Author and writer, author of Strictly Walk Slimmer and The Foraging Home Cook, available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble
Paola Bassanese is an author and freelance writer who is passionate about wellbeing.
She is the author of Strictly Walk Slimmer, a reference guide to the benefits of walking featuring interviews with health experts such as Nutritionist Angelique Panagos and Sophrologist Dominique Antiglio.
After a life-changing charity fundraising trip to Peru and more than a decade working in the corporate sector, Paola re-trained as a massage therapist and worked in high profile clinics in London for 10 years, then changed direction to focus entirely on writing and social media.
She has been featured in Top Sante, Spirit and Destiny and the Financial Times.
Lettuce crisis: what happened? During the winter months of 2017, the UK experienced a shortage of imported vegetables from Continental Europe, particularly Spain and Italy, because of adverse weather in those regions. The solution is simple and economical: go foraging!
During the concert, we were reminded how listening to classical music makes us smarter: studies found that, while you get the most cognitive benefits from learning to play classical music, even listening to classical music can have some benefits on the brain.
Where do you stand on using foraged foods in cooking? Whether you are completely new to foraging or a foraging enthusiast, sometimes taking home some carefully-picked edible wild plants (and after even more careful identification), the question is: how to use foraging plants in cooking?
It may seem counter-intuitive, but most of us don't walk correctly. It's not our fault, and it's not our parent's fault. Unless your dad is someone like Olympic gymnast Louis Smith or your mum is someone like Olympic heptathlete Jessica Ennis, then you're probably not applying scientific principles to your day-to-day walking.
Why is the Bowen Technique appealing to elite athletes? Anything that can help improve performance and help prevent and deal with injuries while keeping the athlete's flexibility can translate into tangible results like knocking off a few seconds from one's personal best.
Something as simple as taking a yoga class can bring a sense of calm and reassurance. The meditation element of yoga is also an essential life skill that can be used in challenging situations like sitting for hours with an intravenous drip administering cancer drugs.
The Emmett Technique has been available as a complementary therapy for pain and injuries in the UK since 2007. It works with specific activation points called Emmett points which are not the same as shiatsu or other trigger points. The technique uses light pressure and very precise application.
Sophrology is a mix of Eastern and Western approaches with an emphasis on body and mind awareness: it blends the mindfulness of yoga and meditation with the more rational approach of hypnotherapy and psychology.
Summer in the UK officially starts with the Wimbledon tennis championships! From June many of you will be taking advantage of the fine weather to perfect your serve, so in this article we will look at ways to warm up safely in order to prevent common injuries on the tennis court