Not all of us can have “me time,” gym memberships, or sometimes even the will to get out of bed in the name of fitness. However, it’s usually the first step that’s the hardest to take, but also the most important. Even the most seasoned gym-goers will tell you that traveling to the gym can […]
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Are you always feeling tired, dizzy and irritable? Is your stomach growling at you yet again? Are you currently reaching for your fifth snack of the day? While everybody else can seem to wait for hours in between each meal, it feels like you’re in a perpetual state of hunger. Maybe it’s just cravings or […]
Sourdough often has a lower glycaemic index than that of other breads so it doesn’t spike blood sugar as dramatically. This is because it depletes damaged starches within it, simply by its fermentative nature. Sourdough bread contains the bacteria Lactobacillus in a higher proportion to yeast than do other breads. More Lactobacillus means higher production […]
Most people believe there’s no better way to jumpstart their day with a workout in the morning. Some people also like to wind down at the gym after a long day. Is there an optimal time to work out, though? When are the best hours of the day for your fitness needs? According to experts, […]
Adaptogens are just one of the latest health trends, but what sets them apart from your activated charcoal pills and collagen capsules? For one, they’ve been around longer than most food trends and have been called other things than adaptogens centuries ago. They’re also all-natural superfoods or super-supplements. If that seems like any other herb […]
When you think “detox,” you probably imagine a challenge of some sort wherein you have to fast for days and drink only water or green juices. That would probably be a detox, but it’s not an approach that might be right for you. A detox diet’s aim is to eliminate harmful toxins from the body. […]
We have constantly been advised to eat green leafy vegetables. They’re rich in essential vitamins and minerals, we’re told. However, not all leafy greens are made equal. If you think the lettuce leaves in your burger are doing you any favours while the basil leaves on your pizza are only garnish, think again. Nutritional experts […]
The most important thing is that your meals fit in with your daily routine and preferences. Someone that works shiftwork is going to need to eat at different times of the day than a person that works 9 until 5. We’re always told midnight snacks are no good for us when we want to lose […]
Losing fat takes more than just regular crunches. Each person’s body is different and some people are genetically predisposed to lose or gain weight in certain areas of the body. Body fat can be harmful, too, though. According to studies, visceral fat is linked to a risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Losing […]
You might think running as a fairly straightforward form of exercise. You can just go and run until you can’t anymore! It’s free, you can do it anywhere, and it burns a good number of calories, too. While running can be a great form of exercise, beginners should know a few things before heading out. […]