The 7 Pillars Of Mental Health

brain healthA person’s existence has a huge impact on their brain health. How a person manages stress, how well they socialize, how well they sleep, how much they exercise, and what they drink and eat all are crucial to brain health.
So how does one achieve a good state of mental health? Here are the seven pillars of ‘brain health’ that can help you achieve optimal mental health well Continue reading

Lose Weight in Just 1 Week – Is It Possible?

Lose weightA lot of people come straight out and ask the simple question. But is there a simple answer? There are many who say that the possibility is there, but as with anything, it depends on a number of elements. Here is one perspective.

If you are looking for quick weight loss, you definitely can lose weight in just 1 week. That’s the good news is, there it is. However, as with all things in life, you get what you pay for. There are reasons why short-term weight loss doesn’t work Continue reading

5 Pieces of Fitness Equipment That Won’t Take Up Too Much Room in Your Suitcase

women travellingI travel regularly which is an absolute pleasure, but the down side is the distance to a known gym with machines in which I will feel comfortable using. When sitting in a hotel room in a strange place it is difficult some times to get out for a proper workout.

To make it worse, the hotels I find I end up staying at might either lack a top-notch fitness center or have one that charges a hefty fee to use the equipment. This, however, does not Continue reading

5 Leisure Activities That Promote Your Wellbeing

There are a number of leisure activities that will promote your well-being, and you will be delighted to know that they don’t all involve physical activity, though that is vital to your health. Below we address just a few of the leisure activities that you can indulge in in a bid to promote your well-being.

Gardening

gardeningThe wonderful aspect of gardening is that it provides you with physical activity, while you spend time out in the sunshine to enjoy your day. It might just seem like a hobby, but gardening offers health benefits: exercise, stress relief, nutrition, and even brain health as you’re keeping your mind active as you tend to your garden.
There are Continue reading

5 Tips for Women to Build Lean Muscle Tone

muscle building in womenThere are many women seek to improve their fitness levels, partly for health reasons and partly for looks. When it comes to looking more toned this is achieved by building muscle tone and making those muscles much leaner.

But how is this achieved for women?

We all know that women’s bodies are different to men’s in many ways so how we build muscle is Continue reading

Monounsaturated Fats – the Facts

Olive OilFrom diabetes to cancer, the over consumption of fat in the average western diet has been linked to various chronic diseases. However, since the 1960s there has been a recognition that not all fats are bad for you.
In fact, eating unsaturated fats is highly beneficial to remain healthy.

We need healthy forms of fat in our diets for many reasons. They help Continue reading

How to Feel More Confident About Your Body

confidenceThree weeks ago I stood in front of the full length mirror. It was not a pretty sight. It was just after a shower and when I dropped the towel nothing was left to the imagination.

That was the start in reality. My brain kicked into gear and the work began. This evening I recreated the scene. It was a very different story. Three short weeks is all it took. What a difference it has made to me. What can three weeks do for you?

The problem is that Continue reading

5 Myths About Carbs In the Diet

vegetable selectionIt seems that carbohydrates are the new evil food item. It used to be that fat was the nutritional villain in our lives. This led to the “fat-free” food craze that ironically has made so many people fat. In place of fat, sugar, MSG and other fat building chemicals were added to foods. We now know that fats don’t make you fat, sugar does.

Recently, low-carb diets like the Caveman Diet and the Keto Diet are all the rage. They limit carbohydrates from processed foods, and carbohydrates in general. They focus on eating healthier foods like fruits and vegetables, nuts and berries, wild caught fish and grass fed beef. Is this low-carb attitude the best nutritional approach? Let’s take a look at Continue reading