No matter how much energy you bounce out of bed with in the morning, there's always that one point during the day where your eyelids start to droop and sleeping at your desk begins to seem like an appealing option.
When talking about sleep deprivation, we're not talking about days staying awake. It's about the impact of something as simple as a long day. If you were to get up at 6am, by the time midnight comes round on the same day your reaction speed will have slowed, both short and long term memory will be affected.
Most of us know that exercise is good for you - even those of us who choose not to worry about that too much! It's one of those fundamental facts drummed into us all from childhood, so much so that it just becomes a part of our everyday working knowledge.
Of all the media coverage surrounding the COP21 talks on Youth and Future Generation day there is one slightly alternative hashtag that fills me with excitement: #ItsOurFuckingFuture
I'm obsessed with spa smells. Walking down the stairs to the basement of the Dorchester, I'm hit with a aroma of uplifting eucalyptus, I take a deep inhalation and feel instantly relaxed - like I've had a mini treatment before I even step through the door.
I had written myself off and deemed that I was way too fu**ed up ever to see a regular existence on my horizon. The man I now call my husband made sure I left the country before he did, because he knows that had I stayed in Cambodia on my own, I'd have ended up dead.
Cultivating compassion isn't hard work; we are uncovering something that is present in all of us. Loving kindness meditation is one way to develop a compassionate practice, originating from Buddhist traditions it has been shown to slow respiratory rate in just ten minutes of practice.
Forecasting the next big trends in wellness travel for 2016, I'm continually on the lookout for the next big thing, from fitness DNA testing to healthy foodie holidays, here I predict the emerging health and fitness travel trends that will shape the wellness world for 2016.
Symptoms: Texting while walking, crossing the road or... peeing. Pressing the close doors button in lifts. Rushing. Everywhere. Even to the printer. Throwing a strop when you just miss a tube. Feelings of anxiety, guilt, failure or exhaustion. Saying thinks like, "I'm just being efficient," "but I love being busy" or "I'm just trying to keep my head above water"
Scent saints Diptyque have teamed up with artist Julien Colombier to create three limited edition Christmas creations dedicated to the olfactory attributes of trees. Our favourite, Sapin, radiates a woody fragrance of winter, with notes of citrus and mandarin cosily flickering in an enchanting jungle inspired jar.
The resort has just 50 rooms and six garden villas in a former late-19th-century mansion surrounded by gardens and woodland, with commanding views. Ask for a river view room, or a terrace. The décor is an uber-stylish mix of country retreat meets streamlined modern, all in soft sage, slate grey and fawn.
Phuket, Thailand. Doesn't exactly conjure images of peaceful nights and quiet luxurious romantic moments does it? Yet a mere 40km outside of the madness of Phuket town, sits the Aleenta Resort and Spa.
Being an athlete for most of my adult life, I have been asked for my advice on eating healthier and making changes to diet on an almost daily basis. Most people are shocked to learn that I've been a sugar addict my whole life...
I'm not going to tell you that you need to get some fresh air, spend time with friends, have some 'me time', catch up on sleep or do some exercise (although these things would probably benefit any mum).
"That's mad!" I thought as I read Future in Mind, a report published by the Children and Young People's Mental Health and Wellbeing Taskforce. Set up ...
When you think of a situation as a 'problem', tension, worry, disappointment, frustration are most likely to arise. Now what happens if you were to think of the same situation as a 'challenge'? And what happens if you think of it as an 'opportunity'?