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The Science Behind Hanger

Urban Dictionary defined “hangry” as lack of food which often causes one to be angry, frustrated or both. While Urban Dictionary may not be the most reliable source, there is an actual science behind this new-age word. It is true that most of us have experienced the grouchiness that takes over when we’ve gone too […]

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Mental Health and Exercise

While it is evident that there is a direct benefit of regular exercise and physical activity to appearance and physical performance, few people are aware that it also greatly improves the overall mental health. Recent research strongly suggests that improved mental health is an important and often-overlooked outcome of regular exercise.   Here are ways […]

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10 Good Reasons to Eat More Protein

Most of us eat enough protein to prevent a deficiency however we may benefit from replacing some carbohydrates or fats in our diet with protein as it plays so many important roles in the body: ·     Protein helps to control our appetite. It reduces our hunger hormone and increases hormones that help us feel full. […]

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Checklist for Improving Your Sleep

Good healthy sleep habits which also referred to as good sleep hygiene can make a big difference to improving our physical and mental health. Ensuring we get enough good quality sleep is a very important part of looking after our wellbeing. According to the National Sleep Foundation, the following tips are key to helping you […]

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Food and Mood

We often associate what we eat with our emotions and mood but has a connection been found between what we eat and the influence this has on our mental health? Can changing our diets then improve our mental wellbeing?   The scientific research proves to be inconclusive, however, there appears to be a link in […]

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10,000 Steps – Fact or Fiction?

While there is no doubt that being sedentary is not good for anybody’s health, what exactly is behind the notion that 10,000 steps a day is the number to aim for?   So where did this idea originate? It is believed to date back to the 60s when Japanese walking groups were gaining popularity. One […]

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Swim your way to fitness

 Swimming is a great form of exercise. Here are some of the many benefits of swimming:   Burn calories – Swimming burns calories which can help lose body fat. Depending on individual factors such as body weight, speed and stroke, swimming can burn between 400-800 calories per hour. We should aim to swim around 30 minutes […]

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Secrets to a stronger immunity

Winter for some can often mean cold and flu season or generally feeling unwell as our bodies try to fight off the infection. The great news is there are simple things we can do to help boost our immune systems to give them greater fighting power. Vitamin C – this tops the nutrient list when […]

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Our top 5 anti-aging exercises:

As we grow older, many of us invest a lot of time, thought and money into slowing down the aging process. If you are searching for an all-natural method that will protect your brain, bones and muscles from the effects of aging, the answer could in fact be as simple as incorporating a balanced exercise […]

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