08 April 2016 - Yoga for cardio

Fitness regimes are often divided into strength training or cardio, with people choosing specific routines depending on their goals. People who want to build muscle and improve core stability often train at the gym, with others running or performing high intensity workouts in an effort to lose weight. Dedicated strength and cardio routines are not always necessary, however, with yoga and other integrated practices able to improve all aspects of fitness. Contrary to popular belief, yoga is not just good for improving core strength and flexibility - it also provides a number of important cardiovascular benefits. 

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08 April 2016 - Trail running tips

Bored with the sterile lines of modern gyms and safety of tarmac, more and more people are taking to the mountains and forests to get fit in a more natural environment. Trail running is a great way to improve your aerobic fitness and get your nature fix at the same time, not to mention increasing your core strength, enhancing your flexibility, and improving your response time. Trail running is not without its challenges, however, so let's take a look at five things that need to be given your attention.

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01 April 2016 - Tech Free Homes

As technology continues to encroach on every aspect of our lives, more people are making the bold decision to go tech-free. From bedrooms and living rooms free of electronics through to entirely unplugged homes, tech-free living is all about regaining the time and space you need to truly be yourself. While the unplugged lifestyle is certainly not for everyone, most of us could benefit from at least a little tech-free time.

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25 March 2016 - Why Spicy Food Is So Healthy

While not everyone likes the hot stuff, mounting evidence suggests that spicy food is good for your health and longevity. Separate studies in recent years have linked the consumption of spicy food with weight loss, pain relief, increased longevity, and a range of anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects. While these benefits depend greatly on the type of food in question along with racial factors and the method of consumption - all in all - it seems better to eat spicy food than to avoid it.

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