Give Up Your Morning Coffee and Choose Lemon Water

Three in four Aussies always start their day with a cup of piping hot coffee. More than a quarter of these Aussies consume more than 3 cups of coffee every day especially those who love taking instant coffee rather than brewed. But with all that jitteriness, heart palpitations, restlessness, and even stomach upset that are associated with coffee-drinking, it’s about time to ditch the black morning drink in favour of something more refreshing and definitely healthier – lemon water. Here’s why you’re better off starting your day with a glass…

The Best Homemade Smoothies to Enjoy This Summer

There’s no better way to beat the scorching Australian summer heat than with a tall glass of the most refreshing smoothies. And while you can always expect your favourite beverage counter to give you one spectacular drink after another, you’ll do a lot better making your own right at home. You’ll have better control of the ingredients, adjust the taste accordingly, and will never pay a fortune for a glass. Best of all, you’ll be sharing these homemade smoothies with everyone else in the family. Here are some of the…

How Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Can Help Treat Sports Hernia

Sports Hernia and What Causes It Sports hernia is a core muscle injury that affects the lower abdomen and the groin. Professional athletes who engage in high-intensity sports are particularly vulnerable to this type of injury. It is also common among recreational athletes, as well as those who engage in high school or college sports. Male athletes are more vulnerable to this type of injury more than female athletes. This injury is caused by making sudden and repetitive pelvic and hip movements, such as kicking, pivoting, or twisting. Sports hernia…

How Bodyweight Exercises Can Help You Stay Fit?

This is a guest post by Ellian. General fitness has become an integral part of our lives. Since many people have been taking interest in health and fitness, hitting the gym has become the norm. This is why the use of various exercising techniques and devices are getting popular. For those who want to build lean muscles and shed some fat layers, experts suggest them to embark a high protein and low carb diet together with workouts. But, what if an individual merely visits training sessions? How can he stay…

5 Running Tips to Avoid Leg Pain

Running a marathon is not for the fainthearted. The task appears easy, but only to find out it is as painstaking and exhaustive an exercise. Sometimes, you even experience injuries like sprains, fractures, or even simple leg pains. While most often injuries happen due to external factors, unforeseen and circumstantial, some cases are attributed to internal factors like incorrect running posture or lack of warmup. Here are 5 running tips that will help save yourself from intolerable leg pain: Stretch Stretching is necessary. Yet this is not to say that…

Sun and Sand Season: 3 Tips to Protect Your Skin from the Harmful UV Rays

Summer fun has begun all over Australia. And as Aussies and other folks flock the beaches, the incidence of sun exposure-related skin damage has officially begun. It doesn’t have to be this way, however. With all the knowledge and technologies we have today, it is now a lot easier to protect your skin against the damaging effects of the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Here are 3 tips to help you make the most of the sun and sand season. Use an Appropriate Sunscreen One of the most effective ways to protect…

7 Amazing Ways to Build A Healthy Workplace

This is a guest post by Hannah Tay. The workplace is the place where workers stay most part of their day. With no doubt, its environment influences the attitude and personality of the workers. A stressful place of working will decrease the chances of a business to flourish and prosper. It will affect their health and increase non-attendance of the workers. On the flip side, workers will surely grow more in a positive and healthy working situation. They would love to come to a place where they feel comfortable, joyous…

Is Drinking More Than 8 Glasses Of Water A Day Good Or Bad?

With the temperatures going up and summer coming, it is important to keep yourself hydrated. The most popular saying is to drink 8 glasses a day, but is this really the rule? Would drinking more or less than that in a day be bad for your body? These questions may be simple but there is no answer that applies to everyone. Research has also come up with different recommendations. The fact is, how much water you need is dependent on several factors, like your health, your activities, and where you…