Busting the myths of how best to lose stomach flab

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Struggling to shift stomach weight? For most of us, the belly is a common place for fat to be stored, and this can be frustrating to someone who’s trying to ditch excess weight. Are you fed up of trying to lose stomach flab without success? No matter how hard you work or crash diet, perhaps … Read more

An 11 Step System to Feeling Happier

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Read any self-help book or motivational blog and you soon discover that at the heart of the human condition is a core search for happiness. There appears to be a mythical contentment that we all crave to feel with many of us spending large amounts of money as we chase the promise of feeling happier. … Read more

Burning Calories – 40 Tips for Burning Calories in Daily Life (Part 1)

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You want to get in shape and lose a couple of kilos. You’ve started counting the calories going in at meal times, but how do you take them off over the course of the day? Don’t disappear! Burning calories may be easier than you think, as we explain below. This is the first part of … Read more

Don’t Burn Out From Excessive Exercise

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Don’t burn out from excessive exercise Participating in sport or physical activity should be fun, a chance to improve your skills, develop friendships and increase your fitness. Although, many people push themselves too hard too fast, and do not take adequate rest breaks. This excessive exercise is often a recipe for burn-out. It is important … Read more

Women’s health – Being Active is key

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Being Active Through The Ages – Regular physical activity is important for women’s health and wellbeing. However, different life stages call for different amounts and types of exercise. Teenage Stage Going through adolescence is an exciting, but often difficult time for many teenage girls. Encouragement to participate in regular physical activity can help in managing … Read more

Getting The Most From Being Active

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Prepare, Protect & Prevent and get the most out of being active It’s sometimes hard enough to get motivated for activity, having to battle time constraints, fatigue and weather conditions, let alone having to deal with an injury. To avoid the burden of an injury whilst being active, you need to remember to prepare your … Read more

Losing Your Pregnancy Weight

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A Guide to Nutrition, Exercise and Hormones Shedding those extra kilos may seem impossible while dealing with the challenges that motherhood will thrust upon you. While you care for your child remember that taking care of yourself is just as important. With a positive mindset and focus losing your pregnancy weight will be a cinch. … Read more

Strengthen Your Shoulders

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We share three go-to asanas to activate your shoulders and get them ready for your first handstand. Inversions change the body’s centre of gravity, because while hips and legs are designed to carry the upper body’s weight, the arms and shoulders are not built to carry the heaviness of the lower body. However, there’s nothing … 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