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5 Tricks to Boost Your Metabolism

Sometimes it can feel like you’re doing everything you can to lose weight: you make it to the gym regularly, you eat healthily and only allow yourself the occasional treat, and you nearly always take the stairs instead of the elevator. So why is it that the excess weight doesn’t seem to shift as fast as you’d expect considering all the effort you put in? Well, your metabolism could hold the answer to that particular conundrum! So, without further ado, let’s take a look at five simple things that anyone can do to kick start a stubborn metabolism.

Wearable technology for the ladies

Wearable technology is still relatively new and has been designed by techies rather than trend-setters, so it’s safe to say a lot of the products out on the market aren’t all that fashionable. However, that has recently started to change and women in particular are being targeted for wearable technology that can help monitor and improve their health and wellness.

16 for ‘16: Eat these foods this year

It’s 2016 and that means another year of diet fads and trends are set to be thrust upon you. If you don’t want to go through the hassle and restrictive nature diets can bring but still want to eat healthy, we’re here to help. Here is a list of 16 foods for you to try in 2016. You might be familiar with some of these and others may be new but each one on our list comes with plenty of health benefits.

6 helpful tips to lose belly fat

Excess belly fat is a common problem for many women. It is considered as the most dangerous kind of fat, since it greatly increases the risks of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and some types of cancer. What’s more, belly fat is heavily influenced by your hormones.

How to Beat the Dreaded Bloat

Being bloated is no fun for anyone. At best it can make you feel uncomfortable and make your favorite pair of jeans too tight, and at its worst it can give you a terrible stomach ache or abdominal pains and even diarrhea, perhaps even necessitating a day or two off work.

Stress-free mornings for busy parents

If you’re a busy working mom, you don’t need us to tell you that mornings can be quite the hellish experience - and on the regular, too. After all, getting yourself ready for work, grabbing breakfast, mentally preparing for the day ahead, and doing the commute can be enough to contend with, but throw a child into the mix and it can be a recipe for disaster.

Why look after your pH levels?

If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a hundred times: practice everything in moderation; balance is the key. Of course, even when we’ve let our exercise routine slide, or our healthy eating plan has been slightly derailed (hello holiday season!), we know in our hearts that it’s true.

Tricks to eat more vegetables in the new year

When it comes to the best diet for health, everyone has their own opinions, prejudices, and ideas. But one thing everyone agrees on is that most of us should be eating more vegetables. 5-10 daily servings, which adds up to between two-and-a-half and five cups full of veggies, is a good target to aim for.

Barbell basics for women

Some women believe that barbells are made solely for men. However, this is far from being true. A barbell is one of the most effective and versatile pieces of equipment a woman can use to work out the upper and lower body muscle groups and strengthen the body.

Reach your best health with these nutrients

While almost everyone knows the merits of eating fruits and vegetables, many of us forget that there is another key ingredient that is needed to achieve your best health: minerals. Yes, most people know it’s important to get enough calcium for strong bones and teeth, but what are the other minerals your body needs on a regular basis? Here are some of the most crucial minerals, and the food sources where you can find them.