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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 […]

15 Ways to keep the kids active during winter

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The arrival of the winter and the school holidays mean just one thing – the kids are going to be literally climbing walls unless you’re armed with a myriad of ideas to keep them entertained. When you can’t send them into the backyard to burn excess energy, what can you do to keep them active? […]

Warming winter desserts

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At this time of year it is common to crave something warm and sweet, and being a foodie myself, I’ll admit I definitely get these cravings. Here are a couple recipes to help satisfy those cravings on a cold winter evening. They are fruit based and be altered by using a variety of different fruits to suit your taste, but use […]

The telltale signs you’re suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder – and how to beat it.

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With the cold weather, incessant rain and wind, it’s little wonder you might find yourself feeling down in the dumps. Even if you’re one of those positively perky people who sees the sunshine in every situation, you’re not immune to Seasonal Affective Disorder. What exactly is Seasonal Affective Disorder ? Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is […]

Fast track your fitness for ski season

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Are you ski fit? It’s time to put down the remote control and get ready for ski season. Ensure you’re not the one left sitting in the mountain café nursing a hot chocolate and injuries, while the rest of your friends are on the hunt for perfect powder. By getting in shape before you hit […]

Foods to help fight infection

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Last month, I discussed foods to help protect you against the common cold and flu, but unfortunately no matter how healthy you are, sometimes getting sick is inevitable. So is there anything you can eat to help fight the common cold to relieve you of the symptoms faster? A cold can be triggered by any […]

How to banish the winter bulge

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During the cold, wet and windy, winter season, it can be tempting to go into hibernation with sole possession of the remote control, pig out on comfort food and invent 101 excuses why you can’t and probably shouldn’t exercise. But if you want to beat the winter bulge this season, you need to forgo the […]

Exposed: 6 Winter wellness myths busted

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It’s amazing how many old wives tales about winter wellness our mothers imparted upon as children have been passed down through generations and accepted as gospel. Now that winter is here, we’re blowing the lid on the myths and separating the fact from fiction. Myth 1: It’s not advisable to exercise when it’s cold Sounds like […]