Your Mind On Your Tummy & Your Tummy On Your Mind

It doesn’t matter where you are in life, your weight is going to play a factor in your confidence levels. Social media and celebrity culture are mainly the issue, with magazines aimed at girls as young as twelve that tell them how to be healthier, which foods to eat for good skin, toned stomach and which exercises to do for toned thighs. It doesn’t get better as we get older, either, as magazines are written to empower and encourage women to feel good about themselves – and yet later in the same magazine we are presented with weight loss tips and then recipes for healthy eating. It’s mind boggling, trying to keep up with societal expectations of weight. And we are our own worst enemies! We put so much pressure on ourselves to do better with our health and our weight, believing that if we aren’t the perfect size that we are somehow not as worthy as those who are. Losing weight is beneficial to your health, we all know that, but it’s not always beneficial to your mental … [Read more...]

Making the Most of Indoor Exercise at Home

At various times of the year, exercising outside isn’t particularly appealing because it’s too hot, too cold or the weather is just doing weird things that you’d rather avoid. For those of you who would rather walk down the highway nude than enter a gym, this gives you an easy excuse to give up on your fitness goals and become a couch potato for a few weeks, months or even seasons on the year. It shouldn’t! When it comes to exercise there are no excuses. If you can’t keep fit outside and you don’t want to go to the gym, you just have to make the most of exercising indoors. Here are some simple tips to help you with that: Turn on the TV “Say What?” I can hear you yell at the screen. It’s true Tv and exercise have been billed as mortal enemies, but the fact is that, if you’re at home, and you have cable or streaming capabilities, you will be able to find all manner of exercise classes on your TV and watching one of them is going to be a lot better for you than binge-watching Gilmore … [Read more...]

Supplements For Health And What You Should Know About Them

Nutritional supplements are hugely popular with people of all ages, genders, and backgrounds. They take them for a range of reasons too, most of which are to do with improving their health and wellbeing. But do you know about the most common supplements on the market and what they are used for? If not keep reading for the low down. Probiotics Probiotics are nutritional supplements that help your digestive system work at full capacity. They are in fact microorganisms that are naturally occurring in the gut, as well as in certain fermented food types including kimchi, sauerkraut and kombucha. All of which you can make at home if you'd like. The idea is that probiotics are meant to strengthen your digestive system allowing you to properly process the food that you do eat. Something that in turn can reduce issues such as IBS and improve health overall. There are various products that contain probiotics on the market including dairy-based drinks such Actimel and Yakult, as well as … [Read more...]

Restore Pre-Pregnancy Body With Mommy Makeovers

Becoming a mom is a milestone moment in life. But experiencing the after-effects of what pregnancy and delivery does to your body....for most mothers, this is far from their favourite part. It can feel really awful to love your kids but also wish you could have your pre-pregnancy body back. The good news here is, you actually can! The procedure you are looking for is called a "Mommy Makeover," and it has become one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the nation. The Mommy Makeover is not just one procedure. It is actually a very individualized group of procedures tailored to your specific image concerns and goals. The reason the procedures are all done during the same surgery is to minimize discomfort, recovery time and downtime away from your kids and daily life. This post will give you an overview of how the Mommy Makeover process works so you can decide if this is the right choice for you. Why Choose a Mommy Makeover? As mentioned in the introduction here, most moms … [Read more...]

Everyday Remedies That Grow On Trees (Literally)

As we become more attuned to our bodies, their ailments and quirks, we become more motivated to see ourselves fit and healthy. With the media discussing the best diet to be eating, how much we should be drinking and how often we should be enduring gym sessions, knowing what to do for the best in terms of our personal well being can be a bit of a minefield. However, with the emergence of more natural based supplements and remedies, we can rest a little easier knowing that what we are putting into our bodies doesn’t have to be synthetic, chemical or manmade. The environment around us is abundant with plants, flowers and trees that have properties that can be extracted to help us human beings with a range of ailments or to protect us from diseases and illnesses. You don’t always have to reach for the first aid kit to whip out the packet of paracetamol or other generic painkiller. Relying on pills can lessen their efficacy when they are genuinely required. There is an alternative. Take … [Read more...]

Call Of The Wild: The Great Outdoors Is The Key To Fitness

Clean air, blue sky, and a bracing breeze are benefits we can expect if we step outside for a bit. However, there are not the only things. In fact, the great outdoors the perfect place for fitness activities and as there are so many fun ones to do, heading out into the open can make it easier and more enjoyable to stay fit. So read on for a short guide on the advantages out outside exercise, and how to get a little more into your routine. Hiking If you are looking for a low impact sport that has plenty to distract you away from that fact that you are burning calories then hiking is a great choice. This is because there is so much to see and experience on a hike in the great outdoors. Such as amazing views, wildlife, and fauna such as the ones listed at Then there are also the specific beauty spots like waterfalls and gullies to watch out for. In fact, you will be so overawed with all the beautiful things around you that you probably won't remember … [Read more...]

5 Home Improvement Projects That Make Great Workouts

If you’re trying to find creative ways to fit exercise into your life, you can give yourself a good workout by doing certain home improvement projects. Doing these projects will help you reach your fitness goals while improving the quality of your living space. Here are some clever ways to combine working out and fixing up your home into one. Clean Your Gutters Cleaning your gutters is a chore that should be done at least once a year and can help you tone your upper body. Your arm muscles will get a great workout while you remove the mud, debris and moss that can clog your gutters. You can expect to burn around 230 calories an hour doing this activity. It’s important that you use a ladder that is sturdy and allows you to reach your gutters without any excessive strain. Remodel Your Bathroom If you don’t want to do a complete overhaul on your bathroom, there are still some simple improvements that you can make to give you the results you want while getting in a good workout. … [Read more...]

Getting Powered By Plants: Busting The Myths of Performance On a Vegan Diet

There’s no point denying it; more and more people are turning to a wholefoods plant based diet that eschews meat and animal products. While it’s easy to dismiss this as a fashionable fad like the Atkins Diet or juice cleanses, it should be borne in mind that the latter tend to be adopted by people who want to lose weight. Often, by people who want to lose a lot of weight very quickly. While there’s evidence that switching to a plant based diet can facilitate weight loss, the new wave of vegans seem motivated by a more diverse range of factors. Many have been alerted to the damaging environmental effects of animal agriculture while others have been drawn to it for its ability to mitigate and even reverse serious health conditions like heart disease and diabetes. Of course, with a vegan diet, as with any diet, portion control and wariness of processed foods are still important. Much of the advice found on Mobility Guardian’s healthy living page, … [Read more...]

Breaking Through The Wall: 5 Ways To Get Back On The Right Path To Your Goal Weight

Most newbies see positive results during the first few weeks of weight loss. However, the vast majority will soon hit a wall. It can feel as though this is where the personal journey ends, but it needn’t be that way. You just need to find a solution to get over the hump. There are many potential sources of your setbacks. Here’s how you can overcome those common problems to get yourself back on track in no time. #1. Revamp Your Diet Reducing calorie intake is the most common diet plan, and it will bring initial results. For continued weight loss, though, you must choose a sustainable diet. If it cannot be maintained, the progress will eventually come undone. Visit to learn more about building the right strategies for long-term results. Those changes could be the key to unlocking the next phase of your journey. #2. Overcoming The Gym Fear By now, you should know that increased exercise is a key part of any successful routine. It is possible to … [Read more...]

Can Moms Lower The Cost Of Healthcare? The Answer Is Yes

If there is one thing every mom wants for their kids, it is to maintain their health. As a parent, the main job is to make sure they are fit and healthy and it is second nature to the majority of moms. Still, it doesn’t mean there aren’t problems, primarily the cost. Securing a family’s well-being might be essential, but it can break the bank along the way. Let’s face it – we don’t have free healthcare over here like the citizens of the U.K or Germany and France. But, you will be glad to know there is a silver lining to this cloud. Even if the government doesn't help, you can shoulder the responsibility. After all, moms can pretty much do anything they put their mind to. And, with a little bit of extra help underneath, affordable healthcare will become a distinct possibility. Google Search In the past, the only people to rely on were the experts with years of medical training. Nowadays, it is important to listen to the pros, but a doctor isn’t your only option. One method lots of … [Read more...]