Entries by David Blair

The Healthiest Leafy Greens

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 Best Times of the Day to Eat to Lose Weight

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 […]

The Secrets to Losing Stubborn Body Fat

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 […]

Running Tips for Beginners

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. […]

The Benefits of Drinking Kombucha

What in the world is Kombucha? Does it sound like an exotic drink? It sort of is! Kombucha is also known as tea mushroom, tea fungus, or Manchurian mushroom. Now, before you wrinkle your nose at the thought of this drink, you need to know why kombucha is so popular. And no, it’s not just […]

What Makes a Food Organic and Is it Worth It?

When you see a product labelled “organic,” are you more likely to pick it up than one that isn’t? Organic foods should mean they’re the healthier option, right? But what does “organic” really mean and why is it such a booming trend? In Australia, the organic food industry is growing fast. In 2010, the retail […]

The Best Foods to Eat Before Your Workout

A proper pre-workout snack is vital since you’ll be putting your body through a great amount of energy-draining strain. You’ll want something that will not only fuel you throughout your workout, but not interfere with your fitness goals. You’ll be burning most of these foods, but make sure they won’t upset your stomach, slow you […]

The Benefits of Hiking as a Workout

You’re probably aware of how walking is such an easy and convenient way to work out. It’s free, it gets you outside, and all you need is a good pair of shoes and some time. But, why not take walking around the park to the next level and go hiking up a trail in the […]

Bone-Strengthening Exercises

Living with less than ideal bone strength and density can have you feeling uneasy and anxious. What if I slip? What if I fall? What if I can’t get up? What if I break something? Being cautious is wise, but protecting and strengthening yourself to fight the problems of osteoporosis is even better. Sure, regular […]

The Advantages of Working Out at Night

After a busy day at work or a long commute, most people reserve their evenings for downtime–sitting down with a good book, a couple of hours in front of the television or a good soak in the tub. But, there are some people who can be found hitting the gym or jogging around the park […]