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Face fitness frights this Halloween!

Face fitness frights this Halloween!

Does anything scare you when it comes to your lifestyle and your level of fitness? Do you sometimes feel afraid that you are not doing enough to keep fit and that you might have to face a health scare in the future as a result? What about your diet? Is it filled with late night snacks or unhealthy bites, or is it wonderfully enlightened? If you are in the dark when it comes to whether you need to make positive changes with your exercise regime then it might be time to face fitness frights this Halloween!

Don’t be scared!

People who put their head in the sand and ignore dealing with lifestyle issues are often scared of knowing what the reality of their situation is.

Veggies are go!

Veggies are go!

Vegetables are just a side dish to add onto the main dining event aren’t they? If this is your way of thinking then you might want to open up your culinary imagination. There are certainly many vegetarians and vegans out there who would tell you that you can create some pretty nutritious and delicious meals with veggies.

Stretch and tone your thighs!

Stretch and tone your thighs!

Not only is yoga a great exercise system in itself, it can also be a great add-on to complement your fitness regime. If you are used to running or cycling, then while you can tone up thigh muscles, you can also create tightness in this area too. Yoga is a wonderful way to stretch and tone thighs and give power to other activities.

More ways women’s diets need to differ!

More ways women’s diets need to differ!

While we are all so similar in so many ways, we also have different needs when it comes to looking after our health. Women have different dietary requirements than men, for example, and it’s important for women to recognize and respond to these nutritional differences.

How to set fitness goals!

How to set fitness goals!

If you’ve decided to change your lifestyle to lead a healthier life and to get fit, then firstly well done for making that mental decision to make a difference for the better. Your next stage is to strike while your motivation is high and get practical.

Xtreme Eating Awards 2014! Part 3!

Xtreme Eating Awards 2014! Part 3!

If you think about your diet and what you eat, what’s your instant reaction? Do you feel as if you eat a lot of fresh, healthy dishes or do you sometimes weaken and grab junk food? What about when you eat out? Do you check the calorie, fat and sugar content of dishes or do you opt for what you think might be a less indulgent option? With nutrition being so important if you want to follow a firm fitness track, you certainly need to be aware of foods that are part of the Xtreme Eating Awards 2014!

We’ve already looked at six out of nine of the ‘winners’ of the Xtreme Eating Awards 2014, an annual list of some of the highest calorie restaurant meals that are often high in saturated fats, salt and sugar.

And relax…with yoga!

And relax…with yoga!

As well as being incredibly energizing and inspiring a real zest for life, yoga can be the ultimate relaxation-inducing practice. This makes it a perfect complement to a more intense, cardio workout, with a greater focus on stretching and flexibility than on calorie burn.

5 Tips to deflect negativity!

5 Tips to deflect negativity!

Negativity can get you down and when you are making a valiant attempt to make healthy changes to your life, it can also slow you down and create an uphill struggle. Of course, you can simply try and battle your way through the negative obstacles in your way but you might save energy and get further if you confidently and proactively find ways to deflect negativity successfully!

You don’t have to bounce around with a big grin on your face every time you work out – although with us we wouldn’t blame you! – but you do need to keep motivation levels up and this means feeling positive about what you can achieve and how you are going about it.

Exercise success in the mind! Part 2!

Exercise success in the mind! Part 2!

Getting fit might be all about the physical but you can give your body workouts a boost if you engage your mind in some workable fitness strategies too. The attitude and approach you bring to each and every workout can determine whether you not only enjoy keeping fit and integrate it into your lifestyle but also ultimately whether it works.

The junk food snowball effect!

The junk food snowball effect!

Everyone knows by now that eating junk food that’s high in saturated fats, calories and sugar, is not going to do your waistline any favors. But did you know that unhealthy foods could be messing with your brain so that you no longer naturally have an appetite for a balanced diet? In fact, by not eating healthily you are putting yourself at the center of a junk food snowball – and it could run away with you!

Junk food could change your reward signals

Recent research suggests that a junk food diet could change responses to signals in the brain connected with rewards and food making your appetite for new foods and healthy food diminish considerably; so in other words junk food could affect how your brain makes decisions about what to eat and could weaken our innate behavior to choose a diet that is good for us.