Yoga for Mental Health- a Neuroscience Perspective

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The ancient practice of yoga has expanded to all corners of today’s world. Recently it has gained popularity in the West, with the number of Americans practising yoga rising by 50%, from 22 to 35 million adults, between 2012 to 2017.Read the rest

Training Heavy: The Benefits For Women’s Health

Not too long ago, cardiovascular activity was seen as the holy grail of fat loss. Most people thought that to shift the extra Christmas pounds, LISS (low-intensity steady state) on the treadmill was the only way to burn that fat. The resistance training area of the gym was dominated by body-building young men –  yet weight training could actually be superior to cardio for women seeking to ‘reshape’ their body.… Read the rest

Intermittent Fasting – Reshaping the world of dieting

Different sized bodies
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Looks are important to many of us, and nowadays it seems as though nearly everyone is on some sort of diet. Yet these diets can seem more like fads than solutions and we face the problem of being able to fish out those that provide long term results that are backed up by the scientific research which they claim to be based on.… Read the rest