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Top 5 yoga trends of 2015

Yoga_2015Dec21_AWith a new year upon us, now is a great time to reflect on 2015 from a yoga perspective. It’s been a pretty crazy year yoga-wise, with old-timers yoga and “doga” (that’s yoga for dogs) being a few of the trends to rise in popularity this year.

Less talked about reasons to exercise

164_Exgen_AMost of us know that exercise is good for your health, helps you sleep better, and can improve your disposition. And while these benefits are undoubtedly great, you may wonder if there are any other, less talked about ways exercise can improve your life.

Tricks to eat more vegetables in the new year

164_Veg_AWhen it comes to the best diet for health, everyone has their own opinions, prejudices, and ideas. But one thing everyone agrees on is that most of us should be eating more vegetables. 5-10 daily servings, which adds up to between two-and-a-half and five cups full of veggies, is a good target to aim for.

Stay active in the cold weather

ExerciseGeneral_2015Dec30_AIt’s winter and it’s cold. We get it. But do you really want to be carrying a bunch of excess weight around when Memorial Day gets here, all because you didn’t want to go outside? if you’re in a cold part of the world, it’s time to stop fearing the weather, and instead embrace it when it comes to staying fit.

Why look after your pH levels?

DietAndNutrition_Nov17_AIf you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a hundred times: practice everything in moderation; balance is the key. Of course, even when we’ve let our exercise routine slide, or our healthy eating plan has been slightly derailed (hello holiday season!), we know in our hearts that it’s true.

Stress-free mornings for busy parents

Cute little girl enjoying with her mother in a cafe.If you’re a busy working mom, you don’t need us to tell you that mornings can be quite the hellish experience – and on the regular, too. After all, getting yourself ready for work, grabbing breakfast, mentally preparing for the day ahead, and doing the commute can be enough to contend with, but throw a child into the mix and it can be a recipe for disaster.

How to Beat the Dreaded Bloat

DietNutrition_Dec22_ABeing bloated is no fun for anyone. At best it can make you feel uncomfortable and make your favorite pair of jeans too tight, and at its worst it can give you a terrible stomach ache or abdominal pains and even diarrhea, perhaps even necessitating a day or two off work.

6 helpful tips to lose belly fat

WomensFitness_Dec24_AExcess belly fat is a common problem for many women. It is considered as the most dangerous kind of fat, since it greatly increases the risks of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and some types of cancer. What’s more, belly fat is heavily influenced by your hormones.

16 for ‘16: Eat these foods this year

xIt’s 2016 and that means another year of diet fads and trends are set to be thrust upon you. If you don’t want to go through the hassle and restrictive nature diets can bring but still want to eat healthy, we’re here to help. Here is a list of 16 foods for you to try in 2016. You might be familiar with some of these and others may be new but each one on our list comes with plenty of health benefits.