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HEALTH & FITNESS

HEALTH & FITNESS

Fashion Trends: Sportswear

We all go on about how we’re going to stick to our new year resolution and go to the gym. But do we stick to it? Of course we don’t, we’re to busy stocking up on our chocolate and ice cream. You just can’t say no to the good ol’ comfort food. We all blame it on our busy schedules and social lives but lets be honest with ourselves, do we really want to go to a gym and sweat buckets? It doesn’t look all that glamorous. So if that’s the one reason stopping you then why don’t you change…

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HEALTH & FITNESS

11 Ways to Cope with Stress

  Stress gets us all at some point in our lives. Sometimes it gets really hard to keep everything together; work, school or relationships. While some stress can be beneficial at times, keeps us focused and motivated, providing drive and energy to help us get through the deadlines or exams, an extreme amount of stress can have health consequences, affecting our cardiovascular and central nervous systems. There are many things you can do to minimize and cope with stress. Here are 15 ideas to keep stress under control and feel better. 1. Get organised Make a list of the important…

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HEALTH & FITNESS

The Benefits of Massage

The rush and pressure of modern life makes our body yearn for rest and relaxation. A good massage can, without a doubt, help manage stress and eliminate anxiety and pressure altogether. Gentle massage stimulates the release of endorphins, the body’s ‘feel good’ chemicals, helps induce a sense of well-being, relives pain and reduces the levels of stress chemicals such as cortisol and noradrenaline. So, what exactly are the health benefits of massage? Massage can help cut down spasms and migraines Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body’s natural defense system Exercise and…

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HEALTH & FITNESS, LIFESTYLE

5 health tips for ‘New Year, New You’

If your New Year resolution is to get healthy and stay in shape, here are 5 tips to help you get started. 1.  Find your Motivation The best way to get started is to make a list of your goals. Start with simple goals and then progress to longer range goals. For example, if you haven’t hit the gym in a while, a short term goal might be like to exercise 20 minutes a day three days a week. Remember to make your goals realistic and achievable. Avoid goals like ‘GIVING UP your favorite snacks’. If you think you need…

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HEALTH & FITNESS

5 health benefits of Zumba

Zumba is one of the most popular dance workout classes around the world. Originated in Columbia in 1990s, Zumba is a Latin style dance class mixed up with aerobics and fitness moves. Lets take a look at major health benefits of this latest worldwide craze: Improved cardiovascular health This is one of the major fitness benefits associated with Zumba. Your cardiovascular system consists of your heart, veins, and arteries of the body. Symptoms of a weak cardiovascular system: shortness of breath, fatigue, and an inability to perform the daily activities of life. There are plenty of good cardio exercises which…

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