It is fast becoming a matter of life and death. Worldwide, everyone from Prime Ministers and Presidents to family doctors and health authorities are urging us all to exercise more for improved health and well-being. And they are saying this for a very good reason. Obesity and lifestyle diseases are crippling our countries coffers. Health costs all around the world are … [Read more...] about Exercise: Discover the Real Reasons Why There Are No More Excuses for Everyone NOT to Exercise
If your work or lifestyle causes you to sit for any length of time each day then you are literally sitting on a time bomb. Too much sitting or conversely sitting for long periods of time is well proven to be extremely harmful for your health. And this goes for people of all ages; no one is spared. Sitting is now a modern day killer disease but fortunately the … [Read more...] about 5 Easy Exercises to do While Sitting at Work (or at Home)
Childhood obesity is now reaching epidemic proportions in many of our modern western societies. Many people are asking, “are parents to blame for childhood obesity”, so what are the answers and how can we all help to do something about it? The Australian Government National Health and Medical Research Council states that in 2011–12, around 60% of Australian adults were … [Read more...] about Childhood Obesity – is it a Modern Day Epidemic? Are you Concerned?
Many thanks to my old surfing mate Billy from Byron who emailed me this great little message about life and some of its many meanings (I have added a couple of my own thoughts too). It is one I hadn't come across before so I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Here’s something always worth remembering: "It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver." … [Read more...] about Why Your Health is Your Future – Thoughts about Living in the Magic of the Moment
Today, age and ageing has a whole new meaning...... ......we all want to look better, live longer and enjoy life to the fullest; right up to our last day. But there once was a time when conventional wisdom dictated that sport was the preserve of the young, and that older people would never be able to build muscle, get stronger, improve their flexibility or participate in … [Read more...] about Why Age and Physical Fitness are taking on a Whole New Meaning in Modern Society
Staying Hydrated is More Important than Most People Think - Continued from Part 1 Even though hydration comes from within the body, you also need to add moisture to your skin externally to keep it looking young. And since everyone is busy, busy, busy these days you have to make sure you take the time to maintain an effective skincare routine as you age (that goes for the … [Read more...] about How to Defy Old Age: 4 Simple Ways to Slow Down the Ageing Process – Part 2
Something we all have to come to grips with as we age is the appearance of the odd wrinkle here and there and the first signs of sun damage to our once blemish free skin. I know, it’s not fair, is it? But don’t be alarmed. It is quite normal to notice the first signs of aging appear as the years march on. One of the most noticeable changes is the appearance of your skin. … [Read more...] about How to Defy Old Age: 4 Simple Ways to Slow Down the Ageing Process – Part 1
Teenagers, Young Adults and Belly Fat (Visceral Fat) If you missed it, catch up here with Part 2. Even teenagers and young adults are susceptible to the health risks involved with belly fat. In the last ten years, belly fat among young people has increased by more than fifty percent. That’s an astonishing and rapid rate of increase. By carrying too much body fat, … [Read more...] about What you don’t know about Belly Fat and HOW it is S-L-O-W-L-Y Killing Everyone! Part 3.
What Exactly Is Belly Fat? Here are the Facts you REALLY need to understand (and do something about). Here is Part 1 ......just in case you missed it. Many people I talk to think 'belly fat' is just that......a big belly or as some say, middle age spread. Using the scientific name, belly fat is known by the title of visceral fat. It’s also been called intra-abdominal fat … [Read more...] about What you don’t know about Belly Fat and HOW it is S-L-O-W-L-Y Killing Everyone! Part 2.
How will YOU cope and do you have a strategy in place for losing excess belly fat? Because of the extreme dangers of belly fat and in the quest to lose weight and get rid of your own unattractive (and unhealthy) belly fat, you may have a tendency to 'people watch' and notice others who are overweight. Maybe it’s because you can sympathize with how they’re feeling and how … [Read more...] about What you don’t know about Belly Fat and HOW it is S-L-O-W-L-Y Killing Everyone! Part 1.