We all know that regular exercise is good for our physical health. Decades of research has consistently found that those who engage in moderate to intense activity, at least 3-5 times each week, are significantly more likely to enjoy health and wellness. More specifically, regular exercise helps with weight control, reduces risk of cardiovascular disease […]

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Is your “to-do” list a mile long? Can’t remember where you left your running shoes? Or left your keys at home (yet again)? With only 24 hours in the day, a cluttered brain is a conundrum that many of us face when trying to balance a career and healthy lifestyle. Focusing on a few areas […]

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We often hear the term ‘high performance’, especially in the workplace. But being a high performer can be applied to all areas of your life. And let’s face it, we shouldn’t necessarily have to split up work and life – isn’t all just life, right? So when we want to perform well in all areas […]

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When it comes to fighting the flab, there are more players in the game than just diet, exercise and self-control. Numerous hormones are at play. Get to know the four most influential hormones that are crucial to slimming down – and how to make them work to your advantage. HUNGER HORMONES: GHRELIN AND LEPTIN Two […]

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Is stress taking a toll on your body? The signs of stress are not always obvious, so it’s important to watch for these warnings. 1. YOU HAVE A SWEET TOOTH Persistent stress triggers the adrenal glands to work overtime pumping out stress hormones, which in turn ramps up our appetite, making you more likely to […]

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We’ve all heard the warnings that ‘sitting is the new smoking’, and you might think they’re an exaggeration. But there’s now overwhelming evidence that sitting at a desk for hours on end can be really bad for our health. So much so that sitting is now being viewed by many health professionals as its own […]

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Sitting for too long is bad for your health, but is standing the cure-all? We weigh up the pros and cons of sitting versus standing during your work day. BURN CALORIES And the winner is… STANDING According to a 2012 study published in the Journal of Physical Activity and Health, standing at a desk increased […]

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We all take around 20,000 breaths a day, but are we doing it right? There is a right way to breathe, and when we become aware of it, we can reduce stress levels, boost our immunity and completely overhaul our workouts. Considering how crucial it is to our survival, we spend very little time thinking […]

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Lack of sleep is not just bad for your concentration, but can lead to a cascade of problems that range from bad skin to weight gain. Sleep is a highly active process during which the day’s events are processed and restoration occurs. We cycle between two stages: rapid eye movement (REM) and slow-wave (non-REM). During […]

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