Healthy Lifestyle

Corporate UK's Wellness Agenda: A Case for Radical Innovation

Priyam Sharma | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Priyam Sharma

The present health crisis in the UK is a national issue and one that employers need to play an active role in managing. Among the several factors contributing to its current state, obesity and stress are said to be at the top of the list as the UK now faces an unprecedented public health crisis.

What Number Really Defines a Healthy Woman?

Juls Abernethy | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Juls Abernethy

The number on the scale or on the tag on my dress does not define who I am as a woman. I have worked with many women for whom the number on the scale dictates not only their mood for the day but how they feel about themselves as women, wives, girlfriends, mothers etc etc.

How a Healthy Get-Away Can Change Your Life

Mercedes Ngoh | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mercedes Ngoh

If you have ever spent 48 consecutive hours doing nothing but nourishing your body and soul, you know the value of stepping away from routine and taking a deep breath without the distraction of responsibility. A getaway built around an ambitious itinerary may be a great escape when you are looking to shatter monotony, but it can also leave you longing for a vacation from your vacation once you return home.

Can Corporate Well-being Programs Reduce Obesity in the UK?

Adam Strong | Posted 25.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Strong

The key is understanding how our lifestyles have evolved over the past 250 years. Back then when the industrial revolution started, people worked labor-intensive jobs such as farming, manufacturing and mining. Physical activity wasn't a problem it was a way of life as it became integrated into their everyday duties. Most workers were independent, they were either land or business owners.

Nine Ways to Banish Stress in Five Minutes (or Less)

Rebecca Fredericks | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Fredericks

Stress is just a fact of life for the majority of us living in the 21st Century. The mere thought of next week's presentation, the mother in law coming to stay, the kids Nativity play costumes to be made all have the tendency to send our stress levels soaring. Which means the sources of stress are literally everywhere!

Can a Holiday Help You Live Longer?

Paul Joseph | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Joseph

To live longer, we need to start living better. So, if the mutterings of "I need a break" are doing the office rounds, plan a healthy holiday knowing that the reward is not only an escape but the chance to live life longer.

What Can You Eat On The Paleo Diet?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The Paleo diet, a.k.a the caveman diet, is the latest weight-loss trend that everyone seems to be talking about - but what actually is it? In brief...

10 Everyday Things That Are Giving You Back Pain

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Back pain sure is annoying - research has shown that sex, housework and driving are among the key activities prohibited when back pain strikes. Tha...

Men - Don't be Afraid to Ask

Sue Dewey | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sue Dewey

We all know the theory and long before I began to work in the sector, I tried to have a balanced diet, occasional no alcohol days, early to bed on a 'school night' etc - but even when the spirit is willing, more often than not the flesh is weak. I

Eat, Drink And Watch TV! Who Cares If We're Slowly Killing Ourselves With Our Lifestyle?

Sandra Roycroft-Davis | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sandra Roycroft-Davis

TAKE a look round the supermarket, your office, the train or even a traffic jam today: You might be surprised to know that of the people you can see, one in 17 has been diagnosed with diabetes. Plus another one or two have it but don't know it.

Conscious Uncoupling, Exposed

Miranda Wilson | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Miranda Wilson

We've formed an illogical connection between love, and anger, fear and drama. Our minds believe that less demonstrative behavior means we love each other less. Yet, when partners behave without fighting and jealousy, it speaks of their own self-love and security in the relationship.

How I Lost 60 Pounds Without Dieting or Eliminating Food Groups

Nowreen Nazmi | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nowreen Nazmi

In my early 20s, a friend took me to her gym, where I decided to weigh myself. The number on the scale horrified me so much that I immediately started to make better choices around eating and continued to exercise almost everyday.

What Would Happen If You Stopped Drinking Water?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We are all told that drinking lots of water is good for our health and know that, as a general rule, eight glasses a day is the advice given. But ...

From Prada to Prayer "How I Went From Consumerism to Buddhism"

Kiesha Meikle | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kiesha Meikle

For some reason, I seem completely unable to enjoy the present moment without planning or starting my next move 'forward'. I find it very difficult to just be in the now. There are just so many distractions and if I am honest, most of them are unnecessary and self enforced.

Eating a Cheap, Plant-based Diet That's Full of Protein Is Easy

Heather Irish | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Heather Irish

The word "vegan" used to scare me. I grew up in America's Midwest where cheese was on almost every single dish - it was even on salad served with a creamy salad dressing. I loved cheese, ice cream, cheesecake... I could do without meat but dairy?! Also where would I get my protein and wouldn't it be expensive? These are common misconceptions about transitioning to a vegan/plant-based lifestyle.

10 Amazing Facts About Coffee

The Huffington Post UK | Patricia Doma | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Chances are you're holding a cup of coffee right now, aren't you? Whether you're the Caramel Macchiato person or have an exquisite routine like Bee...

Obesity Blame Game Is Pointless

Dr Nitin Shori | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Nitin Shori

Talk of an obesity crisis in the UK is nothing new. We've seen for decades that the number of people outside of the 'healthy weight' parameters is on the rise and medics have been warning of the dangers for years - so is a new approach needed?

Three Ways to Activate Your Internal Doctor

Dr Michelle K. Nielsen | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Michelle K. Nielsen

One of the principles of a vitalistic outlook of health is that the body is a self-healing and self-organizing organism. It is designed to work properly when it is treated well and given the correct resources.

I'm Hooked on Cycling!

Nicola Davenport | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Nicola Davenport

never thought I'd be one of those people who needs a goal to motivate myself - but focusing my training on a goal less than a month away is doing wonders for my fitness, dietary and mental focus. I thoroughly recommend it.

Under-35s Warned To Stay Active

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Under-35s with a couch potato lifestyle could face long-term back and neck pain, research suggests. Almost a third of this age group suffer from ba...

Lessons From the River

Jessica McGregor Johnson | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica McGregor Johnson

Almost everyone I have been speaking with this month has been experiencing some kind of challenge around letting go. Letting go of expectation, letting go of outcomes, letting go of an image of themselves, letting go of doing things in a certain way or like myself, letting go of being the doer. So as I contemplated my float down the river I began to see that it had some valuable lessons about letting go.

Game Change: The New Student Stereotype

Isabelle Kerr | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Isabelle Kerr

I brace myself upon entering the shared student kitchen for the first time at uni. I await all kinds of horrendous sights, but above all, the notorious baked beans.But alas, my anxiety is unnecessary, in fact, the whole moment is an anti-climatic disappointment...

Why Wellness Holidays Are the Hottest Trend in Travel and Where to Go

Paul Joseph | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Joseph

The wellness holiday industry has been increasing in popularity and will continue. We have become more aware of the importance of staying fit and healthy and our holidays reflect this trend. People don't want to sit on a beach sunning themselves for 10 hours a day; they want to return home with lasting benefits.

Genes Could Stop Smokers From Kicking The Habit

PA | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK

Genes rather than feeble will power may be letting down people who try and fail to give up smoking. Scientists have identified genetic variants tha...

How 'Clean' Is Your Diet?

Charli Cohen | Posted 11.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Charli Cohen

I can't stand it when a specific, rigid way of eating is preached as the best and only way of eating; the unnecessary pressure this puts on those for whom this level of inflexibility is unrealistic; when it's viewed as inadequate, undedicated, if one's fridge contents aren't entirely organic, grass-fed, raw, or whatever else the fanaticism of the moment requires.