Fitness & Wellbeing

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Ten Simple Ways To Lose Fat – No.3

Rather than fight against the current and continue to try to impress on people that in the long run it’s better to concentrate on eating healthily and adding in a sustainable exercise routine, rather than worrying solely about bodyfat. I’ve decided to give people what they want and put together…

Partner Yoga How-To with Christy and Meg

Partner Yoga How-To with Christy and Meg

Hello There Chicks! We are yogi friends, Christy and Meg and we love sharing our  yoga with you! We are currently on Day 300-something of a year-long partner yoga project! Follow along with us on Instagram, try it for yourself and tag us! We’d love to follow along! Christy is…

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Food for Thought (and better Sleep)

Have you ever eaten so much that you feel tired or sleepy? Sure you have. And you might think that I am going to convince you to eat your belly full in order to sleep better. Because it works right? Well… Sorry but this is not the topic of today….

How to Create the Perfect Fall Diet Plan for Your Workout Goal

Losing weight and getting fit is much harder and more complicated than most people think – no, it’s not all about joining a gym and training three times a week, skipping dinner or randomly selecting which foods you’re not going to eat any more. It’s about carefully combining these three…

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Ten Simple Ways To Lose Fat – No.2

Rather than fight against the current and continue to try to impress on people that in the long run it’s better to concentrate on eating healthily and adding in a sustainable exercise routine, rather than worrying solely about bodyfat. I’ve decided to give people what they want and put together…

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Ten Simple Ways To Lose Fat – No.1

Rather than fight against the current and continue to try to impress on people that in the long run it’s better to concentrate on eating healthily and adding in a sustainable exercise routine, rather than worrying solely about bodyfat. I’ve decided to give people what they want and put together…

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Partner Yoga How-To With Christy and Meg

Hey Chicks! We are BFF yogis, Christy and Meg! Christy (bottom) is a yoga studio owner and mother of a teenage son and Meg (top) is a photographer (specializing in newborn babies) and mother to 5 boys. In January, we started a 365 day partner yoga project entitled Partner Yoga…

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Partner Yoga How-To With Christy and Meg

Howdy, Friends! We are BFF yogis, Christy and Meg! Christy (left) is a yoga studio owner and Meg (right) is a photographer (specializing in newborn babies). We’ve known each other for about 5 years and in each other have found a friendship full of love, laughter and acceptance.  Practicing partner…

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Supersets or Compound sets?

Most of us have heard of supersets and have most likely used them in our training at some point or another, either to save time or to make us feel like we are working harder. Strangely though, you may actually be performing compound sets and not supersets. Super vs compound…

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Optimum Skin Health

Optimum Skin Health Our skin is often neglected, especially when we are younger, but as we age, our skin shows the signs of wear and tear.  Our skin needs constant nourishment and hydration in order to stay in the best shape.  As we age our skin gets thinner and more…

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Partner Yoga How-To With Christy and Meg

Hi Fellow Chicks! We are Christy and Meg! Christy (left) is a yoga studio owner and has a teenage son. Meg (right) is a photographer (specializing in newborn babies) with 5 sons (4 teenagers and an 11 month old!). Life is an ever-changing whirlwind! We are best friends who have…

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Why REST is important

Rest is one of the most important things to consider when taking up a serious health and fitness lifestyle. At first many people struggle to fit in the amount of training advised to them. However, this often changes quite rapidly and some people find themselves struggling to take a rest…

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Partner Yoga How-To with Christy and Meg

Partner Yoga is all the rage these days! It’s fun, great exercise, fosters trust between partners, and it just looks cool! With that being said, allow us to introduce ourselves! We are Christy and Meg! Christy (left) is a yoga studio owner and has a teenage son. Meg (right) is…

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Girl Shaming is Shameful

Girl Shaming is Shameful I’ve recently been away to Ibiza, the island I always run to for rest bite when I want to relax and feel the sunshine. As soon as the plane hits the ground I feel the warm air on my skin and subsequently feel at home. This…

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Cholesterol Myths Busted…..

Cholesterol Myths Busted….. Myth – Cholesterol is bad for us. Actually Cholesterol is needed for almost every function in the human body, from nerve and brain function to digestion and cell health.  It is present in every cell membrane, helping to maintain structure and stability, and also helps repair cells…

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Aromatherapy to aid sleep…

Aromatherapy to aid sleep Unfortunately many of us will at some point in our lives experience insomnia or at least difficulties with our sleep patterns and/or getting to sleep. With the demands and stresses of modern living it’s no wonder our bodies become tense and our minds overload. An overactive…

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Supplements for a healthy HEART

Supplements for a healthy HEART Supplements often get bad press, with people believing you can get the nutrients and vitamins you need from your diet alone. As much as this has some truth to it, the reality is that we don’t eat as well as we should. Our lives are…

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Cold Weather Pains

Cold Weather Pains Cold Weather Pains – a feature explaining the effect cold weather can have on our body  – from joint pain and arthritis to chilblains. Please can you provide nutritional tips (alongside key supplements including Collagen MSM Plus) which can help us to overcome symptoms?Cold weather can affect…

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Training Up To Christmas

“Silly Season” is upon us. If you haven’t already, then I’m sure the local Christmas market or festive pub will lure you in for a Mulled Wine or Cider. Next up is the run of Christmas parties, the night out to enjoy the atmosphere and of course the catch ups…

Exercise your way to a better mental health

Exercise your way to a better mental health Now lets make one thing clear here, I am not an expert in exercise nor nutrition. I am simply a human being who has had shitty mental health and been on a long and challenging journey encompassing much learning on how to…

World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day It’s World Mental Health Day today the 10th October and a perfect opportunity to talk about a subject that is growing in discussion yet still holds a lot of stigma. Did you know that mental health problems are one of the main causes of the burden…

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Stress is seriously stressful

Stress is seriously stressful By Fliss Baker Stress is such a little word. I visualise someone pulling their hair, tired, pressured and feeling trapped but it’s even more than that. It is very dangerous physically and mentally to the body. I’m going to tell you what stress does to my…

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Fuller for Longer

Fuller for Longer Dieting to some can mean constant hunger pangs, deprivation and misery but it doesn’t have to be that way, Nutritionist Sarah Flower has put together a list of foods that will keep you fuller for longer, aiding your weight loss journey. We have learnt to put more…

Flashback Friday – Protein Waffle Batons

Now I know not many people have one but we have found it an incredibly valuable investment. Especially when cutting down for a bikini season or getting ready to squeeze back into the little black dress for party season. Whenever its visual over edible everyone always feels deprived and of…

5 Simple Steps to Improve Health

5 Simple Steps to Improve Health The great outdoors If you want good health, clearer mind and a decreased risk of heart disease, you need to ensure you have adequate vitamin D.  The best source is simply from sunlight, but our fear of sun exposure has lead us to shy…

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Detox – What does it really mean?

Detox – What does it really mean? We are inundated by products claiming to detox, but what does it really mean?  It used to refer to strict regimes that rid the body of toxins, but it now seems to be the buzz marketing word for just about anything.  I had…

Yoga: Tree Pose• A lesson in forgiving yourself

Tree pose • A lesson in forgiving yourself Tree-Vricksasana If you’ve been to a Yoga class or two no doubt you’ll have done this pose at some point. Repetition is useful in Yoga. As our practice deepens over the years the poses take on new meanings. For some at first…

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Perfectionism

Perfectionism Where did we learn the message that we needed to aspire to perfectionism? We could blame the media but every element of our personal learning and life experience gears towards the ideal that perfectionism equals success. If we think about our upbringing we are taught from an early age…

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Challenging our thoughts

Challenging our Thoughts Isn’t it interesting how we dip into different pools of thought depending on what mood we’re in? I couldn’t be more aware nor feel more qualified on this based on the fact I have a mood disorder. If we feel low our brain somehow accesses thoughts and…

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Be a warrior not a worrier

Be a warrior not a worrier Yoga is a proven science of soothing the body and particularly the mind. Almost all studies done on Yoga have one thing in common. The people in the study felt better within themselves for taking up the practice of Yoga. Yoga helped me deal…