Wellbeing: In Great Shape

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We all have moments where we struggle with our body image and confidence. Your body is a superb machine and requires a little attention and maintenance to keep up with your hectic lifestyle. From nutrition, alternative medicine, sport and sleep routines, you will find here everything you need to reconcile yourself with your body.

Our body is a real temple but we forget it too often... Do you know that your heart beats between 60 and 100 times a minute? That you breathe 12 to 15 times a minute? Or that it takes 17 muscles to smile and 43 muscles to pout? And never a thank you! Worse, sometimes you don't like it anymore, you feel out of phase and it can go completely off the rails.

Here you'll find advice and secrets from our columnists to help you regain control, reconcile with your body and be in better shape.


'The human body is the best work of art'.

- Jess C. Scott


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"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken." 

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