Health and Wellness

So... Would You Like To Know The Latest Wellbeing Travel Trends?

Stella Photi | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Stella Photi

I set up Wellbeing Escapes 11 years ago and it's been very interesting watching the emergence of wellness travel from truly embryonic beginnings to where it is today. My team and I have the privileged position of speaking to our clients on a daily basis which allows us to understand their needs but also the challenges that they are facing in their lives.

Why Stress Is Bad

Katie Woodland | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Woodland

OK, so let's go right back to the beginning again because it seems despite all the hard work of many upstanding individuals the fact that stress is bad (and I mean really bad), is just not quite sinking in with many people.

Beyond Dry January: Five Tips To Make The Most Of Your Time Alcohol Free

Laurie McAllister | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Laurie McAllister

You're not the only one thinking about extending your Dry January to a Dry February and maybe even a Dry March (although it might not feel like it sometimes, taking a break from alcohol for an extended period of time is becoming increasingly popular.)

What Is Depression And How Can You Beat It?

Dr Jessamy Hibberd | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Jessamy Hibberd

Depression is a cheat. It doesn't play by the rules, it will twist and manipulate anything and everything to support its cause. It devalues all you do and makes you only pay attention to the things that fit with the 'you're crap' narrative.

Three Superpower Secret Weapons For A Less Frantic Day

Emma Fairclough | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Fairclough

I used to get anxious all the time and my breathing was shallow. In any breathing exercise I'd notice it was shallow, get more stressed and consequently more anxious! Mission definitely not accomplished. With mindfulness it's different. All you have to do is take a few breaths, notice that they're shallow, accept them fully as they are and keep on breathing.

Beating Blue Monday - How To Survive The Most Miserable Day Of The Year

Dr Jessamy Hibberd | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Jessamy Hibberd

If on Monday you feel it is particularly hard to get out of bed and that the day ahead is bound to be hard, depressing and miserable, then there could be a reason why. The 16th January is "Blue Monday", dubbed the most "miserable day of the year".

How To Attain Long Term Happiness

Reneé Davis | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Reneé Davis

Short term happiness is easy to come by, but can leave us feeling miserable and exhausted. My little list of happy makers will not bring you instant gratification like a glass of wine or slice of cake would, but trust me, as a person who has survived two mental breakdowns, these are tried and tested long-term happiness boosters!

5 Unexpected Ways To Practise Self Care

Miriam Christie | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Miriam Christie

When you think about self-care you might think of pricey spa days, holidays, and the sort of indulgences that many of us either can't afford or just d...

Making Sure Young People and Families Have Their Say About Treatment For Depression

Rosa Town | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK
Rosa Town

UK parents of children with depression have an exciting and opportunity to contribute to this project and to have a say about the treatment of depression. The project team have developed a Survey Monkey questionnaire that allows parents to give their opinions on the most important questions that come up when choosing care or treatment for depression, and we would love to hear your views.

Protein Bars, Whey and Acne

Dr Anjali Mahto | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Anjali Mahto

Female adult acne is common and consultations for this have been increasing over the past decade. I am certainly seeing more adult women with acne now in my clinics than ever before. We all know that acne makes you feel bad and the emotional and psychological effects such as low self-esteem are well-recognised.

10 Reasons Yoga is Anxiety's Ultimate Cure

Amber Bell | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amber Bell

Anxiety can rear its head in so many different ways. From insomnia to fully blown panic attacks, days spent hidden away in bed due to the sheer pressure it drowns you in and a sudden loss of control over your thoughts and actions. However your body reacts, one thing is for sure: it isn't nice and it isn't pretty.

Self-Esteem Begins With Body-Esteem

Dr. Vena Ramphal | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Vena Ramphal

We need to bring sexuality into the conversation about wellbeing. Our sexual wellbeing directly impacts our mental and emotional wellbeing. Even though we talk about body and mind as separate things we don't experience them like that. Mind and body interact and impact each other constantly. Raising your sexual wellbeing will benefit other aspects of your life.

Could the Food You Are Eating Be Causing Your Weight Gain?

Bunmi Scott | Posted 18.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Bunmi Scott

Although food intolerance ultimately causes us problems, we can at times make things worse for ourselves by craving and eating the foods that don't really agree with us. When the body is in danger, it releases endorphins which we in turn as individuals want more and more of.

Five Ways to Address Wonky Boundaries

Jayne Hardy | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jayne Hardy

We all have boundaries. There are certain things we just wouldn't do. No matter what. Then there are the other boundaries, you know the ones - the boundaries which are a little wonky. The boundaries which we are a little unsure of and struggle to assert. The ones which lead to resentment, anxiety and anger.

Depression: This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours

Drew Gibson | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Drew Gibson

My depression manifests as a large ball of darkness constantly weighing upon my shoulders. It speaks to me; never more than a whisper, and yet somehow always the loudest thing I can hear. All too often, it becomes the only thing.

10 Ways To Cure The Winter Blues

Annette Bette Kellow | Posted 22.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Annette Bette Kellow

It's that time of the year, the air changes, our skin starts drying and our emotions can start to feel quite drab. Although there is a certain joy about getting the winter coat on and purchasing a couple of new jumpers (named the back to school kit forever!) it can still feel irksome when the cold winter nights set in.

Balancing the Buzz: Vinyasa With a Touch of Adventure

Lizzie Mulherin | Posted 15.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lizzie Mulherin

There are a variety of different yoga holidays and retreats to choose from; each tailored to the kind of experience you seek (e.g detox, wellbeing, relaxing) and what kind of adventure you want to have with it (e.g skiing, surfing, diving).

Feel Our Gluten-Free Pain!

Sophie Tyrrell | Posted 23.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Tyrrell

There are many frustrations, so I wanted to share a few diary moments so that you can sympathize with those of your friends who also stare longingly at the basket of freshly-baked bread during your next meal out.

The Truth About Fats - a Doctor's Perspective

Dr Rob Hicks | Posted 10.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Rob Hicks

Many people only remember a headline when they look at a newspaper, so what people appear to have taken away from the latest spate of coverage is that they should eat more butter - and high fat foods - in order to stay healthy, which could not be further from the truth.

Clipper Round the World Race: Preparing to Set Sail

Dan Hardy | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK Sport
Dan Hardy

For the first time in my life I will be taking part in an ocean race, after I was asked earlier this year to help represent Team Great Britain and Northern Ireland in the Clipper Round the World race...

Is There a Business Case for Meditation?

Neil Shah | Posted 09.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Neil Shah

Is this something that could benefit you or your organisation? As I learnt on my retreat - don't do it because you read somewhere it's a good idea, or someone told you its good - do it because it works and the only way to determine that is to give it a fair trial as they have within the government.

The Alkaline Diet: Miracle Cure or Just Another Fad?

Pixie Turner | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Pixie Turner

Rather than worrying about acid and alkaline foods as their own "food groups", if you simply eat a decent amount of fruits and vegetables (five a day springs to mind), you have nothing to worry about. Quite frankly, anyone who says you can change the pH of your blood needs to be immediately directed to a high school chemistry classroom.

Why I'm Controversial in the Wellness Scene

Pixie Turner | Posted 14.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Pixie Turner

Forget the fact that your unvaccinated children are a danger to others, forget that by telling someone to go off their meds and go the "natural" way you might be endangering their life. It doesn't matter, cause you're cool, you're alternative.

Who Owns Yoga? - The Feature Film Support Our Kickstarter Campaign

Bhanu Bhatnagar | Posted 31.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Bhanu Bhatnagar

Yoga is everywhere these days. It's fair to say it's become well and truly mainstream. In most Western cities yoga studios are as ubiquitous as fast-food joints or liquor stores. 20 million Americans say they practice yoga. So, what exactly is happening here? How can we explain the meteoric rise of yoga?

Do You Believe in Yourself?

Lisa Regan | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

Do you take notice of how you talk to yourself or your thought patterns around what you are doing? This is an area that I am really working on in my own life. We are our own worst critics before our external critics weigh in with their opinions.