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What to Eat and Avoid: THE ACNE EDITION

24/11/2020

We’ve all heard the old fable that chocolate gives you pimples. We’re here to assure you that it certainly does not, especially when it’s closest to its pure form. You’re welcome. However, there are many foods that can cause a cascade of reactions within the body and our delicate, complex hormonal system that will cause our skin to break out. Fortunately, we don’t have to completely avoid our favorite foods—we just have to make some conscientious swaps.  Skip dairy. Whether or…

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SIMPLE SELF-CARE HACKS for Stressful Times

23/11/2020

2020 has served us with a very challenging and uncertain year—the pandemic (and all the unfortunate changes the virus has caused), the justice movement, fires burning throughout the west coast, global violence, sadly the list goes on… Though it’s been an incredibly hard year for the world, hopefully, we’ve been reminded what truly matters in life—family, friends, a roof over our head, and doing our best to enjoy the simple pleasures. To help ease your mind during this hectic time,…

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HACK ANXIETY With Exercise

21/11/2020

We are all riding the wave of the unknown. Where will we land after this pandemic, if there even is an “after,” the state of our nation, injustice toward marginalized communities, our careers, wars across the planet … the list of heavy-hitting stuff is never-ending this year. However, that’s not to dismiss the small stuff. Menial tasks, car payments, arguments with loved ones, breakups. Stress is the stuff of life; anxiety is the chronic result. There are many ways to…

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7 tricks to stop high sugar foods sneaking into your diet

16/11/2020

We’re all aware that sugar isn’t good for us. But it’s often found in unexpected places – and in large quantities, making it harder to make healthy choices. Banishing all sugar is not realistic, or indeed much fun. The occasional treat is pretty fundamental, however, it’s important to know when you’re splurging so that you can take control of your diet, and understand what’s in the foods you’re using to fuel your body. To avoid overeating high sugar foods, leading…

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How to motivate yourself to exercise in this cold, dark weather

14/11/2020

Struggling to maintain the exercise routine you managed to perfect in the summer months? You’re not alone. Getting yourself into the gym or heading out for a run on cold dark mornings and evenings takes a lot more motivation than it might do in July. We asked some of London’s top fitness gurus how they stay in shape when the temperature drops and the days just keep getting shorter. Have the right kit “There is no such thing as bad…

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6 Ways to Get Rid of Harmful Belly Fat

12/11/2020

When it comes to visceral fat (the belly fat that tends to sit around your organs) there’s good and bad news. The bad news is that it poses a bigger threat to health than other, subcutaneous fat. The good news is that it’s considered easier to shift. Here are six, evidence-based ways to blitz belly fat:   Shrink your portion sizes Yes, it sounds obvious, but hear us out. One study compared popular diets including high dairy, abdominal exercise and…

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How To Survive Winter Exhaustion

12/11/2020

During winter people tend to stay at home rather than go out. They prefer spending the day in pyjamas, feeling warm, drinking hot chocolate, watching a movie etc., but such activity has a consequence: people feel exhausted and try to avoid any type of activity that requires them to go out. So far, we don’t know how the situation with Covid-19 will be in winter. Probably some countries will be in lockdown, while other countries will face many restrictions. In…

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How to Become a MORNING PERSON

11/11/2020

Some people simply aren’t born as a natural “morning person” (ourselves included). That said, you do have the power to change your mindset and become an early bird—though it will take practice and a positive attitude. If you’re truly up for the lifestyle adjustment, we’re sharing 11 ways to shift your outlook on waking up early and to officially become an a.m. individual. -Try Kourt’s tip and sing her “Good Morning, Good Morning” song to brighten your day. -Motivational speaker and…

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5-Minute Workouts to RELEASE STRESS

09/11/2020

It’s been a stressful year—that goes without saying—so we’ll take (and share) all the stress-releasing hacks and advice we can get. Whether it’s through meditation or today’s suggestion, a solid workout to clear our mind, we’re here for it. Studies show a good sweat during the day can help you sleep better at night. Since lack of sleep can cause a ripple effect of unhealthy habits and lead to unnecessary stress in your life, we’re sharing our top five-minute fitness videos to schedule into…

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Foods That Help REDUCE ANXIETY

07/11/2020

Where knowledge resides, anxiety fails to exist. Anxiety loves the unknown. It thrives there like a rampant tangled rain forest. On the other hand, because there always is one, I’m sure you’ve come upon the tiniest weed pushing its way through a crack in the cement. It gives you hope because you recognize its power to survive. It fearlessly grows with the knowledge that it can. Knowledge is power. When you seize that power of knowledge, you create the crack in the…

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