How many times have you heard someone say, “If I could do it all over again, I’d take better care of my health”? Or have you heard people say, “If I get rid of this disease, I’ll eat right and exercise more frequently”? Unfortunately, we don’t all receive that second chance.
Getting fit is the key to your wellbeing giving you confidence both in your mind and your body. But getting fit is not always easy and “falling off the wagon” of that resolution you’ve made to yourself is common. We’re here to tell you, that’s OK. The key is to never stop starting again.
You don’t have to deprive yourself of all those holiday goodies and certainly don’t get stuck in guilt if you’ve eaten too much. Eat leisurely, and savour the holiday goodness. After which, try taking a short walk to aid digestion and burn a few calories – every little helps.
We have all heard about the multiple benefits of cardiovascular exercise and strength training. So, it’s nothing new if we start the list with heart disease, go through type 2 diabetes, and talk about cancer and dementia. But what about compensating for a bad diet? You simply can’t out-train a bad diet.
People often have a strong emotional relationship with chocolate, it is offered up to children to relieve their tears, it can be shared with a friend to help mend a broken heart, and it is renowned as a mid-afternoon pick me up, but is there more to it? Is chocolate more than just a delicious sweet treat? When we think of chocolate…
What is fibre? Fibre is the indigestible part of plant foods. They are usually the walls of the plant cells, skins and seeds. Due to the refining of the foods we eat much of the fibre has been lost in our diets. This in turn has caused a rise in digestive problems and overall poor health. How does fibre help your digestive tract?
Stretching is a great way to wake your body up. Stretching is also the best way to really tune into your body and understand what’s working and what might need a little help. By taking it slowly you minimise the risk of strain or injury while establishing confidence in how you move…
OK, so you have got yourself into a regular fitness routine. Well done you. If the first step is the hardest to achieve then consistency after it is a very close second! Slowly but surely, you should work on increasing your fitness level. Use it, or lose it.
Oxygen, water and sunlight are the most basic life giving elements on this earth. Without them we have no existence here, but our current lifestyles being so hectic, we seem to take it all for granted and not much thought goes into the fact that we need these elements daily to survive properly.
We are all aware that eating a balanced diet is vital for health, but how does this message relate to our quality of life and healthy ageing? What do we need to consider when making sure our current diet is still serving our ever-changing health goals?
The key to long-term weight loss success may not be the body, but the mind. Research indicates that those who have a positive outlook on life are more likely to lose weight—and stay thin. But how can you have a positive outlook when you have been burned so many times before? Is it possible to “will your way” to losing weight?
Osteoporosis is called the silent thief because you do not experience any symptoms, the first time you know about it is when a bone snaps unexpectedly. Osteoporosis means “porous bones” and it is a condition where the skeleton becomes very fragile and the bones break easily.
One of the simplest and most effective ways to reduce the visible effects of ageing and improve your overall health and well-being is physical fitness and exercise.
As we age our bodies naturally produce less collagen. With less collagen, our bones and cartilage become more fragile. The result is discomfort, a higher risk of fractures, less agility and possible loss of independence.
If you are not used to eating a vegetable-rich diet, vegetables can taste bland and flavourless. Incorporating vegetables into your diet may be a slow process at first, but there are things that you can do to make them taste better.
Diet can control many aspects of how you feel and how much energy you have. According to Web M.D., many foods give you a boost in energy and help you feel especially full of vitality even as you age, including nuts, lean meats, salmon, leafy greens, colourful vegetables and foods high in fibre.
Coriander is known in the US as Cilantro. Its leaves and seeds are one of the necessary steps of cooking a number of dishes. However, many of us don’t like it. Here are a few perfect substitutes. Coriander is known in the US as Cilantro. Its leaves and seeds are one of the necessary steps of cooking…
Devices have become an everyday part of our lives. But as we now spend so long looking at our screens it is imperative that you maintain good posture when using them.
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