Beat Stress

Beat Stress

Not all pressure is bad and a little bit of pressure can actually lead to increased productivity and performance. Anyone left that 5 page paper until the last minute? Excessive pressure though could lead to stress.

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Strength Training Can Make Everyday Tasks Easier

Strength Training Can Make Everyday Tasks Easier

As if you needed any more reasons to get into strength training. The feeling of empowerment, improvements to other areas of your training and its fat loss benefits were already enough to have us hooked - but functional strength training can translate into your everyday life in ways you might not have even thought of.

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Rosemary can increase cognitive function

Rosemary can increase cognitive function

Did you know that rosemary can improve your cognitive function? Yes, that’s right, it can improve your concentration, focus and memory. It has been associated with memory for hundreds of years. In fact, the Ancient Greeks would wear garlands of the herb during exams.

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Willpower

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Want to eat fruit instead of bacon in the morning? Train for that half marathon? These tasks require a lot of self-control, and there are some important things you need to know about willpower.

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Things That Are Sabotaging Your Workout

 

Things That Are Sabotaging Your Workout

When you’ve only got a short amount of time to squeeze a workout into your day, you want to make the most of it. But certain foods or activities could be slowing you down and affecting your performance.

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Changes you can make to your lifestyle today

 Changes you can make to your lifestyle today

Have you ever decided to live healthier or make better lifestyle choices, but didn’t stick with it? Despite the best of intentions, re-wiring our brain to adopt a new behaviour isn't easy.

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Alcohol and Fitness

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Enjoying a glass or two is fine in moderation, but it’s important to understand how alcohol can affect your sporting and exercise efforts, so we’ve got the lowdown:

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Healthy Snacks

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When it comes to choosing a nutritious snack to tide you over, there are three things you need in the equation: Protein + Fat + Fiber. Here’s why. 

1. ProteinBy helping to stabilize your blood sugar levels, a protein-rich snack can help keep you fuller for longer, so you’re less likely to have a dip in energy 20 minutes after eating, like you would with a chocolate cookie. Apart from a good quality protein powder (with nothing artificial), nuts and seeds are an easy, healthy and portable protein option.

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The Mediterranean Diet

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The Mediterranean is home to some of the healthiest people in the world. As a result, their diet has been the source of much research. But calling it a diet isn’t really accurate. It’s a lifestyle, and here’s how you can adopt it.

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Easy Steps to Living Healthier

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Have you put healthy living in the ‘someday’ basket? Maybe you’re worried about what you’ll have to sacrifice? How hard it will be? Honing in on your health can be daunting, but these  steps will help you create a healthier lifestyle today instead of someday.

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Breathing the right way

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We  take around 20,000 breaths a day, but are we doing it right? There is a right way to breathe, and when we become aware of it, we can reduce stress levels, boost our immunity and completely overhaul our workouts.

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What does "Sweat it Out" Mean?

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Going for a run after a long night out, hitting the sauna to lose a few pounds or joining a hot yoga class when you feel a cold coming on. These activities may leave you as sweaty as intended, but does sweating really cleanse your system or is it just a  myth?

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7 Ancient Grains You Need On Your Plate

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Ancient grains are grains and cereals that have remained for the most part unmodified by humans, and they are making a comeback to our menus, and for good reason.

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5 Healthy Ingredients You Haven't Used Yet

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With so many new food products out there that claim to "work wonders", it's hard to know what exactly you should be cooking with anymore.

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Simela Kosmidis Transformation Story

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Never in my life did I ever pass 145 pounds. But then life happens, and sometimes you change. About a year ago, I was prescribed a medication, that one of its side effects was weight gain. I wasn't too concerned because I never experienced any side effect before from any medication. This time though I did. It made me balloon up to 183 pounds.

I was so depressed because whatever I tried to do to lose weight wasn't working for me. That was until I signed up to Matrix Fitness Club and a personal trainer, Hicham. He taught me the proper way to diet, and pushed me on my workouts. Even when I thought there was a specific exercise I couldn't do, his confidence in me made me able to push myself to do things I didn't know my body could do! I now weigh 148 pounds, losing a total of 35 pounds, and I'm also down to 22% body fat from the 34% I used to be.

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Reasons to drink more water today!

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We’ve all heard how we should drink more water. The main reason for drinking water daily is to replace fluid loss from activities, especially when you’re working out. Our bodies lose a lot of fluid through sweat, which is great, but this water needs to be replaced.

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Best Foods to Eat for Radiant Skin

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There are tons of moisturizing products available, but nourishing skin starts from the inside. Add these essential ingredients to your diet and enjoy more radiant skin.

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Antonio Decaro's Transformation Story

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"Today is the 1 yr anniversary of the day I [Antonio Decaro] decided to change my life forever and go for my weight loss surgery. Just so you people know, the surgery isn't an answer but a tool.

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5 Foods to Help You Sleep Better

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The foods we eat can dramatically affect how much and how well we sleep. Some foods and beverages calm and relax, while some stimulate the nervous system, keeping you up all night.

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Enhancing Your Daily Walk

 Enhancing Your Daily Walk

Health experts are always tell us that walking is the simplest way to get fit and they're right. Based on research, a 20 minute walk every day will induce anti-aging benefits that could add an extra 3 to 7 years.

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