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Five Tips to Cheat Your Way Out of the Gym

1. Take the stairs Say goodbye to elevators unless you need to go up 10 floors or more. And even then, go up half the floors on the stairs and use the elevator for the rest. Taking the stairs will give you a quick cardio work out, a butt lift and tone your legs. It’s just like doing lunges, squats ... Read More »

The Sit-ups Series: Bicycle Crunches

Lazy enough to get your ass on a treadmill or the exercise bicycle? This exercise heats up your upper and lower abdominal muscles. Steps:  1. Start with lying on your back, while placing your hands behind your head, with raised legs and knees bent to 90 degrees. 2. Move your legs in a continuous motion as if you’re riding a bicycle. 3. During ... Read More »

Eight Things to Do for a Good Night’s Sleep

1. Workout Choose whatever workout you may like it, be it yoga, running etc… Go for a quick workout in the late evening, clear your head and relax your muscles. The best sleep is the one after the workout. 2. Read a book There is nothing better than escaping into a good book before you sleep. You will get sucked ... Read More »

5 Fast Cardio Blasters

1. SUICIDE JUMPS: If you want to boost your heart rate, suicides are the way to do it. They are called suicides for a reason! Jump with your hands up high. Squat down all the way bringing your hands to the floor. Jump your legs back to a plank. Reverse motion: Bring legs back to squat position and jump up again. ... Read More »

Five Ways to Use Honey

1. In tea instead of sugar Sugar normally goes through a manufacturing process, which might not be the healthiest option. Replace your tablespoon of sugar with one of honey. The glucose and fructose in honey are naturally made by bees from flowers. If you are considered with watching your weight and staying fit, then honey should be your first option ... Read More »

9 Foods That Activate Your Happy Hormones

1. Mussels Mussels contain trace nutrients, (elements required in your body, but in minute quantities to maintain proper physical functioning). Trace elements such as Zinc, Iodine and Selenium are all crucial thyroid stabilizers. You always want to make sure that your body’s main mood regulator, your thyroid, is stable and on track. 2. Spinach Spinach contains PHENYLETHYLAMINE, an organic compound that is ... Read More »

The Lemon Mint Cucumber Detox Water

If you want to add a twist to your daily water intake, then this drink should be your new addiction. This lemon, mint and cucumber mix is definitely way better than just having your normal dosage of water. A couple of sips will  instantly boost your metabolism. The ingredients of this detoxifying drink will give you numerous benefits. Cucumber is known ... Read More »

Bye Bye Carbs – The Fun Way!

1. Farewell to bread, hello crackers! In case you didn’t know, crackers – and I’m not talking about Tuk and the other butter-filled ones – are very light in calories. For example, for every five Ritz crackers you eat, you only consume 80 calories. On average, each cracker is around 15 calories. So instead of having toast in the morning or using a slice of bread ... Read More »

Six Tips to Make Your Workout Fun, Challenging and Effective

1. Stretch before and after your workout It is essential to stretch before and after you workout especially if you are a girl, because this helps tone rather than bulk your muscles. Stretching before you start warms up your body and prepares it to endure high-intensity training. It also spares you from the soreness you wake up with the next ... Read More »

How to Get Rid of Cellulite

1. Eat well Having a well balanced diet is almost the answer to everything. Indulging in a healthy routine when it comes to food will hinder the concentration of fats and the formation of untoned skin. Food that is rich in saturated fats like fried and junk food will promote the presence of cellulite. Cellulite is orginially caused by the ... Read More »