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The benefits of losing 5%

The benefits of losing 5%

For most people 5% is enough to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Your weight loss success may also mean that you help to lower your blood pressure. There are many other health benefits, too – research has shown that a loss of 5–10% of your...

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The Rise Of The Curvy Woman

The Rise Of The Curvy Woman

Eat your heart out Jessica Rabbit! Katy Perry has a fantastic figure which she keeps trim with a mixture of weight training and skipping rope. She has said "I hate working out, but I love jumping rope. There's a rhythm. It's like dancing. I can double...

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Lose Your Bingo Wings

Lose Your Bingo Wings

D o attempt three to four sets of 20 repetitions of tricep chair dips or weights about 10 minutes before you go out in a strappy dress. A short, intense session of arm exercises will leave your muscles instantly "pumped" and they will retain that firmness...

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Your Personality Can Affect Your Health

Your Personality Can Affect Your Health

Does your character tell you anything about your health? What does it mean for your wellbeing if you're an extrovert, bashful, highly-strung or everyone's favourite social butterfly? While experts obviously can't say with any certainty that individual...

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Lose Love Handles

Lose Love Handles

Anyone can lose love handles, and it really doesn’t matter what your personal hurdles are, such as getting older, killer cravings or after-baby weight, as you can learn how to lose fat. There are times when we are all betrayed by a fat stomach and our...

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Decode Your Food Cravings

Decode Your Food Cravings

Who hasn't been there: in the throes of a food craving so intense that having Jillian Michaels appear in the flesh wouldn't hold you back from that bag of chips ... or greasy slice of pizza ... or chocolate confection. But why exactly are these common...

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Exercise Ball Workouts

Exercise Ball Workouts

Fitness fads come and go (remember the Slide?) but, every now and then, a trend comes along that actually makes sense. One such trend is our new focus on core strength and functional training which involves strengthening the torso for better workouts...

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Diet - Dining Out Tips

Diet - Dining Out Tips

Some dieters steer clear of restaurants, fearing large portion sizes, the tempting bread basket and all those high Points® value meals. But shunning restaurants altogether isn't a realistic approach to weight loss - and it's unnecessary. We want you to...

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Speed Up Your Metabolism

Speed Up Your Metabolism

Well - yes and no. While working up a sweat and eating well are essential for staying slim and in peak physical condition, there is something else that, though often overlooked, is just as important. Speeding up your metabolic rate means your body burns...

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Is the gym making you fat?

Is the gym making you fat?

According to celebrity personal trainer James Duigan, author of The Clean and Lean Diet, taking the wrong approach to fitness can do you more harm than good. "If exercising is making you stressed - either because you're doing too much of it or you're...

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