The 20-minute workout

No time’ is no excuse! Exercise physiologist Kathleen Alleaume reveals how to squeeze a highly effective workout into just 20 minutes a day. When you’re pressed for time, it can seem almost impossible to fit regular exercise into an already crammed schedule. However, the good news is that you don’t …

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The work trap

ere are some tips – or a wake-up call – for those of us who are ‘too busy’ to eat healthily. You know who you are! You’re probably reading this article while you stand in the checkout queue after dashing into the supermarket on the way home. You’re dying to …

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Coping with shift work

Working shifts can be demanding on the body and mind. One thing which is often compromised is healthy eating — it can be just too hard! HFG nutritionist Claire Turnbull and sleep specialist Dr Alex Bartle have tips on how to cope when you’re working odd hours. What does shift …

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Chicken chickpea salad

Serves: 1 Time to make: 10 mins Total cost: $6.50 (at time of publication) Dressing 2 tablespoons low-fat plain yoghurt 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon wholegrain mustard 1/2 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil pinch black pepper Salad 1 carrot, peeled in ribbons or julienned 1/2 Lebanese cucumber, cut in chunks …

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How To Grow Thicker Eye Lashes : Home Remedies

Every woman dreams about having thick and beautiful eyelashes. A number of factors, including age, genetics, certain medical conditions, nutritional deficiency, hormonal changes and eye infections, can lead to thinning of the eyelashes. Also, they often fall off when rubbing your eyes or when going to bed without removing the …

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Top 10 Superfoods for Winter

White snow, warm blankets, festive holiday gatherings– winter brings in lots of good times. But in colder climates, keeping yourself healthy and strong can be downright challenging. Plus, winters can be especially harsh on the skin, and you may end up applying plenty of moisturizers to combat dryness but to …

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Home Remedy For Skin Whitening Mask

Many factors contribute to our sin becoming dark, dull and damaged such as prolonged exposure to the sun, pollution and the excessive use of chemical-laden skin products. After a while, this takes its toll and our skin loses its glow and gets darker. Since nobody likes to have dark and …

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Get Rid Of Headache – Naturally

Eat Right Research continues to show that eating certain foods can cause headaches and migraines. Foods that cause headaches including cheese, coffee, chocolate, and teas that have vasoactive amines. Amines cause headaches by affecting the flow of blood around and inside your brain. If you find you have a lot …

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10 Tips to Beat Insomnia

If you’re suffering from insomnia then there are some things you can do to get your life back on track and sleeping properly again. Here are some great tips for beating insomnia. 1.Wake Up at The Same Time Each and Every Day While you might be tempted to sleep in …

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Foods to Improve Your Moods

How do foods improve moods? Quite simply it’s thanks to the way the brain works. When your brain is functioning properly you have well-regulated moods. There are some nutrients that can affect the cognitive system and keep our brains functioning normally. There have been a number of studies linking nutrients …

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Health benefits of Coconut Water

Did you know that, as well as being delicious, there are health benefits to drinking coconut water? It can do wonders for your whole body from your hair to your health. You get around 11 ounces of coconut water from a coconut and, despite being low in calories and fat, …

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Insulin and Breast Cancer

Unfortunately, the number of women diagnosed with breast cancer is increasing year by year. On top of that, modern science has still not found a way to cure breast cancer. The only thing that each woman can do is to eliminate or reduce the risk factors. When we talk about …

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How Much Protein Do You Need ?

Protein is an important part of the diet. The body uses proteins for so much. Protein is the building block of almost everything in the body; especially muscle. Getting enough protein helps you build muscle, manage your weight, and stay healthy. Knowing all of that the obvious question becomes “How …

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