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  • Ask plenty yoga instructors why they don't advise you to do any inverted poses when you're on your menstrual cycle and they'll tell you two things. One, the natural flow of blood from your body is down and messing with that could mess with your body's energy. Two, it could cause endometriosis. This is a myth! You see , many people believe when blood flows out of the uterus where it should [continue reading]
    Published at 14 Aug. 2014 from Vanessa Jackson, Fsp Health in Yoga
  • Three simple changes in your life can significantly lower your risk of developing dementia. And taking control of them from an early age can have tremendous benefit for your brain health. Not only is it possible to take control of your brain health with these three factors, you can lower your risk of developing dementia too. True, there are factors you can't control, like age and [continue reading]
    Published at 14 Aug. 2014 from Vanessa Jackson, Fsp Health in Mental health
  • Your brain works in mysterious ways… Sometimes you need someone to tell you off to make you do better, but in other circumstances this doesn’t work and you need positive reinforcement to perform well. And it’s no different when it comes to weight loss. You see some people shut down when someone tells them they’re too heavy, while others might take this as the necessary step to do [continue reading]
    Published at 15 Aug. 2014 from Vanessa Jackson, Fsp Health in Weight-Loss
  • Do you sit behind a computer for most hours of the day? Even when you’re not working, do you stare blankly into the glowing screen? Have you become so good at typing you don’t even bother to look anywhere else while you’re at your desk? This is ruining your eye health! But before you quit your day job to save your eyes, there are some simple tricks to use to ensure your eyes [continue reading]
    Published at 15 Aug. 2014 from Vanessa Jackson, Fsp Health in Vision health
  • With all the social pressures to be skinny it’s no wonder 10 million women and 1 million men suffer from eating disorders. And if you’ve recently found out that one of your friends is struggling with one, you might not know what to do. While you want to “help” them, you might not be the right person to give them advice, but not saying anything might push them away. It’s a [continue reading]
    Published at 14 Aug. 2014 from Vanessa Jackson, Fsp Health in Mental health
  • When you’re overweight or obese you not only have the disadvantage that you’re too large to use standard gym equipment, you’re also not able to exercise the same way those with smaller bodies do. So trying to develop a fitness routine that suits you personally may be the most daunting task just because of these two aspects. And they’re likely to make you fail. But that was [continue reading]
    Published at 14 Aug. 2014 from Vanessa Jackson, Fsp Health in General Fitness
  • You know exercise balls are a big part of Pilates, but have you ever used one in your everyday fitness routine? If not, you really should, says personal trainer Julie Schoen. Not only do they provide more resistance because you’re pushing against something that gives in, using them in the right way can exercise every muscle in your body and give you a great workout. Here are three [continue reading]
    Published at 13 Aug. 2014 from Vanessa Jackson, Fsp Health in Functional Training
  • Your thyroid plays an important part in your energy levels and metabolism. And that’s why, when it doesn’t work properly you end up feeling listless most of the time and you’re likely to be overweight too. Even if your thyroid doesn’t work optimally but it isn’t enough to go on medication, you can do other things to get it to do what it’s there to do. And one of those ways [continue reading]
    Published at 13 Aug. 2014 from Vanessa Jackson, Fsp Health in Yoga
  • The weather is improving and it’s definitely getting warmer. And while it’s not quite shorts weather, it’s just around the corner! So start toning and shaping those legs so by the time the weather turns and you pull your favourite pair of Daisy Duke’s out of the cupboard there will be more than just the weather as a reason to wear them! Here are three great exercises to tone and [continue reading]
    Published at 12 Aug. 2014 from Vanessa Jackson, Fsp Health in General Fitness
  • Between 5% and 10% of young women suffer from polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), says the National Institutes of Health. And while it’s not usually a serious condition that’s life threatening, you’re probably most concerned about the fact you can’t have children, or that your risk of not being able to bare children is significant. But because there’s a link between PCOS [continue reading]
    Published at 12 Aug. 2014 from Vanessa Jackson, Fsp Health in Yoga
  • You don’t have to be super skinny to do yoga. Even though there’s that stigma that surrounds the exercise routine. How are you supposed to lose weight and get a stronger leaner body if you don’t do the same kind of exercises that help those ‘skinny-chicks’ maintain their figures. It obviously works right? And that’s why you should give it a go. You’ll have to make a few [continue reading]
    Published at 11 Aug. 2014 from Vanessa Jackson, Fsp Health in Yoga
  • Yoga is an awesome exercise to include into your fitness routine and you can literally do it anywhere. That’s right! You don’t have to drag yourself and your yoga mat to classes every week if you don’t feel like it. That’s because you can follow the principles of yoga just as easily when you’re in your pyjamas in the comfort of your own home. Just remember these three [continue reading]
    Published at 11 Aug. 2014 from Vanessa Jackson, Fsp Health in Yoga
  • Believe it or not, but you’ve been led to believe that mind-altering prescription medication such as anti-depressants and anti-anxiety drugs are the only way to combat mental and emotional imbalances. It’s not true. What if I told you that all you really need to relieve your anxiety, depression and poor concentration is a simple mineral you can get right off the shelf at your health [continue reading]
    Published at 07 Aug. 2014 from Carla Pinto, Fsp Health in Mental health
  • Your family, your friends and even your doctor have warned you repeatedly that eating food high in saturated fats, not exercising and your age all increase your bad cholesterol levels. What if I were to tell you that there’s something else that causes bad cholesterol and you’re right in the middle or it? I’m talking about Winter! That’s right. Cholesterol levels are at their [continue reading]
    Published at 05 Aug. 2014 from Carla Pinto, Fsp Health in Heart health
  • The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says childhood allergies rose 50% in the last 14 years! That’s an incredible number of children that suffer from severe allergies to food! And it’s so severe that if they come into contact with the allergen – or particle they’re allergic to – it could kill them. Researchers don’t know what the reason behind the rise is, but [continue reading]
    Published at 01 Aug. 2014 from Vanessa Jackson, Fsp Health in Food and Nutrition
  • When you see another woman with really nice arms, you’re a little jealous, right? And you wonder how she manages to get her arms so shapely without bulking them up and having them look too manly. Well, we have the answer. How about trying some yoga? Not just any yoga, these two poses that you can incorporate into your regular fitness routine that’ll shape and tone your arms without [continue reading]
    Published at 01 Aug. 2014 from Vanessa Jackson, Fsp Health in Yoga
  • So you suffer from itchy, flaky and dry skin. Your allergies flare up even when you see a picture of a bright yellow flower. And you’re pretty sure you’re heading to getting arthritis because your joints already ache and creak. What’s worse is that you’re seeing a separate specialist for each of these conditions. And while they’re helping you control your symptoms – for the most [continue reading]
    Published at 31 Jul. 2014 from Vanessa Jackson, Fsp Health in Food and Nutrition



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