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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 […]

Do you have an unhealthy addiction to exercise?

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We’re not talking about overtraining syndrome, which is the temporary upshot healthy athletes not allowing enough time to rest or recover properly while preparing for big race events or game days. Exercise addiction is where individuals are completely obsessed with working out. Nothing else matters. Family life, work and other commitments take a back seat […]

Could downward dog be the answer to PMT?

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Are you plagued by period cramps, mood swings and general irritability during ‘that’ time of the month? Research conducted by King’s College in London has found the symptoms of Pre Menstrual Tension (PMT) are reduced by yoga. The subjects studied were women aged between 13 to 45 years of age. All women found there was […]

2017 Wellness trends you should try at least once

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Black Garlic Garlic is renowned for its many medicinal properties, especially when eaten raw. Black garlic is also known as aged garlic. It still contains all the great properties, but is less pungent. Studies by Nutrition Research and Practice showed black garlic is hugely beneficial for reducing cholesterol and managing diabetes. Add it to cooking […]

Beat the 3.00pm slump with exercise

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Struggling to make it through the afternoon at work? Before you reach for the 3.00pm caffeine hit or can of coke, new studies suggest a 10 minute work-out will have the same effect on your energy levels. The research conducted by the University of Georgia suggests a quick 10 minute walk, or taking the stairs […]

How to beat the heat this summer

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If you live on the east coast of Australia, chances are you’ve been feeling the heat! Summer is in full swing. Most of us hibernate indoors with the aircon cranked up, vowing to recommit to the exercise regime once winter arrives. But for those fanatical exercise addicts who break out in a sweat just thinking […]