Just Walk: (aka Don’t Like Exercising? Then Just Walk – It’s The Best Form of Exercise Anyway!)

I don’t particularly enjoy exercising. What I like even less than exercising is exercising in a gym in the ‘comfort’ of an air-conditioned, enclosed place. You run for miles and go nowhere. No fresh air. No sun. And, if you watch the News while running, no empty space to relax your mind as well as your body. I nearly forgot to mention… it costs quite a lot of money too – especially when you stop going as regularly as you started off when you joined. By now, you probably feel too guilty to cancel your gym membership because, really, you … Read The Full Article …

Relaxation: Can’t Relax? Here Are 4 Tips To Help…

Finding it hard to relax? Relaxing should be the easiest thing in the world: take a break, do nothing or do something you enjoy and voila! Yet, I’m sure you know many people who never manage to relax. They don’t relax in the evening after work. They don’t relax at week-ends. They don’t even relax on holidays on a beautiful sandy beach. Hands up if it’s you? I have to admit I used to be like this. Work always came first. I cancelled many holidays because projects at work got priorities and when I finally managed to take some time … Read The Full Article …

Moderation: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Sides of Moderation

Moderation has become such a buzzword but… is it justified? “Everything in moderation” seems to be the key to a healthy life and solving obesity rates. Moderation in food habits. Moderation in drinking habits. Moderation in exercising habits. Why Is Moderation So Praised? Moderation is the holy grail of nutritionists for 2 main reasons: no excess and variety. If you remain moderate, you avoid excess. You pay attention to the size of your portions. Consequently, you won’t put your body under too much stress (alcohol, sport, sugar…). You’ll still have all of this, but in small quantities that should not … Read The Full Article …

Brain Training: Everyday Stretch Routine… For Your Brain

It’s not just our body that needs exercising, our brain needs it too. From the age of 20, we start losing neurons. By the age of 70, we’ve lost a tenth of what we were born with but, all is not lost, because neurons have extraordinary abilities. What Is A Neuron? Without turning this into a science class, let me give you some key information about neurons. Neurons are the building blocks of our nervous system. Most of them (100 billion) can be found in the brain but they are in our spine and nerves too. Neurons communicate information back … Read The Full Article …

Shinrin Yoku: Take A Bath… In A Forest: The Art of Shinrin-Yoku

Don’t worry, this bath won’t involve your taking your clothes off in the middle of the forest! Forest Bathing (or Shinrin-Yoku) is a fairly recent Japanese pastime being also discovered by the Western World.  What Is Shinrin-Yoku? All it is, is walking amidst nature in order to benefit from all the airborne chemicals released by plants. Plants have been found to emit phytoncides that stop them from rotting and being attacked by insects. These phytoncides also have a very beneficial effect on human beings. Many studies have been conducted about the benefits of walking in forests (and its use as … Read The Full Article …