Do you drive the same route to work each morning, have a coffee as soon as you arrive at the office and start the day sifting through your inbox? Chances are you even wash yourself in the same order in the shower and apply your makeup just as you did the previous day. No wonder they call it a morning routine. We are creatures of habit ..
One of the best ways to reduce the risk of the common cold is by keeping up regular exercise during winter. But if you do catch a cold – should you continue exercising? Research from the American College of Sports Medicine has shown that exercising with a cold doesn’t affect the severity or duration of cold symptoms. If symp ..
There are two things many of us have at the start of a new year: great ideas for healthy change and plenty of motivation. The problem with motivation is that it disappears quite quickly. So whether you're trying to quit smoking or start meditating daily, how can you make your resolutions last beyond the second week of January? "If we re ..
There are a lot of uncertainties out there when it comes to fitness or at least that's what we've been told. One thing that is certain is that without the right diet your efforts will be shortchanged. How can you accomplish your goals in the gym when you haven't the energy to get up in the morning? How can you find the energy to train and train ..
Build Better Abs 1. Don't work your abdominal muscles every day. "Physiologically, your abs are like any other muscle in your body," says David Pearson, Ph.D., C.S.C.S., an exercise scientist at Ball State University. Train them only 2 or 3 days a week. Don't work your abdominal muscles every day. "Physiologically, your abs are like any ot ..
Need more motivation to do cardio? Here's five surprising things a pulse-pounding workout can help you do 1. Overcome Cravings The next time you hear a candy bar calling your name, try taking a hike. In one study published in the journal Appetite, subjects who took a brisk 15-minute walk decreased their cravings for chocolate by 12 perc ..
Weight management The science behind weight loss and maintaining your current weight can be quiet confusing. So here it is in a nutshell: If you consume the same amount of kilojoules (kj or energy) each day as you burn, then you will maintain your current weight. If you want to lose a few kilos you need to consume less kilojoules tha ..
Forgetfulness is a common problem for many people as they age, but it doesn't necessarily have to be this way. Improving brain function and reducing memory loss may be as easy as increasing your fish intake or taking a supplement to make sure you are getting enough omega-3 fatty acids in your diet. The latest research from the Easton Center ..
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GOOD news for workers chained to their desk who are unable to do regular exercise: the "treadmill desk" is becoming a common sight in larger offices across the US, enabling workers to walk while they work - and stroll themselves thin. Some workers are losing as much as 25kg a year. But can people get enough exercise just from walking? is a ..