Fitness and food coach Diana of Bodybewell reminds us of the importance of stretching. Check out her tips here: How many times have you heard a trainer, fitness guru or your coach say, “You must stretch, you need to stretch, remember your stretches.” Sound familiar? Wether you are a walker, runner or a weight lifter, your muscles may be tightening due to the load placed on it during the activity you are performing. Muscle tightness can limit your range of motion and this may also cause a muscle imbalance. So think about a time you may have gone for a run and felt sore and stiff the next day. This is muscle tightness.
There is nothing worse that lugging a big suitcase around on holiday. We’ve all done it – stuffed that huge black bag to bursting and regretted it. Those who travel well, travel light. They are minimalist in their approach to packing and excessive in the rewards they reap. No dragging the heavy case up flights of steps, missing the train, battling on escalators and getting in and out of cabs. Hotel on the top of a hill? Not a problem at all! Mostly, we over-pack because we’re trying to control the uncontrollable. We want to account for every eventuation. An outfit for every occasion, every season, every moment – we don’t want to be caught short or not looking our best.
As we have mentioned before, there are so many ways to boost your mood and one of the best is keeping yourself active. Exercise should be a necessity in our daily routine. It helps to not only keep a balanced weight, but to improve sleep cycles and quality, combat illness and boost energy.
Happy New Year everyone! We trust you’ve had a lovely time catching up with friends and family and enjoying a bit of down time. The Christmas holidays can be a time of excess, but they’re also a great time to chill out, relax, spend time with loved ones; reflect on the year that’s been and plan the year ahead. The start of the new year is a great time to re-evaluate your lifestyle. It’s time to think about being healthy of body and mind, and undertake a little detox – in all areas. This may seem daunting, but it’s not. Start small, with easy goals. It’s as easy as 1,2,3. Health detox 1,2,3 Lemon detox! One really super easy healthy tip to make you feel so much better very quickly, particularly after the festive season, is to simply resolve to drink a large cup or mug of warm or hot water with a slice of lemon every morning before you do anything else. It’s a brilliant liver detoxifier; great for digestion, metabolism and for …