Is swimming good for weight loss?

Swimming is usually seen as recreational unless you are an Olympic gold medalist and yet, look at their bodies; toned and leaned. Don’t be fooled though, swimming isn’t the only form of exercise these sportsmen and women get up to but swimming can definitely be more than just cooling off after a long day. Swimming is an excellent way to boost your metabolism, burn calories … Continue reading Is swimming good for weight loss?

My struggle to stick to my new year’s resolution

So the new year has come and gone and I already feel myself slipping up on the fitness promises I made to myself. It clearly takes a lot of self-discipline and dedication to stay motivated enough to exercise every day. Waking up during the holidays and all I feel like doing is relaxing from a hard year by just unwinding and doing absolutely nothing. But … Continue reading My struggle to stick to my new year’s resolution

Why smoking is bad for you

Smoking is the cause of several diseases such as cancer, respiratory diseases and heart disease. The tar in cigarettes consists of several cancer causing chemicals. Nicotine is dangerous and highly addictive, causing an increase in blood pressure as well as heart rate and contributes to the hardening of blood vessels which causes heart attacks. Carbon monoxide is the harmful gas you inhale every time you … Continue reading Why smoking is bad for you

When ‘healthy’ foods aren’t healthy

If you are joining the masses of people committed to healthier eating as a new year’s resolution, then I’m sure you have seen the labels on health foods such as ‘gluten free’, ‘fat free’ and ‘low fat’. But do these labels mean that the food is actually healthy enough to include in your diet? We explore a few healthy foods which might not be as … Continue reading When ‘healthy’ foods aren’t healthy