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How Your Diet Affects Your Wellbeing

There is so much focus in society on dieting in order to lose weight, supported by an overwhelming pressure to achieve an impossibly ‘perfect’ figure thanks to social media, that we have lost sight of other reasons why we need to be careful what we eat. The notion of ‘self-care’ is another current viral trend which has a good message at its heart but is also going in some questionable directions. Diet and exercise can be forms of self-care, however only if you are doing it for the right reasons. Your focus should be on fitness and psychological wellbeing rather than losing weight; a healthy body weight is a natural result of a healthy diet, not the main aim. So, what is a healthy diet? Continue reading “How Your Diet Affects Your Wellbeing”

Are fitness watches worth investing in?

For those who love gadgets, fitness watches might be something you are eyeing; but is it worth the price you are going to pay? The answer is it depends. So, who should consider investing in a watch?

Athletes –
If you are an athlete, where performance really matters, you may want to make the investment. Heart rate, calories burned, speed, and other relevant information can help you improve on performance. If you require this information, and need to improve on your stats, a fitness watch might be something you may want to invest in.

Exercises –
Know what the watch is geared for. If you lift weights, you might not need to know your heart rate. But, if you are a runner, swimmer, biker, or other fast-paced action sport enthusiast, the information may be critical. So know what the watch can do, how accurate it is, and what metrics it is going to calculate, to determine if it is a wise investment for you to make. If you are interested in purchasing a fitness watch then there are loads of retailers which sell them. I would recommend comparing some catalogues before purchasing a watch to make sure you get the best deal.

Storage –
How much data can it store. How do you view the data? Can you view if you are improving on your stats? Again, if it is not going to give you the information you require to truly improve, should you invest in it? Make sure you know what the watch stores, calculates, and what information it is going to provide you, so that you truly do improve on your development in your respective sport.

Although some people simply like to own gadgets, some people truly must track performance and improvement if they are professional athletes. If you are looking to improve, capture data, and make leaps in your output, a fitness watch might be an investment to consider. But, otherwise, fitness tracker apps might be a cheaper route for those who don’t require absolute precision in their tracking for their sports.

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2017: the year of the body you want (p.s. giveaway)

It’s that time of year: everyone is interested in atoning for their holiday sins and getting (back) the body they want. Here’s the latest in fitness goodies that’ll help you reach your goals in 2017: Continue reading “2017: the year of the body you want (p.s. giveaway)”

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The Secret to a Great Bikini Body? Balance!

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Somebody once said, “for a great bikini body, have a body – then put on a bikini.” Done!

We don’t always want to accept it, but there’s major truth in that. All bodies are beach bodies and bikini bodies! Still, this time of year many of us feel compelled to pursue the ever-popular six pack abs through torturous, extreme exercises and diets. And really, all it ever ends in is a crash and a swing of the nutrition pendulum back in the other direction (insert-empty-ice-cream-tub-here). Continue reading “The Secret to a Great Bikini Body? Balance!”

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Yes, You Do Have A “Because” Moment — Here’s Why.

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Thanks to the help of the Internet and being able to research literally everything, us ladies are pretty talented at the tasks we take on these days. Just take a look at Pinterest and you’ll see droves of us simultaneously Burpeeing, no-sewing and baking sugar-skull themed fondant cakes all in French Country style with seeming ease.

But behind the simplicity of the selfie curtain, there are blood, sweat and tears that go into performing as the superwomen we’re expected to be in modern life. And whether or not we’d like to admit it, living up to such high standards adds pressure and stress that take a toll on our minds and bodies.

What most of us need is a regular break; a body tune-up to recharge every now and again and help fuel the next miracle we’re expected to perform in the kitchen, gym or office. That next miracle is your #BecauseMoment – the reason you need a minute to take care of yourself on a regular basis, so you can keep going for the rest of what life wants from you.

This is the reason I’ve shifted the way I think about massage; it’s not some indulgence available only to rich women or once a year on your birthday, but rather a necessity of living in the demanding world we currently inhabit. Studies have shown that massage can help with weight loss, anxiety, sleep regularity and more. Aren’t those areas we all could use a little help with on a regular basis?

Start integrating massage into your daily routine and discover how much it refreshes you for the rest of life’s activities. Visit Massage Envy for convenient, affordable massages available close to home so you can experience my favorite kind of therapy early and often.

Do you get regular massages? If not, what’s holding you back?