Month: February 2019

Vital Proteins- How Collagen Levels Affect Your Skin’s Appearance

Collagen is a structural protein and is abundant in your body. Its responsible for building and maintaining your skin, muscles, and bones.

Collagen is present in various areas throughout your body. Did you know there are over 20 different kinds of collagen?

These proteins have a similar structure, but they serve a different purpose. Type II collagen’s found in your joints. It contributes to the production of cartilage. This type of collagen also forms components in the structure of your eye.

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How to Stick to a Workout Plan (and Avoid Burnout)

With the start of the new year, gyms around the world have experienced a surge
of new memberships—people who’ve decided to dig in their heels and finally take
control of their fitness. But as the months go on, gym attendance will wane and
diminish until next year’s resolutions.
So—why is it that so many people struggle to stick to their exercise plan? What
happens in the months that separate the initial excitement and the later concession to
resignation? Most importantly, is there a way to improve the chances for success with a
workout plan? The answer is a resounding YES!
Below are some of the most effective tips for turning your tentative plans into
concrete habits. Even if you’ve tried and failed before, there is hope. As you think about
the future of your fitness, incorporate these guidelines to ensure the greatest chances
for success.

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7 Tips to Become a More Positive Person

A quick glimpse at today’s headlines will quickly reveal what you probably already knew: division, hate, and intolerance are alive and well in our society. And the vitriol doesn’t end there— it often spills over into our social media in the form of sensationalized articles or belittling comments, and can even invade our workspace or circle of friends. Add to that the normal stressors and obstacles of life (relationships, personal development, finances, etc.) and the prospect of positivity quickly goes out the window. But there is an alternative. Just as negativity is a habit that can be reinforced until it take control of your emotional life, positivity is also a skill that can be learned and developed until it becomes your default reaction to life’s many trials. These seemingly simple steps—when practiced consistently—will help you to battle the negativity that prevails in today’s world and help you choose happiness and inner-peace.

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Fiber and Weight Loss: How Fiber Can Help You Lose Weight

Feeling like the pounds are starting to pile on? You aren’t alone, about 30% of Australian women aged 40 to 60 are obese, and another 30% are overweight but not yet obese. 

It doesn’t have to be this way. Have you considered that your intake of fibre and weight loss are related? You probably aren’t getting enough fibre, and that’s helping to sabotage your efforts. 

Keep reading for how eating the right amount of fibre can help you on your weight loss journey. 

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The Sunshine Vitamin- 6 Health Benefits of Vitamin D

Vitamin D is also known as ‘the sunshine vitamin’ because our bodies synthesize it when sunlight hits our skin. 

As little as 5-10 minutes of sun exposure on bare skin two or three times a week is enough for most people to produce enough vitamin D.

But, around 75 percent of Americans have a vitamin D deficiency. 

One reason is because vitamin D breaks down quickly so stores can run low in winter. And, it probably doesn’t help that the average American spends 93 percent of their time either indoors or in an enclosed vehicle. 

As a result, many people have to rely on supplements to ensure they get enough vitamin D. But, why is it so important?

Here we explain more about the many health benefits of vitamin D, as well as the best vitamin D supplements to take. 

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