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  1. AbodeFit Health WalkSlim 830

    AbodeFit Health™. Walkslim 470 Treadmill The Ultimate in Home Fitness

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  2. AbodeFit Health WalkSlim 570

    AbodeFit Health™. Walkslim 570 Treadmill The Ultimate in Home Fitness

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  3. AbodeFit Health WalkSlim 810

    AbodeFit Health™. Walkslim 810 Treadmill The Ultimate in Home Fitness

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  4. Far infrared sauna facts, health benefits and myths

    Far infrared sauna facts, health benefits and myths

    To be able to enjoy tranquil and restorative time at home while detoxifying your body is now an easily accessible luxury.

    Saunas provide you with health benefits in just a few minutes a day, leaving you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated to deal with busy life.

    You may have heard about ‘infrared’ and ‘regular saunas,’ and the differences between the two. We get questions everyday here at Vitality about this and also why the Zen Far infrared sauna is different to others.

    In this article we will dive into answering these questions and let you know about

    • evidence-based truths of how infrared saunas can really benefit your health
    • help clear up some myths around infrared saunas
    • explain the benefits and points of difference of a zen far infrared sauna

    Regular saunas vs infrared saunas

    Traditional saunas heat the air around you, whereas as infrared saunas use infrared lamps to warm you more directly.

    Traditional saunas normally operate at around 150 F (65 degrees C) to 180 F (82 degrees C) and some people find this too hot to handle for more than a couple of minutes, if at all. 

    Although these saunas certainly help you to sweat and can provide warmth to your body and a ‘feel good’ feeling, we need to remember that sweating does not necessarily give you actual health benefits (keep reading to discover the facts) like fat loss or better skin, for example.

    Infrared saunas function at a much lower temperature of 100 F (37 degrees C) to 130 F (54 degrees C) which makes it more tolerable in increasing your duration of use, plus actually enjoying the experience (you want it to help reduce stress, not create stress, right!)

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  5. infrared sauna

    Far infrared sauna facts, health benefits and myths

    To be able to enjoy tranquil and restorative time at home while detoxifying your body is now an easily accessible luxury.

    Saunas provide you with health benefits in just a few minutes a day, leaving you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated to deal with busy life.

    You may have heard about ‘infrared’ and ‘regular saunas,’ and the differences between the two. We get questions everyday here at Vitality about this and also why the Zen Far infrared sauna is different to others.

    In this article we will dive into answering these questions and let you know about

    • evidence-based truths of how infrared saunas can really benefit your health
    • help clear up some myths around infrared saunas
    • explain the benefits and points of difference of a zen far infrared sauna

    Regular saunas vs infrared saunas

    Traditional saunas heat the air around you, whereas as infrared saunas use infrared lamps to warm you more directly.

    Traditional saunas normally operate at around 150 F (65 degrees C) to 180 F (82 degrees C) and some people find this too hot to handle for more than a couple of minutes, if at all. 

    Although these saunas certainly help you to sweat and can provide warmth to your body and a ‘feel good’ feeling, we need to remember that sweating does not necessarily give you actual health benefits (keep reading to discover the facts) like fat loss or better skin, for example.

    Infrared saunas function at a much lower temperature of 100 F (37 degrees C) to 130 F (54 degrees C) which makes it more tolerable in increasing your duration of use, plus actually enjoying the experience (you want it to help reduce stress, not create stress, right!)

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  6. food dehydrator

    Which food dehydrator should I buy?

    What are food dehydrators?

    Food dehydrators are a great way to reduce your cost of food, increase your nutritional intake and speed up your cooking.

    In the past our ancestors relied on the sun to dry out food, but these days it is a process where moisture is removed from foods by circulating air at a very low temperature in an oven-like device including two main designs: stacked shelves and pull out shelves.

    In this article we will cover the benefits of using food dehydration plus some great tips on deciding the best machine for your home or business, all backed by Vitality 4 Life’s 30 day return policy, 24/7 customer support and extended warranties.

    What are the main benefits of dehydrating food?

    There are many benefits to dehydrating your food and getting a food hydrator machine. 

    Increases your fibre intake

    Studies have shown that food dehydration helps to increase the fibre intake of fruits and vegetables. Fibre is an essential nutrient for gut health, digestion and overall wellbeing and many people do not get enough daily fibre according to Australian and American departments of health. 

    It is recommended you consume at least 25 - 30 grams of fibre per day. One example of fibre increasing in a fruit dehydrator is apricots. When apricots are dehydrated fresh apricots have 3.1 grams of fibre while dried apricots contain 6.5 grams of fibre.

    Increased energy and absorption

    Food dehydrators can help with concentrating calories in your snacks, providing a longer, sustained energy release for your body.

    This is helpful for people who go outdoors on long walks, hikes or camping for example, where sugars are important for long periods of activity without the access to refrigeration.

    Increased nutritional content

    It has also been shown that food dryer machines i

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  7. home treadmill, foldable, treadmill, running machine

    Which treadmill is best for home exercise?

    Working out at home is a great way to enjoy fitness and wellbeing benefits and work towards your goals. Whether it’s weight loss, time out, stress management, maintaining healthy joints or improving your mobility, we have you covered.

    We often get asked, ‘which treadmill is best for me?, ‘which is the best treadmill for home?’ and ‘how can I get a cheap home treadmill that is still great quality?’

    Vitality 4 Life has a complete range of high quality home treadmills or as some may call them ‘running machines’ to suit your needs, each with a 5 year warranty you can trust.

    There are 11 home treadmills in our AbodeFit Health range and the great thing is you can choose a basic walking treadmill which is suited for those who simply want a light walk and to get active, all the way up to those who enjoy running and fitness programs.

    All treadmills are easy to get going, some being foldable treadmills and portable treadmills too.

    We have listed below the key features and benefits for each treadmill so you can decide which one suits your goals and needs the best.

    Best treadmill for Weight Loss

    Weight loss is the number one goal for a lot of our customers. All of the treadmills will achieve this goal so it is dependent on a few things such as your overall fitness level and ability.

    For some, just being able to walk comfortably to get their daily exercise is enough. Our range of walking treadmills that reach speeds from 6km to 8km per hour are ideal. If you require a handrail to feel safe during your work out we would recommend our WS 570, Ws470 or WS770.

    For those that want to both walk and run we have treadmills that reach up to 12km per hour. This way your treadmill can help you all the way on your fitness journey from walking to running as you gain greater fitness levels. Our top of the range WS610, WS810 and WS830 are durable, quiet, foldable and have easy to use touch screen controls and safety keys

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  8. How to make banana chips with a food dehydrator

    How to make banana chips with a food dehydrator

    Going bananas for bananas in your food dehydrator!

    Why do we go bananas for bananas? The Australian Banana page says "peel good, feel good". Bananas have bone strengthening magnesium, folate for a healthy mind and Vitamin B6 for that feel good energy. Dehydrate bananas in your BioChef Food Dehydrator for healthy snacks that last the distance.

    Banana Chips, food dehydrator, biochef, byron bay

    How to make banana chips in your food dehydrator

    Slightly brown-flecked bananas will have the sweetest, most concentrated flavour when dried.

    Peel the bananas. Slice bananas into 1/4-inch or 3/8-inch chips.

    Dip each banana slice into the lemon juice. This lessens browning of the banana chips and adds a bit of vitamin C back into the banana.

    Shake off the extra lemon juice and lay the banana slice on the dehydrator tray. Leave enough space between banana slices on the tray to allow sufficient air flow for drying.

    Fill the available dehydrator trays with banana slices. Put the trays into the dehydrator and set initial temperature to 65 degrees Celcius or 150 degrees Fahrenheit and dry at that temperature for the first two hours.

    Turn the temperature down to 55 degrees Celcius or 130 degrees Fahrenheit after two hours. From here it will take another six hours for bananas to fully dry.

    Half way through, stop the food dehydrator and flip over all the banana slices. The slices are easy to peel off the dehydrator tray when they are warm, and turning ensures dryness.

    Test for dryness. If the banana chips are leathery to crisp, they are done.

    Cool the banana chips for a few hours in the food dehydrator before removing them.

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  9. 7 Healthier Snack Recipes to Try with a Food Dehydrator

    7 Healthier Snack Recipes to Try with a Food Dehydrator

    Make your own! Try these easy and (much) healthier snack recipes using a food dehydrator.

    Snacks can easily be one of our biggest and unknown over-indulgences, with most snacks packed with hidden refined sugar, preservatives and colouring. Making your own snacks will not only save money but you can control exactly what goes into them, meaning the end result is much more wholesome and nourishing. Take a look at our dehydrator snack recipes below:

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    Beetroot & Sweet Potato Chips
    Kale Chips
    Dried Fruit
    Mixed Berry Fruit Rollup
    Apricot & Coconut Fruit Rollup
    Activated Muesli Bars
    Gluten & Dairy Free Bread
    Beef Jerky

    Beetroot & Sweet Potato Chips

    Dried not fried! Use your favourite vegetables to create healthy chips.

    • 1 large sweet potato (yam)
    • 3 whole beetroots
    • 1 tbsp paprika
    • 2 tbsp of oil (coconut or olive)
    • Rock salt to season

    1. Thinly slice sweet potato and beetroot, ideally into 3mm slices. The thicker the chips, the longer drying time they will require.

    2. Place slices into mixing bowl and toss with oil and paprika.

    3. Dehydrate at 55°C for 8 hours. Adjust drying time depending on thickness of vegetable slices

    4. Season with sea salt

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  10. Vacuum Blender - Life is better when it sucks

    Vacuum Blender - Life is better when it sucks

    Vacuum Blender - Sucking the life back into your blended foods

    It sucks when you spend time creating the perfect smoothie... thick, colourful, tasty and full of nutrients and by the time kids are called they are faced with an unappetising, watery drink, with brown froth on top? Solve the problem with our BioChef Astro Vacuum Blender.

    Oxygen IS life however oxidation of your blended foods does tend to take, not only the fun, but the life, nutrients, flavour and taste out. Bio Chef Astro Vacuum Blenders help suck the life back in to your blended foods and keep it there until YOU are ready to use it.

    vaccuum blender-food-wrapped-astraWhat is Vacuum Technology?

    Vacuum technology in the blending industry is still fairly new. For supermarkets and other food retailers it has been an essential part of food storage since the 1940’s. Vacuum sealed packaging and canning processes helped keep our food fresher for longer and now you can use that technology to prolong the shelf life of your soups, sauces, smoothies, nut butters and other blended foods. Your BioChef  Vacuum Blenders with their built-in vacuum with air pressure sensors, will suck the oxygen out before it starts to blend leaving you with all the nutrients, colour, consistency and flavour. Pour into the provided vacuum storage container and store for longer.

    What are the health benefits of vacuum technology using the BioChef Astro Vacuum Blender?

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  11. Sick and tired of being sick and tired?

    Sick and tired of being sick and tired?

    The other day I was digging my way through the built up washing to find my teenage son's favourite t-shirt. Triumphantly I held it up and he told me I was ‘sick’. I wasn’t sure how to take it but apparently it’s a compliment. He rushed off happily and I returned to the leaning tower of washing. As I stared at it I got to thinking. I realised I was sick. I was tired. I was sick and tired. I was sick and tired of being sick and tired. So I googled it.

    Apparently, an amazing woman named Fannie Lou Hamer, a black human rights activist, originally coined the phrase, “I am sick and tired, of being sick and tired”.

    She was changing the world and had many more reasons that most of us to feel this way. Still, even if we only consider our problems 'first world', it is the way a lot of us feel.

    sick and tired of being sick and tired

    A lot of people out there are constantly feeling sick and tired and I wondered why. The dictionary definition of the saying is that we are bored, fed-up, jaded, sick, tired, wearied and weary. I know life is tough sometimes but why is this feeling so common? Could it have something to do with working too hard or maybe playing too hard? Are we giving too much of ourselves

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  12. What is Living Juice?

    What is Living Juice?

    The concept of living juice was first introduced by Dr. Norman Walker (1886-1985). Dr Walker declared that the enzymes in fruit and vegetables die at temperatures which exceed 50 degrees Celsius. He explained that any juice extractor that used a high-speed blade or centrifuge created friction heat leading to the destruction of enzymes. Nutritionists advise plenty of fresh, raw fruit and vegetables as essential to well-being but we only obtain the maximum benefits from them when the goodness is released from the fibre.

    celery juice, juicer, medicinal medium, inflammation, antioxidant, byron bay

    Juicing will provide a highly concentrated nutrient drink. For optimum benefits the process must extract the goodness without destroying vital enzymes through heat. “Living Juicers” or cold press juicers work on a gentle crushing and squeezing principle and living juice extracted at a low temperature holds up to 60% more minerals, vitamins and living enzymes.

    Centrifugal juicers work by using a flat cutting blade at the base of a rapidly spinning strainer. Heat, static electricity and large amounts of air are drawn in; nutrients are destroyed as oxidation occurs. Essential enzymes in fruit and vegetable juice die at temperatures exceeding 50 degrees Celsius. Any juice extractor using a high-speed blade or centrifuge creates friction heat and destroys vital nutrients. Juicing machines will allow you to take control of the quality of the produce, but extraction

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