My New Health Plan: Health, Fitness & Lifestyle

Exercises You Can Do at Home

One of the most common (mis)conceptions about improving your fitness is that it’s expensive. Everything seems to cost a lot of money, from gym memberships and boutique classes to sporting gears and smart trackers. However, you don’t actually need to have big budget to get fit. There are a lot of exercises that you can … Continue reading “Exercises You Can Do at Home”

Sports Drinks vs Water: Which One Should You Have?

When it comes to exercise, hydration is indeed important. However, is it truly necessary to stock up in sports drinks, or is water enough to quench your thirst? It is understood that when you exercise, you lose some body fluid through sweat. This is where sports drinks supposedly come in. They contain three important things: … Continue reading “Sports Drinks vs Water: Which One Should You Have?”

Here’s What Stopping Smoking Does to Your Health

Everyone knows smoking is unhealthy. Many smokers may think that since the damage has been done, they might as well carry on the bad habit. However, quitting can improve your health in quick and significant ways. Here’s what stopping smoking does to your body: Improving Blood Circulation Smoking increases your heart rate and blood pressure … Continue reading “Here’s What Stopping Smoking Does to Your Health”

Scale vs Non-Scale Victories: A Guide to Measuring Weight Progress

When it comes to achieving weight loss and improving fitness, there are many ways to measure progress, which can be divided into two categories: scale victory (SV) and non-scale victory (NSV). What are they, and how can you use them as an indicator of your health success? As the name suggests, SV is all about … Continue reading “Scale vs Non-Scale Victories: A Guide to Measuring Weight Progress”

Upcoming Running Events in Sydney

Running in the winter can be demotivating – the dropping temperatures, the frequent rain and the lack of sunshine can make it less appealing to put on your shoes and step outside. Signing up for an upcoming running event (or two) can definitely help boost your motivation and incentives to get back to training. Here … Continue reading “Upcoming Running Events in Sydney”

Where to Get Calcium and Vitamin D for Lactose-Intolerant People

It is common knowledge that dairy products are great for supporting bone health, thanks to their high levels of calcium and vitamin D. Calcium helps strengthen bones, support heart, muscle and nerve functions and prevent osteoporosis, while vitamin D assists in calcium absorption and reduces the risk of musculoskeletal conditions as well as multiple sclerosis … Continue reading “Where to Get Calcium and Vitamin D for Lactose-Intolerant People”

Jobs That Help You Exercise

The most common excuse that people always use to avoid working out is usually “I’m too busy” or “I’ve been at work all day, I don’t have the time”. But what if we’re able to kill two birds with one stone by finding a job that helps you exercise as well as giving us the … Continue reading “Jobs That Help You Exercise”

How Often Should You Exfoliate?

Exfoliating is an important part of facial skin care – it helps in unclogging pores, preventing blackheads and removing dead skin cells. Unfortunately, too much exfoliation can instead backfire. Over-exfoliation can irritate your skin and worsen dryness and patchy conditions, said Joshua Zeichner, director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital, … Continue reading “How Often Should You Exfoliate?”

1 in 10 People in the World Are Obese, Report Finds

More than 10 per cent of the world population is obese, according to a study in The New England Journal of Medicine. The study found that obesity rates have increased in the past three decades in 195 countries, with 2 billion out of 7.5 billion people in the world being overweight or obese. Overall, 603.7 … Continue reading “1 in 10 People in the World Are Obese, Report Finds”

How to Start Exercising

Everyone knows physical activity is good for your body and health. But if you, like many others, have not done any exercises since you can’t even remember, you’ve come to the right place. Starting to exercise is not the scary, unattainable goal it is often made out to be – with just a few simple … Continue reading “How to Start Exercising”