The secret of a long term healthy lifestyle change

So you want to lose weight and get in shape. You tell yourself this is the year to take back control of your health. You make what feels like a powerful decision. You feel motivated. Perhaps there is even an inspiring speech said to your friends and family. You take the necessary steps and you implement changes. You stock up on fruit and vegetables and throw out the carbolicious treats. You don’t cheat. You confidently sign a two year gym contract. Things go well for a few weeks and maybe even a few months. You feel like you can do … Continue reading The secret of a long term healthy lifestyle change

Can you get fit without paying for it?

Getting in shape takes a serious amount of willpower and effort, but does it have to take a lot of money as well? No it doesn’t. Not if you are smart about it. Do you really need to go to gym? Having a gym contract might push you to keep going because you’re going to be paying whether you show up or not, but do you really want to pay for membership? Gyms after all typically are not cheap. Getting fit is really just about moving around and being active, and you don’t actually need a gym membership for that. … Continue reading Can you get fit without paying for it?

The second hand cars you need to avoid

We all hear about what good deals you can get if you buy a second hand car instead of a brand new car. It is true that you can get a car that is good as new but for a much cheaper price, but not all used cars are great deals, even if they look like they are on the surface. Some cars are just not meant to be sold. These are the used cars your mom warned you about. They’re the lemons trying to sneak their way into your fruit salad. Don’t buy these cars. The car from the … Continue reading The second hand cars you need to avoid

Planning the perfect staff Christmas party

So you’ve just been shouldered with the thankless task of organising the annual staff Christmas party. It’s a big responsibility that comes with a lot of pressure. Here are some basic rules to follow to ensure that everyone has a good time and the party is remembered for all the right reasons. The early bird gets the tinsel The worst mistake you could possibly make is to leave preparations too late. Start as early in the year as you possibly can. The earlier you start, the less pressure you’ll be under to finalise details and the higher your chances will … Continue reading Planning the perfect staff Christmas party

Teaching your child safety at soccer matches

  Parents have every right to be protective of young ones, there are so many dangers in this world that trusting them to walk by themselves to the shop also means giving up a sense of control. Still you have to keep your fears at bay. Once they pick up on that fear, they could adapt it as their own. The concept of safety isn’t fully developed with young children, so you need to very careful how you project safety issues onto them. In the event of an emergency The first thing you need to teach your child is that … Continue reading Teaching your child safety at soccer matches

Optimising your bedroom for relaxation

Your bedroom should be a safe haven, a sanctuary away from a world filled with deadlines, bosses and rising fuel prices. The bedroom is the last thing you see at the night, and what meets your sight as soon as you wake up. So have your ever given thought to how your inner sanctum could best be set up for sleep and relaxation? If you haven’t, it might be time you did. De-clutter De-clutter your space, and you’ll de-clutter your mind. For a tranquil space, take out the odds and ends that aren’t contributing to what you want to do … Continue reading Optimising your bedroom for relaxation

The 6 things women shouldn’t skimp on

Everybody likes a good bargain. We boast about getting something at a 50% sale or saving with a generic brand or by buying second hand. However, we would argue that there are certain things you shouldn’t skimp on. By all means be as frugal as can be in general, but not with these six items. Mattress You are going to spend a third of your life in bed so why not make sure it’s time well spent. A poor quality, sagging mattress will give you back problems later on in life, which is going to cost you more than a … Continue reading The 6 things women shouldn’t skimp on