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Improve your memory with yoga!

Improve your memory with yoga!

Do you sometimes suffer with brain fog and a lack of mental focus? Do you worry that over time this is going to get worse or believe that it is a natural sign of aging and there’s nothing you can do about it? Well, according to one study, if you want to sharpen your brain power you need to sharpen up your yoga moves, and then in just eight weeks, you might actually be able to improve your memory with yoga!

Quality of life is not just measured in how fit you are and the level of functional movements and physical performance.

Stress and fatty foods slow women down!

Stress and fatty foods slow women down!

Is stress making some women overweight? According to a recent study it could be. As if the fact that some foods make you put on weight isn’t bad enough, now a new study suggests that stress can potentially exacerbate the effect of high-fat foods on women’s bodies by slowing down metabolism and, as a result, speeding up weight-gain.

5 Quirky fitness trends!

5 Quirky fitness trends!

Trotting along like a horse; hitting an imaginary ball on an imaginary court in your own home; moving your hips hula style while sitting down; risking injury with dangerous physical challenges; and walking to the next bar; it seems there is no end to the interesting, strange and downright weird trends some people follow in the name of fitness.

Run for your life!

Run for your life!

Going for a run seems to have somehow lost its standing in the exciting mix of exercise programs. However, a new study suggests that not only can running promote longevity, you don’t have to commit to an intense amount of sprinting at a fast pace to really reap the health benefits.

10 tips to cut down on fat!

10 tips to cut down on fat!

Billboards project mouthwatering images of decadent dishes; restaurants add in sweet temptations to set menus; television, radio and everywhere you seem to go, you’re never far from the refrain of ‘eat me, eat me’. If you are battling excess pounds or are lucky enough not to add on weight quickly but still worry about your health and cardiovascular disease, then following a diet that is healthy and balanced in today’s day and age is not always easy.

Refresh with facial yoga!

Refresh with facial yoga!

Do you want younger looking, firm skin with a clear complexion and a glowing visage? Of course you do! That’s why the beauty and anti-aging industries are so huge. However, if you are turned off by expensive creams and the dread of a cosmetician needle you can still look after your face with cleansing exercise that tones sagging facial muscles in a bid to smooth out wrinkles.

Young female dieters face adult obesity!

Young female dieters face adult obesity!

It may sound ironic, since many young women diet because they are conscious of their bodies and weight, but the younger a woman is when she diets the less likely she might be to benefit, health-wise in the future. These are the findings of a long-term study looking at how dieting affects your health.

Is your DNA making you eat too much?

Is your DNA making you eat too much?

Is the amount you eat imprinted in your DNA? According to some research in the field of nutrigenomics it might be! However, if weight and genetics are linked, so is weight and lifestyle and what you eat and the way you eat is not out of your control.

Easing back pain with yoga!

Easing back pain with yoga!

Back-breaking work or the rigors of an active lifestyle; an accident, injury or an illness that has seen you laid-up and sedentary for a while; back problems can leave you feeling debilitated and in pain. And if you suffer with your back then you’re not alone, some 60-80% of people are right there with you.

Female athletes who endure: Part 2!

Female athletes who endure: Part 2!

Pushing boundaries; challenging stereotypes; breaking records; developing the female fitness industry. Female athletes who are at the forefront of their sport or game are grabbing more of the media spotlight than ever before. These powerhouses are not only doing it for women but in many cases are proving direct competition to their male counterparts.