Lifestyle Health and Fitness

Beware Quick Fix Diets We get it… you want to cleanse and feel better NOW. Bad news: real weight loss takes time. Your body didn’t become fat and out of shape overnight, so don’t fall for quick-fix diet plans. Good news: every effort you make is moving you in the right direction. If your goal…

Why am I Tired All the Time?

This Might be it. There’s a reason why some people constantly feel tired. They feel drowsy all morning, tired all afternoon and sleepy all evening. That is surely not the sign of a healthy and happy life. There is so much one could do with a little more energy and…

The Food Cure

“Let Food be Thy Medicine.” Hippocrates Food can cure disease, relieve pain, heal injuries and help cancer patients. There seems to be a food remedy for every ailment. Our ancestors swore by food remedies, and for good reason. Medicinal plants have worked wonders down the ages. Ancient Ayurveda, which uses herbs…

What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

What’s Hiding in Your Coffee? A long black, as we call it in Australia, has about 2 calories. That’s just a simple cup of black coffee. A “long black” is the same as an Americano. Both are made the same way: by pouring a double-shot of espresso or ristretto over…

The Silent Attack on Masculinity

What was Wrong with Me? A couple of years ago, it felt like something was missing in my life. I was frail, had little energy, vacillated from anger to depression, and overall, just didn’t feel whole. Taking on the gym changed all that. Weight lifting and building muscle got rid…

The Masculine Hormone

Who Knew?! I had no idea my testosterone levels were low! I mean, I’m a young guy, in my prime in my 20’s, so it never occurred to me that low testosterone was an issue. But something wasn’t right. I was frequently depressed, often tired, and lacking in my normal drive…

Weights for Women

Why Women Who Lift Feel Better As a woman, you’re missing out on a huge feel-good factor if you don’t lift heavier weights, (beyond those pretty pink, green and purple one to five pounders). Many women dread the idea of lifting weights. After all, men have been dominating this area…

Metabolism Booster Tips

Rev up Your Metabolism It’s the rare person who’s not looking to boost their metabolism. After our third decade, this begins to become more true, and definitely after the fourth, when the big 4-0 announces to our metabolic system that it’s okay to slow down even further. Higher metabolism means we can…

Breathing – The Key To An Efficient Workout

Getting Your Second Wind Have you ever wondered why you feel tired after running just 1 mile or making a few repetitions of your exercise? It could be your breathing. Breathing is an important part of life as well as of working out. With the right technique you will enjoy better…

The Relationship Between Stress and Fat

Relax and Lose Weight! Stress is never a good thing. But being relaxed at all times isn’t easy either. How can you be relaxed before an exam? How do you relax during a tough business negotiation… or when the kids are screaming and you have a headache… or you’re late for…

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