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Finding the right gym for you

Finding the right gym for you

In today’s health conscious society, people are exercising more than ever before, and you can find a fitness center on just about every corner. With so many gyms out there, it’s hard to decide which one is the best for you. For some, it’s all about equipment and facilities.

Here’s why everyone’s eating avocados

Here’s why everyone’s eating avocados

It’s no secret that the world has gone crazy for avocados. Whether smashed on toast, stuffed into a burger or whizzed as part of a green smoothie, they are everywhere – but this is more than just another food fad. That’s all in spite of the reputation the humble avocado has traditionally had for making us fat.

How Yin yoga can transform your life

How Yin yoga can transform your life

Whether you’re new to yoga or have been practicing for years, chances are you’ve heard of Yin Yoga and its many benefits to the bodies and minds of all who practice it. Yin is popular as it’s a deep and reflective style of yoga that offers a more meditative approach than the better known yoga practices.

Does working out at night affect your sleep?

Does working out at night affect your sleep?

When it comes to late night workouts, there is much debate as to whether or not it affects sleep quality. In one corner, you have those who believe exercising at night leaves you tossing and turning in bed. On the other side, you have those who argue “any exercise is better than none” and night workouts don’t have a significant negative effect on sleep.

The benefits of Vinyasa yoga

The benefits of Vinyasa yoga

Whether you’re on your 100th class or have recently been considering giving yoga a try, you’ve probably heard of one of its more popular forms: Vinyasa. As with yoga in general and other types of exercise, there are of course benefits. But are you aware of the specific ones Vinyasa has to offer? Here’s how this unique style of yoga can benefit practitioners of all levels, but first.

Do you dread your workout? Here’s how to fix it

Do you dread your workout? Here’s how to fix it

It’s completely normal to become bored with your fitness routine every now and then. It happens to all of us from time to time. But if your lack of enthusiasm extends from one or two workouts into several months of fearing your fitness sessions, you have a bigger problem than boredom.

Health and Fitness News

Why is sugar so addictive? Eating too much sugar can lead to unhealthy eating patterns. Sugar can be a mood-booster as it prompts the body to release the 'happy hormone' serotonin into the blood stream. The instant 'lift' we get from sugar is one of the reasons we turn to it at times of celebration or when we crave comfort and reward.

Fitness Q&A

What is the difference between Refined Sugar and Raw Sugar? When it comes to sugar processing, the term “refined” means “to purify” or “make pure”. The sugar refining process separates sucrose from its original plant source material without bleaching or chemical manipulation.

How to enjoy yoga again

How to enjoy yoga again

You’ve just got home after what seemed to be a long day at work. You then head out to a local studio to join a yoga class. After putting on your yoga gear, you roll out the mat and stare blankly into space, and find yourself thinking: what am I doing here? After practicing yoga for some time, all the motivation and enthusiasm has left you, and your mind seems to be somewhere else while your body is still in the studio.

Exercises to lose cellulite on your butt

Exercises to lose cellulite on your butt

As us ladies start to age, our bodies don’t look as sleek and sexy as they did in our early 20’s. A common problem area that seems to get bigger (sometimes literally!) is our butt which in many women can be affected by unsightly cellulite – especially after childbirth.