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Toning the tummy is one of the biggest concerns most people have. Most people do it wrong. Here is a plan that will get really good results. Despite all the gimmicks and machines out there - 4 of the best tummy exercises of all time are 1) Ab bicycle (lie on floor and curl up bringing opposite elbow to opposite knee) 2) Vertical curl (lie on floor legs straight up in air and curl up to touch your toes) 3) Vacuums (lie on floor and suck in your belly button and hold for 3 seconds)  4) The Ab Wheel (a wheel with handles that you roll out in front of your body for an amazing tummy workout). Google each… Read more

It’s a war and nothing less and it begins especially from the age of 30 on! The wrinkling skin, the sagging, the stretch marks, the stiff joints, the aches and pains – the aging!! The causes are many including declining hormone levels, stress, processed foods, alcohol and wear and tear. However, the good news is that the rate of decline is very much in your control. You can significantly slow down the aging process, much more than you could ever have imagined.

The real miracle against anti-aging is in the foods that you eat. This is because you eat at least 3 times a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year… Read more

Self esteem and confidence can very quickly improve with just small improvements in weight and shape. Once you know that you are moving in the right direction (even slowly) it greatly helps how you feel about yourself. Here are the critical steps to get enough motivation to start to do something:

1) Plan – a WRITTEN plan is the foundation of all motivation – get out 1 page today and plan what you are going to do!

2) Goals – on this page write out EXACTLY what you would like to achieve. Don’t use vague statements like ‘I want to lose weight’, you need to be very specific… Read more

Q. Should I take some supplements? Some people tell me I don’t need them.

A. My answer to this is a definite YES, but select ones that you truly need and avoid taking excesses of any supplements. True in an ideal World be would not need any supplements because we would get all we need from our food intake. But how many of us consistently eat this well?

There are currently too many factors affecting the possibility of us getting all the nutrition we need from food, direct factors like processing, cooking, storage and pesticide, then add lifestyle factors like stress, smoking, alcohol, over medication… Read more

Q. Can you ever get rid of thunder thighs?

A. The root cause of thunder thighs is metabolism hormone imbalance in the body, so the best results for these areas will come from a plan that addresses these imbalances through food and nutritional supplements. However increasing the fibre in your diet and reducing your intake of spicy food – Curries, Other Chinese dishes, Thai food etc. is very very helpful as this improves hormone balance in these areas. From an exercise perspective toning is important but go for higher repetitions (about 20) and lower resistance and avoid too many hip/thigh exercises… Read more

Please don’t fall into the mistake of confusing ‘activity’ with ‘exercise’. There is a huge difference between the two and knowing the difference is vital to your health and future well being.

Being ‘active’ is great and has many benefits, but the critical weight loss and health benefits only come from ‘exercise’. Exercise essentially means getting breathless and staying breathless for at least 30 minutes or longer at least 3 times a week! It requires ‘brisk’ movement. It is only at this level that you will get any noticeable weight loss benefits and the critical health… Read more

It is scientific fact that you must create a deficit of 3500 calories to lose 1lb of real weight. Now if you stop and think about that figure it can transform your understanding of and achievement in weight loss for a number of reasons.

To lose 2lbs a week would require a deficit of 7,000 calories and 3 lbs a week a deficit of 10,500 calories. Now consider that the average person will burn about 500 calories in a 1 hour brisk aerobic workout. If you were to do this 4 times (a realistic amount for most people), that would be 2,000 calories per week.

Now add to this the savings you can make from food. For most people… Read more

Recently I wrote about how just 2 techniques – Positive Public Pressure and Putting Enjoyment into your activity – could be all that you need to get and stay motivated for weight loss. I covered Positive Public Pressure in detail, so now will focus on how to put enjoyment into your goal activity.

The idea of going on a diet and exercising for weight loss may not appeal to you at all. Ideally to make it easier you should stop and think and choose a diet and exercise that you will enjoy the most. Of course the critical thing is that the diet and exercise you choose is safe and effective for weight loss. There… Read more

80% of depression cases are connected to the poor performance of body organs/systems other than the brain e.g. low thyroid function, poor digestive system or exhausted adrenal glands. So in treating depression make sure to get to the root cause for the fastest and best results!

Your liver is one of the hardest working organs of your body with at least 500 key functions. It works 24/7 filtering all the junk that enters our body via food, medicines, alcohol, cosmetics and the environment. The herb ‘milk thistle’ is World famous for its ability to help liver function and help repair the damage … Read more

Even one glass of wine can greatly alter your hormone levels especially in women! Yes, depending on your hormone balance for some people just one glass can tip their hormones out of balance. So if you are a regular wine drinker (one or two glasses every evening) you need to seriously consider this!

The best time to exercise is early in the day if possible. By exercising early you not only maximize the benefits of the elevated metabolic rate that you get immediately after exercise but you tend to be a lot more active throughout the day burning even more calories!

Too much salt can build up your stomach … Read more