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Healthy Lifestyle
February 20, 2020

The power of pets to boost your health

Owning a pet can do more than just make you happy, they increase the likelihood of you exercising, engaging in outdoor activities and socialising, and more...
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Food & nutritionWeight Loss
March 7, 2018

Here’s why you aren’t losing weight

You’ve been meal prepping like a pro and diligently sticking to your workout routines, so why hasn’t the scale moved an inch? Eating healthy and exercising may be the dynamic duo that helps with weight loss, but common weight loss mistakes may be preventing you from reaching your goals. Find a balance in your workout routine With weight loss, you lose muscle and fat. But the amount of either is affected by your exercise routine. Not exercising at all, or exercising too little will decrease the amount of muscle mass you lose and lower your metabolic rate. On the other…
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Food & nutrition
February 20, 2018

Is protein powder bad for your kidneys?

There’s no mystery as to why bodybuilders and gym fanatics gulp down protein shakes. Protein is a macronutrient that helps your body to build, repair and heal muscle tears caused by the intense contractions of muscles during a workout. Solid foods like seafood, milk, cheese, chicken and eggs are good sources of protein but it takes more time to digest than protein powder which absorbs into your muscles faster. These powders are great for after your workout when you have to heal muscle tears quickly. The bad news though, is that in large amounts, protein powder may harm your kidneys.…
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Parenting
September 27, 2017

10 Easy ways to stay fit as a family

Between the demands of school, work, and extramural activities, who has the time to exercise as a family? But an active lifestyle is necessary for you and your kids. We’ve found a few ways you can incorporate fitness into your family’s routine. Make weekends active Find a physical activity that the whole family enjoys, even if it’s just a relaxing stroll on the beach. Make an effort to set aside at least an hour over the weekends to get active. Sign up for a Park Run in your area, or go for walks or hikes on your local routes. You can…
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Men's Health
September 20, 2017

4 unusual signs of depression in men

Depression is more than just a low mood. And, especially with guys, the presentation can be so unusual, that it doesn't look like depression at all. Even your doctor could miss the diagnosis! Here are some of the uncommon and overlooked symptoms of the condition. Recognise the signs: 1. A short fuse For most, depression equals severe sadness, but can also manifest as being short-tempered or snapping at others. In the same way that some people with depression find themselves crying without knowing why, others may find themselves irritable and angry without understanding it. According to a study published in…
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Exercise, Fitness & Muscle
July 17, 2017

Battle of the sexes in the gym

The book title goes, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, and it may be true at the gym too. When it comes to working out, gender plays a distinctive role in how we work out. Research by Weight Watchers and published in Weight Watchers She Loses, He Loses: The Truth about Men, Women, and Weight Loss, found that men and women have different attitudes to weight loss and fitness. More men believe that exercise is enough to slim down, while women take more practical approaches by combining diet with fitness. One of the key areas of differentiation was…
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Exercise, Fitness & Muscle
July 16, 2017

How to train like an astronaut

If you think astronauts have a cushy job, just floating around aimlessly in space… think again! These men and women are some the strongest people in the world. They spend a lot of time in micro-gravity (weightlessness), which can be hard on the human body. According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), micro-gravity can cause your muscles and bones to deteriorate. So, to protect against the damaging effects of space travel, astronauts need to stay fit and healthy. Wondering how they do it? Try these NASA-approved exercises for stellar fitness. For an astronaut core In space, muscles get…
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Exercise, Fitness & Muscle
July 8, 2017

Why running isn’t helping you lose weight

You run every day, but it isn’t showing on the scale. What’s the deal? Unfortunately, running isn’t a magic bullet for weight loss. Sure, it burns more calories than any other form of exercise (360 to 380 calories per 30 minutes!), but it won’t automatically give you a leaner physique – especially if you push yourself too hard. The more you exercise, the more your body naturally tries to compensate by altering your metabolism through protective mechanisms designed to prevent starvation and indefinite weight loss. “The human body has a good capability for regulating its bodyweight,” explains Glenn Gaesser, professor…
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Exercise, Fitness & Muscle
July 1, 2017

How and when exercise is bad for you

Exercise seems to be the answer for everything. But could you ever get too much of a good thing? Of course. Here are the ways in which training can be bad for you: Exercising while you’re sick Why it’s bad for you Don't exercising while you’re not feeling 100%. When you have a fever, your heart must work extra hard to help you cool down. By adding exercise to the mix, can overheat your body. Furthermore, some viruses that infect your nose and throat can also infect your heart muscle. By exercising with a viral infection, your heart muscle can…
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