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Dry Body Brushing

If there is one inexpensive way to increase lymphatic drainage, improve skin texture and achieve brighter, healthier skin it has to be daily dry brushing. Just 3-5 minutes each day can dramatically reduce cellulite, support the lymphatic system in releasing waste and remove dead skins cells, resulting in younger and improved skin condition. The lymphatic system helps to remove waste and dead cells, moving them to the bloodstream for effective removal. While the circulatory system has...

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Six foods which can help reduce anxiety.

Anxiety is suffered by many people and is characterised by constant nervousness and worry, sometimes related to poor brain health. Here are 6 foods which can help lower the severity of symptoms: 1. SALMON: Containing nutrients that promote brain health, Salmon contains vitamin D and the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA. EPA and DHA may help regulate the neurotransmitters dopamine and serotonin, which can have calming and relaxing properties. 2. DARK CHOCOLATE: Not only does it taste...

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Getting back into Exercise

Has it been a while since you last exercised? No problem… whether you’re now ready to get back into it after an injury, illness, a run of late nights at work or winter nights snuggling in with a glass of red and that scrumptious bowl of pasta, you’re likely to be a little apprehensive about taking that first step back through the studio door. Whatever the reason, the good news to consider is that taking a...

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What your sleeping position reveals

We all know how important it is to get enough sleep. We know that to function well each and every day our body and mind needs those valuable hours to rest and repair. It really is one of the most important elements to maintain your wellbeing. While you may be getting enough sleep, have you ever considered how your sleeping position may affect the quality of your sleep? Here’s what your sleeping position can reveal: Sleeping on your...

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“I can’t do yoga – I’m just not flexible”

If we had $1 for every time we’ve heard this comment… Let me ask you – do swimmers improve their times by not swimming… do golfers reduce their handicap by not practicing or do yoga instructors become flexible through not practicing yoga? No doubt you get the point. There isn’t anyone who can’t benefit from yoga, it’s just about finding the right type and most importantly, getting started.  It really doesn’t matter what your starting point is....

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Have you fallen off the wellbeing wagon?

It's easy to do over winter but the important thing is that you clamber back on. Here are our 3 easy steps to help you: 1) Admit it: This is the first and most important step. Admitting and wanting to do something about it will set you on the right course. 2) Review it: Now to set you up for success. Have a good think about what went wrong and what you can do to prevent the...

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Ten Habits of Happy Women

It’s often the little things that can tip the balance from being stressed, worried and tired, to feeling in control and happy. Here are some habits of happy women that when put in place have big impacts.   1. DON’T SAY YES WHEN YOU MEAN NO This bad habit is a joy-killer. If you prefer a cosy night on the sofa rather than drinks with a friend, stay home. Take control and don’t commit to things that you don’t...

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Resilience

We all know the importance of resilience but sometimes life throws a curveball and stops us in our tracks. So, is it possible to move on and how do we keep going? Stories abound of people who have experienced financial ruin, war zones, abuse, devastating grief or tragic health events. It can be hard to believe that anyone can come out of these situations alive, but if you can search inside and dig out a grain...

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Top Ten Benefits of Barre

We love Barre classes, but exactly how do they help us? Barre makes you stronger:  Isometric contractions make up the bulk of a barre class and occur when the muscle tenses without changing length. What’s great about the small, incremental movements is that you can hold a posture and benefit from continuously engaging the muscle, plus you get a mini-recovery with each pulse, so you can stay in the hold longer. Barre will target multiple muscle groups at once:  It is...

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5 Top Tips to Glowing Skin

Sometimes we feel tired and less than our best - but no-one wants this reflected in the mirror! Here are some quick tips to enjoy glowing skin all the time. 1. Hydrate: Dehydration is one of the biggest reasons for skin looking lacklustre. Up your water intake and slap on a hydrating mask overnight. 2. Fake a good nights sleep: Soy milk has a natural anti-inflammatory that reduces swelling, while soy proteins hydrate the skin to soften the...

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