Category: Health & Lifestyle

How to extend your makeup's shelf life

August 17, 2015 - 3 min read

Shelf life for all products The recommended shelf life for any beauty product can be found by locating the open jar symbol with a number, followed by the letter M, normally on the bottom of the product. This number is the use by date, and indicates the number of months you can safely use the […]

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DIY natural deodorant

August 16, 2015 - 3 min read

Why you should make your own deodorant Have you seen the ingredients in your store-bought roll-on deodorant? Take a look at this: Aluminum: Linked to breast cancer Parabens: Linked to birth defects Propylene glycol: Can damage your central nervous system, liver and heart Phythalates: Also linked to birth defects Sweat blockers: We need to sweat […]

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Easy ways to get your 5-a-day

August 15, 2015 - 3 min read

Meals It’s an obvious one, but thinking closely about what meals you’re going to consume, makes it easier to plan your 5-a-day. Whether you opt for a handful of strawberries in your morning cereal, a moorish vegetable stir-fry for lunch, or a delicious fruit salad for dessert, planning to incorporate a bit of fruit and veg into every […]

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Cardio vs. strength—what's right for you?

August 15, 2015 - 3 min read

We’ve broken down exercise into 3 main groups. Discovering what you want to get out of your routine, as well as assessing your daily lifestyle will help paint a clearer picture for the fitness path you could run down. Aerobic exercise Commonly referred to as cardiovascular exercise, or ‘cardio’, aerobic exercise includes running, cycling, playing […]

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5 fruity facts you'll love

August 14, 2015 - 3 min read

Blueberries Studies have shown that eating at least one serving of blueberries a week is very beneficial to the brain and can even prevent memory loss. Blueberries are packed with fibre and antioxidants, and may help to lower the risk of various health problems including blood cholesterol and urinary infections. It’s thought that blueberries may […]

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4 easy yoga poses for beginners

August 13, 2015 - 3 min read

Mountain Pose – Tadasana One of the most simple positions within yoga, the Mountain Pose helps to improve posture, breathing and clear your mind. How to do it: Stand hip-width apart, with your weight spread evenly and arms by your side. Reach up to the sky and stretch or place your hands in the prayer position. […]

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Get your body ready for summer in Coffs

August 13, 2015 - 3 min read

Fitness We’ve all heard about the crash diet miracles that will help you lose 8 inches off your waist—unfortunately this couldn’t be further from the truth. The key to losing weight and getting fit is all about exercise—and lots of it! From squatting and circuits to running, swimming and doing walking, there are so many […]

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6 common signs of dehydration

August 12, 2015 - 3 min read

Dry skin Are you suffering from very dry skin? Believe it or not, this could be caused by a lack of water consumption. When our bodies become dehydrated, the moisture from your skin is drawn away, leaving you with dry, less supple skin. Bad breath It may not be an obvious one, but having bad […]

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Top 5 fashion hacks

August 12, 2015 - 3 min read

You can’t predict when or how a fashion crisis will happen, but being armed with the right knowledge will ensure you are never left in a panic. Our top 5 fashion hacks will ensure you look your best at all times. 1. Racer-back tops and bra straps Never show unsightly bra straps again by altering […]

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De-stress and refresh in Wyong

August 12, 2015 - 3 min read

Whether you want to target a specific issue you’re having with your skin or body, or you simply want to unwind, check out these treatments generally available at beauty salons. When you know what you’re after, book in at one of Wyong’s beauty salons that we’ve just sourced for you! Facials Beneficial for any skin […]

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