I love summer don’t you? During the warmer months of the year I feel lighter, happier and more energised. It feels like a holiday. Unfortunately, when the cooler, cloudy autumn and winter months start rolling in so do the blues.
Some of us start to feel a little down, a little depressed and bleak. For most people this is only a temporary thing but for others it can be more than that. Some of us can be prone to SAD, 'Seasonal Affective Disorder’. Can infrared heating at home help?
What is 'SAD' and why does it happen?
According to the National Sleep Foundation, and other exp
Has it been a long time since you exercised?
Getting back into exercise is easy with VibroSlim Vibration technology. De-stress and lose weight starting now.
By Guest Blogger: Vanessa Bartlett
Lifestyle Coach, Writer,
Today there is no doubt that stress is on the rise. Our bodies and minds are pushed to the limit with busy schedules, family life, work, social activities, running around, not to mention the impact of being online and needing to keep up with our profiles there as well. It's hard getting back into exercise.
Easy exercise at home after baby or any break from exercise..
by Guest Blogger - Vanessa Bartlett
Presenter, Author, Instructor
'VanessaB Health & Pilates'
After I had my first baby it was super tricky getting back into exercise. In fact, I couldn’t walk properly for three months, had abdominal separation and back pain.
I wanted to walk, but even going up the driveway was hard for so long!
Not only that, but the time I used to have for exercise was reduced by at least half or more. Realistically, getting in 10 minutes was a huge achievement of just some light bodyweight exercises.
Most professionals agree that there are many health benefits with regular infrared sauna use. From muscle relief to heart health, from stress relief to looking feeling younger using an infrared sauna regularly can improve our quality of life. These days, however, as we are surrounded by many man made products that produce electromagnetic fields (EMF) we may need to think about lowering our exposure. Using a low EMF Infrared sauna can help keep our exposure to a minimum.
What is EMF?
EMF stands for electromagnetic force (or electromotive force). EMF is found in the natural world by sources such as the local build-up of electric charge in the atmosphere
Where did Pilates all begin?
Joseph Hubertus Pilates was born in Germany in 1883. As a child, Joe suffered many ailments including asthma so he turned to exercise and athletics to help. He studied various exercise routines and was transfixed with the idea of the classical Greek ideal of man with a balanced mind, body and spirit. Hence Pilates was born.
In 1912 Joe went to the U.K working as a defense instructor at Scotland Yard but at the outbreak of World War I he was interned as an “enemy alien”. Rather than wallow he refined his ideas by training other internees by rigging springs to hospital beds to enable patients to
High powered blenders are getting better and better and vacuum blenders like the BioChef Airfree vacuum blender are taking blending to the next level. For those who want to gain the most out of their healthy living diet here are just five of the many reasons you should definitely try one.
1. Accessories are key
With the BioChef Airfree Blender the accessories really make the outfit! Now not only can you make superior smoothies and other blended foods you can vacuum pack store them as well. Using the BioChef Airfree’s vacuum function you can suck the air out of the provided containers and vacuum bags keeping your fruits, meats, vegetables, sandwiches, dehydrated snacks and more fresher for longer - perfect for the lunchbox!
The Airfree comes with a full storage
Imagine being allowed to eat whatever you want to without feeling guilty. Well, guess what? You ARE allowed to and you always have been. When we were babies most of us were fed when we showed signs of being hungry and usually pretty quickly before we started screaming. Intuitive eating or mindful eating is just that, feeding on demand… for adults.
Over the years we have been programmed to believe that foods are either good or bad. If we eat the ‘bad’ foods we have then ‘failed’ and need to be punished. We punish ourselves by getting rid of the ‘bad food' and pursue eating
When my mum was battling cancer she would not eat. Nothing could tempt her. Not even her favourite foods. Not even Peking Duck which she loved beyond all reason. People would come with containers of curries, pastas, soups and more to fill up the freezer. Very kind of them, of course, but when we heard they were coming back we had to throw it away and pretend she had eaten it. Caused a few heated confrontations with relatives I can assure you.
I remember the one and only thing that she wanted was a ‘lemonade spider’, remember those? Basically just lemonade with a scoop of ice cream… easy, yes but not very nutritious. So that got me thinking.
The other day I was digging my way through the built up washing to find my teenage son's favourite t-shirt. Triumphantly I held it up and he told me I was ‘sick’. I wasn’t sure how to take it but apparently it’s a compliment. He rushed off happily and I returned to the leaning tower of washing. As I stared at it I got to thinking. I realised I was sick. I was tired. I was sick and tired. I was sick and tired of being sick and tired. So I googled it.
Apparently, an amazing woman named Fannie Lou Hamer, a black human rights
When I turned 'a certain age' Facebook started sending me advertisements every day titled “how to lose those 5 kilos” or"how to remove stubborn belly fat". How did Facebook know? How did they know that I am five kilos overweight and not happy?
Now that I am 'a certain age' there might just be a light at the end of the tunnel I thought. I could lose the weight and finally be truly happy.
So, I tried the Atkins diet and I lost six kilos in two weeks, can you believe it? I was deliriously happy for an equivalent two weeks and then suddenly I wasn’t anymore. I hadn’t put the weight back on (yet) so where
People have been failing at their New Year's Resolutions for 4000 years. What makes me think I could do any better? It's been three days and I have already failed. At least back then the Babylonians were offering their resolutions up to God in the hope of improving the crop. Now we just offer them up to ourselves, or our nearest and dearest, who have no choice but to listen and nod along. But what do we get in return?
When looking at the top new year's resolutions I mostly notice this.. we have to give up, quit, try harder, be better,
If you are anything like me when I hear that I have to exercise only "30 minutes a day' it makes me want to go and lie down. Half an hour can sometimes seem like an eternity especially when you are working out. So if I am going to do it I want to do it right and get the most out of my walking treadmill. I am sure you would too.
These tips may seem obvious to some but they weren't to me so I thought I would share them with other like minded souls. Good luck...
Good walking posture
Apparently, this is really important. No looking down at your phone the whole time and you must let go of the walking
One small step with your WalkSlim walking treadmill..
... a giant leap for your health. Even the politicians know this. Ex Prime Minister John Howard wasn't using a walking treadmill fifteen years ago but everyone of a certain age remembers his early morning walks in a funny tracksuit. He started a national campaign urging Australians to take the time to walk at least 30 minutes a day. This year Malcolm Turnbull helped launch the 'One Million Steps' Campaign. Why is walking so important?
Mr Howard found out that across Australia, 1,400 deaths from heart disease and diabetes could be prevented
Are you looking for the next challenge in your fitness journey, or to add variety to your work-out? The VibroSlim Radial now offers you the latest in vibration machine technology - ‘tri-planar’ vibration.
This dual motor machine is the newest style of whole body vibration machine to enter the marketplace as it offers 3 vibration modes in 1 machine. Save money as you have the ability to choose from lineal, oscillating, or tri-planar vibrational movements, as the VibroSlim Radial machine has 2 built-in motors with 3 manual modes and 3 pre-set automatic programs. This unique dual-motor machine offers all different users an effective machine where they can choose their mode, so it is extremely versatile.
The VibroSlim Radial has bee
Do vibration machines help you lose weight?
If you are looking to lose weight, perhaps tone and firm specific areas of the body, or you need a low impact workout in the comfort of your own home Vitality4Life believes you should try one of our vibration machines for weight loss along with other health benefits to feel the difference immediately in your overall well-being even when using only 15 minutes a day.
Do vibration machines burn calories?
That is a great question and much research has actually been conducted on whether vibration machines for weight loss are the way to go. This subject and similar weight loss related topics are discussed on WebMD. When standing on a vibration plate the muscles in the body are basically contracting and relaxing multiple times per second to