I have received these for testing- very exciting! I shall wear them diligently for a few weeks and write my review. For now I can verify they are quite pretty for a pair of sneakers and extremely comfy to walk in. Here are the claims.
11 Aug 2011 Leave a Comment
..that the zero incline setting on most machines is actually slightly downhill? A 1.0 incline will simulate flat surfaces and help you burn more calories. Try for slightly higher if you can.
26 May 2011 Leave a Comment
The beautiful Anna Paquin (who won an Academy Award at the tender age of 11) graces the cover of June’s Health magazine.
On the difference between looking healthy and being healthy:
“People in this town have a weird tendency to say, if someone’s lost weight, ‘Oh my God, you look amazing.’ And you’re like, ‘I just had my tonsils out and didn’t eat for three weeks,’…But it’s not healthy.”
04 May 2011 Leave a Comment
Ah, who hasn’t dreamed of fat magically taken away overnight? It seems so easy. However, liposuction carries the unwanted side-effect of making other parts of a patient’s body fatter, a study published in Obesity Journal has found. The study involved 32 non-obese and healthy women of average weight and in their mid-30s.
Those who had fat reduced from their thighs found that after 1 year the thigh region remained reduced, but fat accumulated in their abdominal region. The researchers concluded that after liposuction, body fat “was restored and redistributed from the thigh to the abdomen”.
03 May 2011 Leave a Comment
Following on from the ‘your bum or your face’ debate (i love that one) The Daily Mail have published these pictures- it’s very interesting! But then again these people have actually aged since the first photos were taken so not sure how conclusive it is.
27 Apr 2011 1 Comment
Bananas are a great pick-me-up. The sugars they contain are an easily digestible form of carbohydrate. Bananas also contain potassium, which helps maintain normal nerve and muscle function. Potassium isn’t stored in the body for long periods of time so your potassium levels can drop during exercise as you sweat it out.
15 Apr 2011 Leave a Comment
Exercise! It’s proven to make you happy.
1. Exercise triggers nature’s antidepressants.
Exercise pumps up not only the mood-regulating neurotransmitter serotonin but also levels of dopamine and norepinephrine, two other natural happiness helpers. Plus, physical activity makes it easier for tryptophan (a building block of serotonin) to enter the brain, says Daniel Amen, MD, an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of California, Irvine.
13 Apr 2011 3 Comments
This is just such a brilliant photo I had to post it!
But it’s actually a very interesting article too, so check our Women’s Health. If you carry a few extra pounds will your face benefit in the long run?
12 Apr 2011 1 Comment
I can’t recommend Zumba enough! It’s just so much fun. And it’s a really good workout. I’m not very good at it but that’s by the by!
Most health clubs in Sydney are offering it and I’m doing it in Tiaki.
11 Apr 2011 1 Comment
Gladys has become the oldest women ever to finish a marathon, the Guinness Book of Records have confirmed. She is 92 years of age.
09 Apr 2011 1 Comment
Scientists writing in the Environmental Science and Technology Journal claim that exercising in a natural environment brings both mental and physical wellbeing benefits compared to pumping it inside.
The researchers analysed a range of existing studies that compared the health and wellbeing effects of outdoor exercise with that of indoor exercise.
07 Apr 2011 2 Comments
Pilates is a brilliant way to strengthen and tone. It has a huge celebrity following, and for good reason.
I tried my first Reformer Pilates class a few weeks ago. I have done regular mat pilates in the past, but seeing as reformer is so popular here in Sydney I thought I’d give it a go. (I went to the Tiaki studios which are really serene and have loads of classes on offer).
3 sessions in I have decided I have enough experience to write a semi-informed post! And yes, the machine does look like a torture device.
07 Apr 2011 1 Comment
Mathew Morrison of Glee fame has explained to Details magazine what he does to keep his incredibly buff beach body. And it dispels any notions I had of him being a bit cool. Sigh.
-He cycles 100 miles a week.
-He runs 25 miles a week.
-Whenever he has down time on the set of Glee he does ab work.
-He does resistance training four times a week without fail.
-He is ‘merciless’ in limiting snacks.
I’m all for exercise and fitness but these lengths seem extreme (and boring!). And if all that wasn’t obsessive enough, in order to get buffed up for the December cover of the magazine he put himself through a starvation diet for 3 days beforehand:
05 Apr 2011 2 Comments
Drink the clear stuff!
I know it sounds boring and clichéd and we’ve all heard it before. But most of us don’t actually do it!
Proper hydration aids digestion, gets rid of waste, controls the body’s circulation and temperature. It also ensures our skin is more plump, clear, and glowing.
04 Apr 2011 2 Comments
Regular exercise keeps your skin gorgeous. Your pores will clear as you sweat out toxins, your circulation will improve and you’ll deliver more nutreints to cells. Oh, and it’s good for the rest of you too!