UK Lifestyle

Move It Or Lose It

Claire Gregory | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Gregory

We all know by now how important it is to keep active for our physical and emotional health. Research has proven that physical activity can reduce your risk of major illnesses, such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and cancer by up to 50% and lower your risk of early death by up to 30%.

January Blues: How To Deal With The Most Depressing Month Of The Year

Eren Ozagir | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Eren Ozagir

But while some doubts have always been cast about the legitimacy of labelling 'January Blues', new figures from Push Doctor's Live Healthcare Trends data have revealed it sees a genuine spike in appointments for mental health services at this time of the year.

An Open Letter To A Parent Going Through A Break Up

Roxanne Louise | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Parents
Roxanne Louise

Your world has been flipped upside down.You feel completely out of control and the sadness and agony is probably like nothing you have ever experienced. What makes this situation more difficult is the fact that it's not just two people who have split, it's a family.

How To Plan A 2017 Holiday Without Getting Screwed By Brexit And A Weak Pound

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK

Last week a bureau de change at Gatwick Airport was reportedly offering just 97.4 euro cents to the pound. While apparently a brief anomaly, the excha...

The Case For Flexitarianism - Why Cutting Down On Meat Makes Sense

Katie Teehan | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Teehan

I don't like the word flexitarian. It sounds pretentious and smug; I wouldn't blame anyone for rolling their eyes when they hear it. But for the purposes of description, that's what I have recently become, eating mostly vegetarian or vegan meals with meat, fish and dairy products as occasional treats.

Why The Small Things Are The Important Things In Life

Jackie Scully | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jackie Scully

The little things are what made me smile through treatment. I remember taking a walk each day just to feel the sunshine on my face. I remember the moment I could taste bread again after chemo. I remember the safety pin that arrived in the post from a friend so that it could help me hold it all together if I couldn't find the strength.

Am I Vegan?

Munjeeta Sohal | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Munjeeta Sohal

Let's be clear here, without malice or personal agenda. As trendy as it's becoming, veganism is not an exclusive club with membership rights. It is not a cult or a diet. It is a very clearly defined social justice movement that puts animal rights at its core.

Abandoning The Relentless Pursuit Of Happiness

Dr Helen Driscoll | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Helen Driscoll

Consequently, happiness is somewhat slippery and elusive. We experience happiness sometimes, we know what it feels like, and we know how good it is. When we don't have it, we may want it. Happiness has more adaptive value when it is always just out of reach, driving us to seek it out, yet always seeming to pull away from us.

Fat Loss In Four Steps

David Kingsbury | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

Before you get too excited, I'm not promising you'll lose weight through a very, very short walk. It would be lovely if it worked like that, but sadly not. When it comes to getting fitter, fat loss is one of the topics I get asked about the most.

The Health Importance Of Optimism

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sally Norton

Many people see positivity as a genetic trait - something they are either born with, or not. In the same way that we might talk about our eye colour or height, many of us will describe ourselves as naturally optimistic or pessimistic.

Can Consuming Browned Toast, Root Vegetables And Potatoes Increase Risk Of Cancer?

Tai Ibitoye | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tai Ibitoye

It is no surprise that the FSA warning has made some people very concerned about their health and dietary intake. Slightly overdoing your roast potatoes or having the one-off burnt toast will not do you great harm

We Make Some Intrepid Choices In Life, But Does This Mean We Should Fear Them?

Sherina Rathor | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sherina Rathor

Since as far back as we have existed we have always been driven by some form of fear, either to survive, either to run from danger or to venture out into the unknown. Often these series of choices had little degree of certainty but if we didn't follow through on them the feeling of regret would be monumental.

Ctrl. Alt. Delete.

Caragh Little | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Politics
Caragh Little

The phrase 'alternative facts' is preoccupying most of us at the moment. Provision of 'alternative facts' about the numbers of supporters attending t...

Piers Morgan Said It's Okay To Force Women To Wear Heels And It Didn't Go Down Well

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK

Piers Morgan has sparked outrage by insisting that it is not “unreasonable” for companies to force women to wear high heels at work. His comments ...

Be Resolute In 2017: Eat Healthier, Work Smarter And Train Harder

Kara Rosen | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kara Rosen

Research shows that the majority of Brits and Americans make New Year resolutions but less than half actually stick to them. So how do you become one of these elite few 'doers' that actually make their resolutions a reality? It's simple: set a strategy and be resolute about moving consistently and with self-forgiveness towards your goal!

Women 'Left Embarrassed And In Pain By Companies Forcing Them To Wear Heels'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK

Businesses are still unlawfully forcing female employees to abide by dress codes - including the mandatory wearing of high heels - that leave them in ...

How Dangerous Is Burnt Toast?

David Spiegelhalter | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Tech
David Spiegelhalter

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) yesterday launched its Go for Gold campaign, encouraging us not to burn our roast or fried vegetables and keep our oven chips at a nice golden colour.

How A Bullet Journal Helped Transform My Unorganised Life (Plus An 8-Step Guide To Making Your Own)

Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Hinde

When I heard about bullet journaling, I did wonder whether it was just another one of those internet trends people love for all of five seconds, that disappear as fast as they show. But when I tried it, I realised that it's got staying power.

Food For Thought: Yoga And Fuel

Philippa Asher | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Philippa Asher

As a tiny child I couldn't understand why anyone would willingly eat animals. I preferred peas and potatoes. When my specialist advised that some recent studies had suggested that eating animal products can increase one's propensity to become susceptible to certain diseases, I was overjoyed to announce to the world that I was now 'officially' a vegetarian.

Six Harmful Thinking Habits And How To Free Yourself From Them

Ellen Nguyen | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ellen Nguyen

We all have problems. However, many of those problems are actually caused by our own mind instead of what's going on in reality. It lies in the habit of our thinking. Especially for people with anxiety, the impact of bad thoughts can be very significant and might even become physical.

9 Things To Do In Los Angeles If 'La La Land' Has Inspired A Trip

Rachel Moss | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Moss

Like many people in cinemas around the world, this week I fell utterly in love with La La Land. For me, the film had extra sparkle because I went to Los Angeles last summer and got to reminisce about an absolutely wonderful trip.

Women Still Need To Educate Each Other About Feminism - Female Equality Is Not A Burden

Catherine King | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Catherine King

Feminism is about women having the same freedom men have, to have the choice to live whatever life they wish. To reiterate, you can always, always be both. And so, with this in mind, if and when a woman decides to marry and/or have children there should be no change in her plight for female independence.

Social Media - The Truth Behind The Pictures

Nicola Humber | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Tech
Nicola Humber

Have you noticed that more and more often we're inundated with a newsfeed of shiny, happy photos on social media? Even though we know they don't always tell the full story, it's all too easy to compare ourselves unfavourably with what we see online and feel dissatisfied with our lives.

I Wish I Had Cancer

Dave Meldrum | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dave Meldrum

A.S. is a chronic, incurable, probably degenerative disease in the arthritis family affecting my spine, neck and other joints. It leaves me with daily flu-like fatigue. I have had these symptoms sporadically from the age of 20. Every day since I was 27, my first year of marriage. I am 43 years old.

Fit Fix: Victoria Pendleton On Her 2017 Fitness Goals And Why She Loves Feeling 'Gym Smug'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Victoria Pendleton is a prime example of someone who is well and truly in love with fitness, health and everything that comes along with it. She won ...