Year: 2018

How to Avoid The ‘Unhealthy’ Health Goals…

How to Avoid The ‘Unhealthy’ Health Goals…

When we are focussed on getting healthy, losing weight or becoming more fit, it is very easy to slip into unhealthy goals for our bodies.  Here are some ways to avoid sliding down the path to unhealthy body goals. Focus on health:  Instead of aiming for 100% perfection (which, let’s face it, is impossible!), we should aim for moderation instead.  Being so hard on yourself if you make a mistake during a diet, or overdo it on one day leads to feeling miserable and dejected, and you are more likely to give up on healthy eating altogether!  Much better to…

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How to Lose Weight Effectively

How to Lose Weight Effectively

Losing weight is a challenge that many people face, and there are all sorts of wacky methods out there!  From slimming diet shakes to cutting out whole food groups, there is a diet for everyone.  We think the best way to lose weight is to focus on stopping the negative habits which lead to weight gain, and develop more healthy habits which can last a lifetime. The first thing to do is keep a written diary of what you eat for a week.  See at the end of the week if you can identify specific times in the day when…

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Lower Your Sugar Intake for Better Results

Lower Your Sugar Intake for Better Results

If like me, you have been one to try all the diet plans going, but never really see results, I think I have the answer for you! SUGAR! Sugar is a sweet substance which we pretty much all love.  It is highly addictive and really, really bad for you.  The food companies know that sugar has a powerful hold on people, and they add it to many of their products to not only improve the flavour, but to get us hooked and wanting more. When you start your next diet, or perhaps when you look over your food diary, take…

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Exercise for Better Mental Health

Exercise for Better Mental Health

Did you know that exercise can make a big difference to not only your physical health, but your mind too?  Many of use work long hours and hold down stressful jobs which need a release every now and then.  Exercise is a great natural stress buster! When we exercise, our bodies release hormones called endorphins.  These are the body’s natural stress busting hormone.  These endorphins make us feel good and help to relax us after a long day.  Other things also release endorphins, like eating a chocolate bar, hugging a close friend or pet.  Exercise is a better option because…

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Exercise – Morning or Night?  We Decide Which is Best

Exercise – Morning or Night? We Decide Which is Best

When it comes to exercise, there are always people who say that morning is best, and others who prefer evening workouts.  The real point is that any time is better than not exercising at all!  Timing will suit different people, so considering your lifestyle and exercise goals will be a huge deciding factor for you. Think about when you have the most energy – if you struggle to get out of bed in the morning but have bundles of energy in the late afternoon, you might suit a later workout than someone who is exhausted by lunchtime but full of…

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