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How to work out in a heatwave

08/06/2020

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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How To Make The Most Of Your Morning

20/04/2020

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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5 breathing techniques to help you sleep

13/04/2020

Anyone who’s experienced problems with sleeping will know only too well the struggle of lying awake, mind racing, as the minutes tick by and you find yourself still unable to nod off. Whether it’s anxiety, stress or a never-ending to-do list keeping you awake, there are things you can do, and practising specific breathing techniques might just be the ticket to a good night’s rest. One person who encourages this route is Michael Townsend Williams, a yoga and mindfulness teacher, author…

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How to work out when you’re hungover and why it’s key to recovery

04/03/2020

The healthy way to recover from the night before. The best way to cure a hangover? A hangover-friendly workout that will reset your body and sweat out some of last night’s toxins. Dragging yourself out of the dark, comfy confines of your bed after a big night out may be the last thing you feel like doing, especially when a bucket of greasy fries and your latest Netflix addiction is calling, but it’s actually the best way to kick that hangover to the curb…

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7 tricks to stop high sugar foods sneaking into your diet

05/02/2020

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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Can yoga really help you lose weight?

15/01/2020

We know yoga can help with flexibility when you’re feeling tight, help strengthen your muscles or help relax you even on your worst days. But can you lose weight doing yoga – or are you better off trying something else? The good news: yoga can definitely help you change your body composition if that’s your goal. Yoga burns calories (depending on the type of yoga), and it can help you get in the right head space to make decisions that will help you lose weight. “From…

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Why you might struggle more doing cardio in the winter

18/12/2019

Doing cardio during the winter can feel tough for various reasons, the first being the short number of light hours in the day, which cruelly limits the time you have outdoors to run (where it is, admittedly, far more pleasant to exercise than on a treadmill). Then there’s the fact that it’s freezing outside, and that usually means you want to do very little else aside from cosy up indoors with a blanket and/or a glass of red wine. Not exactly conducive…

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Jennifer Lopez Anti-Aging and Beauty Secrets

17/12/2019

Even if you know next-to-nothing about her, you probably know that Jennifer Lopez is practically ageless. From her career beginnings in the early ’90s to the celebrity juggernaut she is today, 49-year-old Lopez has managed to maintain a visage free from any fine lines, wear, discolouration and wrinkles. While Lopez tends to keep her anti-ageing methods under wraps, we’re more interested than ever in how she does it; so we’ve rounded up every anti-ageing tip and trick we could find regarding J-Lo’s beauty regimen. 1. An…

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

12/11/2019

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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The Best Crystals for Your Workspace

02/11/2019

Crystal collections grow fast. What starts with a humble piece of rose quartz or two can turn into drawers full of amethyst, blue lace agate, citrine, and lapis lazuli in no time. And Heather Askinosie has no problem with that. She founded her company, Energy Muse, in 2001, along with her longtime friend Timmi Jandro, after falling in love with what she sees as the subtle magic of crystals. Crystals possess a layered appeal: There is the beauty of the stones, which speaks…

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