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  • As an asthmatic, you know you need to avoid people who smoke, shouldn’t pet the neighbours dog and must cut down the shrub outside your home that causes your asthma to flare up. But have you noticed that no matter what you do to prevent an attack, one always crops up when you least expect it? It’s probably because of one of these lesser-known asthma triggers… Did you know about [continue reading]
    Published at 02 Sep. 2014 from Vanessa Jackson, Fsp Health in Immune System
  • The treadmill may seem like the simplest piece of equipment you’ll add to your fitness routine. You simply turn it on and go, right? Not so fast… If you don’t use it right, you could waste your time exercising or worse, injure yourself! So if you’re making the treadmill a regular part of your fitness routine, don’t forget these four essential tips… Only use the [continue reading]
    Published at 01 Sep. 2014 from Vanessa Jackson, Fsp Health in General Fitness
  • Staying healthy and fit isn’t all about exercise. While it’s one of the main aspects of your overall health, just following a regular fitness routine won’t tick all the boxes when it comes to maintaining your health. Food and the fuel it provides your body is just as important. And even more important than that is fuelling your body while you’re taking part in a fitness routine. [continue reading]
    Published at 29 Aug. 2014 from Vanessa Jackson, Fsp Health in General Fitness
  • Your mental health is extremely important. And a recent study proves just how important it is! The study, posted in the Journal of Psychiatry, explains how depression is on par with heavy smoking when it comes to how it affects your health. But the problem with this is you’ll see campaigns all over the place to get people to quit smoking, but you won’t see the same commitment [continue reading]
    Published at 28 Aug. 2014 from Vanessa Jackson, Fsp Health in Mental health
  • When you suffer from depression, everything around you seems dark and dreary. There’s just no light to lift your mood and your days simply fade into one another. Now what if we told you it was possible to take control of your mood and symptoms of depression right from the moment you open your eyes every morning? It’s possible with these five tips… Use these five tips to control [continue reading]
    Published at 28 Aug. 2014 from Vanessa Jackson, Fsp Health in Mental health
  • You might simply chalk it up to old age that your hearing has gone on the blink and sounds have started to fade into the background. Instead of accepting that it’s your fate to try and listen more carefully, there might just be something you can do about your hearing… This because it might not be old age that’s causing sound to fade. It could actually be because of THESE four [continue reading]
    Published at 27 Aug. 2014 from Vanessa Jackson, Fsp Health in Vision health
  • You might think your diet is healthy. You eat salad, vegetables, lean meat and only unrefined carbs during the week and allow yourself one cheat meal on the weekend. But could your health be taking a knock because of foods you’re not eating? It sure can! Especially when it comes to the health of your individual organs. For instance, your eye health depends on various nutrients [continue reading]
    Published at 26 Aug. 2014 from Vanessa Jackson, Fsp Health in Vision health
  • It’s almost time to pour yourself into short shorts and strut your stuff with bare legs. If you’re gasping at the thought, this article is for you! With just a few weeks to go until it’s hot enough to dare-to-bare, you need to start the toning fitness routine right away. Here are the types of exercises you should add to your regular routine for sleek and sexy summer legs… [continue reading]
    Published at 25 Aug. 2014 from Vanessa Jackson, Fsp Health in General Fitness
  • The more you stress, the more stress hormone your body makes. This hormone, cortisol, is a fat hormone and it not only forces your body to store more fat, it makes it much harder for you to get rid of the fat you already had. And that’s the reason you’re finding it really difficult to lose weight. So instead of trying every diet on the market and failing in every aspect of weight [continue reading]
    Published at 15 Aug. 2014 from Vanessa Jackson, Fsp Health in Weight-Loss
  • Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision deterioration and blindness in the elderly. As you get older, your eyes don’t get the nutrients they need because of other problems with your health. And this leads to cell death and causes vision loss. Unfortunately, the first signs of AMD usually go unnoticed because most people don’t realise what's disturbing [continue reading]
    Published at 15 Aug. 2014 from Vanessa Jackson, Fsp Health in Vision health
  • 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



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