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Nicole Saba: Theta Healing helped me lose 21 kilos

Nicole Saba struggled with her weight since primary school. It was only when she discovered ThetaHealing and learnt to accept herself, that she was able to change her life for the better. Since primary school, I have battled issues with my weight. I found myself feeling like I was never good enough, always comparing myself to others and trying to be accepted by everyone else. For years, I struggled with trying to figure out how I could become ‘skinny’. I tried different diets, detoxes, naturopathy, health supplements, weight loss pills and tried incorporating them with exercising. All of these methods
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Health benefits of self-meditation

Meditation may ease inflammatory conditions including psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis and asthma, suggests a new report published in Brain, Behavior and Immunity. In a small experimental study, participants in an eight-week mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) program – focusing on the breath, mental content and bodily sensations while walking, sitting or practising yoga – experienced notably smaller post-stress inflammatory responses than control subjects. While results didn’t conclusively tie the improvements to MBSR, authors deduced that the link between psychological stress and inflammatory response, and meditation’s anti-stress clout, made mindfulness a worthy treatment contender for conditions with a neurogenic inflammatory component. Get more
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Getting to know Hayley Roper

We chat to sports model, author, trainer Hayley Roper about what makes her tick, food and lifestyle. Hayley Roper has lived and breathed fitness her entire life, so it’s no surprise the budding sports model, author and trainer has gone far in the Insta-fitspo stakes. For Roper, half the battle of healthy living falls outside the scope of workout-and-repeat, and lands on positive mindset, as is reflected in her book Lighten Up. Roper says Most of my food is organic and free range. I also drink three to four litres of water per day and I avoid coffee and alcohol
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How to stay motivated on a new eating and exercise plan

Struggling to find your why? Samantha Emms explores ways to get fired-up about your new eating and exercise plan and how to stay motivated. Motivation is loosely defined as ‘purpose; drive’ – but to the average person, motivation is what gets you out of bed when you’re exhausted and has you crunching (happily) on celery sticks. Whether you choose to do BodyPump and eat quinoa, or watch Married at First Sight and get UberEats delivered, motivation helps you remember why you want to be healthy in the first place. Without motivation there’s just old habits that make you feel as though
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Split squats with dumbbells

Targets quads, glutes, and hamstrings. How to 1.    Position yourself into a staggered stance with the rear foot elevated on a bench and front foot forward. 2.    Hold a dumbbell in each hand, and let it hang to your sides. 3.    Lower yourself by flexing your knee and hip. Maintain good posture throughout the movement, and keep the front knee in line with the foot as you perform the exercise. 4.    Once at the bottom of the movement, drive through the heel to extend the knee and hip to return to the starting position. 5.    Repeat for the recommended amount
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Raw chocolate snack

Looking for healthy sweet treats? Try this raw chocolate snack. What you’ll need: 55 g coconut sugar 85 g raw cacao butter 55 g raw cacao powder 1/4 tsp ml salt 1/2 tsp vanilla extract Top with the below ingredients to your liking Goji berries Activated pistachios Dehydrated stinging nettle  Pansy petals What you’ll do: 1. Grind the sugar into a very fine powder. 2. Melt the cacao butter over a bain-marie. 3. Once it has melted, add the sugar, cacao powder, salt and vanilla extract. 4. Pour the mix onto a flat tray and scatter with toppings. 5. Place
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7 tips to create the perfect home office for productivity

Your workspace plays a huge role in your productivity and concentration. Transform your desk space with co-founder and head of interior design at Designbx, Kerena Berry’s tips for creating your ultimate home office space.   1. Choose the right interior design style: find a style that complements your personality. Pinterest is great for collecting images that resonate with you. Or you can create a mood board by cutting out images of colours, textures, furniture and layouts from magazines and arranging them on a flat surface. 2. De-clutter: try the ‘office in a box’ approach. The digital era allows us to have less physical
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How to improve your friendships

Worried about losing contact with your pals? We show you how to improve your friendships 1. Meet your friends Sounds simple, but how often do you see your friends face-to-face without the aid of technology? The more you use technology to communicate, the lonelier you’ll be, according to a survey conducted by Relationships Australia, so it’s important to achieve a balance between virtual communication and face-to-face interactions, which are important in maintaining strong friendship ties. 2. Feel good about you   Friendship is not just about your connection with others, it’s about your understanding of yourself, too. According to the
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Salted caramel post workout smoothie

Change up your post-gym snack with this salted caramel smoothie by @silverspies. 3 heaped tbsp (approx. 30g) of natural whey protein (WPI or WPC) 2-3 medjool dates (depending on desired sweetness) 1/8 tsp pink Himalayan salt 1 large frozen banana ¼ tsp cinnamon 1 cup rice milk Simply place all ingredients into a blender & blend until smooth and creamy. Pour and enjoy. NEXT: Choc chip banana protein ice cream… yum! The post Salted caramel post workout smoothie appeared first on Women's Health and Fitness. Guest

10 anti-ageing tips from the pros

We asked some of Australia’s top dermatology pros for their top anti-ageing tips. Dr Philippa McCaffery, Cosmetic Physician, Clearskincare Clinics Unfortunately, the majority of anti-ageing products currently on the market do not contain ingredients that can change the appearance of the skin or if they do, the concentration is often too low to make a difference. When choosing products, make sure you look out for key ingredients – vitamin A is number one, Vitamin C is number two, followed by AHAs like glycolic and lactic acid and copper peptide serums. The number-one must-have anti-ageing product is vitamin A, either in
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