Category: Fitness

6 Secrets To Get Fit After Baby

The tried and tested way to get rid of that mummy tummy once and for all and regain your shape after pregnancy. Discover my 6 secrets to fit after baby. There is no doubt – having children causes some drastic changes to our bodies.  It can be empowering whilst pregnant but then quite disappointing once ….

Elliptical Vs Treadmill for Cardio – Which is Better?

When you walk into most gyms and health clubs these days, you’ll notice all of the different types of weight training equipment and cardio machines to help get you looking trim, toned, and terrific. When it comes to cardio equipment, the traditional treadmill has a rival in Elliptical trainers. In fact it’s now common to ….

How To Deal With Being Overweight

Thin may be in but fat is where it’s at – I read this on a chubby young woman’s t-shirt years ago and have always remembered it. I saw it, and still do, as a rejection of the moaning that goes on over how we look in this society. It made me smile – widely. We do ….

How to get the most out of Peppermint Essential Oil

Essential oils are getting popular, but I’m leery of outlandish claims. I myself have experienced some great benefits from using essential oils, yet I’m skeptical about some of the claims that many people make about them. I believe in honesty when it comes to natural remedies and am not likely to fall for gimmicks or ….

12 Baby Steps to Optimal Health

People are different. What works for one person may not work for the next. Some people (like myself) prefer to dive in head first, make changes right away and quit everything cold turkey. Others prefer the longer, slower approach. They like to dip their toes into the water first, then walk slowly into it and ….

10 Daily Habits of Those Who Live Mindfully

It’s true that we never use our full mental capacities – not by a long shot – and a lot of this is due to our daily routines. Everyday habits like taking showers, making meals and brushing our teeth are no coincidence. While habits help us to function with as little thought as possible, they ….

Honest Herbal Natural Remedies

Getting excited over new (or renewed) discoveries can give some people a bit too much of a push that sends them over the edge with exaggerated claims. I’m not one to buy into gimmicks and claims with an ‘Us vs. Them’ approach, its insulting to consumers. Many folks in the natural path for healing are ….

Juicing vs Blending – Which is Better?

As commonly perceived by a lot of people, juicing and blending are not the same. In fact, they are two very different things. The main difference being that juicing only extracts the juice of a fruit or a vegetable while blending makes use of the entire fruit or vegetable with skin and all. The produce created out of juicing ….

My 5 Best Exercises for Runners

Maybe you want to be faster, more agile, lighter on your feet Maybe you just want to not end up with two shot knees…? Maybe running is starting to hurt and you finally have accepted it is time to tailor your exercise routine (or at least part of it) to some things that help your ….

Fat Loss and the “After burn”

If you have ever heard of Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption (EPOC), you are probably already in the know of this little training secret. If not, this post is for you. If you’ve ever tried to lose weight – either significant amounts or just simply slimming down after a delicious holiday – this “after-burn” idea is ….