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Workout Fashion
A recent study proved that if you wear appropriate workout gear that not only functions well but looks good, you are more likely to continue exercise and achieve greater results. My one and only new years resolution in 2014 is get fit and tone up. Sure, it has superficial motives because I want to look hot but nevertheless the goal is still the same. I wan’t to rock this task so I thought I better take a look at my workout wardrobe. The result? I have nothing!

I’ve commenced group personal training to start out the year. The worst part about having nothing but old t-shirts and track pants with worn-out elastic is that not only do I feel bad because I know I look bad, but I feel even worse because people can see me look this bad. It definitely makes me want to stop exercising and run to hide under my doona. I guess that study was right!

My goal is a workout wardrobe makeover. Here’s my shopping list: Continue Reading

Stomach Bloating Woman
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Prior to becoming vegan I had a long-term relationship with bloating. I would bloat as soon as I ate or drank something and the pain would last for hours, usually easing just in time for my next meal. It was uncomfortable, it impacted negatively on my life and most of all it made me feel & look bad. Due to a major diet and lifestyle change I no longer have those issues but I know many people who do. My recommendation is moving to a plant-based diet, it has worked wonders for me, but I was curious if there were other ways to relieve a bloating gut so I asked celebrity nutritionist and chef, Zoe Bingley-Pullin, for her recommendations.

We know you are going to have a bit of bloating happening over the coming weeks but take these tips into account and the pain won’t be as bad. Continue Reading

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I have a terrible back. Like, really terrible. If you were to guess my age based entirely on how often I throw my back out you would probably put me at around 80 years old. The problem is that I know exactly what is wrong with it – I have a weak back. I sit on a computer day & night, I don’t exercise as much as I should, my boobs are getting heavier the more weight I put on and I carry a handbag that would exceed airline luggage limits. Unfortunately I am not the only one experiencing back pain at a young age as it is becoming more common due to our inactive lifestyles. So what can we do to change this and prevent back pain?

I put the question to Jason Smith, Physiotherapist, Founder of Back In Motion Health Group and author of ‘Get Yourself Back In Motion’. Jason has compiled these 5 important things you need to know about preventing back pain.  Continue Reading

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It is no secret that I am unfit. I know it, you know it, doctors annoy me about it …. but I do want to change. I know that the older we get the more worn our bodies become, and exercise is truly the only way to combat it. The problem I have, like many unfit people, is that I don’t really know where to start and I can make an excuse for nearly every suggestion someone makes. With this in mind I have decided that the home is probably the most comfortable place for me to begin my fitness makeover so I asked personal trainer, Blake Worrall-Thompson, to give me 5 exercises we can do in our own homes that we can start right now. No equipment required, just yourself and a little workout. No excuses!  Continue Reading

Woman Running On Beach

This year I really have been trying to take care of myself more than ever before. I have had some great progress so far but I really want to make sure I set myself some good habits to maintain the healthy body I have achieved. It is far from perfect yet, but I am on my way and I know once I get there I will want to keep it. Blake Worrall-Thompson, personal trainer & TV personality, is an expert at getting people fit and keeping them that way. I asked him to share his 5 most important tips for maintaining a healthy body.  Continue Reading

Female Hair Loss Before and After

Female hair loss and hair thinning are a growing sector within the beauty market. I used to think female hair loss was a beauty issue and as such could be treated with beauty products. Self-inflicted hair loss is my most common concern. I blamed my tight braids, hair irons and chemical damage. However, the fact remains that the leading causes for female hair loss are health related.

When my normal amount of hair fall dramatically increased, with noticeable receding of my hairline, I panicked. I didn’t know where to begin with treating it but I couldn’t understand why it was happening. I’d stop styling my hair in tight do’s, I rarely heat style and I haven’t dyed my hair in almost 2 years. I ruled out self-inflicted hair loss so I went straight to my GP (doctor) to ask for advice. It turns out that my female hair loss was completely reversible for less than $20!  Continue Reading

Beauty blogger Kimberly Nissen of The Plastic Diaries reviews Trefiel Lace Face Mask, Moisturising sheet mask skincare.

If you follow beauty on Instagram it’s highly likely you’ve seen the Trefiel Lace Sheet Mask. They look like a piece of black lace, often seen adorning the faces of cute beauty influencers. What they actually are is a range of sheet masks. Really pretty sheet masks.

The Trefiel Lace Sheet Mask is available in four formulations – Moisturising, Brightening, Repairing and Toning. Trefiel initially launched with just the Moisturising mask but later rebranded and added 3 more masks to the line-up. I chose to review their original Moisturising Face Mask.  Continue Reading

Best New Beauty June 2017

The best new beauty products on shelves this June include some exciting releases in makeup and skincare. Too Faced’s latest colour collection has moved beyond the USA, Dermalogica are hoping to give us fuller lips, and Nip + Fab have expanded on their hugely popular skincare ranges.

Discover these new beauty products, and more, with my Best New Beauty June round-up. Continue Reading

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