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Why you might struggle more doing cardio in the winter

27/11/2020

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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EXERCISES TO FIRM Up Your Boobs

27/11/2020

The body naturally starts to lose muscle mass and tone as we age (typically around 30), causing overall weaker firmness. Also around this age, collagen production begins to slow down, resulting in less elasticity in our skin—which is why it’s important to add collagen back into your daily routine (Poosh’s Blueberry and Lemon Collagen Vibes from their collaboration with Vital Proteins is a great source). When it comes to our body parts, the three areas that I feel are most affected by gravity as we age…

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My Favourite Gluten Free Oatmeal Recipe

24/11/2020

I always pay great attention to what I eat in a day as I tend to maintain a healthy lifestyle that only brings positivity in my life. As part of my breakfast routine, oatmeal is quite essential due to its major benefits. That is why I have decided to show you an easy and quick oatmeal recipe that you will enjoy. A night before I leave the oatmeal in a bowl of water, so the next day it will be…

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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 Avoid UNNECESSARY BREAKOUTS

10/11/2020

It can be tempting to totally renovate our skincare routine when our skin is not behaving. And for some of us skincare junkies, the arrival of a new active ingredient or miracle treatment can have us rushing to the online checkout and slathering our mugs with the latest buzzworthy potion. But we need to slow our roll. Our skin needs time to acclimate to new ingredients, especially intense, effective actives. Otherwise, we risk reactions like dermatitis, peeling, dryness, redness, and breakouts. Here’s how…

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