Does anyone else look at Christmas gift guides and find they get more inspiration for themselves than they do for other people? I mean, I love hunting out thoughtful surprises for my nearest and dearest, but more often than not I end up zoning in on items that I didn’t even know I wanted… and then they get added right onto my own little wishlist for Santa. Continue reading “The Best Health and Fitness Gifts for Women”
Baby, it’s cold outside… and if you think I’m freezing my butt off exercising in THAT, you’re crazy.
I’d love to say that I’m one of those hardy types who can go for a run in freezing rain, or who doesn’t mind trudging off to the gym in the dark, but once the days start drawing in, my motivation to leave the house to exercise seems to get packed away along with my summer clothes, open toe sandals, and the BBQ equipment (until next year, my delicious meat-grilling friends). Continue reading “5 Killer At-Home Workouts for Wintertime Fitness”
As a long-term follower of the Slow-Carb Diet, I usually save carbs for cheat day. And although I’m perfectly fine skipping carbs at breakfast and dinner, there’s something I really miss about the convenience of a good old-fashioned sandwich at lunchtime. I just want something I can scarf down quickly without the need for cutlery – something I can grab n’ go.
If you’ve ever suffered from belly bloat before, you’re probably all too familiar with the symptoms: discomfort, abdominal pain, a distended stomach, and difficulty eating and drinking. And is there anything worse than that horrible, tight feeling around the middle, when it feels like your waistband is about to cut you in two? Continue reading “5 Simple Ways to Get Rid of Belly Bloat for Good”
Have you ever been to Ubud, Bali? I was there last year, and I quickly learned why Ubud has a reputation for being a health nut’s dream: you can’t move around the town for health food shops, raw food restaurants, Buddha bowls, spirulina, kombucha and fresh fruit smoothies. Continue reading “Super Easy Green Smoothie Bowl”
If you’re thinking of adding makeup to your workout routine, you’re not alone. Whether you’re intentionally creating a look for the gym or you simply don’t have time to take it all off as you race from the boardroom to the barbells, more and more women are working out with a full face of makeup. Continue reading “Gym Makeup: Tips for a Smudge-Free Workout”
Keeping track of your progress when you’re losing weight has obvious benefits – not only does it allow you to see what’s working and what isn’t, but documenting your success also provides easy motivation to keep going when things get tough.
Ah, the weekend. Such promise, such possibility… and usually, the point at which all our healthy eating goes right out of the window.
But let’s make something clear: there are no victims of circumstance when it comes to weekends… or holidays, or social events for that matter. We all have a choice, we just need to decide what’s most important to us.
If losing weight is our priority, we can choose to stick to our routines and try to make healthy food decisions as best we can.
But if being sociable is more important, we can also choose to enjoy life’s little moments in the full knowledge that it might take us longer to reach our health and fitness goals – and that’s OK too.
“Work out for 7 minutes and keep burning fat for up to 72 hours!”
Yeah, right! How many times have we heard that before? Most of us are pretty sceptical when we’re presented with too-good-to-be-true quick fixes, so it came as a huge surprise when an article appeared in the New York Times citing scientific research behind just that: a workout that takes 7 minutes to complete and continues to burn fat for up to 72 hours afterwards. It didn’t take long for the 7-Minute Workout to become the hottest new craze in exercise.