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Week 11: Get some Sleep!

Things are REALLY hectic for me right, now! I am extremely busy and I sometimes don't want to go to sleep early so I can catch up on things before tomorrow BUT I have realised that this is not a good tactic. I know many moms can relate. After the kids are in bed, you just want to have a few moments to yourself to enjoy the quiet and get things done...but then we land up going to bed late. In the...

Week 9: Listen to your body!

I went to Zumba Class today. No, it's not a new year's resolution... those don't always last. I did Zumba last year before I had a small operation. I realised after going tonight, that I really must have not been doing well. It was so hard and I was so tired last year. We often push ourselves so much that we don't even take the time to listen to what our bodies are saying. Eek! How to Listen to...

Exhausted? 7 Simple tips to Boost your Energy

Are you exhausted? Yeah! Let's face it - it's been a long week. Thankfully we have a few holidays around the corner...but until then...here are few ideas to keep you going: Don't stop moving. Don't! If you haven't had enough sleep, you will be lacking energy (which also will make you want to snack on unhealthy things). Instead of just 'getting through the day', get...

The Humble Cauliflower

Humble and perhaps plain in its natural state, the cauliflower can be transformed into just about any flavour or texture you ask it to! It is a blank canvas ready to be transformed into a cooking masterpiece. In addition to being really versatile, cauliflower has some wonderful qualities. Here are just a few: It promotes Heart Health: Cauliflower helps in maintaining the heart and the...

How is your emotional metabolism?

Emotional Metabolism? Yes, you heard right! It’s the kind of metabolism we don’t always pay attention to but it may be as important to our health as the food we eat. So, what is emotional metabolism, why is it important and does it have a scientific basis? The answers may surprise you! In the video below Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, discusses...

Avoiding change of season sniffles

As a mom, you know that your child will inevitably catch a few bugs during the year, especially during the change in season. We can help our children avoid catching all the bugs that are floating around school by following these tips: Practice frequent hand washing. Frequent hand washing (with warm water and soap) is one of the simplest and most effective ways to stay healthy. Remind your child...

Health Kick

So, yes, it's true. I am on a new health kick. Not fad diet pills or shakes but rather a healthy health kick. My family are always there behind me, aren't they just awesome? My daughter loves healthy food, so that makes it a little easier. My husband just goes with the flow - food is food. Last year I did this 30 Day Challenge, it was great in a way but didn't last as long as I would have liked...

A Healthy Home

Living a healthy lifestyle is more than just eating healthy foods and exercise, it is important that the environment in which you live is healthy, both physically and emotionally. Here are some ideas on how to maintain a healthy home environment: Kick your shoes off when you get home, by doing this you will eliminate extra sand, grass and mud entering the house. Get rid of the dust! Give your...

Adrenal Fatigue

In March, I read a great article on Adrenal Fatigue by Claire Minnaar from momtreprenuer.co.za. She said: It’s (Adrenal Fatigue) a term used for what is commonly referred to as “Burnout” and according to this article written by Cory Couillard, it’s a condition that is not yet officially recognised by orthodox medicine. In a nutshell, Adrenal Fatigue is associated with chronic and long...

15 ways to stay warm this Winter

Well, with the arrival of all the rain/hail/sleet/snow in Cape Town, I thought it apt that I should share some practical tips and ideas on how to stay warm this winter. Dress Warmly. Warm clothing, especially when layered, not only prevents exposure to the cold, it also helps retain body heat. Wear tights under pants, vests under shirts, etc. Layer, layer, layer. Cuddle up under blankets. Keep...