Weight Loss

The trillions of bacteria living in your intestines, often referred to as gut microbiota, play a vital role in health and wellbeing. As well as helping to maintain the digestive system, gut bacteria have an impact on physical health throughout the body. Two large European studies published in Science magazine in 2019 suggest they also have an important role to play in mental health. [Read more]

If your weight loss journey feels a little stale, it might be time to change things up. Doing the same types of exercise, over long periods of time, can cause plateaus. It can also make working out a bore. Boredom and plateaus are hurdles many people face when trying to lose weight. Combat these hurdles head-on by including a weekly yoga class to your workout schedule. Here are 6 reasons why yoga will help you reach your health goals. [Read more]

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Sep

Lose Weight Three Ways

Posted In: Weight Loss By staff

If you want to lose weight, the best way is to cut down on both fattening drinks and fattening foods, and combine your double diet with exercise. You’ll find this three-sided slimming method much more rewarding than the instinctive approach of simply downsizing your meals or avoiding fattening foods alone. What’s more, you’ll appreciate the natural, common sense style of this method, and the absence of any extreme elements. Here are some pointers for each of the three aspects involved, to get you started right away: [Read more]

If you’re doing your daily exercises in the privacy of your own home, you may find the routine a little dreary and lonely. Working out on your own can also present willpower issues, with no one around to encourage or inspire you, and no fun to help you through. But there are ways around these problems. Here are five easy ways to get fun into your fitness regime, and they may lead you to more: [Read more]

Working out during your lunch break can make you more energetic and productive in the afternoon. But if you have to squeeze your entire workout into an hour or 30 minutes, you need to be very selective about the exercises you choose. So, which exercises should you include in your lunch-time workouts? The following five exercises are an excellent place to start: [Read more]

Obesity makes daily news headlines, and everyone is aware of the many negative effects, from increasing health problems and decreasing life span, to the higher financial costs for everything from medical care to plus-size clothing. Yet the rates of obesity keep rising, and in 2020 they promise to be higher than ever. [Read more]

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Jul

People often wince at the idea of loving themselves. They think of Narcissus gazing at his reflection in a pool and imagine self-love is selfish. Selfishness, though, is different to positive self-regard. When you are selfish, you put your needs first, even if doing so hurts someone else. When you love yourself, you open your heart and teach yourself how to love others. [Read more]

Do you wish the ground would swallow you when you’re criticized? No one enjoys the disapproval of others, but some handle it well. Learn how to deal with criticism, and you won’t be defensive and humiliated when people judge your ideas as unworthy. You’ll recognize the difference between constructive feedback and put-downs, and your healthy self-esteem will help you respond to reproach constructively. [Read more]