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Coconut Matcha Smoothie

This is a power packed smoothie that I enjoy drinking for breakfast, or as a healthy pick-me-up! It’s easy to drink and does not leave you feeling heavy, so you’re energized for a busy workday ahead. WHAT'S GREAT ABOUT THIS SMOOTHIE:  Matcha:  As far as its health benefits go, matcha is a powerful antioxidant. It's being used as a pre-workout supplement to increase energy and focus in the gym. Studies have also shown drinking matcha before a workout increases fat loss. So, it's a win-win. Matcha's vibrant green comes from high amounts of chlorophyll. This aids the body's natural cleansing, detoxifying and...

Top Nutritionist Shares Tips To Eating Healthy With Kids

At face value Dr Jane Bowen is a hard-core academic. With a PhD in nutrition and two bachelor degrees, her work as a research scientist and dietician might seem a little removed from the trials of the daily grind. But there are plenty of practical challenges in Jane’s life too. With three children aged 6, 4 and 2 to love and nourish, Jane and her husband know all about the sleep deprivation, the emotional highs and lows and the apparently endless daily chores that come with parenting. So amongst all the cuddles, washing and toddler negotiations, what does a nutritionist feed her...

Eating Clean But Feeling Worse

How is it possible to feel worse once you’ve ditch the Frosted Flakes and french fries for kale and chia seeds? After following health blogs, impressive Instagram accounts and Facebook Pages that offer daily nutrition tips, you’ve decided to say adios to the processed foods in your life and begin eating clean. The gorgeous visuals of real, whole food seem to pretty much guarantee massive amounts of energy, a lean physique and a new way of life. You’re sold! From now on, it’s green smoothies twice a day and veggie based meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Quinoa cupcakes and raw hemp seed...

Yoga Helps to Quit Smoking: Roll Out the Yoga Mat

Kicking any addictive habit, such as smoking, is a tough physical and psychological challenge. For a smoker who’s ready to put down the lighter, there’s unfortunately no pure “cure” for the smoking-addiction. There are, however, unquestionably some ways to make the process more manageable than it may seem at first glance to the smoker who is contemplating kicking the habit. The practice of yoga actually provides a number of aids to a quitting smoker, in staving off cravings, in replacing the old habit with healthier and more productive ones, and in celebrating and enjoying a new, healthy lifestyle. Yoga Uses Something...

Simple Tips for Staying Mindful

“Mindfulness” is blowing up as the new hot word among neo-spiritual, new age, western, hippy, yuppy, yogi, meditators. In spite of its trendiness, mindfulness is truly such a valuable practice. One who is mindful strives to be aware of the habitual nature of the mind. One who is mindful has the desire to deepen the understanding of ones own mind. The practices of mindfulness need to be embodied and remembered in all situations. Of course, we will rarely maintain perfect and consistent awareness through all the ups and downs but we can try. A saying that captures this point is “two steps forward and one...

Is Juice Cleansing Right For You?

I’m getting back in to the swing of life in Vancouver after spending the last two weeks in the quaint, adorable town of San Miguel de Allende in Guanuajuato, Mexico. Let me tell you friends- my adrenals and liver have never been so happy! I felt right at home eating tons of fresh tropical fruit each day (covered in lime juice and chilli – incredibly yum) while absorbing much needed vitamin D and also managing to get cardio in by walking up and down cobblestone hills daily. No walk, no fresh fruit. Based on what I ate while I was in...

Why It’s Not Too Late to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions

As the ball dropped and millions welcomed the start of 2014, countless people made a promise to make a fresh, healthy start – after all, a new year means a New Year's Resolutions and a new you, right? Well, according to new proprietary research from Gold's Gym, that new you might just have an expiration date.  Culling through four years of membership check-in data from Gold's Gym locations throughout the country, the brand began noticing a drop-off in membership check-ins starting around February 12th and leading to large number of consumers quitting the gym altogether by February 18th – the day that Gold’s...

Ask The Expert: Healthy and Fit Travelling Tips

Ask The Expert is a health & fitness advice column. If you have a question for one of our Fitness Goop experts, please email [email protected] This question was asked by Jennifer from Vancouver B.C, Canada. My work requires that I travel and spend time away from home. I am finding it very difficult staying healthy while travelling from one city to another. I am feeling fatigued, having a hard time making good food choices and having a hard time working out without my own gym. What advice can you give for avoiding getting sick and keeping fit while travelling?” Hi Jennifer, first...

Being Healthy About Your Health

Everyone has their own idea on how to be healthy.  There are so many different variables: age, culture, gender, lifestyle and values.  These all create different opinions on what health means.  Health is unique to the individual.  But sometimes, I feel like people become a little unhealthy about being healthy.  Striving to do our best, we often get caught up, losing balance. I don’t believe that counting calories, or balancing ratios of protein, fats, or carbohydrates is healthy either.  It’s an unhealthy way to look at food.  Food is so much more than a science, just as we are more...

Running App Runtastic 5.0: Makes You Want To Run More Often

If you love running, the running app Runtastic may be for you! Runtastic – an innovative suite of apps, products and services that track and manage health and fitness data to motivate individuals to get in shape, stay healthy and improve overall fitness – has announced a brand new version of their flagship app, Runtastic. Over the past year, the award-winning app has undergone a complete transformation, incorporating user feedback, expert knowledge and industry trends. The result is a revamped design and user experience, as well as new features and improved functions. This announcement comes as the company surpasses 70 million downloads worldwide. It's impossible to make progress by standing still or becoming complacent,” says...