Integrating Yoga Into Your Fitness Routine

Now that we’ve touched on the beneficial whys of incorporating yoga into your workout regime, it’s time to talk about how. Please note that I am not a fitness expert and you should still do your own research (especially if something doesn’t feel right). This is simply a combination of what I find works, and what I’ve researched myself.

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Goodbye, Pore Strips. Hello, Baking Soda!

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I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who has a strange curiosity when it comes to pore strips. You know, that odd satisfaction of pulling the hardened strip off, only to reveal hair and some other funky bits that were on your nose.

But after using them for sometime I decided to look into the ingredients and how it actually works. What I found, just like the strip results, is not so pretty. So I figured it’d be good to find a natural alternative that, while not as instantly satisfying, is a whole lot better for your skin.

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Ladies, Have You Heard About The Mooncup?

Warning: This is TMI post.

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I had never heard about the Mooncup, or any menstrual cup, until quite recently. At first, the thought completely grossed me out. Until I considered the methods I was already using, which were not only harmful to my body but to the environment as well. “On average, one woman will use over 11,000 tampons or pads in their lifetime, which will end up in landfill or in the sea.” Oh dear.

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Are You Guilty Of These Weight Loss Mistakes? (Part Two)

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  • Drinking too much alcohol

Alcohol metabolizes differently than other beverages and foods. Unlike the calories that we get from proteins, fats and carbs, alcohol is seen as a toxin and the body and therefore requires no digestion. The calories turn into body fat and are stored in the body. Alcohol contains empty calories, dehydrates your body and can lower your inhibitions – causing your hard (diet) work to go to waste.

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Recipe: Japanese Wakame Salad (Miso Dressing)

Japanese wakame salad is the perfect summer salad in my opinion. It’s actually great any time of the year, but its flavour is even better when it has been cooled for a while. Wakame, or brown seaweed, is highly nutritious and low in calories and fat. It promotes a healthy immune system, whilst preventing various diseases and illnesses (such as diabetes, obesity, heart disease, blood clots and cancer). Wakame is a great source of:

  • Vitamins (A, B2, C, D, E and K)
  • Magnesium
  • Calcium
  • Iodine
  • Iron
  • Lignans 
  • Folate

When you make a wakame salad at home, you will notice that the colour of the seaweed is much more brown or dark green than the fluorescent packaged varieties, due to the lack of added dye. Making this salad at home is an easy and delicious way to incorporate wakame into your diet.

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6 Reasons Why You Should Drink Water In The Morning

We all know that drinking water is good for us and that we should strive to drink around 8 glasses of water on a daily basis. Many of us aren’t aware that drinking water first thing in the morning, upon waking up, is one of the best ways to start your day. There are numerous therapeutic benefits to chugging down a glass of water when your eyes first open.

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Recipe: How To Make a Killer Quac

Mmm, avocados! They are full of goodness, with healthy fats, protein, minerals, fibre and vitamins. However, if you buy them in bulk, you may find that they go bad before you can even finish them all. This guacamole recipe is ideal for using up all your avocados and storing them in the fridge, so you can enjoy them for that much longer 🙂 

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Weight Loss Tricks and Tips: Part 1

There are many ways you can go about losing weight. In order to have long-lasting results and do it in a healthy way, you should make mindful decisions that can help you reach your weight loss goals. This first instalment of Weight Loss Tricks and Tips offers some of the best and easiest ways to start.

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Why Counting Calories Doesn’t Work (And What You Can Do Instead)

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It’s a common belief amongst weight watchers and dieters that calories are evil. After all, too many calories make you fat, right? This is the main reason why so many people skimp on daily caloric intake in hopes to losing weight. While this can be the case if you have an excess of daily calories, this article explains how calorie counting can have its downsides.

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