Healthy Lifestyle

Conscious Uncoupling, Exposed

Miranda Wilson | Posted 09.04.2014 | 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 07.04.2014 | 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 04.03.2014 | 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.

New Year, New... Who?

Caragh Little | Posted 17.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

In the last two weeks I've been told to eat nothing at all after about 5pm, nothing at all on two days of each week, five small meals every day; drink tea instead of coffee, coffee instead of tea, and tea made from the leaves of the coffee plant.

Chocolate Without the Guilt? It's Christmas!

Gloria Halim | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Gloria Halim

The reason we love chocolates so much is because it helps release serotonin in the brain which gives us a good feeling. Chocolate gets a bad vibe because most of the chocolate sold in stores have a high amount of added sugar, fat, Trans fats and preservatives.

Christmas-Themed C Party Menu

Gizzi Erskine | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Gizzi Erskine

I recently hosted a star-studded private dinner party at Boy George's house which was incredible, if not slightly overwhelming! I was rather star struck on the night but thoroughly enjoyed being back in the kitchen cooking delicious, healthy food.

Why Great-Grandma May Hold the Key to Your Best Life

Amanda Cook | Posted 08.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Cook

It doesn't have to be complicated. We don't need to count calories, or carb grams, or spend hours in the gym. We just need to rediscover what Great-Grandma always knew.

It's January... but These Are No Ordinary Detox Tips

Ariadna Bakhmatova | Posted 07.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Ariadna Bakhmatova

This is not another list of New Year detox tips, promise! These are some useful tips to help you stay healthy in winter, it's just a coincidence we are sharing them with you in early January, so you might find them particularly useful right now.

Early Risers Are Slimmer, Happier And Healthier

Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 15.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle

If you can’t resist a lie in and hitting the snooze button is a big part of your morning routine, you might want to rethink before you pull the duve...

Celebrity Exercise Secrets

www.lifestyle.aol.co.uk | Posted 04.09.2011 | UK Lifestyle

When you're a celebrity, your body is scrutinised from every angle and it's practically written into your film or modelling contract that you need to ...