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6 ways to step out of your comfort zone

Want to change your life? It’s time to step out of your comfort zone and take action! 1. Give yourself an incentive Rather than punish yourself by denying yourself every element that makes up your comfort zone (say a Mars bar while you wait for the kids to finish footy training), choose a healthier substitute and view it as a reward. Be curious about what it can add to your…


11 reasons to lose weight

  Struggling to lose weight? Here are 11 reasons to drop a dress size. The pros of weight loss extend far beyond being able to flaunt your new look in skin-tight jeans. Think: Glowing skin Relief from arthritis Improved moods Better memory Improved sleeping patterns Decreased risk of type 2 diabetes Lower risk of dementia Depression prevention Improved breathing Lower cholesterol levels Increased libido The cons? You might have to…


Prone extension

This Pilates exercise counteracts the affects of sitting at a desk all day by balancing the spine with extension. Target: The spine, upper back, core and arms How to 1. Lay on your stomach with the feet hip-distance apart. Have the arms in front of you with the hands on the ring and the head relaxed down  2. Exhale and press the ring down, lifting into extension of the spine….


Green smoothie recipe

Looking for healthy smoothie recipes to kick-start the new year? This green smoothie is loaded with antioxidants and vitamins. Ingredients » Handful of spinach» Handful of strawberries» 1 pear » 1 banana» 1 scoop organic vanilla protein powder» 1 cup green tea (prepared as you would a cuppa) What you’ll doThrow all ingredients into a blender and press go. Pour into your favourite vessel – a Mason jar adds a nice…


Omnilux anti-ageing treatment

Omnilux is an anti-ageing skin treatment that stimulates collagen and encourages healing.   What is Omnilux? A light therapy device that uses red LED light at specific wavelengths to stimulate collagen and act as a non-invasive anti-inflammatory agent. While most anti-ageing treatments purposely damage the skin to encourage the process of healing, Omnilux causes no thermal damage.  What to expect? After a good cleanse, an intensely bright lamp sits over…


Holly Barker’s cover model secrets

Find out how to be a cover model with Holly Barker’s top tips! Exercise secrets Yoga has helped with all aspects of my fitness regime.  Implementing three to four sessions a week as a complement to my weight lifting has helped me get more out of my workouts. I am able to reach deeper into an exercise and perform exercises with proper form and function with minimal risk of injury….


6 fitness models reveal their diet secrets

We asked 6 fitness models to share their diet secrets. Prepare to be pleasantly surprised. Andrea Albright’s diet secrets My number one weight loss secret is my trademarked phrase, Count Chemicals, Not Calories!™.This will the stop calorie-counting obsession that the diet industry has brainwashed us into believing. One of the biggest changes in my diet, and subsequently my body, was changing from a low-fat to a relatively high-fat diet. I…


How to do 20 consecutive push-ups

Learn how to do 20 push-ups with our six-week challenge! When we say push-ups, we’re talking about full-blown-on-your toes-male-style push-ups; ’cause if the guys can do it, why can’t we? “Knee push-ups have a shorter range of motion than when up on your toes, and the amount of resistance is reduced as you don’t have to push the weight of your lower legs,” athletic conditioning specialist Paul Bevan (optimumlifestyle.com.au) says….


5 steps to changing your taste buds

Is it possible to change your taste buds and learn to like healthy foods? The answer is a resounding YES. First up, identify which kind of taster you are: HYPOTASTERYou love…foods with strong flavours like chilli or pepper? Do you add lashings of salad dressing when others would find it to tart? HYPERTASTERYou love… subtle, simple flavours and moderate textures – you’re not the one sucking down slimy oysters. Step…


4 ways to protect your face from the sun

Sun damage is the number-one cause of visible ageing. SPF isn’t enough! Protect your skin with antioxidant serums, pigment blocker, sunscreen and make-up.   How to maximise your protection With sun damage the number-one cause of visible ageing, the beauty biz is in hyperdrive developing ways to strengthen the body’s own defences. These non-traditional layers may be the next best thing to the fountain of youth. Growing up in Australia,…