JANThe Number 1 Exercise Mistake Preventing Weight Loss
Skipping breakfast to save calories? The idea seems logical — if you don’t have any food in your belly, your body will start using up stores of fat as its energy source. This couldn’t be further from the truth, because research conducted by Strength and Conditioning Journal shows that calories burned comes from muscle instead. […]FIND OUT MORE...
DECThe Truth About Alcohol (+5 tips for healthy holiday sips)
Mixing, mingling and making merry this holiday wouldn’t be the same without alcohol. But for those of us with an agenda to neutraliSe weight gain, adding alcohol to the equation makes this a tough one to balance. Here’s why: Alcohol is the second most potent source of calories. Partying with alcohol is fun because we […]FIND OUT MORE...
DECNot All Fibre Is Created Equal
We all know fibre is our friend and is credited with many health benefits, the most poo-pular of which are keeping you regular and lowering cholesterol. But the sad truth is, most of us aren’t eating enough fibre. The average person consumes only 15 grams per day compared to the recommendations of 25 grams for […]FIND OUT MORE...
NOV7 Ways To Control Cravings
Must. Eat. Sugar. NOW! Ah, cravings. We’ve all had them. They strike fast and hard. Before you know it, you’ve downed handfuls of potato chips or half a dozen chocolate chip cookies. Not the best reaction for weight loss. But contrary to popular belief, you can control your food cravings. Try these tips, and you’ll […]FIND OUT MORE...
SEP7 Basic Nutrition Tips
When you finally make the decision to get healthy, you have to start somewhere. But what should you believe? Time after time fad diets fail. They come out strong but fall short at consistent weight loss. In addition, these get-thin-fast concepts don’t often include essential vitamins and minerals. Decide to take pride in yourself and […]FIND OUT MORE...
SEPThe Real-world Benefits of Strengthening Your Core
Think of your core muscles as the sturdy central link in a chain connecting your upper and lower body. Whether you’re hitting a tennis ball or mopping the floor, the necessary motions either originate in your core, or move through it. No matter where motion starts, it ripples upward and downward to adjoining links of […]FIND OUT MORE...
JUNREFINED SUGARS: the new enemy?
Sorry, Ms Poppins, but it appears that a spoon full of sugar makes the medicine redundant. Refined sugars are those ingredients that seem to be present in everything delicious these days, but what tastes so sweet may not be so to your insides! But what does ‘refined’ sugar mean? The process of refining basically refers […]FIND OUT MORE...
JUNThe GREEN Smoothie: what’s the big deal?
Are we the only ones who have noticed this relatively new fad of the green smoothie? People seem to be consuming these funky-coloured beverages left right and centre these days, so we decided to have a good look into what they’re really about. What’s in them? The term “green smoothie” seems to be a blanket […]FIND OUT MORE...
MARWhich stage are you?
The ‘Stages of Change’ model is a useful tool to identify where exactly you are on the road to your healthy lifestyle. We’re not going to lie; changing your lifestyle for the better is a hard decision to make and then follow through. Take advantage of this useful tool to understand where you are in […]FIND OUT MORE...
FEBImprove Your Mood Without Food
It’s another crazy day at work. The phone is ringing off the hook, yet another co-worker needs your attention, and your boss is anxious for the report that was due yesterday. So you do what anyone would do in this situation—you grab some chocolate or a bag of chips to help you deal with the […]FIND OUT MORE...