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Winter Has Arrived – Time to Hydrate!

With the colder weather now at our door it is also the time when many of us forget to drink and keep ourselves hydrated. Why is Water So Important? Don’t forget the benefits of drinking water – it carries oxygen and nutrients to every cell and tissue in the body, regulates body temperature, flushes out … Continued

Why Exercise & Pregnancy is a Great Mix!

Why Should You Exercise When Pregnant? Here are just some of the benefits: Improve muscle tone and cardiovascular fitness. Reduces the risk of developing gestational diabetes. Helps to prevent excess weight gain. Will help to improve sleep patterns. Give you strength to hold and carry the baby. Will help to improve appearance and posture. Promotes … Continued

Top Tips on How to Get the Best Results from Your Heart Rate Monitor

Why Use a Heart Rate Monitor? Heart rate monitors are for anyone exercising with a goal in mind. It doesn’t matter whether you are interested in heart health, losing weight, striving for better conditioning or rehabilitating from any injury or training to compete – heart rate monitors are a great tool. They will also help … Continued

Women & Metabolism: Tips on Handling the Hormone Highway

So do you know what affects your metabolism? • Genetics• Hormones• Age and Lean Body Mass• Menopause• Temperature• Circumference• Calorie reduction Studies have shown that your genes will explain 50% of your weight!!!If you have no obese parents you have a 20% chance of being obese.If you have 1 obese parent you will have a … Continued

Get Motivated, Lose Weight and Get Off the Couch – Here’s How!

Image source So How Does Motivation Really Work? We all have basic motivations which drive us such as hunger, thirst and sleep. What happens after that? Do we go about our daily routine and do nothing more? How do we explain how high achievers such as Richard Branson keep achieving some amazing things? A great … Continued

Top 10 Ways to Help Your Kids Eat Healthier

Ways to Help Your Kids Eat Healthier Want to help your kids eat healthier without turning mealtimes into a battleground? Don’t we all?  These 10 helpful and practical tips can be easily implemented without too much effort and can reap fantastic rewards with perseverance. 1. Model Healthy Eating. Regardless of the child’s age the most … Continued

Quick & Easy Chicken & Vegetable Soup Recipe

Quick & Easy Chicken and Vegetable Soup   This wonderfully healthy quick and easy chicken and vegetable soup recipe is one to keep. In no time at all you’ll have a nourishing and satisfying meal to stave off those winter blues! And if you feel extra nifty, you can make your own chicken or vegetable … Continued

Winter Exercise Tips – It’s Time to Jump off the Couch

    So now that the weather is cooler has your life moved inside under the doona and onto the couch? Be a step ahead of everyone and keep moving.   Exercise Tips   Don’t use the weather as an excuse to give up and do nothing or slow down your already active lifestyle. Here … Continued