Wellness Trends Gone Wrong(!): Standing Desks

“If you want to dedicate yourself to a lifetime of good habits, don’t start at the gym, start at the office”! (Guardian 2019) Wellness is becoming a new kind of reality we live in. The 2010’s saw a proliferation of wellness trends. In 2018 the Global Wellness Institute said the industry was valued at $4.2 […]

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How to Eat that Christmas Cake and not Gain Weight!

There’s a collective sigh of relief in the air – it’s the end of the year! At the same time we are all looking down at our bellies and telling ourselves to be ‘good’ this Christmas. With Christmas parties, Christmas Day and New Years shenanigans it’s not uncommon to put on 2 – 3 kg’s […]

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The Science of Emotional Eating

It’s strange isn’t it, how the pull of that chocolate bar after a stressful long day wins (with not much resistance!). It turns out it’s actually not that strange; that we shouldn’t be too hard on ourselves as we are wired this way(!). Harvard Scientist Mark Andermann explains: “Even up until 200 years ago you […]

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The Rise of the Plant Based Diet

While we all don’t have time to be part of the Extinction Rebellion or be Greta Thunberg, we can support the global climate change movement (and our health) from our kitchens. How? By choosing a plant-based diet. A recent article in “The Conversation” named four lifestyle choices that we can make to support the planet: […]

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Are We Ditching Drinking For Clear Thinking?

Millenials are making sobriety a lifestyle choice. #soberlife #soberSaturday #soberissexy are all trending instagram hashtags amongst 22 – 37 year olds. “We don’t need alcohol. We don’t need to pretend to be someone else. We come as we are to sweat, dance and connect with ourselves and each other. See you on the dance floor”. […]

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Overcoming Stress this Spring

It’s becoming a well-known fact that anxiety impacts 1 in 4 of us. It’s not surprising as it’s how we’ve been evolutionarily wired(!). This is compounded by the fact that our society these days is functioning at an unnatural pace. The nitty gritty of it is that: Our brains have evolved to detect threats quickly, […]

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The Final Word on Diets

Diets. Can’t live with them. Can’t live without them! A recent (and quite amusing) article in the New York Magazine entitled “The Last Conversation You’ll Ever Need to Have About Eating Right”, presented answers to all your dietary questions. The aim? To demonstrate how simple it is to eat well. The interviewer spoke to David […]

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The Paradox of Hardcore Wellness

Super fit and health focused people are all over the internet. Highly curated images have shifted our perception of what is “average”. Sound mental and physical health is promoted as consistent levels of: slimness, happiness, energeticness, attractiveness, optimism, strength, presence, and mental sharpness. It’s nuts really when you sit back and think about it! The […]

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