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7th December 2018

Cold Weather Workouts…Worth It?

As the weather gets colder and colder, we often are deterred from going outside. However, there are benefits to working out outside. As we see it, no matter the time of year taking in fresh air is good for your body! See some reasons below as to why a cold weather workout can be positive. Mood Improves Exercising outdoors in winter can battle against emotional and physical distress that winter brings such as lethargy and low mood. When we stay active in winter we generate endorphins post-workout that can give you that mood boost to get you through the day. Exposure to Vitamin D As we spend less time outside in winter, our bodies get less vitamin D which is essential for us to absorb calcium and promote bone growth. By getting active outside in winter we can take in small doses of sunlight which will not only make you happy but will […]
22nd October 2018

Thrive Picks : The Best Mindfulness and Meditation Apps

Headspace Founded by Andy Puddicombe, Headspace is an app that presents guided meditations, animations, articles and videos. Their mission is to improve the health and happiness of the world, and with users in more than 190 countries, they are well on their way! The app’s simple interface allows you to browse sessions easily. There are three 10-day meditation packs to help users learn the basics through 3, 5 or 10-minute meditations. You can also find pre-recorded meditations on more specific topics such as productivity, mindful eating and managing anxiety. Our favourite aspect was the single sessions for different situations. Falling asleep, taking a city walk or cleaning your home. These help to fit new behaviours into existing routines which is dubbed as one of the best ways to make sure new routines stick. Headspace for iPhone / Headspace for Android   Smiling Mind Smiling Mind developed by an Australian non-profit, […]
8th November 2018

7 Reasons You Are Tired All The Time

Do you often feel tired even after a full night’s sleep? While it is common to occasionally feel a bit fatigued, persisting drowsiness could be linked to your health and sleep habits. To help you better comprehend what is sapping your energy levels, we list below some reasons below! Sleep Quality VS Sleep Quantity When it comes to setting sleep goals, most people focus on the number of hours they spend in bed. However, it is important to focus on the restfulness of your sleeping habits as well. Sleep occurs in five stages, all of which serve unique functions in restoring the body. REM (Rapid eye movement) sleep is the last stage of the sleep cycle and is the most reparative stage. Achieving the most time in REM sleep can be helped by some simple tips such as noise reduction, reducing artificial light and sleeping in a temperature regulated room. […]
21st December 2018

#GutHealthy Kale Caesar Salad

What does it take to keep our bodies healthy? Usually, we end up taking our body’s health for granted until something goes wrong. However, digestive issues such as bloating, stomach pains, or flare-ups of common chronic illnesses such as IBS CAN be soothed by food! Consider skipping probiotic supplements and getting these nutrients naturally with these 5 gut healthy recipes! Constantly hosting these beneficial probiotics in your body can help keep your immune system healthy and prevent unnecessary illnesses.  Kale Caesar Salad Kale is a food that is rich in vitamins, minerals and nutrients and is a prebiotic. This is a type of nutrient that is beneficial for promoting gut health and it is important to eat enough prebiotics to keep us in good health.  This Caesar salad incorporates kale in the traditional recipe which everyone will be familiar with! Ingredients Serves 4 8 cups shredded kale 1/4 cup lemon […]