I've become completed addicted to this game since it was bought for me at Christmas. Like the previous versions of Just Dance, you can expect the latest catchy songs, bright colours and energetic moves. This version does come with a few exciting extras! It's available on both Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii, has a multi-player option, a 'Sweat' mode and also an Xbox live online mode so that you can dance with players from all over the world (don't worry they can't see you, just your score!).
I like my beauty products to be as nourishing for my body as my food is. They need to be natural and containing lots of vitamins. OilArganic fits the bill, made up of 8 plant oils and no synthetic chemicals, this beauty product has multiple uses and is perfect for healing your skin. OilArganic is an blend of Argain, Borage, Rosehip, Macadamia, Orange Peel, Avacado, Jojoba seed, hemp send and Sweet Almond. The result is a gorgeously unique combination of citrus and floral scents.
Joanne Henson has published a follow up book to her straight-talking, no-nonsense book 'What's Your Excuse... For Not getting Fit?'. Her second book follows the same style but focuses on the matter of healthy eating. 'What's Your Excuse for Not Eating Healthily?' is a concise answer for a wide range of popular excuses for eating junk and avoiding your five-a-day like its the plague. Both of these books are ideal for them moments when you hear yourself making a crappy excuse and need a your butt kicked to get you back on track!
I've never been one to drink tea (or any hot drink, strangely) I've just never found hot drinks thirst quenching or refreshing. This has meant that until now I'd never tried any kind of green tea, despite its many health benefits. Matcha tea powder is made from the ground down green tea leaves grown in Japan. Matcha leaves differ from regular green tea as the plants are grown in the shade to in order to increase the tea plant's chlorophyll production. As a result it has far higher levels of nutrients.
There's no better smell than that of freshly baked bread filling the whole house. This recipe makes either 1 loaf or 6 large rolls. It makes very filling and satisfying bread that's perfect for packed lunches, picnics or even serving with a home made burger. You will need:
475g Wholemeal flour
7g satchet of dried yeast
1 1/2 tsp of sea salt
1 tsp sugar (to feed the yeast)
2 tbsp of oil (olive, sunflower, vegetable are all fine to use)
Saints and Slimmers offers a range of products and diet plans. While I personally abstain from any sort of 'diet plan' (especially anything less than 1,500 calories a day), the products available on the Saints and Slimmers website are worth checking out and including in a healthy diet. The breakfast range features high fibre porridge and muffins and the meal selection offers low calorie alternatives of family favourites such as Tikka, Lasagne and Chilli Con Carne. In terms of snacks, the site offers a range of desserts, including an amazing chocolate mousse, pretzels and cereal bars.
These meatballs are quick to make and also perfect to prepare in advance and freeze for dinners in the week. This recipe makes 20 meatballs and serves 4 people. Each dish (when served with 50g whole-wheat spaghetti) comes to just 359 calories and counts as one of your five-a-day. You will need:
8 pork sausages (This is very important: look for sausages that contain at least 70% pork - brand named sausages are not always the way to go with this, head to the meat counter at the supermarket or the local butchers)
Over the last few years I've came across a number of people who have wanted the equivalent of a heart rate monitor to track their workouts but for various reasons, didn't want to wear a chest strap. Until now, I've been pretty stuck on an alternative pulse/heart rate monitor to recommend to them, then along came the Scosche RHYTHM. The problem with many pulse monitors worn without chest straps is that they tend to be pretty inaccurate when compared to a chest strap heart rate monitor. The RHYTHM is different. It's comfortable neoprene strap is worn on the widest part of the forearm, the RHYTHM combines to alternating LEDs with a photo sensor to measure your pulse continually. Additionally, it had a built in accelerometer to contextualise the pulse readings to the type of workout and provide very accurate information such as calories burned, speed, pace and distance.
Cellulite, also known as 'orange peel skin', isn't harmful, but it's certainly an issue many women complain about and cite as yet another reason for low-self esteem. (I'm blaming the photo-shopped thighs of models on beaches for this). Most women will have cellulite at some point in their lives, usually affecting their thighs and/or bum - and no, it doesn't matter what your BMI is, slim women can get it too. While cellulite itself does not present as a health concern, it can be symptomatic of an unhealthy lifestyle.