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A number of studies have shown that running vastly improves the quality of your emotional and mental life, here’s how: Burns calories Studies have shown that regular exercise boosts “afterburn” – that is, the number of calories you burn after exercise. Improves your mood In a 2006 study, published in Medicine

With a belief that working out helps both physically and mentally, Anne Hathaway practices a different cardio routine every day in order to maintain her fitness levels. “I like to keep active – I try to respect the rule that says you should break a sweat every day,” Hathaway said in

Trans Fats

Are your tired and lacking motivation? Perhaps your diet is to blame. A recent study (involving lab rats, mind), has found that a diet high in fat and processed foods may result in fatigue. “Overweight people often get stigmatised as lazy and lacking discipline,” said lead author of the study,

Avo season is upon us and it’s a great time to get to know this “winter” fruit a little better. According to the home of the South African Avocado Growers Association, www.avocado.co.za, Avos are high in dietary fibre, a source of panthothenic acid, almost completely free of sodium, and are

Never-before-seen pictures of Marilyn Monroe, published by the MailOnline, show a very serious Marilyn performing squats and military presses with a bar, and bench-pressing small weights.  Marilyn had detailed her health regimen in a September 1952 interview with the now-defunct Pageant Magazine. “Frankly, I’ve never considered my own figure so

New research conducted at Northwestern Medicine has for the first time linked timing, intensity and duration of a person’s light exposure during the day to their weight. A small study of 54 volunteers showed that the leanest ones did not necessarily eat better or exercise more than the rest. They

Chickpea, coriander and chicken salad recipe Serves 1 ❚ 1/3 Tin drained chickpeas ❚ 200g Cooked beetroot, quartered ❚ 1 Handful julienned snap peas ❚ ¼ Avocado, sliced or cubed ❚ 100g Chicken strips ❚ 1 Handful fresh coriander, chopped ❚ 3 Tbs low-oil dressing Grill the chicken strips and