When all you can think about is how you'll look in your bikini once you reach your weight loss goals, you might never get there, says a new study.
This because superficial weight loss goals can have two negative impacts on what you're trying to achiever:
1. You're looking for instant gratification; and
2. It's harder to find motivation to stick to your goals when you see it as a chore.
That's why, making your goals to be healthy and have more energy are far more sustainable. And with these in mind, you're far more likely to succeed.
Here's how researchers came to this conclusion.... ››› more
While being overweight doesn't mean you'll automatically have type 2 diabetes and vice versa, there IS a huge correlation between the two conditions.
And it's because of what happens in your body when you're overweight that you're more likely to develop type 2 diabetes.
It's something researchers have been focussing on and now finally, they've found something they can do about these processes. This means you could reverse diabetes if you stop these processes from happening.
Here's what this latest research says…... ››› more
The first thing you do when you want to lose weight is give up alcohol. Or more precisely, you stop drinking beer and you switch to something you think is a little less calorific and fattening.
Red wine is usually the first drink you choose when you ditch beer because you know there are also some health benefits you're getting despite being a little calorie-heavy.
But what if we told you that your choice to stop drinking beer could be bad for you?
Read on to find out what we're talking about…... ››› more
Most women dread the thought of going through menopause.
This because you've probably seen you mother, granny or aunt struggling with the dreadful symptoms. From hot flushes to mood swings and weight gain, it sure doesn't seem like a “fun” life transition, right?
Now, if you could, you'd put it off as long as you could. But what if there were things you were doing every day that meant you'd go through menopause a lot sooner than you would like to.
You'd try to stop it, wouldn't you?
That's why we're going to tell you what to look out for in your every day life that's putting you at risk of early menopause…... ››› more
Mothers of young children, babysitters, nannies and au pairs have an unfair advantage over the rest of society.
They're free to act like the children they look after without any feelings of shame or embarrassment.
But best of all, they can take full advantage of playing children's games and experiencing everything that a child does once more.
From Lego, to watching Disney movies and eating peanut butter and jam sandwiches, there really IS something great about being a kid, isn't there.
But it's not just because it's fun that you should take advantage of childish pass times even if you don't have children.
It could be these activities that protect your overall health from a multitude of illness and disease…... ››› more
Have you decided to put your phone, laptop and tablet away more often this year to be present in your children's lives, spend more time with your husband and enjoy more activities?
Well, it might not be as good for you as you think!
That's right. A new study shows - for in women in particular - that social media and spending time browsing, tweeting and liking is actually good for you!
Here's what researchers at the Rutgers University in New Jersey found…... ››› more
Pain relief can be expensive.
When you need more of the “good stuff”, you have to go to the doctor to get a prescription. It could end up costing you hundreds of rands every month just to keep your pain under control.
It leaves you having to squeeze every drop of savings from your medical aid and then your pocket runs dry too when you have to supplement it.
But as much as you try cold and heat packs - and everything else you can think of - nothing works like the meds do.
Hang on! You don't think you can rely on pain meds forever, do you?
Would you be willing to try something else? Something a little cheaper and a lot more natural?
Let me tell you what you can do…... ››› more
There's no denying the future of medicine is going natural.
With more and more evidence of people looking for healthier, natural alternatives to traditional medicine and treatment, doctors and therapists don't have much choice but to go along with it.
And that means researchers are spending a lot more time finding out about the health benefits of these natural alternatives too!
But it's not always traditional and ancient herbs that are freely available that make it into the research labs. Sometimes controversy surrounds the very ingredient that researchers find to provide some astonishing health benefits.
And that's exactly where the next “it” health food comes in…... ››› more
We don't have to explain what cellulite is. You already know.
That's because 80% of women “suffer” from it.
And 80% of women want to get rid of it.
But here's the bad news… You can't. Well, not completely.
The thing is, some people tell you that you can! And they'll sell you all sorts of lotions, potions and pills, which in the end, just leave you disappointed and broke.
So today, we're delving a little deeper into the myths and facts about cellulite to help you change what you can about your orange peel thighs…... ››› more
One of the scariest diseases for men is prostate cancer.
You know it's hard for you to detect when you have it. And when you do realise something's wrong, it's already likely to be in advanced stages and invading the rest of the tissues in your body.
That only means one thing: A poor survival prognosis.
But instead of worrying about whether you'll be next, why don't you do something about your risk?
It all starts with watching your weight…... ››› more
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