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10 Bad Habits That Are Ruining Your Life

The New Year has come and gone and we are already midway through Jan! I am sure many of us made goals or New Year’s resolutions such as weight loss goals, exercise goals, or perhaps financial goals. Whatever your goals for 2018 may be, if you are already NOT sticking to them, you may want to focus on breaking some bad habits that may be sabotaging those goals. Here are 10 bad habits you should try and break to get to a better you! 1. Snacking Non-stop Even When You’re Not Hungry Excess weight can lead to a host of complications, including high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes. If you’re snacking non-stop between meals, you’re doing yourself a disservice greater than just eating unhealthily. You’re also losing touch with your body’s natural hunger triggers. By paying attention to your natural cues and switching to healthy snacks, you can lose weight, avoid energy drain, and control cravings. Wait until you actually crave food before eating. Try to avoid eating out of boredom or because you …

10 Scientific Ways Antioxidants help our health

There’s no doubt that you’ve heard about antioxidants affecting your health at one point or another. However, what do antioxidants have to do with staying healthy? Overall, antioxidants are minerals and vitamins that especially work to protect our bodies from free radicals, which are dangerous molecules that work to attack our healthy cells and weaken the health of our immune systems. According to research, free radicals can increase your risk of cancer, brain disease, cataracts, and more. However, with the help of antioxidants, your body can rid itself of these free radicals and promote good health. These antioxidants include beta-carotene, lutein, catechins, vitamins C and E, flavonoids, and others that can be found in both food and dietary supplements. But, before you consider taking an antioxidant supplement, consult with your doctor, since they can interact with certain medications. Below, is a guide on the top 10 scientific ways how antioxidants help our health, which may give you the bump to start taking them regularly and making them part of your daily diet. 1) Antioxidants Help …

The Best Fitness Tracker

It doesn’t matter how many sensors you have — it’s how you use them. Reposted with permission from Review.com.  The 3 Best Fitness Trackers Best Fitness Tracker Under $100 Garmin Vivofit 3 A low-profile, reasonably priced fitness tracker that still delivers on all of the necessities. It comes with a small built-in display that lets you easily keep an eye on your progress and the time throughout the day, as well as a user-friendly app. Our tests showed that it actually provides consistent step counting and distance tracking, too, which isn’t true of every fitness tracker we tried. ($99) Best Heart Rate Monitoring Fitness Tracker Fitbit Charge 2 For $50 more than the Vivofit 3, you get an even better app and all of the same basic functionality, plus heart rate monitoring. ($150) Best Heart Rate Monitoring and GPS Fitness Tracker Garmin Vívosmart HR+ A compact, feature-loaded device that’s waterproof and $50 less than its nearest competitor. ($200) Editor’s Note March 28, 2017 — Fitbit released a new heart-rate monitoring tracker, the Alta HR, at the same …

One of the best lodgings in Tasmania – Avalon Rocky Hills

I hate to admit but I know I am quite a particular traveler. In cities where we will spend a lot of time out, I don’t really bother about hotel quality so long as it’s clean and decent/safe location. But because in national parks or near beaches, we tend to stay indoors to just slow down and relax, I have higher expectations I guess. So I was really looking forward to Avalon Rocky Hills, and I am so glad it didn’t disappoint me!! So thankful we landed a free night stay with the winter promotion. Avalon, rooted in Arthurian Legend, means “island of paradise.” And as with all mysterious islands, it was indeed hard to find. It took us a 2km of off-the-track dirt track before we arrived to meet our lovely host, Ann. She went through in details every facility within the retreat – from books to a movable TV stand (see below video! so smart!) to bath salts to the self-contained kitchen with a freezer and fridge full of food, and a separate ARTIST …

River Cruise (Central Europe) – a new luxury way to travel

I don’t know about you but whenever I used to hear “cruise”, images of casinos and being trapped on a ship with nothing to do would come to mind. So when we were first invited to Uniworld’s Cruise along Danube River in Central Europe, I wasn’t sure what to expect but I was sure glad we could get off in different cities so we decided to try. And indeed, I must say I am now a Uniworld River Cruise convert!!  Already looking forward to the next trip I get to cruise with Uniworld because: 1) Pampering from Uniworld service team! As I was a cruise noob before, I didn’t realize Uniworld is like the best of best in the cruise industry.  Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection is the world’s most luxurious all-inclusive cruise line and is ranked the Top River Cruise Line in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2016 readers’ survey. Their winning edge shows in so many ways. For me, firstly, it really shows in their rooms because the beds are sooo comfortable. …

Detox Retreat @ The LifeCo Phuket

It has been almost 2 years since my last proper juice fast so N and I decided to head to Phuket to do a 3 day detox! The LifeCo Phuket is located around a lake, and is the newest kid on the block in Phuket to offer most natural solutions to fight against ageing and diseases. I decided to try out the LifeCo Phuket because I agree with their 360 degrees holistic approach together with healthy nutrition, anti-ageing and well-being therapies, prevention treatments for chronic diseases and cancer as well as pampering and beauty treatments alongside with spiritual therapies, all in the same complex. I love that they also have doctors and nurses – look forward to them giving the most updated and holistic advice for our health. The LifeCo may be new in Phuket, but their first outlet in Turkey has been opened for more than 10 years. I was quite excited to know that celebrities fly themselves to The LifeCo in Turkey just to detox! We were warmly welcomed at the airport on …