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Exercise success is also in the mind!

Exercise success is also in the mind!

Good, solid training is the key to getting fit, but the way you think, your approach and ultimately your mindset can also make a huge difference. Your thoughts are powerful and can influence your actions and your feelings; a strong tool that can be used to leverage a more dynamic lifestyle and to initiate fitness workouts that could change not just your body but your whole being.

Healthy alternatives for carb-lovers!

Healthy alternatives for carb-lovers!

Are you a real carb-lover? Do you crave carbs and find it difficult to imagine a diet without them? No fear. While there are diet trends that suggest cutting carbs out completely can help you slim down it may be a case of cutting down and finding some healthy alternatives instead.

World record women!

World record women!

Sisters are doing it for themselves…and the rest! When it comes to athletics there is way more interest in the sporting prowess of women than there perhaps used to be. You don’t need to look far to find inspirational women who have focused on practicing their athletic skills and really achieved their goals.

Power up with strength training apps!

Power up with strength training apps!

It’s one thing to keep fit and to lead a healthy lifestyle, but it’s quite another to train to with the aim of improving fitness in a specific way or to ensure a particular result. Take strength training for example, you may want to increase muscle power building any bulk; you might want to concentrate of bodybuilding as opposed to strengthening up your core muscles; or you may even want to build muscles so that you can burn fat more effectively and slim down.

FIT TIP

FIT TIP

F.I.T. Tip: Just move. You may be a little sore and tired this week, but be sure to make it to every workout! It’s not always about performing at 110%. The goal during Brik is to get in the habit of moving EVERY DAY. A double day can even mean taking a walk after dinner.

Heavyweight Xtreme Eating dishes 2014!

Heavyweight Xtreme Eating dishes 2014!

Every year, a number of restaurants are revealed as the ‘winners’ of the Xtreme Eating Award; with high calorie meals that are often shockingly high in fat, salt and sugar. This year’s shocker is a brunch dish that’s nearly 3,000 calories! And each year the indulgence-factor seems to be getting higher and higher.

Be a health superheroine!

Be a health superheroine!

Do you enjoy marveling at the exciting exploits of superheroines on the big screen as these female forces champion all that is good in the world? Most women probably don’t make any real comparisons between Wonder Woman and themselves but you can be the star of your own life and a real inspiration to others by leading a fit and healthy life.

7 Inspirational fitness thoughts!

7 Inspirational fitness thoughts!

Even if you absolutely love everything to do with keeping fit and working out, everybody needs a touch of inspiration to fuel their motivation levels. What gets you going and what keeps you going? Or are you still stuck in the stalls planning ahead but never quite starting? Whether you feel you can’t, have come to a standstill on a fitness plateau or are lacking the gumption in the first place, you need to feel inspired!

The best fitness motivation you can find is to set goals and follow a clear strategy which is manageable, achievable and enjoyable.

Add an appetizing twist to salads!

Add an appetizing twist to salads!

To dismiss salads as a serving of limp lettuce with a few tomato wedges and rounds of cucumber thrown in, is to underestimate what can be an appetizingly delicious meal. With the right ingredients and a sprinkling of culinary creativity you can transform a boring side into a magnificent, healthy main and change your eating habits as well as your lifestyle for the better.

Stress and fatty foods slow women down!

Stress and fatty foods slow women down!

Is stress making some women overweight? According to a recent study it could be. As if the fact that some foods make you put on weight isn’t bad enough, now a new study suggests that stress can potentially exacerbate the effect of high-fat foods on women’s bodies by slowing down metabolism and, as a result, speeding up weight-gain.