We now know that sitting for long periods (http://www.cardiotech.com.au/_blog/Latest_Fitness_News/post/is-sitting-is-the-new-smoking/)can be harmful for our health. We also know that even if we exercise outside of work hours, it may not undo all the hours spent on our backsides. Yep, that's right. Our bodies are designed to move, and there ..
You know the saying "Don't go to bed angry", well, it's true. Holding onto tension and unresolved issues can affect us mentally and emotionally. This in turn means we are not getting quality sleep and our performance can suffer the next day. Here are some 'never to repeat' things we should all try to avoid right before we hit the hay. ..
These are 5 habits you won’t want to break, and if you can stick to them for 30 days they will easily become part of your everyday routine. Chew each mouthful 20-30 times – seems like a lot, right? Chewing slowly until each bite is almost liquid enables the body to digest it as easily as possible. Really savouring the flavour ..
Colds, or upper respiratory tract infections, are the most common cause of illness in children and adults. Most colds are caused by a virus. There are over 200 types of viruses that can cause the common cold, which is why it’s not possible to be immunised against a cold. Colds are more common in the winter months. Cold weather by its ..
Whether you’re looking to lose a few kgs or just want to be healthier, most of us turn to exercise first. Instead, start in the kitchen. This place can make or break most of us. So here are 6 simple ideas that help organise us better, so it’s easier than ever to choose healthy options. Get rid of unhealthy foods. Sounds ..
We all know that motivation is a massive factor in keeping fit and healthy. Women are especially guilty of finding (or not finding) the will to workout, as they often put other people first. Since most of us are regular users of the internet, a great way to gain a motivational fix is to subscribe to fitness blogs. These sites provide an ..
We all have our ups and downs. But its how we can turn the frown upside down that really matters :) Negative emotions stop us from thinking and behaving rationally and seeing situations in their true perspective. When this occurs, we tend to see only we want to see and remember only what we want to remember. This only prolongs the anger or ..
Yoga can be an important part of your belly-shrinking plan, regardless of whether you've ever practiced before. Not only does it burn calories and help tone your trouble spots, but research also shows that it has the power to alter your eating patterns, your sleep habits, and your mood -- all things that will affect how much weight you pack ont ..
Organic and natural products are definitely a hot trend right now. And it’s no wonder, with proven benefits not only to your health but the environment, this trend might just be the preferred choice for all of us in the future. Only problems is, most purely organic products are just too expensive. Despite organic markets buzzing with peop ..
There is some buzz around at the moment about clean eating and its benefits on the body and the planet. By avoiding chemicals, preservatives, and refined sugars you’re achieving a more positive impact on our environment and reducing the likelihood of developing serious health conditions, like cancer. Other health benefits include immune boost, ..