6 surprising Health Facts

October 8, 2019

1.       1. Chewing Gum Makes You More Alert

If your suffering from a mid-afternoon slump or can’t seem to concentrate in the morning, then try chewing some gum to make you feel awake. Coventry University researchers found that chewing mint flavoured gum dramatically reduced feelings of tiredness. Another study on the subject found that chewing gum can improve overall test scores and memory by 35 per cent, relieve stress and reduce anxiety levels.

2.       2.       If You’re An Optimist, It Could Help You Live Longer

According to a study from Duke University Medical Center, heart patients who were more optimistic about their treatment, actually lived longer than those who were more pessimistic in their mindsets. Also, according to findings of a study published in the European Heart Journal, people who are optimistic have less chance of suffering from heart disease.

4.       3. Smell An Apple To Prevent Claustrophobia

An apple a day can do more than just keep the doctor away, it can also help with claustrophobia. Apparently smelling a green apple will relieve the stress associated with confined spaces, according to research from the Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation. Sniffing a green apple can also prevent headaches and migraines and some homeowners even use the scent to make their houses seem bigger to potential buyers.

5.       4. If You’re Tired… Exercise

After a long day at work, going to the gym is probably the last thing on your list of priorities but research has found that exercising actually gives you more energy. A study published in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise found that levels of fatigue and depression improved after a 30-minute session of moderate intensity exercise. This is because exercise improves your cardiovascular health which means that more blood and oxygen flow around the body, therefore giving you more energy.

6.       5. Handwriting Things Can Help Your Memory

Research from Indiana University found that in order to remember something, you should handwrite notes, rather than type them. Writing is thought to boost your memory as note taking by hand requires different cognitive processes than typing. For example, if in a lecture you are writing notes, you have to listen carefully to what the speaker has said as it is impossible to write down every word. Therefore through this process, you are listening, digesting and summarising the information more effectively than someone who is just typing words into a laptop.

 

 6. To Cool Down, Drink Something Hot

It might sound counterproductive, but if you want to cool down, then drink something hot. According to a study from the University of Ottawa’s school of Human Kinetics, as the drink is hotter than your body temperature, it triggers a sweat response in the body that more than compensates for the increase. So although it might initially make you feel hotter, a hot drink will cause you to sweat more and therefore the body effectively cools itself quicker.


 

Colorful winter Veggie soup

August 21, 2019

colourful nutritious veggie soup
Method:
1.  Heat the olive oil in a casserole dish set over a medium heat.
2.  Add the onion, leek, garlic, and a generous pinch of salt, sweating for 7-8 minutes until softened.
3.  Stir in the remaining vegetables and then the stock. Bring to a simmer before reducing the heat to low and cooking for about 15 minutes until all the vegetables are tender to the tip of a knife.
4.  Stir in the olives and adjust the seasoning to taste with salt and pepper.
5.  Ladle int...


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7 top tips to get back exercising after a break from the gym?

August 7, 2019


Sometimes life happens and we can get a little off track. Family commitments pop up, sickness kicks in, or you get stuck with overtime at work. Then all of a sudden your exercise routine goes from regular to non-existent.. So the question is—how do you get back into routine? If you have found yourself a little off track and needing a motivation boost, here are some tips on how to restart your exercise habit and get back into a healthy routine.

1. Just start with something you like
If you are...


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Where do Fat cells go when you lose weight???

June 20, 2019

Often wondered about this……..

 

Where Fat Really Goes

When we lose fat, it’s converted to carbon dioxide and water. Yep, you read that right… CO2 & H2O.

We literally EXHALE the carbon dioxide and lose the water via sweat and other bodily processes. It took me a while to process that… How could it be, that we breathe out fat?  Right away I am thinking we all need to take up meditation and yoga to simply breathe more deeply! Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as that.

The only way...


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Is it time to get your runners on and get outside?

April 30, 2019

Have you been thinking you always wanted to try a fun run/walk but don’t think you can? 
The truth is once you decide to do it you have made the first step and we will help get you get to the finish line. 


Health benefits of running and jogging.
Regular running or jogging offers many health benefits. Running can:

  • help to build strong bones, as it is a weight bearing exercise
  • strengthen muscles
  • improve cardiovascular fitness
  • burn plenty of kilojoules
  • help maintain a healthy weight.
  • getting outsid...


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When you lose weight, your body fights back.

March 11, 2019


You may be able to lose quite a lot of weight at first, without much effort. However, weight loss may slow down or stop altogether after a while.

This article lists  common reasons why you're not losing weight.

It also contains actionable tips on how to break through the plateau and get things moving again.

1. Maybe You Are Losing Without Realising It

A weight loss plateau may be explained by muscle gain, undigested food and fluctuations in body water due to hormones and other body fluctuati...


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Reducing Muscle Soreness

February 7, 2019

Pre-workout

·   Hydration during exercise your body loses some of its water content as it sweats, this can lead to dehydration. Dehydration slows the process of muscle growth as the bodies nutrients levels are lower, therefore increasing the severity of muscle soreness post workout

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Warming up: ensuring your body is properly prepared and warm reduces the chance and severity of muscle soreness. Dynamic stretches (ie: knee lifts, squats, lunges etc) increases blood flow to the muscles, deliver...


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How are your New Year’s resolutions going?

January 5, 2019


If your plans for a new you have started to go off the rails already, you’re not alone. While up to 90 per cent of Australians welcome the new year with resolutions — whether it’s to lose weight, drink less, eat better or take up a new hobby — 
just 8 per cent of us actually stick to them.

Towards the end of January, the overwhelming majority of us have either abandoned our New Year’s Eve promises, or are in the process of doing so.  

When it comes to goal-setting, the brain is the...


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12 Tips to stay fit for Christmas..

December 13, 2018




Christmas is approaching fast, and lots of people not only tend to ruin their usual diets, but they also gain a few extra kgs. Based on studies, most people tend to gain additional weight during the holiday season. Excessive eating is claimed to be the main cause for the additional weight gain, but it is also due to lack of physical activity and exercise.

A lot of individuals out there tend to set aside their fitness routines during the holidays since they believe that they do not have enough ...


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Why do human bodies respond differently to the same training or treatment?

November 18, 2018

The human body is a complex and wonderful structure.

The unusual part for us to understand is that  certain treatments or training protocols that work well with one individual, but will not  achieve the desired result with another. The easy response to this outcome is to think we are not committing to the program, not following  instructions. The harder response is to try to understand how the two systems or bodies differed.

Human Bodies can respond quite differently to the same training or...


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