How children can beat depression

Five types of exercise that beat depression in children

We like to think that children (and teens) are content and playful. But they are as likely to suffer from depression as any adult. In fact, experts say depression affects 20% of our population at some point in their lives. And it can be debilitating for kids. Symptoms include a persistent sad or anxious mood; […]

The truth behind bigorexia

Bigorexia: Why we should take it seriously

We’ve all heard of anorexia nervosa – the eating disorder characterised by obsessive and serious restrictions on food, fear of gaining weight and a total fixation with an impossibly thin physique. But did you know there’s a similar condition, called bigorexia? Since it’s claiming an ever-growing number of victims – predominantly male – it’s important […]

This picture depicts the difference between aerobic and anaerobic exercise

Differences between aerobic and anaerobic workouts

When considering which exercise would be most beneficial, we often tend to think about aerobic exercises merely because we tend to find those types of workouts more often in a commercial gym. At first you need to understand the difference between ‘aerobic’ and ‘anaerobic’ exercises. To define these terms in the simplest way, it comes […]

Calorie-burning exercises

3 Calorie-burning exercises

Let’s face it: we’ve all fallen into the trap of reaching for the phone and ordering a take-away pizza or hamburger. But what we don’t think of – when we’re placing that all-important order – is how long it will take to work off what we’ve just eaten? What are the best calorie-burning exercises? Before […]


Strategies to get more out of life

Many of us feel like life is pretty chaotic. That we’d get more done, get more out of life,  and enjoy life more if we could manage our lives a little better. And the fact is, we can get more out of  life, without resorting to caffeine! Here’s how you can manage your own life better. […]


Why your bones wish you’d do more weight training

We all expect grey hairs, wrinkles and saggy bits as we age. And we can’t do much about some of these things (well besides, say, investing in good hair colour or a bit of Botox). But we can do a lot, in the gym through activities such as weight training, to keep our bones as […]