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3 Good Reasons to Learn Something New

This month we’re encouraging you to run with your curiosity and try something new. Step out of your comfort zone and take the plunge! Here are 3 good reasons to give it a go: 1. Science:  The white matter in our brains (called myelin) helps to increase our performance and becomes more dense the more…

Our 3 Top Tips to Maintain a Healthy Body

Life is busy. It seems now we have less time than we did 10 years ago. So how do we maintain a healthy, active body and mind the older we get? It’s time to put a few key habits in place to ensure we maintain the healthy body and a strong, sharp mind. 1.  Maintain…

Power of the Pose: Side Plank

This exercise is often overlooked in favour of the regular plank pose to build a strong core. This version of plank pose will ensure you target the quadratus lumborum, part of the posterior abdominal wall that plays an important role in avoiding back pain. Finnish researchers discovered that people with deficient muscle endurance in their…

Why We Need Resistance Exercise

We’ve all heard that doing resistance work is beneficial, whether it’s using weights, resistance bands or our own bodies. But what parts of the body does it help? 1. Bones: Resistance exercise helps to build strong bones and with great bone density we can avoid weakened bones and osteoporosis. 2. Heart: Improved heart health comes from including weights or…

Is your sleep on track?

Check the questions below (issued by the National Sleep Foundation) to see if your sleep is on track: You fall asleep within 15-20 minutes of lying down to sleep. You regularly sleep a total of seven to nine hours in a 24-hour period. While in your bed, your sleep is continuous—you don’t have long periods…

Connecting Mind & Body Through Breath

There is no denying our mind and body are fully connected. When we feel anxious and stressed we frequently experience non-specific aches, pains and tightness in the body. Here’s an easy breathing technique to relieve stress and generally improve your mood. Box or Four-Point Breathing is used frequently by athletes and people who work in stressful and…

What your sleeping position reveals

We all know how important it is to get enough sleep. We know that to function well each and every day our body and mind needs those valuable hours to rest and repair. It really is one of the most important elements to maintain your wellbeing. While you may be getting enough sleep, have you…

Why World Class athletes now practise Yin/Slow Yoga

“You don’t use the body to get into the pose, you use the pose to get into the body” Bernie Clark.   There are so many different types of yoga out there from Vinyasa, Hatha and Purna to Bikram, Ashtanga and Kundalini but when people ask me what makes Yin or Slow different from any…

The Wonders of Water

When the weather is cooler we often find that drinking water becomes an afterthought and we drink considerably less that in the warmer months.   Maintaining good levels of hydration is essential for our bodies to function well. Not only can this reduce brain fog but it’s easy to confuse feelings of hunger with feelings…

Skin Stress and how to beat it

When we’re stressed it seems that it all plays out on our skin, whether that’s the onset of adult acne, dark circles or increased dryness and dehydration.   Here are some guidelines on how to tackle stress internally and externally.   Look at your diet. If you’ve seen an increase in white foods, those with flour,…