All posts tagged: health

Obligatory New Year Lifestyle Goals, But Seriously

Everyone indulges over the Christmas and New Year’s Period. And you know what? I don’t even feel bad. I enjoyed every single unearned calorie that passed my lips during the party season we call December. I love food, I love alcohol and no one should guilt trip themselves into self-depravation over this joyous time of the year. But we cannot deny that it is a new year, and a good time to pave the way for good routine; i.e. good health and fitness regimes that stick. At the tail end of 2014, I embarked on the Kayla Itsines 12 week guide (RRP $69.97 and worth every cent), which incorporates high intensity circuits and cardio into a comprehensive workout routine. It sounds simple; it may even sound mundane to those of you who ‘lift’. But let me tell you, the Kayla Itsines guide is ruthless. I’m talking, dripping in sweat, breathless and red faced after each and every single one of those malevolently benevolent circuits. It hurts, it really hurts. But if feels so damn good …

Why You Need To Go And Moisturise Your Face Right Now!

I’m often told that I have clear skin and asked how I achieve this. Now, I won’t lie; I was blessed with good genes in the skin department – good skin runs in my family. However, there’s a lot more to having good skin than the absence of blemishes. Warding off pimples is a mere facet of maintaining healthy skin. A clean diet, straying far from processed sugars and drinking 3-4 litres of water a day will help you here. My skin always has minor breakouts (which are BREAKOUTS for me as I’ve never endured acne) when I have been indulging in sugary/fatty foods or drinking large amounts of alcohol – but getting back into a good routine clears it up pretty quickly. My real concern, when it comes to the delicate skin of the upper body, is looking after it to prevent early aging. I know that sounds somewhat narcissistic, but your face is the most exposed part of your body as a human being. Our face should be the part of us that …