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stress

Mental & Emotional Health
September 8, 2017

Treat stress, anxiety and depression with Mindfulness

Maybe someone mentioned mindfulness to you, and you were curious. But then, they said “meditation”, and your eyes glazed over. We get it. Meditation sounds like something that only certain religions, yogis and health-nuts practice. So what does it have to do with science, health and your wellbeing? What is mindfulness? Think of your mind as having different 'states' of functioning: sleep-state, focus-state, 'zoning out'-state, creative-state, stress-state, relax-state, and so on. The mindfulness-state is just another state of mind. The reason mindfulness has become so popular recently, is that scientists have discovered that this state of mind can help people…
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Food & nutrition
July 13, 2017

The relaxing magic of magnesium

Think of magnesium as a secret little helper; the one you never knew you needed. Roughly 50% of our body’s total magnesium is stored in our bones while the remaining magnesium is mostly found in the cells of body tissues and organs. It is involved in just about every aspect of biochemical metabolism, but it can quickly become depleted, especially during extreme stress. Just how important is magnesium? It’s a vital mineral for the muscles, heart and kidneys; keeping your organs functioning in tip-top condition. It activates over 300 enzymes found in all body tissues that translate to biochemical reactions…
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Food & nutritionMental & Emotional Health
December 19, 2016

How to avoid bad snacking this January

It’s the start of the year, the debit orders have all hit and you’re trying to manage all your finances while starting your New Year diet plan. Before you know it, you’re sitting on your bed, finishing off a tub of ice-cream and there are empty chocolate wrappers scattered around you. What’s just happened? Think of stress eating as your emotional crutch. It’s what you turn to when you feel a bit down or under pressure. Consider the comfort foods you turn to when stressed. Macaroni and cheese, sweet treats, warm drinks and fast food… these are mostly foods from…
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Stress
August 27, 2016

6 Daily rituals to manage work stress

Stress is personal; what motivates you, could drive your colleague or friend over the edge. High-stress jobs - like paramedic response or fire-fighting - may suit someone who function best on high adrenalin, while for someone else, a steady, controlled work environment might bring out the best in them. (more…)
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Stress
June 27, 2016

How to break that stress cycle!

Are you feeling stressed and overwhelmed, as if the smallest thing could make you just explode or dissolve? If this has become the norm in your life, then it's time to break the stress cycle. (more…)
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Mental & Emotional Health
June 25, 2016

5 ways heartbreak hits your body

(S)he left you for someone else, and it feels like you’re going to die. Really die. Your heart hurts, and you can’t imagine a future without your partner. The truth is, what you’re feeling is real. (more…)
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Skin
May 27, 2016

Surprising causes of body odour

Does something smell fishy, literally? It may be you! Yup, it’s true. Your BO may not just be a result of you forgetting to use your deodorant. Get a whiff of these lesser-known reasons for your unpleasant scent. (more…)
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Stress
May 23, 2016

Can stress kill you?

A bit of stress can be beneficial at times…spurring us on to meet a deadline, study for an exam or get a project done. However, extreme or ongoing stress can cause serious health problems. (more…)
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Stress
May 7, 2016

Surfing: Your all-in-one cure

No phone. No tablet. No technology – only you, your board and a wetsuit. Pure freedom. That’s why surfing is a fantastic activity to relieve stress…and much, much more! (more…)
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