The adage goes: those who play together stay together, and there’s no better time than Valentine’s Day to plan a healthy date. Swap chocolates and champagne for these fun (and healthy) ideas that will sweep your sweetheart off their fit feet. DINNER FOR TWO  Stereotypical Valentine’s Day presents such as chocolate, champagne, and a 5-course fancy […]

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They say it can take between 21 and 66 days to turn a new behaviour into an automatic pattern, however motivation is what gets this process started. Here are five motivation hacks to help spur on your efforts and reach your health and fitness goals. MAKE IT EASY FOR YOURSELF Making healthy habits as easy […]

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Sleep studies have long focused on sleep quantity, but it’s not just the number of hours in bed that’s important—it’s the quality of those hours that count. QUALITY VS. QUANTITY  For an ideal sleep you need to go through several stages. Two of these phases are particularly important: Slow wave sleep (aka deep sleep) is […]

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When you think of the word six-pack two things most likely spring to mind: beer and washboard abs. Too much of the former will definitely negate the latter, but there’s no need to cut out your favourite beverage altogether. Learn which brew is best for your health (not to mention your waistline). LOW-CARB ISN’T BETTER We […]

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Have you ever resolved to live healthier or make better lifestyle choices, but didn’t stick with it? Despite the best of intentions, re-wiring our brain to adopt a new behaviour is no easy feat. If you’ve ever set a big goal, you’ll know the rush excitement – your enthusiasm is high and you just can’t […]

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Being a social butterfly and living a healthy lifestyle don’t need to be mutually exclusive. Here are five ways to enjoy a night out without blowing out. 1. EAT BEFORE YOU DRINK Consuming alcohol on an empty stomach is a lousy idea. Besides getting drunk much faster it also causes a blood sugar spike (and […]

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If there’s one thing most of us have over the Christmas break, it’s time. And given a ‘lack of time’ is one of the largest barriers to fitness, there’s really no excuse to stay active on holidays. It doesn’t have to mean sweating it out in the gym. Get outdoors, make the most of the […]

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The foods we eat can dramatically affect how much and how well we sleep. Some foods and beverages calm and relax, while some stimulate the nervous system, keeping you up all night. 1. CARBOHYDRATES Eating carbs increases the level of tryptophan in your blood, which the body converts into serotonin – a sleep-inducing brain chemical […]

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