13 Amazing Benefits of Weighted Blankets

13 Amazing Benefits of Weighted Blankets

Weighted blankets have gained popularity in recent years due to the host of physical and mental health benefits they provide. This type of blanket also called a gravity blanket or magic blanket has been used as part of occupational therapy for years during sensory integration therapy. We’ve outlined some of the main benefits of weighted blankets here. It’s hard to get a night of restful sleep if we’re feeling anxious or stressed. We toss and turn, our minds race, and when the morning comes, we feel tense and depleted rather than restored. Some people may take a sleeping pill to help fall asleep — but if you’re looking for a more natural and less chemical solution, weighted blankets offer some pretty astounding benefits. What is a Weighted Blanket? A weighted blanket is a heavy blanket filled with some type of weighted material, such as plastic pellets or polypropylene plastic beads.... Read More
Ultimate list of at-home Australian online workouts to stream while in coronavirus self isolation

Ultimate list of at-home Australian online workouts to stream while in coronavirus self isolation

As of Monday 23 March, gyms nationwide were forced to close in order to help control the spread of coronavirus. However, many pivoted quickly; offering online versions of their custom classes. Here is a rolling list of the virtual gyms and fitness studios that you can help support in your local area. Going to the gym is officially cancelled, thanks to the stricter lockdown measures introduced by the Australian government to fight the spread of COVID-19. That’s right, social distancing has morphed into physical distancing. But never fear, the internet is (always) here. With the sudden closures, fitness providers around Australia have found creative ways to pivot their businesses so that they can continue to operate via online classes and live streams. At body+soul, we want to support all of the small businesses who have been hit hard by these social distancing measures. Hopefully by shining a light on the... Read More
Everyday objects you can use to create your own home gym

Everyday objects you can use to create your own home gym

Gyms have closed down to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Here, fitness expert Sam Wood reveals which everyday objects you can use for a fat-burning workout.  For regular gym-goers, not being able to stick to your usual training routine or have access to equipment might seem like a complete and utter nightmare. Whilst I can completely understand that there’s no real substitute for a fully functional gym, there are plenty of every day household objects that can be used to create an effective workout. You just have to get creative. 1. Wine Bottles Social distancing might make you want to crack open a bottle of red more than usual but put the bottles to better use as a substitute for hand weights and prepare to curl that pinot! Just be careful not to drop them.. or drink mid set. 2. Soup cans/tinned beans Canned foods are the perfect substitute... Read More
Competition Prep and Coronavirus | The Bloq

Competition Prep and Coronavirus | The Bloq

Many of our fans are fitness competitors. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the world of bodybuilding and physique competition, it requires months upon months of hard work and dedication. Lexie Clarke and Francisco Cicila are two Quest employees who have been undergoing that same rigorous training. From adhering to a very strict diet plan and hitting the gym two to three times a day in order to be ready for the stage, it was a full-time job on top of a full-time job. Like many of you Questies, we’re coping with the realities of coronavirus and what it means for our personal and professional goals. We originally planned to share Lexie and Francisco’s journey with you, from their early days of preparation through ramping up for competition to the final results. Then everything changed. But just because gyms and fitness competitions are closed or cancelled across the... Read More