The At-Home Fit Test

Many people have no idea how fit they are. Heck, most don’t even know what a fitness test would entail. Does it mean running a mile and seeing how many push-ups and sit-ups you can do? That is what people used to do back in P.E. in school as a fitness test.

Well let’s figure it out! Read more

What to Do When Your Diet Coincides with Your Vacation

What to Do When Your Diet Coincides with Your Vacation?

Don’t panic! There is a solution. Just don’t stop your diet under any circumstances. Otherwise, you’ll lose the results you’ve already achieved. A vacation shouldn’t be an excuse to break your diet, and if you’re motivated enough, you’ll find a way to handle the situation right. Some helpful tips wouldn’t be redundant, though. Read more

A Beginner's Guide to Eyebrow Threading

A Beginner’s Guide to Eyebrow Threading

Eyebrow threading (also known as epilation) is a new craze that is taking beauty salons and shopping malls across the country by storm.

I like (need might be the more optimal word here) to get my eyebrows threaded at least twice a month. The lovely lady at the shop I visit speaks no English and we usually enjoy a nice and silent, albeit eye-wateringly painful, 7 minutes together as she tackles my unruly brows, using this traditional hair removal technique.

This process originated in Asia and is a quick and simple craft that precisely removes unwanted and stray facial hairs. It is all the rage with celebs such as Coleen Rooney, Liv Tyler and Jennifer Aniston. Even Kate Middleton swears by it! Read more

Shocking Obesity Statistics (2012 Edition)

According to the United States Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there has been a dramatic rise over the last twenty years in obesity. Read more

Fighting Symptoms of Methadone Withdrawal

Fighting the Symptoms of Methadone Withdrawal and Returning to a Normal Life

Addiction to methadone is as serious as addiction to any other illegal substance, including heroin.  In many cases, it is even harder to break a methadone habit than a heroin habit. Read more

The Last Night of a Single Girl – Make it Amazing

Whether you call them wedding showers or hen parties, once that date for the wedding has been set there are just as many plans made that are aimed at getting the girls together for one last night of freedom, as there are plans made for the big day itself.  One of the biggest decisions that they all have to make between them though is what they are going to do to celebrate their friends last few days as an unmarried woman.  Celebrations vary between cultures of course and in some cultures there are religious traditions and rites that need to be observed, however most young women see it as an excuse to let their hair down and go wild for a while. Read more

Staying Healthy During Pregnancy

Every pregnant woman wants her baby to be healthy. That is perhaps stating the obvious, but there is a significant number of women who seem not to understand the extent to which their baby’s health is dependent on their own health during pregnancy. As a stark example of this, medical surveys have shown that maternal obesity greatly increases the likelihood of death during pregnancy or childbirth.

The UK has one of the world’s lowest rates of maternal deaths, but that rate has risen from less than ten per 100,000 in 1985 to 14 in 2005 and the studies which reveal this increase point not to diseases or accidents as the main cause but a lowering of the average level of mothers’ health and especially a rise in the prevalence of obesity. Obesity is predicted to rise in the developed world and so any woman who either becomes or wants to become pregnant seriously needs to ask herself whether she is overweight. Around half of obese pregnant women end up having a Caesarean section and obese patients face higher risks of other complications too. Read more

Benefits of Keeping Fit

The Benefits of Keeping Fit

Everyone knows the most obvious and superficial benefits of being fit; a flat stomach, toned muscles, an attractive silhouette, being able to wear a tiny bathing suit on the beach; though these aspects of keeping fit are quite appealing, they do not even begin to compare to the deeper benefits that come from keeping yourself in good physical condition. Read more

Top Countries with Healthy Cuisine

The desire to eat healthy food is tied to our overall health in a much more intimate way than most people realize. Diet and exercise are a great way to keep in shape, however the proper diet has to be exercised as a lifelong commitment so we can attain optimum results. Read more

Gum Disease: It’s Causes, Symptoms, and Health Risks

Gum disease is more widespread than we realize. According to studies, 19 out of 20 people have this disease at some time in their life, making it the most prevalent illness in the whole world. This ailment begins with a bacterial infection of the gum tissues that grows in your mouth. It is a serious condition that may lead to tooth loss due to the destruction of the gum tissue that surrounds the teeth. Gum disease can start as gingivitis and can develop into periodontitis. Read more