Physical exercise

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Feeling burned out? You’re not alone

Heads Up has some great resources and tips if you find yourself becoming overwhelmed or burned out at any time.

As the nature of work changes over time, we’re taking more work and stress home. As a consequence, many of us increasingly feel like we are struggling to keep up with the demands of our jobs. […]

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Read this before you organise a corporate yoga session

Some great tips for corporate yoga in the workplace – both for the organiser and participants. (Although unlike the author I have never had anyone turn up in a sari!) 

Theme
Always have a theme for your session. This is important because it allows the trainer to tailor the session to the specific theme and stick to it. The […]

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How to eat to optimise your yoga practice

Article written by Emily Apple
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Yoga is not for sissies. Power Yoga and even heated Vinyasa or Bikram can really make you sweat and increase your heart rate substantially. So, as with all other types of exercise, you must consider eating enough and eating the correct foods to support your exercise regime.

We’ve heard […]

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R U OK? Screen time beats family and friend time.

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Today is R U Ok? Day Australia and Saturday 10th September is World Suicide Prevention Day highlighting the effect suicide has on family, friends, colleagues and society at large.

Unfortunately, this year marks an occasion much too close to home. A few months ago, a friend of mine took his own life quite suddenly, plunging his immediate loved ones into […]

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Why yoga is the best exercise

Guest article by Emily Apple
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General healthcare experts recommend that in order to live a healthy life you simply must exercise at least three times a week or 20 minutes a day. Choosing what type of exercise to do is the next hurdle and it’s considered a hurdle because there are really too […]

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Keep your gym clothes fresh and healthy

Guest article by Emily Apple
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If you’re looking to get fit and healthy then winter is the season to start your new gym routine, in preparation for summer when you can show off what you achieved through hard work.

No matter whether you’re a yogi, a spinning fanatic or if you even lift, your […]

2 steps to beat the mid-afternoon work slump

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This article is a fabulous pick-me-up involving yoga stretches whilst sat at your desk and easy mindfulness activity to help you focus within, breathe and boost your alertness at work.

The dreaded mid-afternoon slump at work can often leave you feeling uninterested and demotivated. But what if a quick and simple routine could perk you up, increase your […]

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Don’t lose your summer body this winter

Guest post by Emily Apple

Have you ever spent time down at the beach during the winter months? If you’ve answered no then you are in the majority. However, in countries like South Africa or Australia, you don’t have to hole yourself up indoors as our winters are fairly mild in comparison to Europe or America. […]

Yoga myths debunked

By Emily Apple

Yoga has taken Western culture by storm and with it comes the myths which are attached to this ancient practice. Several myths about the practice of yoga have long been masquerading as facts and now is the time to put an end to it all.
Yoga has become a type of religion
Yoga has got […]

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8 Quick ways to improve your attention span

This article first appeared on www.fastcompany.com
8 Quick ways to improve your attention span
We spend half of our waking hours with wandering minds. Here are 8 easy things you can do to regain your focus.
If your mind tends to wander, you’re not alone. Turns out, human brains are in the moment for just over half of […]