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3 Ways To Lose Belly Fat - If Diet & Exercise Aren't Working
Peri Zourides authored by Shin Ohtake

Why exercise and eating aren't enough if you still struggling to lose weight around your mid section.
If you’ve been working out regularly and watching what you eat, but you STILL can’t seem to get rid of that stubborn belly fat, there may be a “hidden” cause—and it has nothing to do with diet OR exercise. 

5 Good Reasons Why You Should Go On A Yoga Retreat
Patricia Piper

It has been said, and proved, that we if we accumulate stress daily, we need to relieve that stress daily.
Find out 5 good reasons why you should attend a Yoga Retreat and learn easy, effective techniques to practice in the comfort of your own home.

5 Powerful Reason To Eat More Slowly
Stuart Wilson

The festive period also comes with a flurry of activities that many people rush through the day, with no time for anything. When they have time to get a bite to eat, they gobble it down. This habit of eating fast has serious debilitating effects on our general health. It leads to a stressful and unhealthy lifestyle. Eating should be a slow and pleasurable experience if we are to derive maximum benefit from the food we eat.

7 Ways Juicing Can Help You Lose Weight
Christine Phillips

Unless you have been living under a rock for the last few years, you would have no doubt heard about the amazingness of juicing. But did you also know that a juice elixir can also be a healthy and safe way to lose weight? When drunk in complement to an existing weight-loss plan, juicing provides a high level of quality nutrition, which will assist in weight-loss. Read on to find out how.

Are You Training Hard Enough?
Copyright Chi-Netix

The answer is to use your training heart rate as an indicator of your cardio workout intensity. This can be measured manually by placing your index and middle finger on either the neck or wrist palpation points and counting the number of beats per minute, or you can use a heart rate monitor. The benefit of using a heart rate monitor is that you get continuous feedback on the intensity of your workout whilst you are training

Athletic Performance Hypnosis Can Help You Reach Your Personal Best
Dr. Trudie Bartholomew

Hypnosis won't turn the weekend warrior into a national champion, but it can help anyone achieve their personal best. Training only the body and ignoring the mind invites a mediocre performance.Hypnosis won't turn the weekend warrior into a national champion, but it can help anyone achieve their personal best.

Belly Therapy And Its Meaning
Charlotte Blignaut

So you've read much about belly dancing - the sexuality vs. the sensuality, the art form, etcetera. So maybe it is time for you to acknowledge the value the art form has on your life? Or if you have not yet tried it, what the value will add to your life?

Bowen Technique
Body and Mind

The Bowen Technique is a gentle hands-on therapy that is useful in promoting healing where long term muscular pain has been inhibiting to the client's lifestyle.The treatment comprises a specific series of vibrational movements applied to muscles, tendons and connective tissue, performed in a fixed sequence.

Cardio Or Weight Training?
Body and Mind

Many of our clients have asked us the same question“…what comes first the cardiovascular exercises or the weight lifting?” And it is that very answer that can make or break your New Year’s resolution. Sticking to a fitness routine that allows you to utilize your time at the gym most efficiently can maximize your results and even minimize injuries and discouragements.

Corporate Wellness: A Trend You Cannot Afford To Miss
Marissa Dana In the frantic and demanding day of the corporate world, employees battle to find the space and time in which to center themselves and re-energize in order to function at their full potential. Cape Town-based wellness company, Follow The Sun, is tackling this issue head on, offering a yoga & coaching-inspired ‘Healthy Habits for Busy People’ Program that assists companies in creating healthy, happy workforces and a culture of positivity and ongoing personal development and real change.
Eating For Strength
Body and Mind

You might think that if you have bulging biceps or large lats, you can lift from the rack with the heaviest weights. This is not the case, however. If you are not fuelling your body the right way, with the right foods, you will find that you will not perform as desired with the heavy weights.

Grains Are Bad For You - The Anti-grain Argument
Dr. Charlie Seltzer, MD

It’s not much of an exaggeration to say some people think grains are the cause of all of society’s ills. In this article, we will examine both sides of the argument, who is making the arguments, what the evidence says and finally, why it doesn’t matter in the real world.

Healthy Lifestyle Tips For A Natural High This Spring
Sharni Quinn Spring time is all about setting new intentions and welcoming change into your life. It's the perfect time to let go of what no longer serves you and to welcome fresh opportunities. Its time to "spring clean" your life and get your health back on track. This article focuses on practical health tips which you can incorporate into your life that will help you de-stress and boost your energy levels naturally. If you're feeling balanced and more positive you will be able to embrace life wholeheartedly, seize opportunities and get the most from your relationships.
How To Weight Train For Maximum Muscle Gain
Anthony Ellis

Weight training involves the use of equipment that enables variable resistance.This resistance can come in the form of "free weights" like barbells and dumbbells, machines that use cables or pulleys to help you lift the weight and bodyweight exercises like pull-ups or dips.

Natural Walking: What Makes It Different?
Sylvie Penchaliah

Just as eating should not be about merely putting food into our mouth but more about a proper nutrition intake to stay healthy, walking should not be about merely moving our legs and feet to arrive at a destination. Walking should be done properly to allow its natural and beneficial functions to be activated.

Strength Training For Weight Loss Success
Deborah L. Mullen

How we can lose and keep off extra fat.If you go "on a diet", what does that mean? That you will eventually go "off the diet". If you haven't changed your eating and physical activity behaviours, what's going to happen? Rationally, you know the answer, but emotionally, you engage in wishful thinking, hoping that this time you will lose the weight and keep it off.

Tai Chi Chuan & Its Meaning
Body and Mind

This is a form of martial art, it originated about 700 years ago. It means "supreme ultimate fist", which is taken for the concept and philosophy of Tai Chi it represents the polar opposites that are brought into dynamic harmony and balance. It has become popular in the West and is now wide practiced.

The Banting Diet: Low-carbing Your Way To A Healthier, Longer Life
Juliette Davidson

If you have just heard of the Banting Diet, chances are, you may have wondered whether this is just another fad diet belonging to the low-carb craze dominated by the Atkins and Paleo diets. In fact, the Banting Diet is considered the ‘grandfather’ of all these diets, having originated in the 1860s. It all began with William Banting, an English undertaker who worked for the Royal Family. Banting was having trouble losing weight – in fact, he was morbidly obese, having tried (and failed) at a plethora of diets and growing exasperated, before he took the advice of physician, William Harvey. 

The Human Heart- The Strongest Generator Of Both Electrical And Magnetic Fields In The Body.
Lisa Martin

The Human Heart has been proven to be the strongest eloctro-mangnetic organ in the body. If we are all made of energy, life-force than surely the heart has the most powerful influence on how we connect together as human beings

The Importance Of Stretching
Bronwen de Klerk

Stretching is so often something people neglect to do at the end of a training session because they are too tired to do anything else. Or when they do, they just rush through each stretch and so don't get the full benefit of each one.

Think Yourself Thin
Bronwyn de Klerk

Losing weight has everything to do with the mind. If you think you look good, you will feel good and if you feel good, you're more likely to treat your body with respect.When we are overweight we always do the opposite to what we should: we tell ourselves how ugly and disgusting we are. This leads us exactly where we shouldn't be going ... to the fridge. We feel sorry for ourselves and so seek comfort in food, this just makes the original problem worse. And so the cycle continues...

Top 6 Myths About Yoga
Patricia Piper

People are often confused about Yoga and are not sure if they should practice or not, for several reasons, religion, flexibility, age...  Here are the top 6 myths around yoga explained to you in a simple way.  

Turn Back The Aging Clock
Deborah L. Mullen

Many age-associated declines occur not because of the aging process itself, but as a result of our lifestyle habits, including exercise.What are your views on aging? Is fatigue and joint discomfort the inevitable result of growing older? If so, do you believe that the elderly should take it easy when they are tired and suffering from mild aches?

Utilizing Imagery To Enhance Injury Rehabilitation
Linda Clarke Imagery is an effective, positive, and useful method proven to encourage injured athletes on the road to recovery. Imagery that incorporates relaxation, visual, emotive, and healing techniques is a great way to help athletes on the road back to playing their sport.
Why Sex Should Be Treated As A Spiritual Practice
Adapted from The Master Key: Qigong Secrets for Vitality, Love, & Wisdom by Robert Peng. Copyright

Mention the word sex and eyes widen and ears perk up. The strong reaction the subject arouses reflects the spicy nature of sexual energy. We may be at the gym feeling tired and depleted, but if someone we find attractive starts working out next to us, our energy level is suddenly boosted. That energetic intensification represents the activation of our Lower Dantian (energy center below the navel), which holds our sexual energy in reserve.

Yoga, Meditation And Reflexology
Shamla Govender

Yoga and meditation when practiced together strengthens the mind body connection, improving overall fitness and well-being. Kundalini yoga combines meditation with the physical routines, which use controlled breathing throughout the yoga poses.