October 5, 2018

The importance of sleep

The science of sleep is fascinating, complicated and growing Sleep is this daily thing that we all do and yet we’re just beginning to understand all of the ways it helps us and all of the factors that can affect it. Lack of sleep affects just about everything in your…
September 18, 2018

Coffee – Who can drink and who should avoid?

  Coffee is healthy. Coffee is not healthy. Drink it. Avoid it. Why all the confusion? Coffee is one of those things – you either love it or hate it. You know if you like the taste or not (or if it’s just a reason to drink sugar and cream).…
September 10, 2018

Tired of counting calories and obsessing about how much you eat? Consider focusing on what and how you eat instead!

Nutrition and diet info is everywhere! And each expert and association tries to lead you in their direction because they know best and their advice is going to help you. Right? Well, maybe… Everyone has heard (and maybe lived through) the intense focus on how much you eat. This has…
September 6, 2018

Three Ways to Avoid Overeating at Meals

    Sometimes those holiday feasts are just amazing. And it’s not just the abundance of delicious food but also the people, the decorations, and the ambiance. It is way too easy (and common) to indulge on those days. But it doesn’t always stop there. Sometimes we overeat on regular…
August 30, 2018

What is Metabolism?

What is Metabolism?   This word “metabolism” is thrown around a lot these days.   You know that if yours is too slow you might gain weight.  But what exactly does this all mean?   Well technically “metabolism” is the word to describe all of the biochemical reactions in your…
June 27, 2018

5 tips for staying dry this July

  Enlist some allies   Gather some friends to stay dry with you. Raise money for charity; compete with your friends to see who raises the most.   Start a healthy habit   Swap your alcohol habit with a new, healthy one. Go for a run, meditate, practice yoga, or do some…
May 3, 2018

How to successfully change bad habits

  Do you come home from work and head straight to the fridge for a glass of wine or a beer? Maybe it’s to the pantry for some chips, biscuits or other sweet treats. If it’s been a stressful day, do you decide what the heck, I’ve earned something indulgent…
April 19, 2018

5 of the best exercises for reducing knee pain

Do exercises for knee pain really make a difference – the answer is a resounding yes! There are a huge number of different causes of knee pain, but in virtually every case the following exercises will really help to decrease pain and make everyday activities easier.  Improving the strength and flexibility of the…
April 10, 2018

Yoga – Cleansing Asanas

Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog) Come into Plank Pose to set up your hands and feet. Place your hands shoulder-distance apart and feet outer-hip-distance apart. Then, use your core to press your hips up and back. To broaden your back, bend your knees slightly to lengthen your spine and spread your shoulders wide. Use…
February 19, 2018

Yin-Yang Fitness: Getting the right balance

Many fitness enthusiasts and athletes are now blending Eastern and Western exercise techniques for better results, including mind-body health. Why does this fusion work so well — and how can you create a harmonious fitness mix for yourself? In Chinese culture, the yin-yang symbol represents the interaction between two opposing…