It's great to be on leave.
You can sit on the porch in the middle of the week, sipping a cold beer, watching the sun go down.
It's a reward for getting through the year still standing!
But, come January, it might become a punishment.
This because the extra calories you're consuming having a beer or glass of wine or two every night during the holidays can quickly rack up. And it will show on the scale.
But it doesn't mean you have to stay away from the booze completely! Just choose ones that aren't going to affect your middle as much.
Read on to discover three healthy alcoholic drinks you can indulge in this December.... ››› more
You might feel a bit tense at this time of the year.
Not only are deadlines the name of the game before the office closes for the holidays, you're probably worrying about your finances and how much money you'll be spending while you're on leave.
So, when you should be feeling happy and elated about your upcoming time off, your mood is somewhat more sombre.
But besides careful holidays spending plans to ensure you stick to your budget, you need to sort out your mood so you actually enjoy your time off.
And the easiest way to do so is with food!
If you add these five foods to your regular diet, they'll help lift your mood so you can think more clearly, not worry so much and destress and relax like you need to!... ››› more
When you're on holiday, you feel happy, relaxed and in control of your life.
But this may have one negative effect you never expected: Weight gain.
Feeling happy and relaxed means you might not worry about your weight when you snack on unhealthy foods like cakes, biscuits and takeaways.
And the more of these foods you eat, the more you crave!
Luckily, there are ways to keep your weight and cravings under control this December so you don't have to spend the first half of 2015 trying to get back on track…... ››› more
The last thing you want when you've been so excited to go on holiday is to land up being sick for the first few days of your trip.
Now, you may accept it - reasoning that your immune system is blown from all the stress and hard work of the year and you just need to wait for your symptoms to pass before you really get into the groove of your holiday.
But what if I told you, keeping germs from attacking your body just before you went on holiday was easy?
Well, it is once you recognise where they came from!
Use these seven tips to keep yourself and family from picking up germs on your way to your holiday destination…... ››› more
If you can't even go to the loo without your phone, this article's for you.
You might think that checking your phone every time it beeps or vibrates is keeping you in touch with the world around you. And that answering every message, tweet, post and email as soon as it comes through makes you reliable. But you're wrong.
In fact, it could be doing just the opposite!
Constant connection to technology means you don't have time to take in your direct surroundings.
And while you make sure you have a connection to every potential business deal via the Net, you could be missing a great opportunity that's physically, right in front of you.
So, we have a suggestion.
How about taking a break from technology these December holidays and see what comes out of it?... ››› more
While eating turkey on Christmas isn't a South African tradition, lots of people still go through the trouble of preparing the large fowl to feed the family masses.
If you don't, however, you might be loosing out on precious turkey-based nutrients.
So, while you're writing up the Christmas dinner shopping list this year, don't forget to add turkey!... ››› more
You're so looking forward to a break from the craziness at work and you're counting down the days to your December holidays.
But did you know, spending more time with your family can make you fat? And it's not because of your Christmas feast or the time you spend sitting around snacking.
No, it's because you're more likely to argue with your loved ones when you spend time with them!
Read on to find out what research says about this strange phenomenon…... ››› more
I bet you could guess the number one New Year's resolution people make on the 1st of January every year.
Most people vow to start the year fresh on a healthy weight loss diet.
But the truth is, people fail at sticking to their resolution year after year!
Because weight loss is hard!
But what if you didn't have to make the resolution in the first place. What if you could maintain your weight through December so, come January, you could find something else to dedicate your year to doing?
Well, it's easy when you know how.
Read on to discover the secrets behind keeping your weight in check despite the temptations the holidays hold.... ››› more
The holidays can be difficult time if you suffer from depression or any other mental health problems.
Joining in the festivities makes you even more unhappy because you don't know what gifts to give, you feel ashamed about receiving.
But the Festive Season doesn't have to be about gifts! Especially when it leaves you with feelings of guilt and shame, which impact your depression.
Did you know there's an easy way to ease your symptoms of depression and improve your mental health this December?... ››› more
Christmas time used to be your happy time, but since your type 2 diabetes diagnosis, it's become something of a horrendous experience.
But did you know you can still enjoy every aspect of the holidays despite the disease?
And it doesn't involve avoiding the dessert table or eating something different to what's on everyone else's plate.
Read on for five helpful tips to keep your blood sugar under control while enjoying the holidays…... ››› more
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