FIRST LOOK: MAC HEALTHBOOK APP A sneak preview of Apple’s attempt to get into the fitness game

Despite the extroverted and hyper-popular connotations that iPhones imply, when you think of a fitness technology, Apple doesn’t quite jump to mind. That’s about to change. According to a report in 9to5Mac, Apple is taking a giant leap into fitness technology with an upcoming app called Healthbook. Healthbook looks to be a doctor’s checkup in your pocket, tracking blood…

5 Ways to Unwind in 60 Seconds

Stare up at the ceiling and count down from 60 Gazing upward stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, which lowers blood pressure and slows the pace of the breath. Slow, deliberate counting will also help rid your mind of distractions. Write down your worries in a notebook, then set it aside for tomorrow Putting your problems…

Fitness is a lifestyle

Fitness is a lifestyle, but have you made it YOUR lifestyle… or was it just a fad that only lasted for January? When you’re working out & eating a well balanced diet you’ll feel ENERGISED & AMAZING about yourself! Who wouldn’t want to feel like that?! Let me ask you one question… Have you ever regretted doing a workout? Now, I…

5 top tips for boosting immunity

Jackie Donkin, nutritional therapist and Edwin Grey, physiologist at Nuffield Healthlift the lid of the immune enhancing secrets experts swear by. EAT, DRINK AND BE HEALTHY Some of the best immunity boosting foods contain high levels of vitamins C, E and A. Vitamin C increases the production of infection-fighting white blood cells and antibodies. People tend…

SEVEN EASY WAYS TO COOK WITH LEFTOVERS

Don’t let perfectly good food go to waste. Before you toss that half an onion or that waiting-to-wilt salad use these ingredient-saving ideas and get more mileage out of what’s sitting in your fridge. 1. What you’ve got: Leftover vegetables Make this: Teriyaki stir-fry Here’s how: Keep a large airtight container in your fridge and use it…

Men’s Fitness Preview: Samsung Galaxy S5

The newer, bigger Samsung phone looks and feels pretty great. You can’t make everyone happy—but you can definitely make most of them happy with a bigger, more beautiful screen, plenty of customization options, and even (gasp) the famed fingerprint scanner. That seems to be the idea behind Samsung’s new Galaxy S5, available April 11 (no…

10 minutes to defined arms

This sequence wakes up all those little muscles in the arm, hitting each one from multiple angles (you’re going to be sore!) to really tighten and tone. Do the series six times a week for super toned arms for Spring! B-ball palm rotation Stand with feet a little wider than hip-width, arms extended out to…

HEALTHY PANCAKE RECIPES

Healthy pancake recipes These recipes for healthy pancakes aren’t only delicious, they’re easy to make and are very versatile – choose your own topping from eggs to fruit to put a personal spin on them. Low-calorie pancakes This recipe uses wholemeal flour and banana instead of oil to keep the calorie count down to 219…

SPICED CARROT AND LENTIL SOUP

A delicious, spicy blend, packed full of iron and low fat to boot. It’s ready in under half an hour or can be made in a slow cooker. INGREDIENTS 2 tsp cumin seeds pinch chilli flakes 2 tbsp olive oil 600g carrots, washed and coarsely grated (no need to peel) 140g split red lentils 1l…