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The Benefits of Biofeedback

EEG Biofeedback (also known as Neurofeedback) is extensively and successfully applied to help people, among other things, achieve calm and focus, improve mood, mental state and productivity, and even relationships. This is according to occupational therapist and Bio/Neurofeedback practitioner Megan Hofhuis, who is also affiliated to Akeso clinic Kenilworth. “Biofeedback is the process of giving you information (feedback) about what ...

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Take a Pre-Emptive Strike Against Colds and Flu

Being sick is never fun, especially when you need to look after the rest of the family as well. A pre-emptive strike against colds and flu is therefore necessary for a less stressful flu season, and getting the whole family involved is a must. “When cold and flu season is around the corner we tend to stock up on everything ...

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How to Pick the Perfect Personal Training Course

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So you want to become a personal trainer? Congratulations! You’ve taken the first step to becoming part of one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. The next challenge, says Lisa Schneider: managing director of Trifocus Fitness Academy, is to decide on what is the perfect personal training course for you. “Here’s how we advise students and prospective students how ...

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Give Your Immune System A Vital Boost

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As healthcare becomes increasingly expensive, prevention is the way forward for many consumers. And, with winter around the corner, now is the time to make sure your body has the support it needs to combat winter ailments. The immune system involves a complex system of cells that are distributed throughout your body, explains Andrea du Plessis, nutritional expert at Vital ...

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5 Ways to Stop Winter Snacking

Whenever a craving hits it’s said you should grab a cold glass of water. Yeah – that’s not going to cut it on cold winter days. Try these tips to help you cut down on the winter snacks… #1 – Fill up on fibre Extensive research has shown that people with fibre-rich diets tend to carry less fat and have ...

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Low Iron May Be Causing “Exhaustion Epidemic”

Iron deficiency may be one of the reasons behind an “exhaustion epidemic” in which up to four out of five women complain of extreme tiredness, according to reports. Chronic tiredness has become such a common complaint, in fact, that doctors in the UK have named the condition TATT – Tired All The Time Syndrome. According to the World Health Organisation ...

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EMS Training Caters To People Of All Ages

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The view that the quest for fitness is best left to the young is, sadly, one held by many of those who have passed what they perceive to be their prime.

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4 Ways to Improve Your BMI

Your Body Mass Index (BMI) is a useful indicator of your health, and could even alert you and your medical practitioner to any serious illnesses or diseases before it’s too late. It’s important to keep track of your BMI on a regular basis. BMI is used to determine your ideal weight for your height, but fails to take your body’s ...

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2017 Fitness Trends From FIBO

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FIBO 2017, the leading international trade fair for fitness, wellness and health, held in Cologne recently highlighted a number of key industry trends. Gerry Gerhardt, head of the Bodytec® Training Academy, who attended the expo, reports on the top trends evident this year at FIBO, where over 1,000 exhibitors from 49 nations, and 150,000 visitors gathered. Trend #1 “Muscle Stimulation”: ...

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2 Weeks to Improved Glucose Metabolism with HIIT

In our on-going fight against obesity-related lifestyle disease, particularly type 2 diabetes, it seems we have two effective approaches at our disposal. The first is our diet, where a low-carb, high-fat approach tends to yields the best results, with positive benefits also witnessed with intermittent fasting. However, new research also reveals that high-intensity interval training (HIIT) increases glucose metabolism in ...

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