The festive season is here - presents galore, twinkling lights, delicious treats and a new “holiday detox guide” email every time you open your inbox. But what is a detox anyway? Technically speaking, to detox means to flush harmful toxins out of your system.
But is it really possible to follow a detox programme during the holidays; a time of stress, a jam-packed schedule and loads of tast... ››› more
Being on holiday has been long thought to be one of the best things you can do for your stress levels. There's even research to prove it!
If you're one of those people (like myself) who find it difficult to switch off and completely unwind during your December break, not to stress (pun intended). I've compiled a great list of my three top tips to help you get to grips with holiday relaxation! ... ››› more
During the summer, hot temperatures, high humidity and lots of sun exposure all contribute to water evaporating from your skin, leaving it dry and sometimes even burnt. Here are four fabulous tips to getting holiday-ready, radiant skin during the summer months!
Four key steps to beautiful skin this summer
#1: Use a gentle cleanser
Bin the harsh cleansers for the season and switch to a g... ››› more
Highly processed fare like ice-cream and pizza are the most addictive eats, according to University of Michigan (UM) researchers. “These foods have tons of sugar, fat and refined grains; all of which influence blood sugar levels and release serotonin, which is quickly converted to sleep-inducing melatonin,” says Libby Mills of UM.
So you may feel good one moment, and deflated and tired the ... ››› more
In just a couple of weeks, there's public holiday after public holiday.
And that means you can take just three days off work and get around nine days of leave.
While it'll be great to sit at home during this time, you're probably planning a trip with the family instead.
So, use these six tips to ensure your holiday doesn't turn into a disaster because of your health.
Keep these tips... ››› more
Celebrating is the name of the game these holidays.
You're on leave, able to relax more and enjoy time spent with family and friends.
The thing is, it might involve drinking more alcohol than you can usually tolerate! Even if you drink two glasses of wine, it can leave you with nasty, niggling hangovers every morning.
And it's a sure way to spoil your day!
Luckily, you can exercise... ››› more
No one likes making the infamous weight loss resolution in January. But many of us have to because we've overindulged leading to unwanted weight gain in December.
But here's the thing: Experts say holiday weight gain is only an average of ½ a kg to 1kg a year! And the problem is, it's so hard to lose that it adds up year after year after year.
So, you might not notice this year's weight g... ››› 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 ... ››› 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!
Co... ››› 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 ke... ››› more
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