New Years Resolutions

Personalised Cigarette Warnings Are The Stocking Filler For The Loved One You Want To Quit Smoking

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you’re a non-smoker, chances are you’ll have felt concerned about the health of a loved one who is a smoker. So why not pop a personalised hea...

Photography, Intention and Seeing With Care

Grace Gelder | Posted 08.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Grace Gelder

Taking images of people holding an intention has been a privilege, often a humbling one and requires skilful holding and caretaking - something I am learning more about as I go on. There is the delicate art of when and how I intervene and how I steer the shoot. It isn't only about what I want to see; it's about what wants to be seen.

The Psychology of Making a Change

Lucy Maddox | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Maddox

One month into 2016 and this is the time when New Year's Resolutions might be wobbling. How can we motivate ourselves to make a change? And then to keep making it? It's easy to make resolutions based on an abstract idea of something we'd like to do or be, but harder to remember this in the day to day reality of making a change.

Five Things You Can Teach Yourself to Maintain Your Mental Wellbeing

Tayana Simons | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tayana Simons

It's that time of year when everyone heads to the gym to fulfill their resolution to 'get healthy' in 2016, and whilst maintaining your physical health is important we often forget that keeping our mind active plays a huge part in our overall well being.

A Letter to My Teen-Self: Lessons About Making Resolutions and Taking the Fear Out of Failure

Nora Rosendahl | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Nora Rosendahl

Every extra pound, every perceived body flaw, every craving was a weakness. A weakness that had to be battled with more discipline, more resolutions, more willpower, more success and less failing.

What I Noticed When I Stopped Drinking for a Year

Catherine Davies | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Catherine Davies

During January I turned up the dial on healthy - I didn't so much focus on not drinking but rather on making my life so jam packed full of healthy and nutritious things that there simply wouldn't be room for the rest.

The Gym Invasion

Anna Smith-James | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Smith-James

In the current obesity climate and with depressing health scares constantly making appearances in the news, the more people making an effort to get fit should be celebrated! And often than not, it will be the fit and healthy who bemoan and complain about the people clogging the NHS with their obesity-related issues.

New Beginnings and New Approaches for a Happier January and Always

Orlagh McCarron | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Orlagh McCarron

It is very easy to find ourselves stuck, to end up in a funk where we continue in a spiral downward slump of no return. To which I say STOP, you have what it takes to turn it all around and it starts with your mindset and outlook on your approach to life.

Four Ways to Make Your New Years' Resolutions Stick

Georgina Ellis | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Georgina Ellis

Keep a diary to track your workouts, and make this diary public to help even more - if people know their workout record is there for all to see, they are much more likely to work to keep it up. I keep a training diary on my blog, helping to keep me accountable.

Being Fit Shouldn't Mean Being Smug

Laura Potter | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Potter

Nobody was born at the gym. We all make a decision to be - or get - fit, and we all probably had some help and encouragement along to way to make it a habit. What we probably didn't have, or didn't have enough of to put us off, was a whole load of tutting and eye rolling at our mere presence.

How to Make New Year's Resolutions Stick

Adrian Kirk | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Adrian Kirk

Every year, millions of people make New Year's resolutions. Every year, most of those resolutions fall by the wayside. Lots of us don't even bother making them, because we expect them to fail. So how do you make a resolution stick?

How Much Exercise You Need to Get the Most Out of Your New Year's Resolution

Dr Wendy Holden | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Wendy Holden

The good news is that even small increases in your level of activity can have a large benefit on health and wellbeing. You don't have to go to a gym to feel the benefits and can break down your exercise into 10 minute chunks on activities such as brisk walking or gardening.

New Year

Ollie Locke | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Entertainment
Ollie Locke

This, I have decided, is the year for change. This is the year that I will have sex more than three times, fall outrageously in love, stop eating chocolate as a pre-bed snack and, obviously, have less than 12% of body fat. However for now whist I decide where to start we best have a celebratory drink, although best make mine a slimline!

How to Totally Win at New Year's Resolutions

Jen Gale | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jen Gale

I did a quick spot of Googling, and stumbled across an article that claimed that most people will have given up their New Year's Resolutions by the 10 January! So I figured maybe this was an opportune time to share how I managed to sustain a year long challenge.

Five Ways to Get Back on Track With Your Dry January

Laura Willoughby | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Willoughby

Have you screwed up? Did some wine accidentally fall in your mouth? Never fear. This does not have to mean the end of your dry January. We encourage you to be persistent, and use these top tips to carry on where you left off.

The Only Resolution You Need

Sarah Tinsley | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Tinsley

Ok, I'm a bit late. All the fuss has died down, the gyms are already full (for at least the next couple of weeks), diets have no doubt started in earnest and your Facebook feed is full of smug sweaty people showing off how many miles they've swum/cycled/run/hopped and how much weight they've already lost.

10 Important Lifestyle Changes to Improve Your Health in 2016

Petra Kravos | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Petra Kravos

Do you want to be healthy and happy in 2016? It's actually not about dieting! It's about introducing small changes to your life which will make a difference. And it's not all about food and exercise either. Taking a holistic approach is a better way to start off New Year. Do something different for your health in the new year. Try the following...

If I Can Keep My Running Resolutions, So Can You

Jackie Scully | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jackie Scully

Already tempted to tuck away your trainers in time for 2017's resolution attempts? Then spare a thought for the thousands of people braving those dark January mornings - and even darker nights - as they prepare themselves for what is, for many, the ultimate running challenge: the London Marathon. I never thought I'd be one of them.

How to Stick to Your Dating Resolutions

Brett Harding | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Brett Harding

Before dismissing them as a waste of time, it is worth noting that resolutions are important. They increase focus and will clarify what you really want to achieve in life and 2015. When it comes to dating, wishes like, 'I want to meet someone,' are fine but actually defining the sort of person you want in your life, including any deal-breakers, will make it much easier for you.

2016 Resolution. "I Will Write That Book!"

Ken Scott | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Entertainment
Ken Scott

"There's a good book in everyone!" How many times have we heard that? As an author and ghost-writer I hear it more often than most and I normally smile and politely nod my head. I think most people see through me because I'm not a good liar but quite simply there isn't a good book in everyone despite what people think.

New Year New You...And All That

Natalie Roberts | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Natalie Roberts

I thought I'd start the new year with a blog post about the whole new year, new you thing because it's a great time to adopt a new routine because a new year is, after all, considered a fresh start by many people.

Tips on Making New Year's Fitness Resolutions

Thandi Ejindu | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Thandi Ejindu

There are many ways to a strong physique but people often forget to ask themselves what do I want, and what do I like doing? As there's no point paying for six months of Spinning classes when you hate cycling! But there are simple methods to combat these roadblocks, and here are my 5 top tips for making lifestyle changes instead of temporary ones.

Running Scared

Cheryl Barry | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Cheryl Barry

When a family member asked me what I wanted for Christmas, I flippantly emailed a list comprising 2 items - 1) pyjamas and 2) running clothes with a note that said "In case I ever get my arse moving in 2016."

Seven Steps to Making New Year's Resolutions That Will Come True

Emma Fulu | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Fulu

It was my birthday last Thursday. Having a birthday on New Year's Eve has its pros and cons. There is always a party on, but rarely is anyone available for a birthday celebration, and all the restaurants are inevitably booked out.

Hello Routine My New Friend

Emma Macdonald | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Macdonald

I teach yoga to help people find a sense of calm in the chaos, to get fit and feel better about themselves and to see things differently. Appreciation and gratitude are as much a part of yoga as the postures, breathing and your mat which is why this little insight has resonated so much with me.