Kickstart your Fitness

New year is about to come and many of us will be reevaluating our lifestyles and wanting to make healthy changes.  But sometimes we can have a goal in mind but not know where to start. When beginning a journey to health and fitness it’s important to start where you are and take baby steps ….

6 Secrets To Get Fit After Baby

The tried and tested way to get rid of that mummy tummy once and for all and regain your shape after pregnancy. Discover my 6 secrets to fit after baby. There is no doubt – having children causes some drastic changes to our bodies.  It can be empowering whilst pregnant but then quite disappointing once ….

The Best Elliptical Machine

Why is the elliptical trainer always the most popular equipment in the gym? It builds cardiovascular fitness and muscle strength, yet it’s gentle on your joints. And it’s easy to use for everyone! Running, walking and stair-climbing are all effective cardiovascular exercises. An elliptical trainer simulates those  activities, but in the comfort of a gym ….

Elliptical Vs Treadmill for Cardio – Which is Better?

When you walk into most gyms and health clubs these days, you’ll notice all of the different types of weight training equipment and cardio machines to help get you looking trim, toned, and terrific. When it comes to cardio equipment, the traditional treadmill has a rival in Elliptical trainers. In fact it’s now common to ….

How To Deal With Being Overweight

Thin may be in but fat is where it’s at – I read this on a chubby young woman’s t-shirt years ago and have always remembered it. I saw it, and still do, as a rejection of the moaning that goes on over how we look in this society. It made me smile – widely. We do ….

Ninja 3-in-1 Cooking System Review

People prefer slow cookers mainly due to their ease of use. You just have to dump in the ingredients, choose between low and high for your cooking temp, set it and forget it. As a slow cooker, Ninja 3-in-1 cooking system still boasts of all those familiar preset controls on other appliances, but it’s also ….

5 Tips to Save Time in the Kitchen

Real Food can be quite the undertaking. In fact, my husband and I soaked a huge batch of white beans in whey over night and we are boiling them now in our huge stock pot! This process alone can take up to one full day – which is a lot more time-consuming that just popping ….

8 Effective Fruit and Vegetable Recipes

Fruits are naturally sweet. Hence, when only fruits are used to make juices, they are quite tasty and drinkable. However, due to their high fructose content, they are not always healthy. Hence, many people resort to making juices out of vegetables only. While highly nutritious, these juices don’t taste good by themselves. Hence, many adults and children alike don’t enjoy ….

How to get the most out of Peppermint Essential Oil

Essential oils are getting popular, but I’m leery of outlandish claims. I myself have experienced some great benefits from using essential oils, yet I’m skeptical about some of the claims that many people make about them. I believe in honesty when it comes to natural remedies and am not likely to fall for gimmicks or ….

12 Baby Steps to Optimal Health

People are different. What works for one person may not work for the next. Some people (like myself) prefer to dive in head first, make changes right away and quit everything cold turkey. Others prefer the longer, slower approach. They like to dip their toes into the water first, then walk slowly into it and ….