UK Wellness

'Fitness On Toast' Blogger Faya Nilsson On Why She Loves Her 60-Minute Daily Power Walks

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

’Fitness On Toast’ blogger Faya Nilsson never imaged that her Instagram would one day become a destination for fitness fiends to obsess over. The ...

Feeling Anxious, Jittery Or Overwhelmed? These Vital Glands Might Need Support

Dr. Libby Weaver | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Libby Weaver

You can already start to see a picture of how our adrenal glands are affected by everyday living--and this is not even the entire story. If our body continues to perceive that it is in danger, it may lead to additional excess cortisol (our long term stress hormone) production, which brings with it a whole new array of health concerns.

The Long Kiss... Hello

Anya Hayes | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Parents
Anya Hayes

But simultaneously, I'm clinging on to his love of it and his need for closeness to my bosom, because I know once I let it go then...well, it's gone. It's easy to become marooned in a habit of mourning and lost goodbyes, without properly greeting and welcoming new phases in life.

Busy, Tired, Overwhelmed? You're Not Alone

Dr. Libby Weaver | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Libby Weaver

Stress is something that affects us all to some degree or another, but chronic and unrelenting stress is one of the hallmarks of what I lovingly call Rushing Woman's Syndrome. When you live your life in a rush, with the perception that there is not enough time, your body is churning out stress hormones that communicate to every cell in your body that your life is in danger

Four Simple Ways To Live More Ethically

Besma Whayeb | Posted 17.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Besma Whayeb

So, you're interested in living more ethically. In a world full of media distrust, political scandals and alternative facts, it's no surprise really. I'm feeling the same - I want to know where my food comes from, who made my clothes, and treat people - and the planet - in a respectful way.

How The Growth Of Athleisure Has Been A Shot In The Arm For Girl Power

Melissa Wheeler | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Style
Melissa Wheeler

This fashion marks a shift away from objectification towards feminine functionality. You know a category has earned its place in our wardrobe when it pushes boundaries. Just as loungewear saw the onesie reach mainstream, so too do we have athleisure brands embracing the jumpsuit.

What's The Big Fuss About Stress!

Ben Edusei | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Edusei

Stress is the combination of any physical, mental, or emotional factors that causes bodily or mental tension. Stress can come from either internal or external factors which initiates the fight or flight response and this reaction has an effect on both the neurological and endocrinological system.

The Secrets You Need To Know To Feel Contemporary Everyday

Loulou Storey | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Style
Loulou Storey

Probably the most important element when creating a smart casual look is to put opposites together. This is the tip that all stylists work by. Do as it says; match smart & casual. Dressy skirt with a casual t-shirt and trainers or jeans with a blouse and blazer.

Wellness Trends For People Who Are Bored Of Smoothie Bowls

The Huffington Post | Claudia Canavan | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Rave-style exercise classes, maca powder, Paleo. Health scene movements operate such a revolving door policy that keeping up with what’s valuable an...

What My Experience With ME Taught Me About Life And Work

Alicia Norton | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Alicia Norton

Living with M.E has taught me an important lesson about agency and self-ownership. In an age where tangible goals seem increasingly elusive, it's no surprise so-called 'millennials' are focussing their energy on achieving balance, purpose and freedom in life and work.

So... Would You Like To Know The Latest Wellbeing Travel Trends?

Stella Photi | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Stella Photi

I set up Wellbeing Escapes 11 years ago and it's been very interesting watching the emergence of wellness travel from truly embryonic beginnings to where it is today. My team and I have the privileged position of speaking to our clients on a daily basis which allows us to understand their needs but also the challenges that they are facing in their lives.

Go Barefoot This Spring to Awaken Your Highest Potential

Jayne Morris | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jayne Morris

I hadn't taken my shoes off and walked barefoot since last summer. But, a couple of weeks ago the sun was shining, the first signs of spring had emerged and I decided to indulge in being barefoot, my favourite method for bringing mind and body present, so that it is possible to hear the deeper stirrings of the soul.

Does It Really Matter What My Eyebrows Look Like?

Rachel Fernie | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Fernie

I am in good company though, Beyoncé admitted that she tries to make everyone around her happy (which I think she does a pretty good job with) and closer to home, my own mum and nana both rush around trying to solve everyone else's problems. They help others, putting their own feelings and well-being much further down in their priorities.

Are Morning Routines Worthwhile?

Cat Neligan | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Cat Neligan

One problem I've found with my own morning routine, and hearing about others, is how potentially limiting it can be. Because it takes me so long, I sometimes force myself to go to bed just so I can get in enough sleep and still get up to plough through my routine.

How To Replace Your Self-Doubt With Self-Worth

Paul Adam Mudd | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Adam Mudd

But if we feel vulnerable and open to criticism, or are knocked-back by even the smallest of set-backs, then it is all too easy to believe that we're powerless to act, incompetent, unable to relate, and doubt our-self in every area of our life.

10 Ways To Bring A Piece Of Peace To Your Life

Becky Stafferton | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Stafferton

Do you ever get a moment of peace? Or is your head constantly swimming with to do lists, appointments, deadlines and data? I've put together my top ten tips to help bring a bit of peace back into your life and to basically help you to just chill the heck out!

Why Charcoal Lattes Are The Next Big Thing

Jodie Brandman | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jodie Brandman

Activated charcoal has been used for over 10,000 years in both Eastern and Western medicine, to support intestinal health, soak up toxins, and prevent poisonous substances from doing damage, so it's no wonder that we're starting to hear a lot more about this substance.

Why Are You Refusing To Rest?

Niamh Gallagher | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Niamh Gallagher

I've been in that place myself. For so many years, I turned on myself. What on Earth is wrong with you, Niamh, that you can't just keep up the pace? Shouldn't you be over all your problems by now? Why are you always so tired and why can't you seem to hang on to your health for five minutes?!

Let's All #BeBoldForChange - Even If Your Bold Act Seems Small, I Promise You It Isn't...

Grace Willow | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Grace Willow

all women everywhere My usual routine used to consist of hopping out of bed and immediately switching on my phone. As I got ready, I'd start to check emails, make calls and thus my working day had begun before I'd even left the house.

East Meets West: Lessons In Wellness From Japan

Paul Adam Mudd | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Adam Mudd

Neither would it seem that this is a one-off seeking to encourage wellbeing across Japanese society. The country has more than a wee bit of a track-record in trying out novel and innovative approaches to promoting general wellness.

6 Things You Didn't Know About Living With Crohn’s Disease

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Crohn’s disease is a long-term condition that causes inflammation of the lining of the digestive system, and according to the NHS, affects approxima...

The Self-Sabotaging Should

Laura Bell | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Bell

'Should' is a suffocating presence that cannot be seen but can be felt with the momentous force of a gathering typhoon. It is the test you could never get full marks on; the boss you could never impress; the partner you could never please and a complete misdirection of your energy.

Why We Need To Talk About Our Tech Addiction

Hannah Mays | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Tech
Hannah Mays

From the moment I wake up Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, online news, Whatsapp and Spotify eat up my attention, and my day becomes dictated by my phone. After 7+ hours flicking between apps and my work computer screen, I often stumble out of the office feeling like I'm having an outer body experience, with every ounce of my being screaming this is such an unhealthy way to live.

The Best Investment You Can Make: What The High Street Can Teach Us About Employee Engagement

Amelia Kallman | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Tech
Amelia Kallman

With the rise of online shopping, retailers were forced to rethink how they attract people to come into stores, and then how they convert those visits into sales. By giving people an in-store experience that they can't get online, brands have found the answer

Bad Parenting - It's Not What It Looks Like

Dr Amanda Gummer | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Parents
Dr Amanda Gummer

"Last night (or this morning, earlier, yesterday) I wasn't the parent I wanted to be because ... " Sounds familiar? Well it does happen - when we're ...