Are you Environmentally Fit?

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You know that your exercise regime is good for you, but is it good for the environment? Consider a typical gym member. The exercise starts with a drive to the gym, obviously consuming energy and creating pollution. The gym is frequently an air-conditioned environment with plasma screens playing and loud music pumping. More energy expenditure. … Read more

Detox Your Home

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Many of us think nothing of following cleansing diets to detox our bodies, but when was the last time you did something to detox your home? Synthetic Fragrances If you want to detox your home, the first thing you’ll probably need to do is throw lots of products in the bin. These are found in … Read more

Need more energy?

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Ever feel like getting out of bed is impossible? Before you reach for a caffeine hit, perk up with these tips. 1. Make over your morning If you need more energy, start the day with a glass of fresh juice for burst of nutrients. My favourite combination is carrot, celery, ginger, parsley, garlic, and pineapple. … Read more

Marketing for Personal Trainers

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Don’t neglect a marketing strategy if you wish to attract more clients Most personal trainers struggle to win new clients in their first years of independent work. The industry rule-of-thumb has long recommended that a personal trainer acquire at least 15 clients in order to work comfortably full-time. Most trainers expect (hope?) gyms to recommend … Read more

Build Your Fitness Mindset

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Stop, reflect and work on your mindset So sometimes when I leave Sydney and get away for the weekend, its hard to leave behind the bootcamp training and in general my own fitness training. I love training! The beauty of getting some down time is the ability to reflect and just be present in nature … Read more

Confessions of an anonymous life coach

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A life coach opens up about her experiences I constantly hear… I can’t afford it I don’t have time I want to be fit I want to be healthy but I don’t have time What does this do? It creates a spiral of decline It makes us feel less worthy It makes us feel incompetent It makes us … Read more

How Ayurveda Helps Healing

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Ayurveda’s primary method of healing is via the use of herbs, massage and aromatic oils. However, nutrition is also key to Ayurvedic healing. Ayurveda is founded on the belief that all diseases stem from imbalances in the digestive system, hence its focus on diet and digestion. Constipation: Drinking a glass of hot water each morning … Read more

Nutrient-dense food swaps

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Losing weight could be as easy as skipping a couple of common foods and substituting these eight easy (and skinnier) choices. Dropping kilos – and keeping them off – isn’t just about cutting kilojoules. The key is to choose more nutrient-dense foods, that is, foods that provide the most nutrition for the number of kilojoules … Read more

Beauty Therapy or Hype?

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From kansa wands and gua sha massage to vitamin infusions, there’s always a new natural beauty therapy to try, but do they live up to the hype? Gua sha This intriguing facial massage technique has a long history in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). It means ‘to scrape’ (gua) ‘red’ (sha), because it involves drawing a … Read more

A holistic menopause plan

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Make sense of your hormones and beat the menopause blues with natural remedies, herbal tonicsand DIY techniques. The dynamic interplay of hormones keeps you feeling young and vibrant – or not, as the case may be. As a woman, your hormone levels begin to change around your mid 30s: both progesterone and oestrogens levels start … Read more

Weight loss realities

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Naturopath Terese Mitchell-Patterson shines a light on the real reasons you can’t lose weight. Many clients are adamant that they cannot lose weight. However, as a practitioner I can honestly say I’ve never had a patient who – once we get down to the nitty-gritty and uncover the reason why they’re having difficulty – cannot … Read more

Rewind the Clock

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Feeling your age, and then some? Find out what top holistic health experts do to rewind the clock so that they look and feel younger. 1. Check your thyroid “Hypothyroidism (a sluggish thyroid) is a common problem, particularly in women,” says Dr Rebecca Harwin. “It slows down metabolism, brain function, bowel movements, reproductive ability, and … Read more

Recovery foods – Eat Lean

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Look toned and feel strong with the top five post-workout recovery foods to reset your body Protein After intense training, your body naturally enters a catabolic (muscle breakdown) state. Eating protein five to 15 minutes after working out will facilitate protein synthesis – a protein isolate in liquid form will be transported and absorbed by … Read more

Sinus Infections – the natural solutions

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You’re bunged up, your face hurts, and the pressure is getting to you. These natural remedies should make you feel better. Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) Very effective for preventing and treating upper respiratory tract infections, with clinical studies showing that it reduces excess mucus secretions and eases swelling of mucous membranes, which in turn improves drainage … Read more