Healthy habits

  • Health tips for World Diabetes Day

    Each year on November 14 the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) seek to promote the theme of ‘education and prevention’ on World Diabetes Day. A huge concern for the modern generation...

  • The best time to exercise

    So, this is it: this time you're determined to exercise, and determined to make it count. After all, exercise is good for your figure and, even more important, it's good...

  • Getting your figure back after the summer

    Even if you spent the run-up to the summer focused on your personal 'operation bikini', the chances are you've returned to the fray only to find you've brought back a...

  • Skating: wheely good exercise!

    The summer's beginning to wind down, but there should still be time to get in some outdoor exercise, and skating – with either in-line or quad skates – is both...

  • Feed your hair

    Most experts agree that hair grows best when we follow a healthy diet. Quite simply, healthy eating is good not just for our bodily health, but also for our hair...

  • The basics of a healthy diet

    Good health is the foundation of beauty, and a healthy diet is the foundation of good health. By watching our diet to ensure it includes certain foods, we can make...

  • Getting the kids to eat more fruit

    Fresh fruit offers one of the most delicious and refreshing forms of sweetness to be found, loaded with vitamins, fibre and natural raw sugars. Sadly though, given the choice, all...

  • Weight loss know-how

    Diets and weight-loss are big business, and all of a sudden this nutrition plan or that fitness-and-health regime becomes the focus of media attention. For those of us who seem...
  • Fitness for feet

    With summer coming, it's time to discard heavy boots and thick socks and tights and find your feet again. Here are some exercises to help get those toes and tootsies...
  • A question of constancy

    When we talk about an exercise routine we tend to focus on the word 'exercise' rather than on 'routine'. But it's precisely the routine element – i.e. the regularity and...
  • Do it right: dieting

    There's still some time to go before summer is with us and we want to flaunt our figures in strappy tops and swimsuits. But, as the days get longer and...
  • Three keys to combat stress

    Did you know that stress can add years to your complexion? Tension and worry provoke a veritable avalanche of free radicals, as well as generating natural irritants that cause damage...
  • Eating after exercise

    However often you go to the gym, and however religiously you follow through the exercise routines, if you want the calories you eat to be converted into energy and not...
  • Say goodbye to that bloated belly!

    Most of us have suffered with bloating and are familiar with those times when it's a swollen stomach rather than extra kilos that make our waistbands tighter than usual. The...
  • Eating for energy

    Spring is in the air, and as we look forward to longer, brighter days, most of us notice that our energy levels start to pick up and we begin to...
  • So you want to gain weight?

    When people talk about having weight problems, we almost always assume they're talking about being overweight; we forget that there are some people who actually have difficulty putting weight on...
  • The time is right... to start a diet

    Dieting is tough enough at any time, so don't make it even harder for yourself by choosing a particularly difficult time to start. Whatever form of diet you choose, once...