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How To Make The Most Of Your Morning

12/09/2019

Wellbeing experts Nadia Narain and Katia Narain Phillip have been promoting the benefits of self-care way before it became a wellness ‘movement’. Their new book, Self-care for the Real World, is a result of the women’s twenty years of rich experience in yoga (Nadia is one of the UK’s most celebrated teachers with very high-profile clients) and health (Katia is a food pioneer, having opened her first raw food café over ten years ago, she now runs Triyoga’s innovative Nectar Café). Sienna Miller calls the…

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What really happens in your body when you cut out dairy?

30/08/2019

Swerving cow’s milk, cheese and yoghurt has been heralded as the answer to most things, from reducing your acne to helping you lose weight. And while some people are moving to cut out dairy for ethical reasons, if your concerns are health-related, does the science stack up in favour of waving ‘bye’ to the old semi skimmed? THE HYPE BEHIND SWERVING DAIRY Milk products have long been vilified for their fat content and the perception that they can cause bloating; plus, the rise…

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Why Your Workout Is Not Showing Its Results

24/08/2019

You have been working out for quite some time now, and yet there aren’t any positive results. This is a common issue. You start wondering what is wrong with your body, why all those workouts are not giving any results. Well, we know that this is kind of frustrating, but you should know that you are not doing your BEST. Workout often The first issue is related to the fact that you are not using your time properly. You cannot…

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Five health benefits of eating chocolate

24/08/2019

Scientific studies have shown that chocolate has the feel-good factor, thanks to a mix of mood-elevating chemicals, including caffeine, theobromine, tyrosine and tryptophan, and its delicious taste. It’s important to opt for dark chocolate with a high cocoa solid content, where possible, as it offers more health benefits than milk chocolate, it is also lower in fat and contains antioxidants. Did you know that small amounts of dark chocolate can boost your health, from improving your mood to helping stop…

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What happens to your body when you give up carbohydrates

23/08/2019

Giving up an entire food group isn’t usually advisable unless there’s a specific medical reason to, but often that doesn’t stop people – especially when it comes to carbohydrates. Carbs seem to have acquired a bad reputation for making you put on weight, but in reality they’re vital for giving your body the energy it needs. Frida Harju-Westman, in-house nutritionist at health app Lifesum, always advises to aim for a balanced diet. “Incorporating complex carbohydrates can improve your endurance and…

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How to work out in a heatwave

27/07/2019

A heatwave doesn’t have to interfere with your fitness regime, but to make sure you exercise safely in the sunshine, we got some advice from personal trainer David Wiener. Here are his dos and don’ts of a hot-weather workout. DO: Forget your PB “Exercising in hot weather puts extra strain on the body, so it’s really important to know your limits, and play close attention to your body. If at any time you feel lightheaded, it’s best to stop training or…

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NEAT: How to burn more calories throughout the day

20/07/2019

NEAT is the easy answer to one of the internet’s most asked questions: how to burn more calories in a day? The acronym stands for Non Exercise Activity Thermogenisis and accounts for all the calories we burn through movement that isn’t traditionally thought of as exercise. “NEAT is the energy expended for everything we do that is not sleeping, eating or sports-like exercise. It ranges from walking to work, shopping, housework, looking after your children and even fidgeting,” explains Ashley Verma, founder…

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6 Ways to Get Rid of Harmful Belly Fat

13/06/2019

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 Stay Fit While on Holidays

08/05/2019

You are used to working out at least 3 times a week and when you decide to go on holidays it seems like you do not want to stop your activity and look for ways to stay fit even during that period. Check some of the best options to work out below. If you have gone to a destination where the sea is meters away from you, you should opt for long walks on the beach. Experts say that you…

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5 Healthy Summer Salad Recipes

25/04/2019

When the countdown to summer begins, we realize that we need to take better care of our body. If you ask any gym instructor they will definitely say that the busiest months ever are March and April as most people think that they can get in shape within 2-3 months time, but as much as you put all your efforts on those workout equipments, you will never get the body you want if you do not pay attention to what…

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