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Do You Really Need To Be Told How To Boost Your Health in 2014

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Do You Really Need To Be Told How To Boost Your Health in 2014? Wendy Mason  is a Career Coach and Life Coach helping you find fresh perspectives on life and your career This is the time of year when websites and magazines offering advice on becoming healthy abound.  But let us be really honest here, most people know what is needed already.  You and I know that really there are no magic short-cuts or secret keys to being healthy. Buying all the diet books and reading articles about exercise won't do it for you! You (and I) need to put into practice what we already know.   We know that we should; Check our weight Drink less alcohol and more water Eat less salt and fat Exercise regularly Eat more fruit and veg Keep stress in check Improve our sleep If you are still smoking, then get help. If you are sexually active outside of a stable relationship, get a sexual health check. If you notice a small change, like a lump, changes to a mole, or unexplain

Healthy Living: Shut Up and Squat.

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Healthy Living: Shut Up and Squat. Today's post is from contributor - Natasha Gelder. Natasha is a full time Literature student based in Leeds who is juggling the quests for higher education, money and rock hard abs. She believes exercising is a vital part of a healthy, balanced lifestyle and should not be seen as a chore .  You can find her blog here  http://natashajadegelder.wordpress.com/ From the outset, it may seem strange that I am choosing to write an entire article solely on squats.  After all, you may be thinking, it is just one exercise. The squat is not just one exercise; it is the exercise of all exercises. If you want to see impressive results in a short space of time then you cannot afford to miss squats out of your exercise routine. Squats help to build muscle all over your body; they actually create an anabolic environment which means that they contribute to a person’s ability to build muscle everywhere and not just in your lower half. Although they h

Healthy Living: Staying On Track

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Healthy Living: Staying On Track Today's post is from contributor - Natasha Gelder. Natasha is a full time Literature student based in Leeds who is juggling the quests for higher education, money and rock hard abs. She believes exercising is a vital part of a healthy, balanced lifestyle and should not be seen as a chore .  You can find her blog here  http://natashajadegelder.wordpress.com/ Many of us make plans or promises that we end up breaking because something unexpected turns up in our daily lives that we need to deal with. If we have a list of things that we need to do, it is often the ‘go to the gym’ section of the list that gets cast aside as we opt for tasks such as ‘do the weekly food shop’. Our good intentions often get pushed aside for things deemed as more useful. But what is possibly more useful to you than your health? You need to make time for it. You need to stop letting other things get in the way of your workouts. Set time aside specifically for them, i

Healthy Living: Some Minor Food Swaps That Will Make a Difference

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Healthy Living: Some Minor Food Swaps That Will Make a Difference Today's post is from contributor - Natasha Gelder. Natasha is a full time Literature student based in Leeds who is juggling the quests for higher education, money and rock hard abs. She believes exercising is a vital part of a healthy, balanced lifestyle and should not be seen as a chore .  You can find her blog here  http://natashajadegelder.wordpress.com/ If you think that you live a pretty healthy lifestyle but seem to be gaining a few pounds that you can’t quite explain then why not try just a few minor alterations to your daily diet? This could be enough to enable you to lose inches off your waistline without even really trying; swapping a few of your everyday food staples for healthier options is enough to get you looking and feeling better in as little as a week. If you are consuming a lot of alcohol then you are also consuming a lot of empty calories. Some people find excessive drinking causes

Healthy Living - Fuelling Your Body

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Healthy Living - Fuelling Your Body Today's post is from contributor - Natasha Gelder. ;Natasha is a full time Literature student based in Leeds who is juggling the quests for higher education, money and rock hard abs. She believes exercising is a vital part of a healthy, balanced lifestyle and should not be seen as a chore. Over the last few weeks I have been writing articles focusing on exercise, this week, however, I am going to focus on nutrition and how to fuel your body properly in order to get the most from your work outs and just feel good in general. I don’t need to lecture you on how important diet is when it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, it is obvious. If you want to lose weight then crash dieting is not the answer, yes you may lose weight initially but this will just be water weight and muscle mass that you are losing. You will hit a point where your body goes into starvation mode and as soon as you begin eating normally again you will regai

Raw Food Recipe - Zucchini Pasta with Marinara Sauce - A Raw Diet & Raw Recipe

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Raw Food Recipe - Zucchini Pasta with Marinara Sauce  Raw food author and chef Jennifer Cornbleet shows you how to make a quick, easy and delicious gluten-free raw pasta out of zucchini, which is topped with raw marinara sauce. From her DVD, Raw Food Made Easy - see below video to purchase. For UK Readers For US Readers Wendy Mason is a career coach.  She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  Before working as a coach, Wendy had a long career in both the public and private sectors in general management and consultancy as well as spells in HR.  She now divides her time between coaching and writing. You can contact Wendy at  wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com  and find out more at  http://wisewolfcoaching.com Related articles How to Deal with a Flirtatious Coworker! Inspiring Quotes on Courage Are you shy? Learn how to make friends in new situations. How to get more women on Boards starting with the

Food and a New Philosophy

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A    I ’ve always had a problem with food!   Most of my family have had connections with the land in the past.   Unfortunately my physique, and my taste in food, seems very much more suited to hard physical labour in all weathers in the great outdoors, rather than the sedentary existence I lead now. Even when I am racing around Central London going to meetings, I don’t seem t o use up the energy my appetite seems to want me to consume.  My rather gentle approach to exercise doesn’t help.  It really should be a lot more than walking to the station a few times a week. So I’ve made a decision. I am going to develop a philosophy of eating that treats it almost as  meditation .    In future I shall take much more time to relish what I eat.   I shall work towards having as varied as diet as possible.   And each thing I eat will be the object of my contemplation.   I shall think in detail about what it is and where it comes from.   I shall honour those who have grown or raised it a