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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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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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11 money saving tips for the New Year

  Christmas is over, decorations have come down and the lovely festive break feels like a distant memory again. Many of us have already made their New Year resolutions and are determined to stick to them. If one of your 2014 New Year’s Resolutions is to save more money – here are a few steps to get you started.  1.    Start with a financial health check The most important yet very simple test: Do you spend more than you earn? You can easily get the answer by looking at your monthly bank statement. If you spend exactly what you earn…

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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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