Health

A simple breathing meditation

The benefits of meditation

The benefits of meditation are better understood as more scientific studies and research show the positive impact it has on our mental health and wellbeing – reducing stress and anxiety, increasing focus, concentration, mental strength and resilience. When your mind is in overdrive, take time out and use meditation to help you relax, unwind and…

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SuperBlend Me Challenge

I’ve just completed Jason Vale’s 10 Day SuperBlend Me challenge and I lost 3.5lbs over the 10 days. I didn’t stick rigidly to it and there where a couple of times I had something other than a blend, so I’m pretty pleased to have lost as much as  I did. Even travelling up to London…

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Are you being worked to death?

work overwhelm and your health

In the UK the average working week is 40 hours. We’re spending longer in the office, sitting at a desk and less active than a decade ago. Over 50% of people work more than 40 hour and 8% are working 60 hours or more. People are under pressure, overloaded, more stressed. They have less time…

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The importance of sleep on productivity

The importance of sleep

“Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” Science is now backing up how important sleep is to our overall health and our productivity. It affects all aspects of our physical, emotional and mental wellbeing. Loss of sleep costs the UK economy over £30bn a year in lost revenue, or…

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Need to shift a few pounds for the Summer?

lose weight

Have you been ‘battling’ to shift a few pounds? I know I have and yes, ladies, it’s definitely harder as you get older! Here’s what’s worked for me … finally! Working from home, in front of a computer or on the phone for most of the day, it became obvious I definitely need fewer calories than compared to a…

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Relax, de-stress and improve your mood

Feeling stressed, anxious, depressed or overwhelmed? Get out into nature. Research has shown that the sights and sounds of nature can calm you down, help you to relax, de-stress and improve your mood. This time of year is a great time to be outdoors. Days are getting longer and warmer. There’s more daylight at the beginning…

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Are you addicted to technology?

addicted to technology

According to a recent report by Deloitte, we’ve never been more addicted to our smartphones. Are you one of the 30% that check your smartphone overnight? Responding to emails and social media in the middle of the night. Do you reach for your smartphone as soon as you wake up? Do you and your partner argue about your excessive…

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Sitting at your desk all day is bad for your health

We spend 65-75% of our day seated and stationary according to a recent survey. Not just at work but again when we get home and collapse in-front of the TV for the evening. Even as someone who works from home, I spend much of my day either on the phone or at the computer ……

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Find time to exercise for an hour a day

find time for daily exercise

“Those who do not find time for exercise will have to find time for illness” A recent report in the Lancet says an hour of exercise a day can counteract the many hours we spend sitting at our desks, in front of a computer or watching TV. Long periods of sitting increase your risk of…

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The power of good health

power of good health

A great reason to look after your health and well-being. A testimonial from someone who was middle aged, relatively sedentary, overweight, diabetic and had high blood pressure. On visiting their doctor, they were told they would need medication to manage their blood pressure and insulin to manage the diabetes. They now had a choice. Either continue and even…

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