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Drinking 4 coffees a day? Buying expensive skin products to hide the bags under your eyes? Most of us wrestle with tiredness on the regular and getting 7-9 hours of quality sleep can be tough.

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Vitamin D Deficiency

Vitamin D Deficiency

Known as the ‘sunshine’ vitamin, vitamin D is in a class by itself, behaving more like a hormone. It is primarily known for its role in bone health by helping the body absorb calcium. It is also needed to stop inflammation, bolster the immune system and protect against certain cancers.

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5 Protein Sources in Our Kitchen

5 Protein Sources in Our Kitchen


When it comes to slimming down or toning up, look no further than high-protein foods to keep you fuller for longer and build lean muscle mass.

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How to Get Rid of Bloating

How to Get Rid of Bloating

Generally speaking, bloating occurs when the normal flow of gas (produced in the gut after we eat or drink) gets trapped, resulting in distention and discomfort. Here are some quick ways to put an end to puffiness.

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Party-proof your diet: the canapes you should eat and the ones to avoidCanapesThe silly season has begun! The end of year festivities seem to start earlier and earlier every year. And although we all love a good party, it’s hard to stay on track with a healthy-eating plan when you’re out every night of the week. The free flowing alcohol doesn’t make it any easier either: under the influence of champagne, those fancy canapés can undo the best intentions in a single mouthful.

The best weight loss consultants will tell you to avoid alcohol, and eat a small, healthy snack before the heading to a big event. Something satisfying like a bowl of fruit and yoghurt, a small soup, or even a light salad will help you stay away from those mini mince pies. But we know you’re not always going to get time to eat beforehand, and you’re going to want at least one glass of wine. Besides, where’s the fun in free food and beverages that you can’t enjoy?

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7 SIGNS OF AN UNHEALTHY EXERCISE HABIT

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Each day thousands across the globe hit the gym and eat their carefully chosen foods in order to feel good and perform at their best. We all know that exercise is great for us and years of evidence support this. Exercising is good for our health – period.

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How to Sleep Better

How to Sleep Better

Good sleep is a crucial part for a healthy body and mind, sleep is just as important as exercise and diet, so we’ve decided to share with you our top 5 tips for better sleep.

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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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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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