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How often should you weigh yourself?

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When controlling your weight is a constant battle, stepping on the scales can become an addiction to the point where you may feel compelled to step on the scales every time you go to the bathroom, eating, or even after a day of starving yourself for the day. Admittedly, it’s not healthy to be obsessed […]

Gym showers: A word of warning

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A word of warning to those of you who throw caution into the wind and saunter into the gym shower thinking the stories of foot fungus are old wives tales concocted to scare you into wearing thongs in the shower? Think again! Earlier this year, a Texas man caught a flesh-eating foot infection after showering […]

The exercise that may be causing your acne

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Did you know that approximately 85% of Australian’s suffer with acne at some stage during their life? Once you’ve outgrown your teens, you may think you’re done with unsightly spots but pimples can emerge for a huge variety of reasons such as stress, hormonal changes, pollution, and using the wrong products on your skin. But […]

4 Reasons you may be tired all the time

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Feeling flat and no matter how much sleep you seem to get, it just doesn’t seem enough? Perhaps you need to have a look at your diet. Skipping meals Your body needs fuel to help it function properly, just like a car. If you put the wrong type of petrol in the tank, it won’t […]

Summer bodies start now

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Regardless of the season, motivating yourself to exercise or focus on your health can be a challenge. Somehow pulling out your swimsuit at the end of spring gets us in a spin and wanting to look up the latest quick fix challenge, but did you know summer bodies are made in winter? The weather is […]

Are you at risk for snow blindness?

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Snow blindness, is the common term used to describe an eye condition known as Photokeratitis, a fancy of way of describing sunburnt eyes. While you don’t have to be on snow to technically go ‘snow blind’, you are more at risk at higher altitudes – skiing, snowboarding, mountain climbing or just building a snowman. The reflection of […]

The one exercise every woman should be doing

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Light bladder leakage (LBL) is no laughing matter. It may only takes fit of the giggles, bending over to pick up your child or the 100-day cough that’s doing the rounds to remind most women there is a certain group of muscles we tend to ignore. You can exercise until the cows come home, but if […]

Weight gain the right way

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Often nutrition, food and health blogs focus on weight loss. This is not surprising as the latest figures show upwards of 67% of our population is overweight or obese. But there are people who for various reasons need to gain weight–be it for sport, active youths or after being sick (this is often the case […]