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What is Waist Training?

07/10/2019

With stars such as Kim Kardashian raving about its effects on social media, waist training – a workout done while wearing a tightly laced corset – has become a popular exercise trend for those seeking a Kardashian-esque hourglass shape. But what is it and how does it work? Personal trainer and founder of Twenty Two Training Dalton Wong explains all: What is the basic idea behind waist training? “The aim of waist training is to try and make the area between the hips and…

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6 Legit Health Benefits Of Quinoa

04/10/2019

The correct answer is…wait for it…KEEN-wah. But no matter how you’ve been pronouncing the word, I hope you’ve been eating the gluten-free ancient grain, because it comes with a ton of health benefits. 1. Quinoa is packed with protein. Quinoa has way more of the muscle-building nutrient than most of the grain options you’ll find at the supermarket. Added bonus: It’s a ~complete~ protein, meaning it contains all the nine essential amino acids your body needs (most plant-based proteins only…

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The Best Time Of The Day To Excercise For Maximum Results

23/09/2019

When it comes to exercise, we do all we can to ensure optimal results every time. From calorie-burning workout plans, to stress-busting activities, we typically curate our physical activity to achieve specific fitness goals. But as much as we strive to hit our personal peaks, we are also unaware that some of our habits could be negatively impacting our results—including the time of day we exercise. While the time of day someone works out may seem irrelevant, it turns out there is…

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10 health tips from Elle Macpherson

16/09/2019

Iconic supermodel Elle Macpherson has shared a while ago her tips for a total wellness reset before winter via her Instagram account. Here are the Australian supermodel’s ten tips. Eat your greens Every morning, Elle drinks a green concoction of filtered water mixed with two teaspoons of her Super Elixir alkalizing supplement, which contains dandelion to flush toxins from the liver. Drink 2 liters of water a day Elle hydrates her body by drinking two liters of filtered water a…

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6 of the best postnatal exercises

03/09/2019

For the new mothers out there considering a return to exercise, we asked the fitness experts working with MindBody, the leading health and wellbeing app, to share the best ways to get active after birth – comfortably and safely. Firstly, all new mothers should heed the advice of Clio Wood, founder of &Breathe postnatal retreats. This is well versed, but doesn’t go without saying: “Post birth, make sure you get sign-off from your GP at six weeks before starting any fitness regime, and get advice for…

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This is why red wine is good for you

02/09/2019

If you need an excuse for a glass or two, then listen up. New research has found that red wine could actually be good for you. The drink is thought to be helpful to the gut, as it increases the number of different types of useful bacteria that can live there. Kings College London found that the benefits are likely to come from polyphenols compounds, which white wine, beer and cider have far less of in comparison. Research suggested that a…

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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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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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What are the benefits of a vegan diet?

03/08/2019

Over the past few years, the concept of ‘plant-based eating’ has become increasingly popular. More and more people are also choosing to adopt vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, perhaps inspired by a whole host of celebrities and wellness influencers – from Beyoncé to Deliciously Ella – who have championed the diet choice. Taking up a vegan diet can be risky – it basically means cutting out major food groups which, if not substituted properly, can leave devotees lacking vital vitamins, minerals…

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