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Xtreme Eating Awards 2014! Part 2!

Xtreme Eating Awards 2014! Part 2!

If you are tempted to veer off a healthy eating plan, or need some impetus to change your eating patterns, then the Xtreme Eating Awards 2014 might be all the inspiration you need! The high calorie dishes revealed in the annual awards offer some real food-for-thought for the health conscious.

5 Reasons we love yoga!

5 Reasons we love yoga!

It’s true that once people get into yoga they don’t just like it, they love it. If you are wondering what all the fuss is about then the best way to find out is to practice some yoga with us. Once you feel the benefits then you will be part of the yoga fan club too.

Exercise prescription for women over 50!

Exercise prescription for women over 50!

Over 50s who believe a gentle stroll a few times a week is all they need to maintain good health might be surprised to hear a recent study is urging them to crank up the intensity and the volume. While adopting healthy habits needs to be part of the plan, it could be that a solid exercise program is also needed, rather than simply a generally active lifestyle.

Fitness motivation found in the brain!

Fitness motivation found in the brain!

Motivation might be all in the mind, springing from your attitudes, approach and focus but it might also be in the brain too! Recent research suggests an area of the brain which controls your motivation to work out might have been discovered. The Seattle Children’s Research Institute study is interesting as a person who is motivated to work out can enhance their mood and this in turn could help researchers develop more targeted treatments in the fight against depression.

Add an extra appetizing twist to salads!

Add an extra appetizing twist to salads!

Forget limp lettuce with a few slices of cucumber and a wedge or two of tomato, salads have gone through a food revolution in recent years. There is nothing stopping your salads from being healthy, exciting, and even innovative. However, they key ingredient is to make sure that in a quest to liven up a dull salad you don’t add in extra calories and fat too, which kind of defeats the whole point.

Open your hips with yoga!

Open your hips with yoga!

Do you ever feel a tightness in your hips and the need to really stretch out your pelvic area? Lack of flexibility in the hips joints and weak muscles in the pelvic and glutes is a common by-product of sedentary lives, as well as being a sign of aging with natural wear and tear.

Love yourself to change your body!

Love yourself to change your body!

The power of positive thought doesn’t just lie in feeling enthusiastic and adopting a can-do attitude, although of course that helps; for positivity to be really effective it has to run far deeper and not just be a face-value sentiment that pays lip service to the idea of feeling motivated about exercise.

Exercise success is also in the mind!

Exercise success is also in the mind!

Good, solid training is the key to getting fit, but the way you think, your approach and ultimately your mindset can also make a huge difference. Your thoughts are powerful and can influence your actions and your feelings; a strong tool that can be used to leverage a more dynamic lifestyle and to initiate fitness workouts that could change not just your body but your whole being.

Healthy alternatives for carb-lovers!

Healthy alternatives for carb-lovers!

Are you a real carb-lover? Do you crave carbs and find it difficult to imagine a diet without them? No fear. While there are diet trends that suggest cutting carbs out completely can help you slim down it may be a case of cutting down and finding some healthy alternatives instead.

5 More interesting yoga facts!

5 More interesting yoga facts!

One of the greatest barriers to practicing yoga successfully is the fact that there are so many myths and misconceptions about it. Because it has been around for so long as an exercise and fitness technique there is no doubt that it is massively popular, never more so than now.