Monthly Archives: May 2014

  1. Water: Your Life’s Foundation

    Water: Your Life’s Foundation

    Most of us take it for granted, but have you ever taken a moment to stop and think just how important water really is? It is a vital substance for the Earth and the human body. You can go weeks without food but only 5-7 days without water. It is involved in almost every bodily function such as circulation, digestion, absorption and elimination of wastes and is a primary component of all bodily fluids such as the blood, lymph, digestive juices, urine, sweat and tears.

    Water carries electrolytes and minerals salts and also an immense ability to heal. 81% of our blood stream is water and when toxins

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  2. Mindful Gym Tips to Get Past the Ditch of Mediocrity

    Mindful Gym Tips to Get Past the Ditch of Mediocrity

    The expression, “I don’t have time to train”, has an unfavourable effect on prospective gym clientele. Life tends to get in the way of whatever you want to do. To believe that a lack of ‘time’ is responsible for why you cannot train sufficiently misses the point. The issue is firstly a failure to set and act upon a clear set practical goals. This is coupled with secondly, the need to develop a discipline of mental toughness and steadfast persistence to complete your personal fitness journey.
    When your mind is clear and focused, a strong body will follow.  I can assure you that a strong mind is rewarding. You will be eager to perform your workout and importantly, this discipline will serve you outside of the gym.
    Below, are practical tips on ho

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  3. Cholesterol may be lowered by strawberries

    A new study has suggested strawberries lower cholesterol. According to the analyses conducted by Italian and Spanish scientists, volunteers who ate half a kilo of strawberries a day for a month had lower levels of bad cholesterol and triglycerides.
    Previous studies demonstrated that strawberries have significant antioxidant capacity. Strawberries are considered an important fruit in the Mediterranean diet due to their high content of essential nutrients and beneficial phytochemicals, which seem to exert positive effects on human health.
    In this study healthy volunteers were supplemented daily with 500 g of strawberries for a month. Strawberry consumption was observed to positively influence the lipid profile by significantly lowering

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