Jess Sepel’s FebFast tips

February 1, 2016

We chat to clinical nutritionist Jess Sepel on how to stay on track this FebFast – are you up for the challenge?   The festive season is over, the January hangover has slowly subsided and it’s time to rekindle the healthy routine you’ve been avoiding so far in 2016. Lacking motivation? The annual Febfast event encourages a month-long pause from alcohol and sugar, while raising money for underprivileged youth. Enter…

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A day in the life of Emily Skye

January 27, 2016

We chat to our January cover model, Emily Skye about what she loves about exercising, how she relaxes and a day in her shoes.   MOVE I love how exercising makes me feel – mentally and physically. When you reach a point where you’re happy with your fitness level, you can just maintain it, which is a lot easier than when you’re starting. I encourage people to think of this…

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How to reduce fluid retention

  Do you suffer from bloating and puffiness? Fluid retention could be the culprit and here’s how you can naturally prevent it. According to naturopath Rebekah Russell from Blackmores Australia, the following may help reduce fluid retention: Dandelion leaf: This has been used traditionally for hundreds of years for its diuretic action. It can be enjoyed as a tea. Vitamin B6: This may help relieve fluid retention and other symptoms…

January 13, 2016
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Combat workplace stress

  Prevent workplace stress with these simple tactics. Take active breaks from work or niggling problems to let your brain get its stuff together. Try getting up and walking away from the site of the problem; you may just have an ‘aha’ moment. Fix your posture. Standing tall can boost confidence and tell colleagues you’re on your game. Curate facial expressions – not so much to send a message to…

January 12, 2016
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7 tips for workout success

WH&F head trainer Nikki Fogden-Moore shares her tips for workout success. 1.    Find exercises you love2.    Mix up the order of things3.    Take your gym outdoors4.    Bring a friend and put an interval timer on your phone5.    Pump up the sounds6.    Be grateful that you’re able to plan and create the body and the life you want. Gratitude for where you are at now is integral to getting to where…

January 5, 2016
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How to apply flawless foundation

Get the perfect summer glow with make up artist Rachel Wood tips for flawless foundation. 1. Maintain moisture “Your foundation will go on so much better if your skin is thoroughly hydrated with the appropriate moisturiser for your skin type – if your skin is well balanced then it won’t be trying to suck up the moisture from your foundation.” 2. Primer “A good primer will even out tone and…

January 2, 2016
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How to eat like a female fitness model

 For 30-year-old fitness model, Emily Skye, it used to be about getting skinny and slaving away on the cardio machines. It then became all about nourishing her body to becoming strong, working out and becoming healthy. Her food philosophy Don’t diet – instead just make clean eating part of your lifestyle. Learn as much as you can about healthy food and find foods that you really enjoy eating so that…

December 28, 2015
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What’s the difference between BB cream and CC cream?

    Confused about the latest beauty balms and colour correcting products? We’ve got the lowdown.. BB cream “BB stands for ‘beauty balm’ – they’re meant to be time-saving products that combine colour, moisture, treatment ingredients, and sun protection in one product,” says Bryan Barron, research and content director at Paula’s Choice Skincare.  CC cream “CC isn’t as firmly defined, but typically stands for ‘colour and correct’; think of them as…

October 14, 2015
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The amazing ‘mind–gut connection’

The two-way convo between your head and gut might be the answer to both mental and bodily health problems. The directive to ‘go with your gut’ is more than a throwaway line from pseudo-science. Frances Dalton, a nutritionist and medical advisor for the MINDD Foundation, which promotes mind-body approaches in healthcare, says the gut is being recognised as the second brain. Your second brain “There are millions of nerve cells…

September 2, 2015
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The Pill: a word of warning about overseas travel

  Travel can seriously mess with key mechanisms of oral contraceptives such as The Pill, rendering travellers susceptible to unplanned pregnancy. The most direct way they fail is through malabsorption due to travel maladies that induce diarrhoea or vomiting. Antimalarial doxycycline and high doses of vitamin C found in some jet lag pills can also inhibit the pill’s efficacy. Less directly, the time zone changes in long-haul travel can throw…

August 12, 2015
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