Brantano’s GOING GREEN Campaign – A Cancer Initiative worth Supporting

When we go about our daily lives and come across representatives of various charitable organisations, we tend to demonise some of them as a result of some rather negative developments around scandals in which donated monies hardly reach the originally intended recipients, if they ever reach them at all. Having to endure even a short two-minute presentation from someone whom you essentially just see as “wanting some more money from you and many others” often has us losing the essence of charity, sometimes rightfully so because of all the scams doing the rounds. There are even some times when you do donate whatever little small change you claim is all you can manage, just so that you don’t have to endure another second of being solicited, possibly conned or emotionally blackmailed in the process. Continue reading

Keeping Your Feet Healthy

Quite literally, where would you be without your feet?


Well it’s hard to label any part of the body as being “less or more important” than another one, but our feet do indeed play a very important role in a lot of our bodily functions beyond the most obvious function of walking. Because of their unique position in support of essentially the entire body, our feet’s unique functionality requires some unique care and unfortunately the feet are indeed often neglected as an area to target for good health. The health of our feet remains vitally important however, even though they are indeed evolved to be quite resilient. Taking good care of the health of your feet could even put you in line for some other health benefits you may not have even associated with your feet. Continue reading

5 Situations Where Meditation Can Help You Out

Life is stressful, no matter who you are or what you do. But, what separates successful people from the ones going bonkers, more often than not, is how mindful they choose to be about their situations. People who learn various techniques of mindfulness, often associated with meditation, are always going to give themselves a lift in terms of attitude when they need it the most.

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The Beginner’s Guide to the Paleo Diet

Like most people, I started working out because I wanted to look better and feel better about myself. 

I was 16, had just spent four years with braces, had plenty of acne, and recently got cut from the basketball team. Let’s just say I didn’t feel comfortable in my own skin, and my confidence was certainly lacking. Continue reading

Why Exercise is the Least Important Part of the Equation

“But Steve, I don’t like to exercise.”

I sat down with a friend recently who had decided he wanted to lose weight, but struggled with getting started. He explained why: the idea of exercise was absolutely miserable to him – he had visions of running on a treadmill for hours, or going into a sweaty gym and feeling incredibly uncomfortable around people who were already in shape. Continue reading

Is Diet Coke Bad For You? What About Artificial Sweeteners?

There’s one question we get asked probably more than any other:

“Is Diet Coke bad for you?”

The second most popular question: “What actually happened at the end of ‘Interstellar’??” has yet to be answered.

Back to Diet Coke. I get why this has caused so much confusion and debate. We all know sugar is worse for us than Darth Vader, so Diet Coke, with NO sugar, has to be better for us. However, we’ve also been told Diet Coke is packed full of chemicals like aspartame that do all sorts of awful stuff…which would then make Diet Coke worse for us than Jar Jar Binks, right? Continue reading