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Carola Pickenhan - Independent Lifeplus Associate

Your Wellness Center – holistic wellbeing inspiration

Whether you’re starting your journey into the world of nutritional supplementation and holistic wellbeing or are already well on your way, we have information, guidance and expert opinion to help and support you. Let us make it as easy as possible for you with a definitive range of trustworthy, authoritative and informative, easy-to-read articles and advice.

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Positive Stress

Reading Time: 3 minutes Can stress actually be a good thing? Most of us grew up believing that stress is a bad thing, after all, when we speak of stress it’s usually in relation to something bad. This is what’s known as ‘negative stress.’ It’s that unpleasant feeling of being out of control or unable to cope, which can […]

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The 6 secrets to maintaining a new habit

Reading Time: 4 minutes When something is a habit, you do it almost automatically and without thinking, but sometimes things we want to become a habit can seem a bit of a chore. Why is this? We all set ourselves goals and it’s great to do this, but with the best will in the world, much of the time […]

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Healthy Eating

Reading Time: 10 minutes Live a healthier life with these easy tips You are what you eat, as they say. What we eat plays a huge role in our physical health. If you want to live a healthier lifestyle, eating well is essential. We know it’s not always easy to change your diet. So we want to pass on […]

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Why do we sometimes not lose weight when we exercise?

Reading Time: 4 minutes There are many health benefits of physical exercise, but sometimes, the one we want is simply weight loss. There’s nothing more annoying though, than being committed and disciplined on the exercise front and then getting on the scales at the end of the week only to find you haven’t actually lost any weight – or […]

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How to figure out the best personal exercise plan for weight loss

Reading Time: 4 minutes Losing weight isn’t always easy. That being said, it doesn’t have to be all that difficult either. To set ourselves up with the best chances for long terms success, sometimes we just need to step back and look at our current lifestyle so that we can come up with an exercise plan that is right […]

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Overcoming barriers to physical activity

Reading Time: 4 minutes Quite often, the most difficult thing about any type of regular movement workout is simply finding the motivation to start. It’s not even that moving your body is necessarily going to be hard… but not moving it is almost certainly going to be easier. Not moving your body won’t bring you the wonderful health benefits […]

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It’s all about balance – managing your weight with the 80/20 rule

Reading Time: 4 minutes There are many different diets that promote great results but the key is to find the one that works best for you. This will partly come down to your lifestyle – how much time you have to prepare meals, whether you have others to cook for in your household, and whether you have any particular […]

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What is manifestation and how can it improve your life?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Manifestation is strongly linked to the law of attraction. If there is something you desire, you have to ask for it in order for it to happen. Essentially, it is the process of thinking positively or having aspirational thoughts with the purpose of turning them into reality. Bob Proctor, the famous Canadian self-help author who […]

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How to progress from a healthy diet to a lifestyle change

Reading Time: 3 minutes A healthy diet and a lifestyle change can be similar but they are not the same thing. If you confuse the two, it can leave you feeling uncertain about what your actual goal is. Switching to a healthy diet is something you would usually do if you had a specific goal, such as weight loss. […]

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The benefits of working from home

Reading Time: 3 minutes Working from home benefits: are you making the most of them? While it may have seemed a year ago that everyone was working from home, that wasn’t the case.1 Even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, with its required social distancing and stay-at-home mandates, remote working was increasing in popularity but it certainly wasn’t the ‘new […]

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Understanding the mind-body connection for positive mental health

Reading Time: 3 minutes How can developing mindfulness support positive mental health? Positive mental health is determined by a variety of factors and while it’s impossible to control everything that happens around us, developing mindfulness can be a strong step in the right direction when it comes to experiencing greater happiness and a positive state of mind.  Why should […]

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Reflect, Reset and Rebuild!

Reading Time: 4 minutes The New Year is here and it brings a time of reflection and goal-setting. Last year was historic in terms of challenges but it was also a year of resilience. Whilst we may not know what challenges are ahead, we’ve all proven our resilience by actively progressing forward in life — physically, personally, professionally, emotionally […]

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Try something new!

Reading Time: 2 minutes Human beings are truly exceptional creatures. Think about those very first few days, weeks and months of a baby’s life, of your own life. We are born into a world of extraordinary change from day one. All around us are brand-new sensations, sounds, smells, tastes, sights. Absolutely everything is unknown. The wonderful thing is that […]

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Self-Tracking: learning about your health

Reading Time: 3 minutes What is self-tracking? There are different ways to track aspects of your lifestyle, in areas like fitness, sleep or nutrition, and while technology has made it easier than ever to do, it’s something that has been accessible to everyone for a long time. You might already keep a gratitude diary for example, where you log […]

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Exercising mind and body as we get older

Reading Time: 3 minutes Life is a precious commodity, one that most of us are lucky enough to take for granted during our younger years, when the future seems infinite and our energy boundless. Then time intervenes. As the decades pass, that energy seems a little less boundless. There’s less in the tank. It’s a little more difficult to […]

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Is your diet fit for purpose?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Making well-intended resolutions, aimed at positive lifestyle changes, is not uncommon – especially after moments of indulgence. At such times it’s only natural to give some serious thought to a sensible diet and maybe more exercise. However, it’s important to understand how “healthy eating” differs from diets aimed solely at weight loss. Keeping an eye […]

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What does diet really mean?

Reading Time: 2 minutes We are what we eat, goes the saying. Certainly, food plays a major part in our life, punctuating every day, often determining how we organize our time – and having a significant impact on the way we feel, mentally, physically and emotionally. As part of our attitude about food, we often talk about being on […]

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The Habits of Happy People

Reading Time: 5 minutes It’s one of the age-old questions; what is the secret to happiness? Being happy is not just a mood – it’s a state of mind that frames our outlook on life and has a confirmed positive effect on our mental and physical health.1 It’s easy to sit back and wait for happiness to come to […]

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Balanced eating habits

Reading Time: 4 minutes We asked ourselves, why is it that so many people take a more pronounced perspective at different times of the year, only to realize that reality doesn’t catch up with expectations and the gap between what should happen and what really happens remains considerable? Scientists from the University of California looked at the effectiveness of […]

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