Sleep Better

7-8 hours of good sleep every night is associated with real immediate and longer-term health benefits. Here are some practical tips to help you sleep better: Dark and cool. The ideal bedroom is totally dark and cool (not freezing cold but cool). Routine. Our bodies respond well to routine so having a farly consistent bedtime really helps. [...]

By | 2018-04-30T07:26:32+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Coping with Life, Features|0 Comments

Relax or Meditate Twice a Day

This simple but powerful habit can make a real difference. The idea is to find at least two 10-minute slots in your day where you deliberately pause everything and relax. You'll want a quiet space away from distractions, noise, etc. Then you really just want to sit or lie quietly, letting your mind go where it will [...]

By | 2017-05-31T16:50:59+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Coping with Life|0 Comments

Weight Loss Fails (what not to do)

Here are 5 ways to fail at weight loss: Losing too fast. Remember that slow weight loss is sustainable weight loss so you should really never lose any more than 1/2 to 1 kg a week. The slower you lose the better really so please resist the temptation to try lose too much too soon. Believing [...]

By | 2018-02-07T16:09:54+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Features, Nutrition Weight Loss, Weight Loss|0 Comments

Healthy Breakfast

Eating a healthy breakfast has been recommended by dieticians for ages. Why? By the time you wake up you will not have eaten for 6-10 hours or so. Any long period without food "tells" your body to prepare for famine/starvation and it does so by slowing down metabolism and storing fat. This is exactly what [...]

By | 2017-05-31T15:27:50+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Nutrition Foods, Nutrition General|0 Comments

Five Fruit & Veg a Day

This has been a nutritional recommendation for many years now and most people have heard of it. The truth though, is that less than half of us actually manage it on a regular basis. For clarity: the recommendation is to eat 5 fruit and veg servings (1-2 fruit, and 3-4 veg) each day, where a serving [...]

By | 2017-05-31T14:34:11+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Nutrition General|0 Comments