When you think about ‘wellness,’ good health comes to mind. Which, in a nutshell it is. But if we dive deeper, you could say that wellness is more than just ‘being healthy’. It’s the active process of becoming aware of ones self. Making smart and healthy choices helping you lead an actively healthy and fulfilling life. It’s a dynamic change of process and growth and can be applied, anywhere and in everything we do.
It has come to Jana’s attention that essential oils are becoming more and more popular in today’s society. Unfortunately there is a lot of misinformation out there and it is a little worrying to Jana, who is a fully qualified Aromatherapist. If you are interested in the health benefits of Essential Oils, please keep reading as Jana reveals the safety precautions one should take when using essential oils. Read More
Foam rolling is one of the most widely used techniques. Mainly used by fitness minded folk and athletes, the benefits of foam rolling now sees people from all walks of life enjoying the benefits from foam rolling. Now a common tool to help in loosening up sore muscles and to assist in muscle recovery form, Foam rolling exercises is a form of self-massage and can also be known as a type of self-myofascial release. These are exercises that can be done both before and after exercising. Read More
Ever wondered why there are so many rounds of Sun Salutations in your Yoga practice? Jana explains the history and theory behind Sun Salutations and more importantly how to master the movements to get the best out of your practice.
Wowee, can you believe it? It’s that time of year when people go shop crazy, work is on overload and a fat guy in a red suit decides whether you’ve been naughty or nice. Yep, it’s the silly season all right. The days are flying right before our eyes and stress levels are increasing by the second. So the question shouldn’t be ‘have you finished your Christmas shopping?’ but rather ‘Are you taking some time out for yourself?’
Jana has taken the time out to give you a few quick tips on how to stay active during this crazy time and shares what she and Jackie do to keep the balance throughout their days. Read More
“I love a good workout session. There’s nothing better than being challenged physically and mentally. The not so enjoyable part is the DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) that comes afterwards. But after discovering Mg Life, I’m certain those days of hobbling around are over!” – Jackie Tann
You’re pregnant! Congratulations on this exciting time! We’ve heard the craziest roller coaster ride in the world is not at Disneyland. It’s the nine months of pregnancy. To help you get through the ups and downs, twists and turns, we got the help of woman’s health physio Hazel from Physio Xtra to shed some light on what to expect when you’re expecting and how to make this ride as smooth as possible… (Ok enough with the roller coaster puns, promise;)
What does it take to practice Yoga?
There is a large number of excuses or ideas one comes up with to avoid a Yoga class. “I’m not flexible enough” or “it’s for chicks” or even, “I don’t own any tights”. In this day and age we see some really awesome stuff on social media. Beautiful women wearing very little and standing in a pose where her leg is all the way up around her neck. Or a guy with rippling muscles (which you can see because obviously you have to do yoga topless,) on a tropical island. These beautiful (often sponsored by active wear brands and photo-shopped) images show how trendy one must be to practice Yoga. It’s crushing, but the reality, your tights don’t even have to sport logo on them!! Yep it’s true. Read on as Jana calls BS on Yoga stereotypes and gets real about what it takes to practice Yoga. Read More