Your Wellness Roundup – Edition 1

  Welcome to the first edition of the Gympass Wellness Roundup – the first step in helping us all become Wellness Experts. Each week we will bring you thelatest in consumer and corporate wellness news.   When worry becomes a problem Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)  is the most common anxiety disorder among older adults. One of the main issues about it that people think it is normal or just endure it. Click here to continue.   Have you got a magnesium deficiency? Magnesium is one of the most important minerals for your body and it is  also massively overlooked. Check out some of the signs you might be lacking it and how to fix it.        Baked Beetroot Falafels Your wellness roundup in all shapes and forms! We all know falafels are very popular now a days.  Let’s shake things up and try this baked beetroot falafel recipe.         6 Reasons why exercise makes you happy  Other than looking good and releasing stress, there are a few more reasons why exercise makes you happy. Read this Mind Body Movement article to find out more  ...

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Fitness Trends of 2018

The American College of Sports Medicine, one of the most respected sports medicine and physical education institutions in the world, has compiled a survey containing the main trends of the sports universe for the year 2018. 1. Functional training Much is said about functional training, but few people know what it is really about. In practical terms, functional training is characterized by working various parts of the body simultaneously, as opposed to more traditional strength training which focuses on one muscle group at a time. Functional training is based on movements that are natural for most people, including jumping,...

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The Simple 15 min Workout you can do Before Work

It’s tough to fit a workout in before work, but taking just a few minutes for your fitness in the morning can do wonders for your energy level, mood, and overall health! For many people, mornings are the best time to work out. It’s easy to excuse yourself from working out after a long, exhausting day at work, but in the morning there are few excuses. Once you’ve squeezed in a quick routine, you can move on with your day. It’s much more feasible to set up a workout you can do from home, which saves you a trip...

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Why I’m digging Digme

If you enjoy flashing lights, loud music and cold air brushing towards your face- you will love Digme. Digme is a unique HIIT and spinning studio with high qualified instructors and best-in-class equipment. Their cycling class is designed to make you feel as comfortable and belonged as possible by offering you spinning shoes and high-end service.  What makes Digme unique is the way you spend your 40 minutes. At the reception you are greeted with a warm welcome, the people there are very helpful. In fact, the first time I went there, the instructor was super helpful, after the session...

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10 New Year’s Resolutions You’ll Actually Keep This Time

January is a tough month without ludicrous statements like ‘I will take up a new hobby each week. Here are New Year’s resolutions that are much easier to keep, we promise. Why is keeping our New Year good intentions so tough? Researchers have identified several culprits, namely setting goals that are too vague or having unrealistic expectations (lose a stone by March 1st – ha!) Here are a few simple, manageable changes you can make to your attitude to health and wellbeing, which in turn will positively affect your behaviour. Don’t focus on subtracting food Instead of focussing on...

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Get up and get going for 2018!

Here are some tips for being a better morning person this year! We’ve all made promises the night before to be one of those successful people who has done half a days work before sunrise. Meal prep You’ve heard it before, you’ll hear it again. Failing to plan is planning to fail. Make Sunday night meal prep easier by cooking things all at the same time, freezing it in read-to-go tupperware, and sticking on some tunes. You’ll thank yourself later for it – plus you’ll save heaps of cash not always popping out to Costa at lunchtime. Cook once,...

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Quirky Christmas Recipes

Christmas isn’t generally the time for low-fat, low calorie recipes. But if you’re concerned about overindulging, we’ve got some quirky, healthier options for this year’s Christmas dinner. Have yourself a healthy little Christmas with these delicious recipes that won’t make you feel like you’re missing out on all the festive fun. From Boxing Day Turkey Tex-Mex, to Cauliflower Mash and even a cheeky Spiced Fruit Bake for pudding, you’ll love these lighter takes on all your favourite Christmas dishes, and some fresh new ideas too! Boxing Day: Turkey Tex-Mex Ingredients 500g Turkey mince 1 onion 1 pint chicken stock...

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Best Sources of Protein for Vegans

There are plenty of reasons to eat more meat-free meals: they’re cheaper, lower calories, and better for the environment. But one of the most common excuses people make is that meat-free and dairy-free food doesn’t contain enough protein. However, a well-planned vegetarian or vegan diet can provide you with all the nutrients you need. That said, certain plant foods contain significantly more protein than others, and higher-protein diets can promote muscle strength, satiety and weight-loss. Women should should be aiming for about 46 grams of protein per day, and men need about 56. Here are the top 11 sources...

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5 Exercises to tone your arms!

Gympass recently teamed up with Digme Fitness to develop an easy fat-shred for arm toning. Head of Digme, Dan Little, suggested a few killer exercises to get those arms burning. But fear not, anyone can banish the dreaded bingo wings with this upper body circuit. 1. Bicep curls    (Bodybuilding) Curls can be done with a variety of equipment, with either an underhand or overhand grip. But the simplest is with a barbell: Hold a barbell at a shoulder-width grip, with your palms facing forward and elbows touching your body. While holding the upper arms stationary, curl the weights...

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8 tips for curbing office snacking

There’s a tonne of reasons why we reach for the biscuit packet at work without thinking – a chance to have a natter with your coworkers, an excuse for a break from a boring task, stress-eating, birthdays, leftovers from conferences, the list goes on. We all know that chances are it’s not going to be hugely nutritious, and will probably only end up leaving us feeling sluggish and tired (far from productive). In fact, Kallø found recently that all those extra calories add up to a whopping amount every year. 100,000 extra calories per year for the average woman,...

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