Imagine standing in front of the mirror, naked. Your eyes take in the curves, bumps, rolls, freckles, splotches and lines of your body and you smile. You smile because for the first time you see your body in a completely new light. Your body is no longer a source of pain, embarrassment or discomfort.  The […]

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Sticking to a regular exercise routine can be challenging. Many people struggle to make it to the gym or lose motivation along the way with a long list of excuses that inevitably involve time and schedule clashes. Here are six common excuses and fool-proof way to bust them for good. “I’m bombarded with family commitments.” […]

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Curious about meditation but no idea where to start? Here are five simple steps to beginning your own practice. No chanting, no chakras, no sitting in lotus position. Meditating is technically very simple. But for some people, it can be one of the hardest things they’ll ever do. On one hand, all you need to […]

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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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There’s no denying the way we think and feel about our bodies is often influenced by how we perceive others. Many males might envisage themselves as having the strength and muscle mass of Thor, while women might strive to take on a more Miranda Kerr-like physique. In today’s society of #fitspo bodies and perfectly crafted […]

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Do you ever feel overwhelmed at work? Relationships are in tatters? Or maybe you just can’t relax? I’m not surprised, the world is increasingly demanding. Being at your best is no longer a luxury; it’s a necessity for success. Don’t worry though; these four simple daily mindfulness practices will help out. You’ve probably thought about […]

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