Winter Wellness Challenge Day 8 – Eat vegetables that are in season
| |

Many of us have become used to being able to buy most veggies all year round, even when they’re out of season. But, buying seasonal produce will generally be tastier and cheaper, will have less of an environmental impact, and provide better nutritional variety in your diet! Vegetables currently in season include: Root veges such as turnips and swedes, parsnips, … Read More

Winter Wellness Challenge Day 6 – Reconnect
| |

Today your challenge is to reach out and connect with a family member and / or friend – outside of social media.   Good social connections with family and friends have been shown to improve health and increase longevity. These relationships not only give us pleasure, they have been shown to influence our long-term health as much as getting adequate sleep, … Read More

Winter Wellness Challenge Day 5 – Eat a healthy breakfast
| |

Your challenge today is to make time for a healthy breakfast.   You’ve been told for years that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but do you know why?   Breakfast breaks the overnight fasting period, restores your glycogen stores and boosts your energy levels, as well as your metabolism for the day. In addition to this, eating … Read More

Winter Wellness Challenge Day 4 – Get more sleep
| |

Today’s challenge is to get an extra hour of sleep tonight. Studies show that not getting the recommended 7-8 hours of sleep can affect your health, mood, weight and even your sex life. Sleep is essential for your health. It refreshes the mind and repairs the body. Without adequate sleep you may suffer increased fatigue, poor concentration and memory, mood … Read More

Winter Wellness Challenge Day 3 – Drink more water
| |

Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean we can forget about our water intake. Drinking water helps maintain the balance of our body fluids, energizes muscles, keeps skin looking good, helps our kidneys and maintains normal bowel function (yes I went there!). So how much water do I need? Experts recommend 1-2 litres (or 6 – 8 glasses) per day … Read More

Keep Calm – the Life Spark Wellness FREE 21 Day Winter Wellness Challenge is HERE
| |

Monday marked the first day of winter! During these cold winter months it is easy to go into hibernation and forget about or ignore our health and wellness goals. To help keep you inspired and motivated while we transition into the chilly season, Life Spark Wellness is running a FREE 21 Day Winter Wellness Challenge. Starting Monday the 1st of … Read More

The difference between setting goals and achieving them
| |

Last Sunday I mentioned on Facebook that I had achieved my ‘first fitness’ goal of 2015 – completing the Wangaratta Half Marathon.  It was a great local event and although a tad warm – a fun morning out. Although running may not be your ‘thing’, the process I used to achieve this goal can be applied to almost any situation.  … Read More

A new year…. same resolution….
| |

Christmas and all it’s craziness is over and the focus shifts to the New Year.  You start reflecting on the previous 12 months, where you are now and where we would like to be, and realise that the resolutions you set last year still haven’t been achieved.   Like many looking forward to another opportunity to ‘start over’, you may … Read More

1 4 5 6 7