November 13, 2017
Taste the summer with these smoothie bowl recipes
Move over, smoothies! Smoothie bowls are the new healthy additions to summer breakfasts. These treats are dense, filling and packed with antioxidants and vital nutrients. Get out your blender and prepare to indulge. A Bowl of goodness Just like smoothies, smoothie bowls are packed with antioxidants, which ensure you’re getting a dose of fruity fibre in your diet. But as they’re served in a bowl, the consistency is denser, making for a hearty breakfast that’s delicious enough to be a dessert. Smoothie bowls also help you steer clear of the usual carbs like sugary cereals, granola and bread. Get the…Read More
November 9, 2017
Can the heat make you sick?
Summer festivities are in full swing. The sun is shining, the air is warm, and the sky is blue; this definitely calls for outdoor fun. Take care of your body though; soaking up the rays comes at a cost. Dangerous heatwaves are common and can even be fatal; leading to death in more than 60 different parts of the world each year! So how exactly does this happen? What is so bad about the heat? Think about it like this: when you’re outdoors, there’s nothing between you and that giant ball of energy and light – except for a layer…Read More
December 21, 2016
You’re starving, but it’s hot and stuffy, and the idea of cooking in a hot kitchen sounds like the worst idea ever. Say hello to your summer BFF: salad! Salads are great options for when the weather is humid. With the right ingredients, these little meals will keep your hunger at bay and your body healthy and happy, all summer long. (more…)Read More
November 30, 2016
Did you wear sunblock today?
What is SPF? SPF stands for “sun protection factor”. It is a marker of how well a product will protect your skin from the sun. This factor, which can range anywhere from 10 to 50, measures the sunscreen’s ability to protect against UVB rays only. UVB rays are the ultraviolet rays that cause sunburn, skin damage and contribute to skin cancer. The SPF number does not indicate the amount of UVA protection a sunscreen offers. UVA rays are the ultraviolet rays that penetrate deep into the dermis. However, there are broad-spectrum sunscreens that contain ingredients like zinc oxide and titanium…Read More
November 26, 2016
How to be cool for the summer
You’re lazing in the sun on the beach, going for daily ice-cream runs and party day is every day. Still, for all the highs of the summer holidays, there can be just as many lows if you don’t play it safe. Make the most of summer; the healthy and safe way. (more…)Read More
January 15, 2016
How to keep that summer holiday feeling!
“Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language” - Henry James Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be able to keep that holiday euphoria going? One day back at work and it seems like a distant memory! Let's look at exactly what it is about holidays that makes us feel so good, and then see how we can keep that feeling going for the rest of the year: (more…)Read More