Chicken noodle soup (gluten free)

This chicken noodle soup is gluten free, high in protein and low in salt. Ingredients 2 cups chicken stock 150g skinless chicken breast 100g dry buckwheat noodles ¼ cup shredded snow peas ½ cup shredded carrot ¼ cup bean shoots 1 tsp toasted sesame seeds   Method Heat the chicken stock in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to the boil and turn the heat to low. Add the chicken…

April 7, 2015
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Wide squat with weights

Want lean legs? Tone your inner thighs with wide squats. Classic but good to work those inner thighs and look great in any outfit. How to Take a weight that suits you and hold this in front of you near to your body, shoulders back, abs on. Feet wider than hip width so that you feel your inner thighs kick in and then bend your knees into a squat –…

April 6, 2015
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Anti-ageing ingredients that WORK

10 of the best anti-ageing ingredients for your skin. According to The Me Clinic aesthetic nurse Mike Clague, who founded Regenerate Skincare after more than a decade in cosmetic medicine, many commercial products contain insufficient amounts of key active ingredients to achieve the desired effect. The doses established as being effective in scientific studies are often greater than the thresholds permitted for over-the-counter sales, meaning some of the best stuff…

April 6, 2015
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6 yoga exercises for back pain

April 6, 2015

Suffer from low back pain? These yoga exercises will help stretch and release the lumbar spine, and help prevent lower back pain and tightness. Cobra pose This stretch targets full targets full extension of the spine, neck, shoulders and chest. How to With your hands placed underneath your shoulders, press into the floor and lift the chest. Remember to keep the abdominal muscles switched on with this stretch to avoid…

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Adho Mukha Sukhasana – 
Downward facing comfortable pose

  This yoga pose opens the hips, inner thighs and stretches the whole back of the body. Forward folds compress/massage the abdominal organs, which can be good for assisting digestion. On a subtle level, forward folds are a great way to facilitate a sense of quiet, calm and relaxation and can therefore lower blood pressure, help fatigue and relieve tension headaches. How to Placing both sit bones evenly on the floor,…

April 6, 2015
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Calamari and roasted capsicum salad

Looking for healthy salad ideas? We love this calamari and roasted capsicum salad. Ingredients (serves 1) 1 red capsicum 1 calamari/squid tube, sliced 1 clove garlic, thinly sliced ½ lemon, juiced 2 handfuls rocket Olive oil and balsamic vinegar Spray olive oil   Method Cut the capsicum into quarters and de-seed. Place the red capsicum on a tray in a preheated oven at 180°C and cook for approximately 10 minutes…

April 6, 2015
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Pesto pasta with spinach, pumpkin and fetta

A healthy pasta recipe made with spinach, pumpkin and fetta. Ingredients (serves 2) 100g fettucini pasta Half jap pumpkin 100g of low fat fetta  Handful of spinach leaves 1 tsp olive oil   Method Cook fettucini in heated, salted water until al denté (see cooking tip). Drain and set aside. Dice pumpkin and fetta, and clean spinach thoroughly. Heat saucepan, add olive oil and sauté off pumpkin. Once pumpkin is…

April 5, 2015
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2 ways to increase brown fat cells

Brown fat cells burn fat at a higher rate They’re the hot ticket in warding off weight gain, but is there a formula for making brown fat cells? Yes, according to recent research. 1. Exposure to cold could cause adults to generate new brown fat cells, according to research reported in journal Nature Medicine. Unlike ubiquitous white fat cells, which lounge around storing fat, rarer brown ones burn fat at…

April 5, 2015
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U pose

Boost your core muscles with the U Pose. Nikki Fogden-Moore demonstrates. You don’t have to have perfectly straight legs for this one. But you do need to ensure you are not leaning back onto the lower back or bringing your knees into your chest. Sit and lift up your feet to the sky. Bring your upper body into a V position and hold there as long as you can. Beginner…

April 5, 2015
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