45 Feel­ing the cold?

Warmer weather is on the way, but in the mean­time, fill your spa­ces with a sweet hit of sum­mer with the Ap­pelles Vanilla, Lily & Jasmine can­dle, $59. Each soy wax-base can­dle is hand poured and lasts up to 80 hours. ap­pelles.com

Weight Watchers Magazine (Australia) - - Food // Fit // Feel -

That’s the per­cent­age your bal­ance and sta­bil­ity are im­pacted by when you text while be­ing ac­tive, a study in Per­for­mance En­hance­ment & Health found. So next time you get mov­ing, leave your phone at home.

You know reg­u­lar ac­tiv­ity helps al­le­vi­ate stress, anx­i­ety and de­pres­sion and en­cour­ages feel­ings of well­be­ing – in fact, stud­ies show the ef­fects of reg­u­lar ex­er­cise last longer than an­tide­pres­sants. But do you know which are the best go-to forms of ex­er­cise to lift your mood? Try th­ese…

YOGA fo­cuses on deep breath­ing, so it’s great for re­lax­ation and men­tal well­be­ing. A small study found peo­ple be­ing treated for de­pres­sion who did three yoga classes a week had sig­nif­i­cant re­duc­tions in symp­toms af­ter two months.

RUN­NING re­leases feel- good en­dor­phins and has long-term ben­e­fits. A study pub­lished in the journal Com­pre­hen­sive Psy­chi­a­try found run­ning was as ef­fec­tive as psy­chother­apy at alle­vi­at­ing de­pres­sive symp­toms.

HIK­ING is not only a mood-boost­ing car­dio ac­tiv­ity, it has the added ben­e­fit of tak­ing you out­side, and spend­ing time in nature has been linked to bet­ter men­tal health.

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