Health benefits of self-meditation

Meditation may ease inflammatory conditions including psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis and asthma, suggests a new report published in Brain, Behavior and Immunity. In a small experimental study, participants in an eight-week mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) program – focusing on the breath, mental content and bodily sensations while walking, sitting or practising yoga – experienced notably smaller […]
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Is your job ruining your looks?

Stress, lack of sleep, poor diet and even too much time in front of your computer can wreak havoc with your looks, says Dermatologist Ann-Maree Kurzydlo. Here are 5 culprits to look out for. Getting up with the birds to make 6am Pump, checking emails when you get up to the loo and fuelling said […]
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Anti-ageing ingredients that WORK

10 of the best anti-ageing ingredients for your skin. According to The Me Clinic aesthetic nurse Mike Clague, who founded Regenerate Skincare after more than a decade in cosmetic medicine, many commercial products contain insufficient amounts of key active ingredients to achieve the desired effect. The doses established as being effective in scientific studies are […]
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Laser hair removal

As the menu of ways to wax, whiten and wow expands, so does the list of hazards. Charmaine Yabsley gets the inside word on laser hair removal WATCH FOR Although this treatment is simple in its outcome, basically killing the hair follicle so that you’ll be hair free forever, it’s imperative that you visit a […]
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Face mapping – what is your skin telling you?

Face mapping is a form of skin analysis that helps us to understand the causes of spots or breakouts. Linda Smith investigates the different ‘zones’… Zones 1 & 3: Digestive system & spleen Breakouts and other problems in this area often relate to a build-up of toxins in the digestive system and spleen. Symptoms include […]
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Ovarian cancer – know the symptoms

Often labelled a ‘silent killer’, ovarian cancer has symptoms you should look out for. Learn to identify these and aim for early detection, writes Dr Evelyn Lewin Ovarian cancer is commonly referred to as a ‘silent’ disease, assumed to creep up with no warning – at least until it’s too late. The overlooked truth, however, […]
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Foam roller Vs spiky ball

Self-massage using a foam roller or a spikey ball feels good, but it can also alleviate pain and prevent further injuries. But which is more effective? Problem: Generalised pain or tightness; stretching fascia, or connective tissue. Solution: Foam roller “Foam rollers are great for stretching fascia, or connective tissue in the body,” says physiotherapist Alex […]
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How to eat like a female fitness model

 For 30-year-old fitness model, Emily Skye, it used to be about getting skinny and slaving away on the cardio machines. It then became all about nourishing her body to becoming strong, working out and becoming healthy. Her food philosophy Don’t diet – instead just make clean eating part of your lifestyle. Learn as much as […]
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Anti-ageing arsenal

Unless you’re genetically blessed with eternally youthful skin, chances are that by your late 20s the first signs of ageing will start to show. Unless you’re genetically blessed with eternally youthful skin, chances are that by your late 20s the first signs of ageing will start to show. The skincare industry does little to quell […]
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Your anti-wrinkle plan

Sap. erase and diminish! Here’s our guide to smoother and younger looking skin. USE A RETINOID According to the experts, retinoids can help smooth fine lines, fade sun spots and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Retinoids are a derivative of Vitamin A and can be found in many over-the-counter concentrates. If you’re after faster results, […]
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