Depression and Anxiety – what you can do (part 2)

This post is a continuation of Depression and Anxiety Part 1. In this post we will explore alternative ways to control and overcome these feelings of hopelessness and sadness. Below are a few therapies that can help. So let’s get started. Continue reading “Depression and Anxiety – what you can do (part 2)” »

Squats – How To Do A Squat Properly

Squats, an exercise I’m sure a lot of people are familiar with. In this post I will go through the correct way of doing squats. Doing squats incorrectly like any other exercise can be dangerous. One of the main body parts affected by incorrect squatting is the knees. Squat properly and you reduce the pressure on your knees. Continue reading “Squats – How To Do A Squat Properly” »

Depression and Anxiety – what you can do (part 1)

Depression and Anxiety

Depression and anxiety are very common problems and although they are different they have a lot of similarities. Anxiety is when someone is nervous about the future or what will happen, this leads to negative thoughts and wanting to avoid the particular event altogether. The symptoms of Anxiety include fight or flight response symptoms like sweating, shaking, panicking, hyperventilating and heart rate increasing. The fight or flight response is an automatic response for our bodies to prepare for fight or flight (fleeing) from an attack/ threat or harm. This is a very normal response everyone experiences when they feel intimidated. Continue reading “Depression and Anxiety – what you can do (part 1)” »

Weight Loss – Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is amazing and has many health benefits but today I want to shed light on how coconut oil can be used to lose weight. Most of you guys are probably thinking – coconut oil, high in saturated fats, good for weight loss, WHAT??? Well let me explain. Continue reading “Weight Loss – Coconut Oil” »

Anti-wrinkle – Beauty from the inside out

We do so much to attain youthfulness. We live in a world where everyone one is obsessed with looking young. We use all sorts of products, lotions and potions on our skin and even resort to medical intervention to attain that youthfulness. Well today we will discuss something that will help with wrinkles, weak brittle hair and brittle nails. Continue reading “Anti-wrinkle – Beauty from the inside out” »

Improve Your Posture In 1 2 3 (Part 2)

If you haven’t read part 1 of this post then click here and read that first. Don’t worry we’ll wait.

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Ok, so we know how to improve our posture and we know of exercises to help strengthen the muscles to hold everything in place but we are missing something. Something equally as important as the above two points and that is stretching. We should be regularly stretching our muscles. Over time certain muscles will become tight (due to bad posture or over working of certain muscles) and others will loosen up which creates an imbalance. For example most of us work 8 hours at a desk rounding our shoulders forward as we are typing etc. This causes an imbalance in the muscles as certain muscles will have to work harder. Over time these muscles will become extremely tight. This tightness of the muscles will have a huge effect on our posture. So by stretching the muscles we are loosening the tight muscles, bringing all the muscles in balance to have them working in harmony. I do want to stress that stretching is something that should be a regular part of your fitness program. Ok so below I have a list of some very effective stretches. Continue reading “Improve Your Posture In 1 2 3 (Part 2)” »

Improve Your Posture In 1 2 3 (Part 1)

Posture

Freeze; now take a look at yourself. Are you slouching in your chair, shoulders rolled forward, head sticking forward? Yes! Then this post is definitely for you. If not, there’s no harm in reading on. Today’s topic is posture. The modern lifestyle is destroying our physique. Mobile phones, tablets, laptops, TVs, sofas the list is endless. Although they all have a great purpose in our lives they can be the cause of so many aches and pains. We as individuals need to take precautions, so that we do not put untoward pressure on our bodies.

Correct Posture

Okay, so if you have back pains there are many preventative measures that you can adopt that can make a big difference. It won’t be easy but it’s definitely worth it. So first we need to know what correct posture is and how we can achieve and maintain correct posture at all times. I will break this down into two sections, standing posture and sitting posture.

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Fruit And Vegetables – The Clean Fifteen And The Dirty Dozen

Ok, so I believe that health is for everyone, everyone should be given the same opportunities to have a healthy, happy life. But that is far from reality. Staying healthy can be very expensive and I know that is a turn off for many people for example consuming organic food, filtered water, having a specific amount of healthy calories every day, working out and being active. All of this can be expensive. But don’t worry I got you covered. Continue reading “Fruit And Vegetables – The Clean Fifteen And The Dirty Dozen” »

Are You Getting Enough Vitamins?

Vitamins are organic compounds that are used by the body as nutrients and they perform specific and important functions in the body. We get vitamins from the food we eat but due to our dietary choices we maybe deficient in some vitamins. This can be very harmful to the body and it can lead to illness and disease. It is important to understand all we can about vitamins. There are two types of vitamins, water-soluble and fat-soluble vitamins. Let me go into a little more detail below: Continue reading “Are You Getting Enough Vitamins?” »