Author name: Kiera Puglia

Benefits of physical activity to reduce anxiety

Most of us are no stranger to anxiety, having experienced it in one of its various forms at some point in our lives. And the last two years have certainly not helped the situation! So, with anxiety on the rise, what can be done to help reduce symptoms? Currently the main treatment options include medication and/or cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), which can be really helpful for some people. However, these

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Getting healthy for summer

It can be tempting, especially as we come into the warmer months, to go for the quick weight loss options to help shed some of that winter weight gain. However, these “quick fixes” are not sustainable and as soon as you stop them, you’re likely to put the weight you lost back on, plus some. Unfortunately, there is no fast lane to health or fitness, it takes patience and consistency.

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Roast Pumpkin Soup

Who doesn’t love a nice big bowl of hot soup as the weather starts to cool down? There is something so comforting about its warmth and deliciousness! Soups are a great way to use up those vegetables that have started to go a little limp in the fridge, or to sneak a few extra vegetables into a meal. There are so many options when it comes to soup flavours, and

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Supporting Your Immune System

Your immune system is incredible! It is always on the lookout for foreign invaders and in some cases, deals with those foreign invaders without you even knowing. The immune system is made up of a network of tissues, organs and cells and how well your immune system is functioning determines how well you can resist and how long it takes you to recover from diseases. The response of the immune

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Brain Nuts

Walnuts, they look like brains, but does that mean they are good for the brain? Turns out they are! A recent review found that, long term daily intake of walnuts improved cognitive function and performance and may delay onset or slow progression of cognitive impairment (Chuahan & Chuahan, 2020). Another study also found that regular walnut consumption improved cardiovascular health, which is a risk factor for neurodegenerative diseases (Poulose, Miller

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