10 Vitals Check You Must Have (Part 2)

Maintaining good vision comes down to ahealthy lifestyle and your genes, says ophthalmologist Dr Kerrie Meades, frompersonalEYES in Sydney. “Glaucoma tents to be genetic, as does age maculardegeneration, which will make a difference to how your sight fares as you age.” In your 40s… Schedule in an eye check every two yearsafter turning 40 In…


Get High On Running (Part 1)

Running offers mental and social rewards, as well asgetting you fit fast. Running is simple: you can do it anywhere,at any time, it can help you find a social outlet or solace, and as you learnto set goals and bask in the glory of achieving them, it won’t just improveyour fitness; it can change your…


Pregnancy Handbook : Baby Is Ready To Be Born

If you are worrying about early delivery, beconfident, because most of babies delivered after 35 weeks are healthy. The35-week fetus is as big as a coconut. General development 35-week-old fetuses, because the height andweight rocket in the womb, have no more space to scroll and somersault but theystill remain kicks. At this time, the kidney…


Boost Your Metabolism : Eating Plenty Of Lean Protein (part 1)

1. Understand the Importance of Proteins Proteins, which are made up of amino acids, work within the body as primary building blocks for all tissues and cells, including your muscles. Their secondary function is to provide energy after your carbohydrate resources have been depleted—boosting your metabolism! One gram of protein equals 4 calories and it…


Preparing for Pregnancy (part 4) : Be Careful with Vitamins, Minerals and Herbs, Substance Use before Pregnancy, Work and Pregnancy

Be Careful with Vitamins, Minerals and Herbs Don’t self-medicate with large amounts or unusual combinations of vitamins, minerals or herbs. You can overdo it! Certain vitamins, such as vitamin A, can cause birth defects if used in excessive amounts. Some experts believe various herbs can temporarily reduce fertility in men and women, so you and…


It’s All About Me! MyPyramid (part 1) : Build a Healthy Nutrition Base!

1. MyPyramid—Simplified Me! Me! Me! It’s all about me! Well, okay—it’s all about you, too! I’m talking about the newest food guide pyramid developed by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The USDA created the first dietary guidelines back in the early 1980s, and those guidelines are updated every five years. This is a…


The Smart Workout Train Your Brain! (part 1)

Want to give your think tank a boost?These exercises will get your grey matter firing. Kit you’ll need ·        2 x 3-5kg dumbbells ·        3-5kg medicine ball ·        Skipping rope ·        Step You know working out regularly is great foryour body, but it also has another important benefit that we tend to overlook:brain power. Exercise revs up your circulation…


Pregnant Handbook: Babies Are As Small As Melon

In week 36, the fetus occupies most of spacein your uterus. Overall development In the 36th week of pregnancy,fuzz on baby’s skin starts losing gradually together with sebum. Sebum is aquite thick cream to protect baby’s skin during 9 months of soaking in amnioticfluid. Combination between sebum and amniotic fluid creates excrements offetus. One of…


Train With The Best

Looking for someone to whip you in toshape? Follow our guide to recruiting the perfect PT It’s a fact: personal training is morepopular than ever. A recent survey by Premier Training International found that78 per cent of fitness graduates quit a previous job for a fresh start in thebooming $3.81 billion fitness industry, and the…


The Smart Workout Train Your Brain! (part 2)

Broad-jump burpee Areas worked Cardio, thighs, bottom, chest, shoulders,rear upper arms, stomach Technique ·        Begin in plank position then lower your chest tothe floor in a press-up. ·        Straighten your arms and return to plankposition. Jump your feet toward your hands, then jump up and as far forward asyou can. ·        Land softy and squat down, placing your…