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  1. Vibration Machine for Xmas - Jiggle all the way

    Vibration Machine for Xmas - Jiggle all the way

    Instead of just wishing good vibes to a loved one at Christmas how about giving them a Vibroslim vibration machine.

    A personal Vibration machine is the perfect way to gift the feel good vibes to people we love. We all know how hard it is to remain active around Christmas and we are really busy too. Choosing a personal fitness machine for your family member or friend as a Christmas gift can help them to stay fit and keep the weight down by jiggling all the way through Christmas.

    The good thing about having personal exercise equipment at home is the opportunity to just jump on any time you have a moment. Exercising up to 30 minutes a day has huge health benefits. Taking a few minutes here and there between all the things we need to get done can balance out our holiday food challenges.

    Vibration machines are gentle on joints and are a low-impact form of training, meaning VibroSlim machines are suitable for anyone, including Grandma, through to conditioned athletes who are able to adjust the settings and add extensive exercises and accessories to get a more intense workout.

    Help your family or friends to jiggle their way to a healthier happier them. Even at Christmas.

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  2. Beat the winter blues with infrared heating

    Beat the winter blues with infrared heating

    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 experts, Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD is mainly caused by a reduced level of sunlight which can effect the following things:

    • Your body’s internal clock or circadian rhythm leading to feelings of depression. SAD is believed to be influenced by the changing patterns of light and darkness that occur with the approach of winter. 
    • The change in season can also disrupt our levels of melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone that’s made by the pineal gland in the brain helping to control your daily sleep-wake cycles. Your body’s internal clock (also known as your
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  3. Get back into exercise with VibroSlim Vibration

    Get back into exercise with VibroSlim Vibration

    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,
    Presenter  https://vanessabhealth.com/

     

    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.

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    Exercise is of course an excellent way to increase our stamina and fitness and help reduce stress for our body and mind. What I often see come up today though, is the impact of different types of exercise on our bodies.

    You see, each form of exercise has its own benefits and any exercise is better than none! So certainly getting back into exercise and moving in one way or another, your health depends on it.

     

    There are situations though where the higher impact types of movement may not be suitable for you. Let’s say you have had an injury, an illness, a bad knee or hip, or a long break from exercise. Your walking may have even been impaired, so even getting out for this simple activity could be difficult or impossible. These are just some of the factors which could deter you from any getting back into exercise at all, let alone doing fast, high impact jumping and loaded movements.

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  4. Why buy a Vertical Cold Press Slow Juicer

    Why buy a Vertical Cold Press Slow Juicer

    Why buy a Vertical Cold Press Slow Juicer

    The vertical cold press slow juicer has literally changed the juicing industry - bridging the gap between the "convenience appeal" of the centrifugal juicer and the health benefits associated with the horizontal cold press slow juicers.

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    Small Kitchen Footprint

    Our range of BioChef vertical cold press juicers have a small base that easily fit into any small apartment or tiny home. The chute can be removed making it easier to store away in the cupboard when not in use.

     

    Value for Money

    Our unrealised dream was to maturate our own brand and so BioChef was developed and designed with user-centric principles and "value" at the core of our methodology.

    We are proud to offer a range of cold press juicers that provide efficiency and effectiveness for the user. At the heart of the brand, BioChef is an innovative blend of user-centric design and "Value" through price and product quality as evidenced by the long warranties we are able to uphold.

    Our vertical juicers price range is between $200 and $400 making it an easy decision to purchase especially for first time buyers that are new to the world of juicing. Other brands can cost up to $900 for a similar, sometimes inferior product. as our BioChef brand.

     

    Original Cold Press Juicer Company in Australia

    As the original juicer company, Vitality 4 Life has been in the business for over 25 years and as such we know our customer base very well. We have a great customer service team who are juicing experts. Give

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  5. Vacuum Blender - Life is better when it sucks

    Vacuum Blender - Life is better when it sucks

    Vacuum Blender - Sucking the life back into your blended foods

    It sucks when you spend time creating the perfect smoothie... thick, colourful, tasty and full of nutrients and by the time kids are called they are faced with an unappetising, watery drink, with brown froth on top? Solve the problem with our BioChef Astro Vacuum Blender.

    Oxygen IS life however oxidation of your blended foods does tend to take, not only the fun, but the life, nutrients, flavour and taste out. Bio Chef Astro Vacuum Blenders help suck the life back in to your blended foods and keep it there until YOU are ready to use it.

    What is Vacuum Technology?

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    Vacuum technology in the blending industry is still fairly new. For supermarkets and other food retailers it has been an essential part of food storage since the 1940’s. Vacuum sealed packaging and canning processes helped keep our food fresher for longer and now you can use that technology to prolong the shelf life of your soups, sauces, smoothies, nut butters and other blended foods. Your BioChef Vacuum Blenders with their built-in vacuum with air pressure sensors, will suck the oxygen out before it starts to blend leaving you with all the nutrients, colour, consistency and flavour. Pour into the provided vacuum storage container and store for longer.

    What are the health benefits of vacuum technology using the BioChef Astro Vacuum Blender?

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  6. Which Juicer is Best for You?

    Which Juicer is Best for You?

    Unsure which juicer is right for you? Vitality 4 Life, the original cold press juicer company, can help you to select the perfect juicer for your needs and lifestyle. Avoid the overwhelm and confusion, and let us make the choice simple and easy.

     

    Which juicer should I buy? This is by far our most asked question at Vitality 4 Life, and for good reason! With such an array of cold press juicers available in the market, it can be hard to know which type or brand is best for you. Your needs can depend upon dietary, health, usability and/or functionality requirements.

    The first thing to do when looking for a juicer is to ask yourself a few simple questions:

     

    1. Do you see yourself as a beginner (new to juicing), a health enthusiast (knowledgeable about the benefits of different types of fruits/vegetables) or a patient (looking to overcome an illness naturally)?
    2. Are you wanting to juice mostly fruit or mostly vegetables?
    3. What features are important to you - ease of cleaning, ease of use, juicing speed?
    4. Are you looking to juice specialised superfoods such as wheatgrass, aloe vera or pomegranate?
    5. Do you like the idea of a juicer which can also perform food processing tasks?

     

    Having clear buying objectives will allow you to select a machine that suits you best!

     

    It may surprise you to learn that there are 5 different types of cold press juicers, and each are suited to different types of customers and their needs. Firstly, it is important to determine where you are on the "road to health" and more specifically, what you are looking for in a juicer...

     

    Types of Cold Press Juicers
    1. Single Gear Masticating Horizontal
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  7. Holistic Health with Pilates

    Holistic Health with Pilates

    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 exercise against resistance. These contraptions were the innovation behind later equipment designs. 

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    In 1926 Joe headed to America meeting his wife Clara along the way. When they arrived they opened a studio near the New York ballet. This lead to many dancers and other athletes becoming his clients. Some of those clients then went on to open their own studios throughout the U.S.

    Then Hollywood came calling and where the stars go the media follows. The pilates business boomed and entered the fitness mai

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  8. BioChef food dehydrators, a unique gift for pet lovers

    BioChef food dehydrators, a unique gift for pet lovers

    No one else will think of this one, a truly unique gift for pet lovers... make your own healthy dog treats.

    We all know someone who loves their dog more than people. If you want to find a unique  gift for pet lovers that no one else will think of start here with our food dehydrators. Sound boring? It definitely won't be for them when they are making their own healthy dog treats. Or how about buying one for yourself and giving the treats as a gift! Either way they will love it.

    Pet lovers love to know exactly what their doggy treats are made of. With unhealthy treats everywhere at the moment and overseas companies taking over some of our own Australian brands what is in the doggy bag may not be such a treat.christmas, unique gift, pet lovers, pet owners

    Healthy Bite

    There are many news items at the moment suggesting that here are some dangerous dog treats on the market that should be avoided at all costs. Some that can result in serious injury and even death. Beef jerky in particular. If you choose a unique gift for pet lovers from our a food dehydrator range they can make delicious and healthy beef jerky and other treats for their furry best friend at home in their own kitchen.

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  9. CASHEW!! Bless you.

    CASHEW!! Bless you.

    Why are we going nuts for Cashew milk?

    For those who choose a dairy free diet almond milk has been the king of the nut milk world. However it seems that soon almond milk maybe knocked off its lofty throne and be replaced by a new king.. cashew milk. Why?

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    Apart from the incredible health benefits attributed to the cashew nut the cashew milk just tastes better. It has a less nutty flavour than almond milk and won’t overpower the other flavours in your smoothies. Best of all you don’t have to strain them thereby retaining the important fibre, you just soak overnight, add water and blend in your BioChef Nova. Voila!

    Here are just five of the reasons that cashew milk is good for all of you.

    Good for the heart

    A study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), also establishes a significant association between the consumption of nuts and a lower incidence of death due to

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  10. VegeBox - Home for Herbs | Hydroponic Indoor Garden

    VegeBox - Home for Herbs | Hydroponic Indoor Garden

    Your VegeBox Indoor Hydroponic Garden is perfect for growing leafy delicious herbs at your fingertips. Add them directly to your cooking or use as herbal remedies in soothing teas and tinctures. The added bonus is you can dry these herbs in your food dehydrator or oven and keep in sealed jars for up to six months.

    Dried Herbs from your Vegebox

    No more leftovers only useful ‘do overs’.
    Dried herb mixes are a simple way to add flavor to food without extra calories or additives. Store bought packaged seasonings can contain preservatives or additional sodium. Growing and making herb mixes at home with your VegeBox Indoor Garden and food dehydrators gives you ultimate control over the ingredients. You can add what you like and leave out what you don’t and they will be healthier.

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    When you haven’t had the chance to use up all of your VegeBox Indoor Garden homegrown herbs rather than leaving them to rot in the bottom of the fridge you could dry them for later use. It's very simple and saves you money. Reuse those little jars over and over again.

    If you don’t have a garden or patio you don’t have to worry about not being able to dry your herbs in the sun. It is quicker to use your oven or even better a food dehydrator which can be used to dry many other foods at home.

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  11. Ditch the bottle and go back to the tap

    Ditch the bottle and go back to the tap

    If you asked me, and probably any other Australian, back in the early eighties whether I would spend $3.50 on bottled water I would have laughed in your face. Even if I was stuck in the middle of the outback.

    So what the bloody hell happened and why did we bottle it?

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    According to Cool Australia these are the facts about bottled water:

     

    * It takes up to 3-7 litres of water and one litre of oil to produce one litre of bottled water.

    * A recent Sydney Morning Herald article showed most consumers can’t taste the difference between bottled and tap.

    * Bottles used to package water take over 1,000 years to bio-degrade and if incinerated, they produce toxic fumes.

    * Most water bottles end in landfill.

    * The average Australian drinks 30 litres of bottled water per year.

    * Australians buy more then 118,000 tonnes of plastic drink bottles a year.

    * It takes 8 years to recoup the cost of a bottle of water by refilling the bottle with tap water.

     

    Apart from these startling facts bottled water is not much better for you than ordinary tap water in most developed countries. So why have Australians purchased over 726 million litres of water costing up to two billion dollars on something we can get for free? Genius marketing maybe?

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  12. Water - can we live with it?

    Water - can we live with it?

    Well we certainly can’t live without it. We can live without food for up to five weeks but we can only live without water for up to 5 days. In today’s world we cannot be certain exactly what is in the water we drink from the tap, or even the bottled water we buy. Is it pure water? What exactly is in our tap water and is it good for us?

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    In order to kill off harmful bacteria and other microorganisms to make clean water our drinking water is treated with a large number of chemicals. Along with these chemicals your water can contain toxic metal salts, hormones and pesticides, lead and more.

    Chemicals typically found are:

    • Chlorine
    • Fluorine compounds
    • Trihalomethanes (THMs)
    • Arsenic, Radium, Aluminum, Copper, Lead, Mercury, Cadmium, and Barium
    • Hormones and Pharmaceuticals
    • Nitrates
    • Pesticides

    Chlorine

    According to Medical College of Wisconsin research team “The addition of chlorine to our drinking water began in the late 1800s and by 1904 was the standard in wa

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