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August 16, 2018

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…

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…

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…

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…