Healthy Lifestyle

Healthy Foundations To A Life Of Vitality

Emily Curson-Baker | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Curson-Baker

When trying to lead a more healthy lifestyle, we often feel like our old, bad habits are tough to break; we set our benchmarks too high, pick unrealistic goals. What about if we could set some healthy foundations that enabled success? Educate ourselves. Adapt our thoughts.

Why The Number On The Scale Does Not Reflect Your Self Worth

Jessica Sepel | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica Sepel

This is the issue. If you weigh yourself and do not like the number you see, you feel less motivated to make healthy choices. Often this causes people to panic, self-berate and emotionally overeat. This toxic cycle of bingeing and restriction causes people to have a very unhealthy relationship with food and their bodies.

There Is No Failure, Only Feedback

Lizi Davis | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lizi Davis

Of all the things I would take from the course - exercise creation, technique correction, rapport building skills and goal setting - this one phrase would be the most powerful for me in terms of my own development, both physically and mentally, in both my personal and work life.

Making 'Strange' The New Norm

Natalie Slessor | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Natalie Slessor

Where hearing your employer has a wellbeing program in place was once a 'nice-to-have', it is quickly becoming an expectation. It appears that our growing interest with health in our private lives has steadily drip fed into our workplaces. And so it should.

Loving Sport - A Life-Long Gift

Laurie Morrissey | Posted 19.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Laurie Morrissey

It's a knack that gets under your skin. Like the love of a football team, it remains, and pushes you to remain fitness conscious and maybe take a yoga class, go spinning or hit the road for a run every now and again. It's inherent. And, perhaps because girls are less likely to be given that gift (it's sad, but statistics show that's the way it rolls) it's a pretty precious commodity to have in your back pocket.

Making You Feel Bad Is Good For Business

Karen Oliver | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Oliver

I really don't appreciate being told by magazines that my body is somehow not 'bikini ready' because I haven't subjected myself to laser treatments, juice diets and vibrating plates in the salon. That's just insulting! My body is bikini ready as soon as I buy a bikini, thank you very much.

Why Healthy Eating Sucks And What You Can Do About It

Larry Lewis | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Larry Lewis

Healthy eating has so many benefits. It will help reduce blood pressure and cardiovascular disease while improving overall health and body composition. It requires you taking complete control of what you put into your body and moving away from fatty, sugary, salty food, to healthy, nutritious ones.

How Healthy Is Your Lifestyle

Larry Lewis | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Larry Lewis

There can be very few questions more important to answer then 'how healthy is your lifestyle.' Is your lifestyle making you ill? Is the way you live s...

Pancake Day... The Egg Free Way!

Emily Curson-Baker | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Curson-Baker

Introducing you to... A Flax Egg. The Flax Egg has been around for quite a few years and often used in gluten free baking. Ordinarily, we find that it is not the most ideal alternative due to the heaviness and sliminess - thankfully, this is just what we want in a pancake!

Stress Nearly Destroyed Me - Here's Why We Need To Fix It

Jessica Williams | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica Williams

Please tell me how a successful, happy 31-year-old woman got to the point where she was sitting in her bathroom at 3am carefully dabbing neat bleach onto her skin? And above all, how on earth that woman was me.

New Year, Old FAT Me!

Thandi Ejindu | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Thandi Ejindu

We forget this, or sometimes don't take it into account at all - for instance we can be often so focused on losing weight as quickly as possible using calorie restrictive crash course diets that we forget as soon as we stop and try to eat normally again we'll gain all, if not more, of the weight back.

Doing Dry January? Five Simple Ways To Improve Your Bad Mood (Without Booze)

Laurie McAllister | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Laurie McAllister

(Image: Unsplash) I woke up this morning feeling happy & then I got a message that took away my upbeat mood in an instant. It derailed plans I had an...

Doing Dry January? Nine Alcohol Free Drinks To Try

Laurie McAllister | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Laurie McAllister

(Image: author's own) Dry January can be hard enough without weekend habits and well-meaning friends edging you closer to a drink. Even when it's no...

Feel Good Fudge

Steph Matthews | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Steph Matthews

Don't be put off by the very first ingredient, as therein lies all the magic. The humble chickpea is the star ingredient taking this fudge to the next level and you don't even know it's in there. I promise. It becomes blended with coconut oil and chocolate to form a melt in your mouth healthier fudge.

Do Fitness Apps Really Work?

Betsey Banker | Posted 14.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Betsey Banker

The University of Pittsburgh recently carried out a study which found that volunteers wearing fitness trackers lost, on average about 8lbs (3.6kg) as opposed to those who didn't use devices who lost about 13lbs (5.9kg)

Buying Beautiful

Chloe Tomlinson | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Tomlinson

Feel anxious, eat healthy food, worry about money, repeat. Not very catchy, I know, but this little mantra provides an accurate summary of my life at the moment. Let me explain. I recently come to the realisation that I deal with my anxiety by spending copious amounts of money on superfoods, a habit which in turn generates its own financial anxieties.

How to Keep Your Joints Healthy: Six-Step Guide

Petra Kravos | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Petra Kravos

I've been there. Unable to walk properly and cycle. The knee injury left me frustrated and sad but I didn't give up. I continued with my rehab exercises until things got better (it was a long recovery). I can now walk and cycle ok but my knees are not what they used to be (I still get knee pain sometimes).

Protein Bars, Whey and Acne

Dr Anjali Mahto | Posted 13.06.2017 | 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.

Nine Tips for a Better Night Sleep

Jenna Downes | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jenna Downes

Whether you are suffering from an anxious mind, the side-effects of prescription meds or a chronic condition (such as IBD or arthritis) good sleep can often be hard to achieve!It can often seem like your mind is racing and the harder you try, the more difficult nodding off seems to be. Since sleep is such a common problem, today I'm sharing my top tips for a perfect night sleep.

10 Steps to Healthy Hair

Imogen Clegg | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Style
Imogen Clegg

It is one of those things most of us females strive for: luscious, thick locks. Over the years, I have seen so many different hair tips, and I have tried and tested numerous techniques. Some worked, some didn't, and here I want to share with you the ones that I found the most useful!

10 Things Slowing Down Your Fitness Progress

David Kingsbury | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

The road to fitness can be a long and arduous one. It's rarely without pitfalls, problems and self-doubt, even for the most focussed mind. With any training regime that can soon become all encompassing, there are things that will slow down your progress, especially if you're not aware of them. Here are the top 10 things that may be slowing down your progress.

The Obesity Crisis: A Complex Issue But We Need to Take Responsibility

Emer Delaney | Posted 14.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emer Delaney

As a dietitian, the challenge is to educate people on healthier food choices, activity and lifestyle changes. Doing this in clinic on a one to one basis is excellent and, provided you have enough time, you can really drill down and identify the changes that need to be made.

The Five Best Health Tech Gadgets

Jenna Downes | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK Tech
Jenna Downes

Last week saw the Gadget Show come to Birmingham and I headed there with the sole aim of tracking down the best health technology out there. It was so exciting to see new technology arising, with the possibility of measuring our heart rates, body temperatures and sleep patterns.

Good Fats and Bad Fats in a Healthy Pregnancy Diet

Alexandra McCabe | Posted 18.03.2017 | UK Parents
Alexandra McCabe

Fat. It's such a big issue! Whether it's 'being fat', avoiding too much fat or making sure you include the right fats for a healthy pregnancy diet - but which are the good fats and which are the bad fats for pregnant women?

How to Start 2016 With a Positive

Amie Cadwallader | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Amie Cadwallader

I love am the type of person who tries their best to have a positive attitude, and there is definitely nothing I adore more than sharing the love and making others smile. One thing I do know is when you see the positive side off things, life seems a little better, a little easier, and you are able to make the most of the beautiful life that you have...