Personal Health

The Fragile Friday Feeling and Facebook Is Not Our Friend

Laurenne Chapman | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laurenne Chapman

It's Friday of the week where one of the leading GPs in England, Professor Ashton, has recommended a 4 day week as beneficial for society, not just for our health and happiness. How do you feel today as the weekend's bright beauty stands ready to greet you with her benevolent, heart-warming smile?

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

Sandra Roycroft-Davis | Posted 09.06.2014 | 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.

Strap Yourself in and Hold on Tight: You're About to Meet the 'Future of Fitness'

Sarah Wagland | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Wagland

I've been an active member of the Les Mills tribe for the last 15 years, religiously attending classes from Body Combat to Body Step, always looking for ways to challenge myself and take my fitness onto the next level. So imagine my excitement when I started to hear whispers of a totally new workout concept that was set to revolutionise the studio fitness industry.

Is Body Shame Keeping You Out of the Gym?

Helen Osborne | Posted 05.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Osborne

With no disrespect to Victoria Pendleton and Jessica Ennis, we need more 'normal' looking people in fitness to prove you really don't have to look like an Olympian to join the 'fit club'.

What Your Diet and Exercise Plan Is Missing

Laura Agar Wilson | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Agar Wilson

I threw out diet 'rules' and started to do what felt good in terms of moving my body rather than sticking to a set exercise routine. But I was still over eating on an evening, bingeing when I felt stressed or snacking to distract myself from other things. That was when I had my light bulb moment...

A Declaration of Independence

David Mochel | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

Imagine that you are tired of suffering. Imagine that you decide that you are going to do things differently. Imagine that you have chosen to "abolish the forms to which you are accustomed"? Choosing and committing to a new response to a familiar situation can bring renewed energy and excitement.

Are We Ready to 'Steam It Up'?

Dr Mark Esposito | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK
Dr Mark Esposito

Steam, as a natural element, provides a daily supplementation and mood boosters in a natural and fun way. In an age where "healthy is king", the value chain of this company has the potential to ice-break the market and add a new significant element, to the wellbeing/well-living industry, which counts for billions, just in the US.

My 'Beef' With Personal Trainers

Hanni Melnicenko | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Hanni Melnicenko

It's good for me to see what others are saying and doing and often I find gems of wisdom I can share with my coaching clients and email subscribers. This particular morning one thing caught my eye which really got my goat. It was a photo posted by a fitness professional (personal trainer) of their brekkie.

Endo What?

Emma Watts | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Watts

I'd tell you not to google it and spare you the gruesome photographs but I want you to google it, because endometriosis is a disease that affects one in 10 women. That is almost as many as breast cancer and I am pretty sure that most people reading this will have absolutely no idea what it is.

How Personalised News Can Actually Help Us Live Longer

Grant Feller | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK Tech
Grant Feller

The less privacy I attach to my health, the greater my chances of living longer. And the more health-positive messages I receive, perhaps the greater chance of me becoming a healthier person and thus less of a liability to insurers.

How Twitter Makes You Fitter

Charlie Watson | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charlie Watson

What about using your Twitter feed as fitness motivation and inspiration rather than just a stream of celebrity gossip, sports results and up-to the minute news updates. I follow plenty, perhaps too many runners, gym bunnies and weight lifting enthusiasts, but despite spending more time looking at my phone screen, I'm fitter than ever.

Why New Year's Resolutions Fail - And How to Fix Them

Beth Burgess | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Burgess

All of a sudden, you find yourself wine in one hand, Twix in the other, and wondering just how your Auntie Marge gets her potatoes looking so crispy. So what have you done wrong? Why have all your best intentions gone the same way as, let's face it, last year's New Years Resolutions?

How to Make the First Two Weeks of 2014 Super Productive

Magdalena Bak-Maier | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Magdalena Bak-Maier

We are now past Christmas Day and quickly rolling into the New Year celebrations. Soon, it will be time to set fresh goal and new year resolutions yet again. It seems we just did that not too long ago.

Miley Cyrus and the Several Disabled People

Nazim Andani | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Nazim Andani

Cyrus has achieved her aim of shedding the clean-cut persona she developed during her time at that non-exploitative, pro-Semite, altruistic, not-for-profit charity known as Disney. In the process, she has infected a countless number of young, innocent girls with premature sexualisation.

Government's New £6Billion Proposal: Is It Enough?

Tom Rokins | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Tom Rokins

Potholes can be a motorist's worst nightmare. Even the sound of driving over one is enough to merit a short intake of breath - oh no, the car! With the government's recent proposal to spend £6 billion on repairing potholes, this issue has once again entered the limelight. But what should motorists do if a pothole damaged their vehicle or caused a personal injury?

Are You Guilty Of Self-Diagnosing On The Internet?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

We know self-diagnosing is such a bad idea: it starts off as a simple pain in your elbow. Then, a few minutes later via Google, and you've already dia...

Time to Embrace The E-Cigarette

Harry Brown | Posted 28.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Harry Brown

The e-cigarette has been steadily growing in popularity. Just last year the number of students using the device doubled. E-cigarettes are fast becoming a fixture of modern society.

The Amazon Way to Transform the Media

Grant Feller | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Tech
Grant Feller

One of the reasons the Amazon website and business model works so well is that it understands what the customer wants. It even predicts what we want before we even know it. It's an extension of ourselves, perhaps even a reflection whose principle purposes are to befriend and make money.

How to Heal...

Ali Campbell | Posted 20.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Campbell

The more you 'try' in the world of mind the more you cement the problem as being real and it's never anywhere near as real as you think it is nor does it remotely matter where the problem came from or what caused it in the first place, you are only ever one thought away from being well again.

Narrative Medicine

Elaine Benton | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

When you hear the term "narrative medicine", what does this mean to you? Most haven't heard or know little about it. Narrative medicine isn't something new, and has in fact been around far longer than you can imagine.

How to Save 36,815 Lives a Year

Joe Williams | Posted 18.05.2013 | UK Politics
Joe Williams

We can no longer ignore this problem: both central and local government must now act to ensure people can chose to exercise as part of their normal day far more often and make walking and cycling the safest, easiest and most enjoyable way to travel around their community.

St Valentine's Day And Not A Cupid In Sight?

Daniel Warner | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Warner

St Valentine's, it's that time of year when Christmas seems like a lifetime ago and summer seems like a lifetime away. February is always a HARD month to cope with.

Organic Food: A Waste of Money

Peter McGuire | Posted 12.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Peter McGuire

Organic isn't better for you. Eating organic food won't stop imaginary 'toxins' from bypassing your liver and making you sick. Buying organic can potentially cause greater harm to the environment. Eating local is no guarantee of reducing your carbon footprint.

10 Commandments To Live A Healthy Life

Sam Feltham | Posted 06.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Feltham

On Monday I was watching BBC Breakfast with philosopher Alain de Botton, where he was talking about his 10 virtues for atheists. It was a great interview in which he was explaining that in life it's important to reflect and decide on what constitutes a virtuous life. This lead me to think up my 10 commandments to live a healthy life for people to ponder over.

Take a Glimpse Into My World

Elaine Benton | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

I'd like to share with you a glimpse into the world of living with Parkinson's from a patient's perspective. Being diagnosed with any chronic degenerative disease can be a shock to the system. Accepting and digesting such news is very individual, and a process that covers a gamut of emotions.