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February 22, 2017

Managing Stress

No matter what we do we can’t avoid stress, it’s all around us in our personal lives and in our work lives. Stress in itself is not bad as it can motivate us to do things, the problem is when it all starts to mount up and gets more than we can cope with, becoming chronic stress. As it would then start to affect our health, relationships and well being. After a reported budget of 1.9bn being spent in preparing for the Olympics, there was much disappointment in many quarters when no medals were achieved in the main Olympics. There…

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Are You Drinking Your Calories?

When individuals are cutting back on their intake to reduce their calories, food tends to be the first point of call, not everyone is paying attention to the amount of calories contained in their drinks. Most of the carbonated drinks, energy drinks, sweetened drinks and even some fruit juices on the shelf are laden with calories and excessive sugar. Excess sugar consumption increases your risk of cardiovascular disease, can contribute to you becoming overweight and can cause tooth decay. Some other symptoms are fluctuations in energy levels and moods. Look at the ingredients on the label of your drink. Does…

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Eating Right and Getting Lean

Losing body fat to get lean requires a few simple changes in our diets and being consistent in our efforts.  Not only will the changes bring about a decrease in body fat, there will also be increased and more balanced energy levels, less mood swings and feeling satiated.   Here are 3 things you can incorporate in your diet today, to get you on the path to fat loss and getting lean: Drink more water ideally 2.5 litres a day, for those in hotter climates, if you exercise or are pregnant you will need more. Avoid sweetened and carbonated drinks,…

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Making Fitness and Nutrition Goals for Success

Do you make goals? Do you set a time frame in which to achieve your goals? How do you gauge the success of you achieving your goals? What do you do if you do not achieve your goals?   Most people set goals for themselves to achieve in some shape or form. Some would be considered short term goals, like ensuring you stay sufficiently hydrated for the day. Others are long term goals like losing a certain amount of weight.   The key to setting goals for success is ensuring that they are SMART goals, specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and…

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Are You Drinking Enough Water?

Our bodies are made up of between 50 – 70 % of water so we need to ensure that we keep hydrated to top up the water lost through breathing, sweating, our urine and bowel movements. The recommended amount is 2.5 litres a day, for those in hotter climates, if you exercise or are pregnant, you will need more.   Here are some good reasons to ensure you drink sufficient water: · It flushes toxins out of your body and removes waste from the body. · It hydrates your skin giving you a more youthful appearance. · It helps to…

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Eating Slowly to Lose Weight

Most people lead busy lives and do most things in a rush, this can including eating their food hastily. The problem with the latter is that this can be an obstacle in you achieving your weight loss goals. When you eat quickly: ·           It becomes a stressful activity. ·           It is more difficult for your food to digest, as the act of chewing breaks the food down into smaller particles enabling it to be utilised correctly by the body. ·           You are not allowing your body to signal to you that it is full, hence you have a greater chance…

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Your Health Your Fertility

It’s not something that’s often talked about but are you aware that the state of your health can impact on your fertility. Making some simple lifestyle changes may help in improving your chances of conceiving naturally. Here are 6 lifestyle changes you can make to help boost your fertility: 1. Maintain a healthy weight or take the necessary steps to get to a healthy weight. A study done found that overweight or obese women,  take nearly  twice as long to conceive as healthy weight women and underweight women, take nearly four times as long). 2. Maintain a healthy balanced diet,…

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