Keeping up those Home Workouts!

We all have different mental health ‘pick me ups’. For some of us it’s meditation, or music, perhaps gardening or golf; but for the majority of us nothing beats a good workout. Many of us are missing the routine of a gym visit at the moment, and are understandably feeling a bit agitated or low. […]

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Staying Calm and Sane in a Pandemic

Like it or not, stress will always be part of our lives, and now we have a one in a hundred-year event on top of it! Chronic stress reduces our immunity to viruses, so more than ever it’s important to relax and unwind the body and mind. We’ve gathered some activities for you to explore […]

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Managing Your Coronavirus Anxiety

It’s an unprecedented moment in recent history. As we are all aware, on March 11 the World Health Organisation declared the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) to be a global pandemic. As a result our collective stress levels are high, and we are all putting strategies in place to support the health and wellbeing of ourselves, […]

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The Juicing Trend: Fad or Fiction?

“Wellness”, it’s a word we all know ‘well’ (haha, sorry bad dad joke). But seriously, the 2010s saw a proliferation of wellness trends. Today, wellness expenditures ($4.2 trillion USD) are estimated to be more than half as large as total global health expenditures ($7.3 trillion USD, based on WHO data). But not all the trends […]

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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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