2018 Wellness Trends

Here we are at the end of January and there have been plenty of new trends in the health and wellbeing field. Industry experts predict that 2018 will see moringa (a “super” anti-inflammatory green) replace turmeric, collagen overtake protein powders and “nootropic” (brain boosters/cognitive enhancers) supplements climb the top of the popularity list. Other trendsContinue reading “2018 Wellness Trends”

Reblog: How To Work 10+ Hours A Day And Live A Healthy Lifestyle

Did you know that 62%* of people around the world are in paid employment ? Out of those, 1.3 billion** are in full-time (i.e. 9+ hour working days). That is 1 in 4 adults worldwide. And did you know that about 2 billion out of a global population of 7 billion fall into the overweight & obese categories?Continue reading “Reblog: How To Work 10+ Hours A Day And Live A Healthy Lifestyle”

The Pros & Cons of Competing in Bodybuilding

Competing in bodybuilding, whichever category it is, has it’s positives and negatives. Of course the further up the ranks you go, the harder it gets but the rewards get bigger too! For those of you not familiar with the world of bodybuilding, here’s an example of the categories you usually find in competitions (yes it’sContinue reading “The Pros & Cons of Competing in Bodybuilding”

Debunking Popular Health & Fitness Myths – Part 1

By Adrianna McDonald MYTH #1 DO SIT UPS TO LOSE BELLY FAT Sit ups are definitely great for strengthening your abdominal muscles and lower back, but they won’t melt the body fat from your abdominal area even if you do 100 a day. If your waist is a problem look into your diet as the truth is “AbsContinue reading “Debunking Popular Health & Fitness Myths – Part 1”

My First Interview as a Fitness Competitor :)

So You Wanna Look Like A Fitness Model? Find out what it takes in DFF’s exclusive interview with pro body builder Miranda! “Most people think of bodybuilding as a sport for massive men. The truth is in the name itself – “body” and “building”. The sport is about building an aesthetically pleasing body, and anyoneContinue reading “My First Interview as a Fitness Competitor :)”

Kim on Why Sleep is Vital to Muscle Recovery

By Kim Barnard Not many people know that during a workout you are actually breaking down your muscles. In particular, when you do strength training or lift weights, the muscle fibers are broken down and will tear. It is the repairing of these small tears that creates stronger muscles. Sleep is the most important time for your bodyContinue reading “Kim on Why Sleep is Vital to Muscle Recovery”

Travel Workout Kit – What to Pack

Summer is in full swing and if you haven’t gone on holiday already, you most likely are planning to go somewhere soon! Whether going for a few days or for a few weeks, vacations shouldn’t be used as an excuse to slack off and cause a lot of damage to your health. They do, however,Continue reading “Travel Workout Kit – What to Pack”

Dodging the Stress Bullets

Recently I listened to part of Pedram Shojai’s New York Times best selling book – The Urban Monk: Eastern Wisdom and Modern Hacks to Stop Time and Find Success, Happiness, and Peace. It was quite interesting and a good reminder to live in the moment and make the best of it. We often think that withContinue reading “Dodging the Stress Bullets”

5 Ways To Battle Fatigue

Today we live in a fast-paced world full of stress and anxiety and sadly it has become all too common to feel tired all the time. In fact, the situation is so dire that chronic fatigue syndrome is now an officially recognised illness. If ever there was a better time to take a step backContinue reading “5 Ways To Battle Fatigue”

No Pain, No Gain? Tackling Muscle Soreness & Injury

Anyone who has exercised a single time in their lives is familiar with the muscle ache that comes the day after an intense workout. Even though I have been working out for years and started doing some serious weight-lifting over a year ago, I still do get sore every time my workout intensity/routine/weight changes (yes,Continue reading “No Pain, No Gain? Tackling Muscle Soreness & Injury”