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Rubix Blog

Our team blogs about all things relating to health, wellness and happiness and you'll learn tips on how to balance all the balls in the air, how to create tasty quick meals and tips on becoming a stronger, fitter you!

 


Belong and be happier

Create social connections for mental wellbeing

Belong and be happier

Belonging and connecting with others has a significant impact on our health and happiness. At Studio Rubix, we look at each side of the Rubik's cube as representing different elements of wellness; physical fitness, nutrition and energy, mental health, and social connectedness is one of these. 

Scientists started tracking Harvard students in 1938 during the Great Depression and over the following 80 years and subsequent studies on participants physical and mental health deduce that "our relationships and how happy we are in our relationships has a powerful influence on our health". 3 key lessons from the studies indicate:

1) social connections makes us happier

2) close relationships protect our brains 

3) quality relationships, rather than quantity, matter most

Boost your MOJO with exercise

Boost your MOJO with exercise

We all know what it's like to have lost your mojo. Things you used to be interested in may no longer appeal, you may feel like you've gone off track or barriers have got in the way. You likely feel sluggish, a little lost or just feel blah. Our brain and body thrive on endorphins and feel good chemicals to make us feel happy and energised. When we feel like this we are more focused, more productive and positive. There are several ways we can boost production of these feel-good hormones. Exercise is one. 

Get back with these exercises.

Strengthen your posterior chain and stand taller!

Get back with these exercises.

Slumped over your desk or phone most of the day? Driving for long periods? Looking down at your desk or busy typing away for hours on end?

If you're guilty of this, like most of us in this IT dominated world then chances are we are tightening up through the chest, rolling shoulders forward, tightening up neck flexors. On the flip side the muscles on the back of our body (posterior chain) will become weaker, redundant for long periods of time, muscles may tighten like the lower back and hamstrings. They are not primed to then take loads when we do decide to move. We feel imbalanced.

The focus will be on adding pulling and extensor exercises into your routines whether that be scheduled exercise or just time on the floor after the kids are in bed.. 

Carbohydrates. Do we need them? Will they make us fat?

Do we really need to avoid carbohydrates to lose weight?

Carbohydrates. Do we need them? Will they make us fat?

Carbs. Do we need them? Yes! Will they make us fat? Not necessarily. Carbohydrate is a macronutrient, along with protein and fat. Each person requires a certain amount of each of these nutrients depending on their age, size, medical conditions, and activity level. If we consume any nutrient in excess then our requirement will be met and the excess stored as body fat. It doesn't matter which nutrient we overconsume- any excess will be stored as fat! If this is the case, then why have we all decided that carbs are causing us to gain weight?

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