Your Inner Symphony

“Although there is no scientific evidence toshow that music can affect to children while they are still in their mothers’womb, you can help your baby to do exercise a bit by music”. When you are relaxing in a quiet room,enjoying peaceful and comfortable atmosphere, the baby inside is surrounded bynoise in the body: the sound…


Boost Your Metabolism : Spicing Up Your Life (part 2)

7. Harness Some Horseradish Horseradish, a popular ingredient to add to spicy foods and mustard, helps boost metabolism by stimulating digestion, especially of fatty foods. Studies have also shown that it may increase the liver’s ability to process toxins and suppress the growth of cancer cells because of the glucosinolates that it contains. These compounds…


Reduce Stress : Calculate Your Personal Stress Profile (part 1) – Your Stress Tolerance Point Analysis

Part I: Your Stress Tolerance Point Analysis Circle your answers in the following chart, and then determine in which column you had the most answers: “Your stress tolerance point indicates how much stress you can take.” Your stress tolerance point indicates how much stress you can take. If your answers fell about equally in more…


Boost Your Burn

Every skip and bite can count when it comesto making your metabolism work for you Drink your water cold “One study found that women who drank 500mlof cold water raised their metabolic rate by 30 per cent, which equates toabout 100kJ. Drink two litres of cold water a day and you could burn 400kJ,”says Melanie…


Happy Living Health Wrap

Can’t put your BlackBerry down? The workingday no longer finishes at 5.30pm. An online survey by the Chartered Society ofPhysiotherapy found that 64 per cent of us continue to work for an extra twohours and 18 minutes on our smartphones after we’ve left the office. Can’tput your BlackBerry down? Sleeping beauty Not quite getting your…


Boost Your Metabolism : Spicing Up Your Life (part 1)

1. Set It on Fire Capsaicin—a molecule found in spicy foods such as peppers, certain spices, Tabasco sauce, and salsa—has been shown to decrease cholesterol absorption and increase enzymes that help metabolize fat. Cayenne or ground red pepper contains the most capsaicin, but all red peppers, including milder forms of chili powder and paprika, have…


How Does She Do It?

The secret to honing a hot and healthyfigure (and living life to the full!) is all about balance, reveals Australianbeauty Miranda Kerr has it all. Fact. She’s asuper-successful Victoria’s Secret model, doting mother and married to one ofthe most gorgeous men on the planet, actor Orlando Bloom. She’s the kind ofwoman you’d love to hate…


Boost Your Brain Health, So Get Moving Right Now

Boost Your Brain Health, So Get Moving Right Now Exercise, even the gentle variety, can boostyour brain health, so get moving right now. Exercise isn’t just brilliant for yourbody, it’s also magnificent for your mind. According to a study from theUniversity of Georgia, just 20 minutes improves your ability to processinformation and your memory functions.…


The Folate Conundrum

Long time ago, pregnant mothers wereadvised to absorb folic acid. The main reason is that folic acid can preventmental disability such as spina bifida. Many countries including South Africaare trying to minimize the impact of various types of nerve disability throughprograms to supplement essential nutrients. As a result, spina bifida decreaseson global scale. In fact,…


Are You Totally Fit?

If you want to be all-round fitnessstar, you need more than just endurance or strength on your side. Here’s how topower up your performance to reach your true peak If you’ve ever tackled a really toughfitness challenge such as training for a triathlon or running your firstmarathon, you’ll know what it takes to dedicate yourself…