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Five things to cut if you want to lose weight

02/12/2019

We can all agree that restrictive diets are detrimental to our physical and mental health in the long run. For our sanity, it’s important to enjoy what we eat, and registered dieticians insist that most foods are fine in moderation. That said, regardless of whether or not fat-loss is your aim, “there are some foods, which provide minimal nutritional benefits, that we should limit or avoid,” says Vandana Sheth, R.D., spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. So, how can you begin…

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How To Survive Winter Exhaustion

25/11/2019

During winter people tend to stay at home rather than going out. They prefer spending the day in pyjamas, feeling warm, drinking hot chocolate, watching a movie etc., but such activity has a consequence: people are exhausted and try to avoid any type of activity that requires them to go out. The situation is not hopeless though. It requires patience and willingness to avoid feeling exhausted all the time. Try taking the below steps: Stay outside, in the day light…

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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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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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