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SIMPLE SELF-CARE HACKS for Stressful Times

10/06/2021

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, we’re sharing 10 self-care tips to keep in your back pocket for when you’re feeling down. Learn our stress-reducing hacks below.   Make a weekly “feel-good” playlist. You can add songs that calm you down, help you…

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When to Take a Rest Day

10/06/2021

Oh, rest days. So coveted in the week when pushing through your 7am workout feels like climbing Everest, but then when they roll around… well, meh. It’s hard to know what to do with yourself. Should you stretch away the stiffness of the week’s workouts (spoiler: yes) or go for a light walk (yes, again) or should you sink into a hot bath and watch Netflix on your precariously balanced phone (for the third and final time, yes). But why must you…

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8 Mistakes You Might Be Making Trying to Tone Your Upper Arms

09/06/2021

Strong, sculpted arms are something many people aspire to have – whether that’s for extra strength or just for anyone who just wants limbs to rival Jennifer Aniston. But how do you actually tone them? In your crusade to sculpting your arms, you might be falling foul of some simple mistakes that may end up hindering your progress. Matt Harras, Head of Programming at Virgin Active, talks us through some of the most common arm toning errors he sees.   1. Doubling down on…

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Simple Ways to FEEL GOOD BEFORE You Go to BED

08/06/2021

Ahh … you climb into bed (fresh sheets and all), and then your late-night anxiety kicks in. Whether it’s from doomscrolling and seeing a photo or account that put you in a mood or a flashback to a cringy moment you can’t get over—either way, your bedtime bliss is now majorly interrupted. It’s frustrating, we know—we’ve all been there (maybe more often than we’d like to admit). The good news is that with the right set of relaxing tools, you can re-enter your happy (head) space…

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HEALTHY FOODS to Eat to Not Be So TIRED

05/06/2021

The tried-and-true way of keeping energy levels up is to follow a healthy, balanced diet filled with a variety of foods. Technically speaking, all food provides energy for the body, but some foods contain nutrients that can help increase your energy levels and keep them sustained throughout the day. These foods are high in protein, vitamins, minerals, fiber, and complex carbohydrates. Here is a list of foods to eat and drink to not be so tired and to promote energy.   1. Bananas…

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All-Natural Ways to Achieve LONG-TERM WELLNESS

04/06/2021

Your thoughts and emotions directly affect your health. We now know from the study of epigenetics and the brilliant work of Dr. Bruce Lipton that every thought you have affects you at a cellular level. As humans, we consist of around 50 trillion cells. Our thoughts affect all of our cells, organs, and 11 systems, which in turn can either support us to be well or increase inflammation and potentially make us sick. Over the past 23 years of clinical practice as a naturopath,…

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Ways to Cope with DEPRESSION

31/05/2021

When you’re depressed, no matter how hard you try or fight, enough never seems like enough. Sometimes the things that help end up being the hardest to do. Depression is so much more than just an emotion or a feeling. Depression is not an aesthetic. Depression is not a trend or a funny meme. Educate yourself and educate others. Continuously check on your friends and your family. Living with a mental illness is an involuntary full-time job, but we love and…

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11 Tips to Run Safely Outside During a Heatwave

31/05/2021

Running in heat shouldn’t be underestimated. In fact, lacing up in soaring temperatures can have painful consequences. But does that mean you shouldn’t be doing it? Not exactly. You just need to take steps to prevent yourself from becoming dehydrated, sustaining heatstroke (also known as sunstroke) or sunburn. Let’s run through the things you need to know to keep you running safely as summer goes on. This includes being realistic about what you can achieve in the heat and sometimes adjusting what you had…

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What Not to Eat: METABOLISM EDITION

21/05/2021

My nutrition philosophy: eat smarter, not less. This means letting science be your guide when choosing foods and activities that provide your body with the support it needs to function at its best. In this case, boosting your metabolism. Your metabolic rate is the amount of energy and calories used during your normal daily living. And the greater your metabolic rate, the more calories you burn at rest. Hallelujah! Eating smarter, not less, is the key to maintaining a balanced weight, more energy, clear…

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WELLNESS HACKS Everyone Should Know

19/05/2021

There’s a hack for everything, truly. From makeup secrets to ways to be more productive, we’re all for simplifying our life through savvy shortcuts. Today, we’re adding to the list and focusing on your wellness and how you can incorporate these small tweaks into your everyday life to live a more balanced and overall healthier lifestyle for your mind and body from the inside out. Read on to learn our favorite wellness tips at the moment. • Before checking your phone in the…

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