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5 Barre and Pilates-inspired moves for a strong and healthy core

25/05/2021

There’s a wealth of core exercises out there – so many, in fact, that the choice can feel overwhelming. But achieving a strong core needn’t require a complicated routine or a mile-long list of different moves. Building up strength and stability can be simple and satisfying for both body and soul, as barre instructor and founder of London studios NRG Barrebody, Nathalie Errandonea-Mewes, knows well. Here, she guides us through her top five core exercises, breaking down exactly how to perform them…

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Ask Yourself These Questions to Track How Fast YOU’RE AGING

14/05/2021

We’re all aging. In our state of reality, the passing of time is inevitable. It’s our choice whether or not we can do so healthfully, and with grace. The modern world is not set up for beautifully slow, natural aging. We are constantly faced with environmental stressors and toxins that are a breeding ground for oxidative damage and cellular breakdown. Holistic nutritionist, chef, and founder of Soul Wellness Method, Shauna Faulisi, is well-versed in optimizing the way we move through life with…

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What Is the SLOW-CARB DIET?

26/04/2021

Carbohydrates are a necessary macronutrient and act as our body’s main source of energy. They help fuel your brain (the brain accounts for 25% of the body’s carbohydrate use), kidneys, muscles, and the central nervous system. Carbs are naturally occurring sugars, starches, and fiber in food. These starches and sugars are broken down through digestion to form glucose, providing energy and giving power to all body functions. But you already knew that, so let’s get into what a slow-carb diet…

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10 RECIPES Every Adult Should Know

17/03/2021

Adulting: the recipe edition. Now more than ever we’re spending extra time cooking, and if you’re like us, most likely realizing it’s time to upgrade or (finally) purchase key kitchen essentials (here’s our full list of household items every adult should eventually own). But back to the kitchen talk—we thought it’d be helpful to share 10 recipes every 20-something and older should be able to whip up in their home. Luckily they are all rather easy, so consider this a cooking guide…

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Keto diet: 7 best low carb snack ideas

11/03/2021

The keto diet, a low carb and high fat eating plan, claims to help people lose weight quickly and stabilise energy levels by putting the body into a state of ketosis. However, to go into – and stay in – ketosis most of us need to eat fewer than 20 net grams of carbs daily. Meaning that most heathy snacks are too high in carbohydrates to be keto-friendly. So what should you eat between low carb meals to keep fuller for…

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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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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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Fitness Hacks You Can Do In Your Home

15/10/2020

The reality is we don’t always have the time or bandwidth to schedule a full-blown workout. But there are little exercises you can do throughout the day to squeeze in a mini sweat. Things you probably haven’t thought of, like doing a quick set of body dips on the side of your bathtub before you hop in the shower or doing sit-ups while you catch up on Big Little Lies. This one goes out to all the moms who have…

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Slim Down with INTERMITTENT FASTING

01/10/2020

The basic concept of intermittent fasting is limiting food intake to specific times. Instead of restricting what you eat, it focuses on when you eat your meals. IF has been shown to help with weight loss, aid cholesterol regulation, improve overall health, encourage self-control, and heighten concentration.There are several ways to intermittent fast, but here are some of the most common styles: The 16/8 Method: Fasting every day for 14-16 hours (with the exception of tea or black coffee) and constricting your daily…

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The Best Time Of The Day To Excercise For Maximum Results

23/09/2020

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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