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

My favourite group fitness classes at the gym

The Zumba ads on TV really do live up to their vibe and energy. I recently attended as a guest on a friend’s gym membership and it was everything she promised. I’m a big fan of music and dancing but was struggling to see how this was categorised as ‘fitness’. But 15mins into the class I realised that these people mean business and that this was indeed high intensity cardio. Continue reading My favourite group fitness classes at the gym