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Emotional eating!

Emotional eating!

Overeating to block out painful or difficult emotions or to offer a psychological salve, is often referred to as comfort eating. Do you eat when you are upset or stressed? Or do you find you reach for food when you are uncomfortable, anxious or bored? Emotions can trigger eating patterns which have nothing to do with hunger, nutrition or food! However, the real problem with this emotional eating is that it can impact your weight and health.

Don’t be afraid of yoga!

Don’t be afraid of yoga!

Perhaps because of the images of pretzel-shaped poses or the connection with more mindful inner workings, yoga, despite its massive popularity, can intimidate many would-be beneficiaries. If you are afraid of yoga then it is probably because you don’t understand what it is about and just how fantastic it is!

What do you think of yoga?

Despite attracting legions of avid fitness fans, yoga is often seen as being for a certain type of person only: a woman who doesn’t really want to keep fit but likes a more leisurely approach to exercise.

Exercise and breast cancer protection!

Exercise and breast cancer protection!

The link between cancer protection and exercise in women is being researched more and more and the results are fascinating. A recent study, about to be published in next month’s International Journal of Cancer, reveals some potentially startling results about how working out can combat breast cancer in women.

Get up and move!

Get up and move!

Sedentary jobs are on the rise, even if remote working is too, with more jobs fixed to technology and computers than ever before. However, what’s great for business might not be good for us, as a recent review study suggests, with the amount of time spent sitting down linked to increased risk in serious health issues.

What’s willpower got to do with diets?

What’s willpower got to do with diets?

It is easy to feel as if you are a little flimsy with your intentions when you meet people who seem to have a will of iron. Let’s face it, life can sometimes challenge our good ideas, especially when it comes to following a diet plan. But what’s willpower got to do with diets? There are other ways to keep you on a healthy eating route to a fit and healthy you!

There may be exceptions to the rule, but willpower alone rarely works when it comes to dieting and shedding a few excess pounds.

Mindful of New Year changes!

Mindful of New Year changes!

How are you doing on your New Year resolutions to get fit and live a healthy life? If you are yet to really get going or have faltered before the month’s end then no fear, help is here! While you might want to look at how realistic and practical your plans are, you also need to make sure that your approach and intention is giving you the best chance of success too.

Mindful of New Year changes!

Mindful of New Year changes!

How are you doing on your New Year resolutions to get fit and live a healthy life? If you are yet to really get going or have faltered before the month’s end then no fear, help is here! While you might want to look at how realistic and practical your plans are, you also need to make sure that your approach and intention is giving you the best chance of success too.

Ease the menopause with exercise!

Ease the menopause with exercise!

Exercise improves women’s quality of life and helps alleviate the symptoms of menopause. That’s the finding of a newly published study, which backs up the idea that working out can be a wonderful benefit to women in balancing their hormones.

Pain is no exercise gain!

Pain is no exercise gain!

Do you really believe that if there’s no pain there’s no gain when it comes to exercise? What’s true is that really challenging yourself with a workout that’s going to test you to the limit can be incredibly rewarding. However, pain can lead to injury, whether from overstretching yourself or from overtraining.

Clean out the kitchen for 2015!

Clean out the kitchen for 2015!

You might be a few months away from a spring clean but the first month of New Year is a perfect time to give your kitchen cupboards and your refrigerator a clear out. If you want to make some healthier meal plans for 2015 then you need to make sure that your kitchen is transformed into a healthy eating zone.