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Dates… Good or Bad

I've grown-up with dates always in the house.My grandmother used them in cake, that is if I left her any to use... :) Here's some interesting facts about Dates as a snack! Source www.howstuffworks.com |  Dates are among the most ancient of fruits, growing along the Nile as early as the 5th century B.C. Perhaps the Egyptians knew dates' sweetness hit a bounty of nutrients. Dates are nuggets of nutrition that satisfy a sweet tooth, making them ideal snacks to stave off hunger. ... Read more

To Spot or NOT to Spot

Spotting, some term the gym junkies use. Question is…do I know what it really means? Maybe one day you’ll be asked to spot, and then you’ll be glad you kept reading this! Here’s the scenario; You’re in the area where the guys bench, and you see a barbell stocked with the amount of weights that could dock a small boat. You see the chap wanting to lift this business and you think to yourself this guy is insane!! As he positions himself under ... Read more

Get Bouncing

The Mini Trampoline: Jumping here, there and everywhere! Getting a bit bored with your fitness routine? This is the perfect time to incorporate a Mini Trampoline into your workouts. Mini trampoline exercising is a low-impact cardio workout that improves muscle tone and balance, more importantly its loads of fun. The instability of the trampoline surface encourages you to engage your entire body and most importantly your core. The trampoline helps absorb some of the shock in comparison to jumping on a hard ... Read more

Witness the Fitness Programme

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Posture Perfect

How to improve posture at your desk From neck and back pain to blood flow and respiration, posture can have a major impact on how we live and how we feel every day. Here are a few tips to develop a more ergonomically sound computer setup: Correct desk posture Position your monitor. The top of the screen should fall below eye level. Because your eyes naturally gaze downward, that’s the best way to keep them relaxed (which will prevent eye strain and headaches). Keep your arms ... Read more

High Protein Vegetable Pie

We all love warm food during wintertime, but very often fall for the fatty options out there. There is no need to sacrifice on taste when it comes to healthy foods. Here’s a healthy, warm meal that is fairly easy and quick to make. Vegetarian Friendly! You need: Fresh Parsley Filo Pastry 3 x Big Baby Marrows (Chopped) 1 x Red Onion (Chopped) 12 x Asparagus 12 x Rosa Tomatoes (Chopped in halves) 6 x Patty pans (Chopped) 1 x Clove Garlic (Crushed) 1 x Yellow Pepper (Chopped) 1 x cup Ricotta Cheese (Crumbled) 4 ... Read more

Adapting to Change

One of the most essential life skills a person can have is the ability to adapt to change. An adaptive individual is one who is able to refocus the mind in new directions and make choices based on his or her desired outcomes. COMMON OBSTACLES TO CHANGE Psychologist Dennis O’Grady said that the inability to adapt to change is related to a combination of five fears: Fear of the Unknown­ The unspoken message from society says that when change occurs, you will lose control. Fear ... Read more

Running for Weight Loss

Running is an excellent activity to assist weight loss and improve cardiovascular fitness. Herewith a few tips to help you on your way to a new you: The Key to ensure results Consistency is vital, commit to scheduled runs and you will see a gradual decrease in your waist-line. Line up your workouts with a running partner like a friend or colleague to prevent boredom and to maintain motivation. It is more difficult to cancel a session when you have a regular commitment. Also, set aside ... Read more

MENTAL IMAGERY

 MENTAL IMAGERY 1)      What is mental imagery? Mental imagery is using your imagination to see and experience positive things, imagining success and positive outcomes. Mental imagery is one of the many techniques used to get certain things under control and improve performances. The idea of mental imagery is one that has been around for a very long time in sports and sports training, but one that only now are athletes starting to incorporate into their training programs. Mental imagery however does not ... Read more

FRIDAY LIE DAY

FRIDAY LIE DAY!!! Trying your best to eat healthily and lose weight, but still not seeing any results? Perhaps you're falling for one of these common told myths. Don’t become a victim of diet fads, trends or myths. Today some diet myths are revealed – hopefully you haven’t fallen for any of these; and if you have, now you know it’s  time to change your approach! Myth 1: Drinking more than 2L of water a day will help you lose weight and flush out toxins. Truth: Drinking ... Read more
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