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10 Fool-proof Basics to Help you Lose and Maintain Your Weight

Are you plain sick and tired of trying different diets but none of them work? That’s because one size doesn’t fit all and they’re usually unsustainable. The thing about diets is that they’re frustrating and tedious. They have a sub-zero…
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10 Reasons Why You Should Stop Dieting

“Sorry, I can’t eat that, I’m on a diet” How many times have we said that in our lifetime? Not once, twice, or perhaps three times but constantly. We are literally obsessed with diets and dieting. With the hundreds of different diets…
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15 Things You Probably Shouldn’t Say or Do When Someone is Diagnosed With Cancer

If there’s one thing that causes awkwardness…. it’s cancer. When someone is diagnosed, granted, it’s hard knowing how to act around them or what to say. So, here's an insight into some of the things one should really try to avoid…
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Has The World Ended? No, It's Just Blue Monday

The day is almost over but as you were going about your business today did you notice anything unusual? Did you see hanging heads and distinct gloom etched on people’s faces? Did anyone smile at you? Did you hear any laughter? In fact, there…
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New Year Resolution? Who Are You Kidding?

It’s that annoying time of year again when everyone still insists on talking about their New Year resolutions. Global discussions are taking place, even between strangers and it’s almost a certain that the majority of these resolutions are…
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The Perils of Christmas Bingeing

It’s fair to say that Christmas is the arch enemy of dieters worldwide. In the UK, the season “to be jolly” kicks off almost immediately after the kids go back to school in September. The dreaded sight of mince pies overtaking our supermarket…
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25 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Me!

I was quite hairy when I was born but my parents thought I was the cutest baby monkey they'd ever seen. I didn't go to nursery, started school at 5, spoke only Sicilian dialect and not a word of English until then. I have Latin and…
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September: Love it or Hate it?

September is like Marmite, you either love it or you hate it. Its name translates from the Latin ’septem’ meaning ‘seven’, but it’s the ninth month of the year I hear you say. Very simply, the original Roman calendar started in March,…
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10 Important Tips for Choosing a Pilates Instructor

Over the years, Pilates has increased considerably in popularity. It’s been proven to help people of all ages and abilities. On one hand it compliments sports and exercise, especially high impact or resistance disciplines, acting like a buffer.…
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The 10 Step Guide to Getting Back onto the Exercise Bandwagon

Have you recently lost your exercise mojo? Join the club! It’s human nature to go through the ‘I can’t be bothered anymore’ phase. The hardest thing is to get back on track so here is a step by step guide to help you. Schedule in…