joints or we worry that our legs aren’t strong enough. Besides, many people think that they aren't the athletic type. Look,
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30 – 20 – 10: The new (easier) interval training!

30 – 20 – 10: The new (easier) interval training!

Much has been written on high-intensity interval training (HIIT), and our previous thoughts on losing weight through working out have been turned upside down. Frankly, it works. Results from this mode of exercise, consisting of short bursts of very intense exercise interspersed with rest, can be astounding. But for some of us, this

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Fitness interruptus: how to cope with disruptions in your workout routine

Fitness interruptus: how to cope with disruptions in your workout routine

None of us need a reminder that life doesn’t always go to plan. It’s as obvious as our burnt toast that even the easiest things in life sometimes go belly-up. So when you’re planning your fitness regime, you have to allow time for interruptions. You travel out of town on business, take holidays,

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