Motivation Monday: What happens when you start exercising?

It's #MotivationMonday. What better motivation to start training than that fitness model you are following on Instagram. That Youtuber doing calisthenics like an acrobat. The morning yoga practitioner on the terrace. What do they have in common that keeps their focus razor sharp? Each one of them has experienced the near-miraculous benefits of exercise that … Continue reading Motivation Monday: What happens when you start exercising?

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Foolproof ideas to make money online

Earn £100 a week from home through simple side hustles, and by Christmas you will have made £1000. No, this isn't an advertisement or scam. Blogger Emma Drew has created a free 10-week challenge which she promises can earn you a side income, reports Siofra Brennan in the Daily Mail. All the things she recommends, you … Continue reading Foolproof ideas to make money online

How to drink socially without getting fat

"What's your relationship with alcohol?" A Queensland Health ad asking this question drew a mixture of responses on Facebook, including that alcohol "may just be the one". https://youtu.be/HpK9dGOd_lU It's a no-brainer that quitting (or cutting back on booze) is healthy for you. I severed my on-again off-again relationship with alcohol nearly nine months ago, and … Continue reading How to drink socially without getting fat

Flex Friday: Crossfit is the badass of fitness sports

Noticed the satisfaction on the faces of all those beefy tyre-flipping, battle rope-whipping, kipping and deadlifting Crossfit athletes on Instagram? They aren't killing themselves with burpees-till-failure. They are lovin' it. And you might too, if: The gym routine is getting monotonous Your workouts aren't challenging enough Running alone isn't giving you the body you want … Continue reading Flex Friday: Crossfit is the badass of fitness sports

Stop buying these so-called health foods

As promised last week in Nutrition Advance founder Michael Joseph's insightful interview, here's a post on stuff in the supermarket's "health food" section that are actually dangerous for you. Some of them are the biggest culprits in expanding waistlines and depleting immunity. With marketing and attractive packaging going into overdrive to ride the health food … Continue reading Stop buying these so-called health foods

Do you yoga? Go deeper with Progressive Yoga

Progressive yoga is a relatively new yet comparatively tried-and-tested enough form for a fitter body and relaxed mind. Based on the principles of ashtanga yoga, it improves the body's composition and increases focus and concentration. Hollywood celebrities Drew Barrymore, Mario Lopez and Andy Garcia are known to be followers. While there are progressive yoga classes running all … Continue reading Do you yoga? Go deeper with Progressive Yoga

Transformation Tuesday: Vinayak Sinha, television star

The biggest misconception guys who want to get buff have is that it’s all about working out hard enough, and you can eat whatever you want. “The fact is, six packs are made in the kitchen, not the gym,” says actor Vinayak Sinha. He should know. This buff anchor on the Naaptol Shopping channel has … Continue reading Transformation Tuesday: Vinayak Sinha, television star

Motivation Monday: Have a positive body image

Love yourself unconditionally in the present. Good health isn't about fitting into a physical stereotype. Pop singer Kesha's shocking confession about her battle with eating disorders in the current issue of Rolling Stone magazine got me thinking: Why are women doing this to themselves? As if it's not enough that there is a war on … Continue reading Motivation Monday: Have a positive body image

Guest post: The feminist take on equal rights

All hell broke loose on Friday the 13th with #WomenBoycottTwitter. The account of a Hollywood actress (Rose McGowan) was temporarily suspended on Twitter. Women ironically decided to protest by going silent on social media for a day. This is one of many contradictions of the equal rights and feminist movements, which this guest post addresses.  … Continue reading Guest post: The feminist take on equal rights

Caturday chat with photographer Felicity Berkleef

Today's guest on Caturday Chat is a 22-year-young photographer from The Netherlands whose beautifully lit portraits of cats have caught the world's attention. Hers are the kind of kitty pictures that will amaze and inspire you, and leave you a happy soul. Felicity Berkleef grew up enjoying the outdoors Flevoland, a province of the Central … Continue reading Caturday chat with photographer Felicity Berkleef