5 Surprising Benefits of Using Yoga for Weight Loss

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At Lifestyle Health Retreats (LHR), we understand that carrying excess body weight is becoming the norm rather than the exception.  Lifestyles are increasingly sedentary, people’s diet is becoming increasingly processed and fatty and food contains more and more calories, additives and preservatives.  While controlling diet and exercise are widely recognized to combat weight gain, many […]

3 Reasons Why Diet’s Don’t Work

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Jennifer, a middle-aged single mother with one six-year-old daughter, has been skipping sweets for a few weeks now.  She’s also become a stickler for portion control.  She feels as if she’s eating less than ever, and she’s been diligently exercising for an hour at a time at least four days a week. Yet, she hasn’t […]

Helpful Hints for Identifying & Overcoming Emotional Eating

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How do you know if you are an emotional eater?  Ask yourself some key questions:  Do I tend to eat when I’m worried?  Scared?  Sad?  Do I find that eating lifts my spirits?  Am I spending more time eating than engaging in other activities I enjoy?  Do my binges come after I’ve suffered disappointment?  Am […]

How to get the most from your yoga practice

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At Lifestyle Health Retreats (LHR) we recognize yoga as a powerful tool for balancing health and improving wellness. Yoga is an ancient art that has been refined and modified by many great teachers across the ages.  It now comes in so many different styles and techniques and different people may find different versions of yoga […]

Tips for Balancing Carbohydrates with Proteins

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At Lifestyle Health Retreats, we understand that there is a good deal of confusion when it comes to the benefits and limitations of both carbohydrates and proteins. Many people think that eating huge amounts of carbohydrates will make one obese. The truth however is that carbohydrates are essential in making you gain or lose weight. […]

9 Tips for Cultivating Happiness & Facilitating Change

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By Melissa Richter If asked, most people say they would like to be happier. Yet happiness is an elusive concept that cannot be easily defined. It’s easy to get stuck in life and feel powerless to move ahead. It does not matter if your goals are health and fitness driven, career and relationship driven or […]

The Vital Link Between Nutrition & Weight Loss

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When you decide to get healthy and get in shape, you are making one of the biggest decisions of your life. At Lifestyle Health Retreats (LHR) we know that this decision to improve your life and embrace fitness and wellness begins with this process. While exercising is the number one way to lose weight, most […]

Are you keeping your heart healthy?

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How Heart Healthy Are You? How important is a healthy heart to your overall fitness regimen? At Lifestyle Health Retreats, we realise that not many people stop to think about the health of their hearts on a regular basis. Although we intuitively understand that the heart is one of the most important organs in our […]

5 Easy Tips to Eliminate Stubborn Belly Fat

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  At Lifestyle Health Retreats (LHR) we promote a holistic approach to healthy living that include, proper nutrition and exercise. We understand that sometime you want to focus on burning off unwanted stomach fat, but don’t know the best way to approach the problem. There are countless ways to lose stubborn stomach fat, and we […]

3 Tips for Positive Living

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Positive thinking, self-growth, thinking yourself to success – so much has been said about these subjects, but is it really achievable? Lifestyle Health Retreats (LHR) believes that healthy and holistic living encompassing more than exercise, and nutrition. Although these are important, a big part of optimizing wellness is that the power of our minds to […]

4 Reasons Why Your Diet May Not Be Working

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The experts at Lifestyle Health Retreats (LHR) know that fad diets are never healthy and that many who diet often are faced with failure and frustration. Jennifer, a middle-aged single mother with one six-year-old daughter, has been skipping sweets for a few weeks now.  She’s also become a stickler for portion control.  She feels as […]

Understanding Basic Yoga Positions

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At Lifestyle Health Retreats we believe that fitness at any level is one of the best ways to jumpstart your health and wellness. A daily routine of activity can vary and include running, working out in a gym, swimming, walking or practicing yoga. Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that originated in India centuries […]