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Just like a balanced diet, exercise is a key part of a healthy lifestyle. Our guide to getting active.
Calories in bread
Bread does not make you fat; quite the opposite, in fact. It's high in fibre, carbs, Vitamin B and minerals, and good for both health and weight loss. As long as you choose wisely from the multiple varieties available in bakeries and supermarkets, you can enjoy bread with a clear conscience...
Reduced fat, low calorie and sugarfree products
Light versions of products that are bad for your waistline may be low in fat or sugar, low in both fat and sugar, or just low in calories. According to regulations, for a product to be labelled ‘low fat’ or ‘sugarfree’ it needs to contain at least 25% less than the original...
More is less with the volumetrics diet
We take a look at the three phases of this plan, which helps you shed the pounds but still enjoy your food.
Yoyo dieting
Many dieters actually end up putting weight on instead of losing it thanks to the phenomenon we know as yoyo dieting. Here's our advice on not getting into the vicious cycle of yoyoing.
Good sports for burning calories
We all know exercise helps you lose weight, but some types of intensive exercise burn more calories than others. Less effort for more effect?
Stretching is a gentle form of exercise which helps flexibility and strengthens the whole body, delaying the effects of aging and bringing about wellbeing and relaxation.
Sports injuries
Ever struggled to climb the stairs after a session at the gym, suffered from pulled muscles, cramp, tendonitis or a painful stitch? No pain, no gain? These are the body's natural reactions to exercise, but aches and pains can be reduced with a few simple measures...
Omega 3
What are Omega 3s, what do they do and where can you find them? Here's our guide to these essential nutrients and where to find them.
Gentle exercise
Gentle forms of exercises have been in vogue for a few years now and have changed the way we think about exercise. Unlike pounding the pavements, gentle forms of exercise come without shocks and impacts to the body and are accessible to all (the elderly, tired, unfit and stressed!)...
Sports nutrition
If you exercise lots, you have different energy and nutritional needs than someone who is sedentary. Your needs will vary according to the frequence and intensity of the exercise you do. Here’s a guide to sports nutrition...
Appetite suppressors and regulators
Looking for a magic cure for the irresistible urge to snack? How do you differentiate between appetite suppressors and and regulators? A healthy diet is the answer if you want to lose weight, and here's our guide to the risks and results of suppressors and regulators...
10 minutes' exercise a day
The golden rule for a firm bod is regular exercise. You don't have to spend hours working out: 10 minutes a day is all it takes! A 10-minute workout is easy to fit into your day and can tone you up fast...
The Okinawa way: secrets of the world's healthiest people
We bring you the secrets of the incredible age-defying people of the Okinawa.
7 non-deadly sins we're proud of!
With the best of intentions, there are certain vices you just can't give up...so we say, embrace them!
Using weighing scales properly
Some people weigh themselves to keep an eye on their weight and help themselves stay trim, while others see the scales as an instrument of torture to be avoided! Here’s our advice on keeping an eye on your weight, choosing and using scales...
Step aerobics
Step aerobics first started in the USA, and both classes and video workouts achieved massive popularity in the 1980s thanks in no small part to celebrities like Jane Fonda. Step aerobics requires nothing but a step and maybe a mat...
High protein diets
Protein-rich diets first appeared in the 1960s, soon became popular and have remained so ever since. They work on the principle that if you eat lots of protein, you'll lose fat and increase muscle. Here's our take on protein diets...
The dangers of salt
Humans are naturally attracted to salt and, as a result, we eat too much of the stuff (around 10g per day, whereas the recommendation is 4 to 5g). The problem with salt is that we usually eat it without realizing, mainly because the food industry adds to much of it to products...
Massages: choosing the right one
Our guide to the different types of massage and which is best for you.
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