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New Abs for Chinese New Year!

This Chinese New year, Don’t forget to burn off all that BBQ Pork, Sweet Nian Gao and Peanuts… with, these crazy ab workouts!! Bicycle Lie face up on your mat and place your hands behind your head, lightly supporting it with your fingers. Bring the knees in to the chest and lift the shoulder blades […]

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Stevia.. 300X sweeter than Sugar !

I recently recommended stevia to my diabetic friend. She looked dubious as she sipped the coffee with stevia in it. Then she exclaimed, “OMG, it’s so damn sweet.. even sweeter than sugar!” photo credit : stevianet.gr Well, that’s because, while stevia is 300X sweeter than sugar, it ain’t sugar. It has virtually zero calories. It is a […]

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Supersets.. for Super Cuts!

Ever hit a plateau in your workout? Have all the cardio and weights training just stop getting you the result you use to see in the first few months of going back to the gym? Well, there’s hope yet! Working out with Supersets might be just what you need to burn fat, and get that […]

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Bye Bye Love handles.. ActivEMS Week 2

Week 2 and it’s time to shave off those love handles.. aka, the obliques! So, I have been charting my progress thus far.. bearing in mind that it’s been only 7 days since I started adding ActivEMS, twice a week (for 20 minutes) to my weekly routine of exercise. No pain no gain. We have […]

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Enzymes & the Immune System

Enzymes are essential for your digestive and metabolic system. In general, your body contains over 3000 enzymes that help with cellular function and keep your immune system up. A body deficient in enzyme is highly susceptible to free radical attacks that may lead to cellular damage, organ dysfunction, a weakened immunity, indigestion and slow metabolism. […]

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5 Benefits of Grape Seed Oil

So what’s the most healthy oil that you have in your kitchen? I think most folks would say, Olive oil. Thanks to its healthy fats i.e. monounsaturated fats and antioxidant vitamin E, olive oil is prized for its protective properties on the heart, but lately, olive oil has gotten some steep competition in the nutrition […]

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ActivEMS .. my latest workout!

I’m really psyched! I recently signed up for the Miha Bodytec Workout, a.k.a ActivEMS and I am excited to see the results. This programme is a kind of Electro Muscular Stimulation (EMS) training which intensifies any workout routine you engage in. Being the adrenaline and (pain) junkie that I am, I decided to go for […]

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The truth about Borage Oil

Borage (Borago officinalis) is a plant with blue, star-shaped flowers originated from Europe and North Africa. While the oils derived from flaxseeds, fish and borage all contain essential fatty acids that are necessary for proper health, you might decide to take one, over the other, depending on what your body needs. Since fish oils and […]

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