Whether you’ve just got one delivered or you’ve had it for a while, here are our top tips to maximize your machine and get motivated today. 1. Placement You may not think twice about where your treadmill lives in your home, but it can have a positive or negative impact on your motivation to start exercising or to stay at it. ..
When loading up at the supermarket, steer your cart clear of unhealthy choices that can take years off your family’s lives. Here are 5 grocery items that should never make it through the checkout line. 1. Simple Sugars or Carbs and Unhealthy Fats Skip foods laden with simple sugars, also called simple carbohydrates. Sugary break ..
With more and more people turning to home fitness these days, we investigated some of the most common reasons why people buy a cross trainer to improve their health as well as the health of their family. The top 10 reasons to buy cross trainers are: 1. Weight loss and improved fitness. Cross trainers have helped millions of people ..
This delicious seafood pasta is a great way to get a little more seafood into your daily diet. For years we were all told that prawns and other shellfish were bad for our cholesterol but we now know that it is really saturated fats in our diet that increase our bad cholesterol (LDL) levels. Overview Serves: 6 Main Ingredient: Seafood, ..
Do you use your phone to help keep track of your health? We reviewed 10 of the best free health and fitness apps you need for a healthier and happier you. Swap It Don't Stop It Since around 61% of adult Australians are reportedly obese, the Australian Government developed this useful app to help us ma ..
There are countless drinks and pills on the market these days to soothe sore muscles and speed up your recovery time after a workout, but do any actually help? Here’s a rundown of four all-natural remedies that have been backed up by science. Treatment: Cherry juice The Info: A study suggests this antioxidant-rich beverage (that has ..
The essence of meditation is to focus your attention, so that “mental clutter” — everyday thoughts of work, chores or worries — fall away. This can bring a sense of calmness, peacefulness and balance, as well as new insights and clarity. In time, you may find that these results linger with you long after the meditation s ..
It’s warming up and the layers are starting to come off. Now is the perfect time to prepare for summer and get back into some cardio. But don’t despair, here are 5 quick tips for getting back into the running race. 1. Check Your Shoes One of the first steps in resuming your running routine is to check your running shoes. For t ..
Who doesn’t love a good fish & chips on a Friday night! Here’s a healthy recipe to ensure all your hard work exercising this week, isn’t reversed in one meal. Fish and Chips Ingredients (Serves 4) 100g instant polenta Grated zest of 1 lemon ¼ bunch parsley, finely chopped 2 eggs 4 white-fleshed fis ..
The good news is that heart disease is largely preventable. There is no single cause for heart disease, but there are risk factors that increase your chance of developing it. Non-modifiable risk factors increasing age having family history of heart disease Modifiable risk factors smoking - both active smoking and being expos ..