Open Letter To Juice Plus+ And Herbalife Distributors

For 5 years now our passion has been inspiring others to take action and take control of their physical well-being. We’ve made it our personal mission to help as many people as possible reach their health and holistic goals so they can positively impact every aspect of their lives. Yours Faithfully, T4 Fitness

How Stress Is Affecting Your Workouts

How Stress Is Affecting Your Workouts

Whilst psychological stress affect most people, few are aware of the damaging side-effects of stress and the impact it has on our bodies. It’s suggested that up to 80% of serious illnesses and doctor visits are exacerbated or linked to stress! With exercise universally accepted as a highly effective tool in combating stress, it seems that jumping into the gym …

Reasons You Have No Energy

10 Reasons You Have No Energy….And How To Fix It!

Drinking enough water and staying sufficiently hydrated is one of the best lifestyle changes we can make to positively effect our health…..and our energy! Even mild dehydration can have adverse effects on your mood, energy and concentration levels. Water affects almost every physiological and physical process we do and without it, we risk leaving ourselves feeling run-down and exhausted. Aim …

7 Signs You're Pushing It Too Hard

7 Signs You’re Pushing It Too Hard

Soreness after an intensive workout is a natural part of the training process. It’s a sign that you actually stimulated your body and muscles and is evidence that you pushed yourself. However, it’s important to listen to your body and acknowledge the signs when too much is becoming too much. The “no pain, no gain” mentality can have some serious …

3 Ways To Tackle Emotional Eating

3 Ways To Tackle Emotional Eating

Again, the most critical factor in preventing emotional eating is actually identifying the causes of it. Dieters are at a particular risk due to the connotations associated with conventional dieting. What happens when you tell a young child they can’t have something? They want it more! The exact same thing happens when you tell an adult on a diet they …

tress is a fact of life and while the right kind can actually be a good thing, we all have quite enough in our home and working lives without inadvertently adding to it. For decades, psychologists have researched the little annoyances that feed into our feelings of stress - and here we reap the rewards of their work. 1. Reduce clutter Psychologist Sherrie Buorg Carter gives eight clear reasons why clutter causes stress, from the bombardment of "excessive stimuli" to the frustration of not being able to find what we need quickly. So how much clutter surrounds you? Ask someone to take a photo of you at your desk - and don’t cheat by tidying anything away. This is your chance to see your working environment as it really is. Now, walk away, sit down well away from your desk and take a close look at that photo. Just how much of your desk's contents and the areas around it are clutter? Now get rid of everything you can, even if that means tidying it into a box or drawer. If you don't need it after a week, ask yourself if you need it at all. 2. Organise your paperwork This ties in with clutter reduction and being able to find what you need quickly. If you use a particular document - or several - every day, then keep it easily to hand. That could be a tray on your desk or it could be on a shelf - but it should be an arm's reach away. For all your non-essential paperwork, find somewhere else to put it, whether in a box folder or a drawer. Maybe it needs to be in a filing cabinet in your office, just so long as it is away from your desk. Maybe you can scan it and file it on your computer. Or maybe, heaven forbid, you don't need it at all. One thing's for sure: investing an hour or two to organise your paperwork will reap countless benefits. 3. Add personal touches such as pictures Not everyone is a visual person – some prefer facts and figures and that's fine - but if you are, then consider adding a photo or two to your desk. Maybe it's of your partner, child, a family moment, a favourite landscape - it doesn't really matter. It just needs to make you feel relaxed when you see it. 4. Add some green We all instinctively know that being surrounded by greenery makes us relaxed and this is backed up by a number of studies. There are peripheral benefits, too: a 2008 paper from the University of Michigan suggested that being "under the influence" of plants increased memory retention by 20 per cent. So if you don't have any greenery in your office, consider investing in a bit of vegetation; the act of making something living grow should also boost your mood. 5. Do a sound audit Close your eyes. Block out all thoughts. Listen. If you work in a busy office, there's likely to be a huge number of sound sources, whether that's your charming colleagues, phones ringing or an aged printer chugging out ozone in the corner. Try to isolate all the noises, write them down and consider what's the most annoying. Then work out if there's something you can do about them… 6. Soften the lighting It's amazing how readily we put up with poor, harsh lighting in the workplace when we pay such attention to it at home. You may not be able to convince your office manager to replace the strip lighting that bathes your office in sterile white, but you should be able to soften your own working area by adding a warmer light via a lamp. You can also control the colour balance of your main screen by heading into its settings. Experiment. If you can, download f.lux to automatically adapt your computer's display to the time of day. 7. Take a fresh look at your office layout We're not necessarily advocating feng shui or karmic flows, but it is worth taking a bit of time to consider what irritates you about the way your office is designed. Some things will occur to you immediately, but others will only spring to mind during the working day. Perhaps it's the view or you're sitting next to noisy people. Maybe you're too close to a noisy printer (see below). Whatever it might be, don't just let it frustrate you and cause stress: take whatever action you can.

7 Ways To Reduce Stress At The Office

Stress is an ever present reality of life and with the pressures of work and personal life becoming increasingly more apparent, it’s no wander why more and more people are reporting higher levels of stress and depression. It’s important to know that while small amounts of stress can actually be a good thing, we’ve all got quite enough of it …

7 Ways To Maintain Weight Loss

7 Ways To Maintain Weight Loss

Losing weight is hard, but keeping weight off is even harder. If you’re to enjoy long term, successful weight loss then you’re going to need to think beyond your goals. Have you anticipated the changes you’re going to have to sustain to ensure you don’t go back to your old ways? The most successful losers are those who do exactly …

10 Reasons You Need To Exercise

10 Reasons You Need To Exercise

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of exercise? Weight loss? Fitness? Health? Muscle? Whatever it is, we can assure you that it’s probably just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to to overall benefits. Here’s 10 reasons you need to exercise… 1. Exercise is the best antidepressant It’s a big claim, but exercise …