UK Winter

It's Not Just 'Winter Blues': What I've Learnt About Seasonal Affective Disorder

Tayana Simons | Posted 28.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tayana Simons

Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D) is one of the lesser-understood mental health conditions. Because it is, in itself, a type of depression, it is easy to think it has been bought on by other circumstances in your life. It is only when you begin to recognise the recurring annual pattern, that you realise the trigger.

Nature: Ways To Get Out Into It More

Louis Sherman | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Louis Sherman

At the moment it is cold outside, and while our nature seems to be at more risk than ever (Thanks Trump, however kudos to the National Park Service). So I thought it is as good a time as ever to share some of the ways I get out in nature every day of the year, as well as specifically some ideas for winter.

'Everything Has Changed, Nothing Has Changed' As The NHS Weathers Another Winter Of Intense Pressure

Dr Pete Campbell | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK
Dr Pete Campbell

The government must acknowledge that healthcare workers are uniquely placed to provide solutions to the problems we face. They must engage and work with unions, like the BMA, and listen to our ideas and concerns rather than impose draconian change like the junior doctors contract.

15 Winter Foods That Will Warm You Up And Help You Lose Weight

Victoria Vito | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Vito

As temperatures fall, our winter appetites can easily spin out of control. Studies point out that people do tend to eat more during the winter time, with the average person gaining at least two pounds - and individuals who are already overweight likely to gain a lot more.

Cold Hearts Make Cold Feet

Seb Reilly | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK
Seb Reilly

There's something about the cold that I just love. Going outside in the frozen air, wrapped up in a thick coat and scarf and gloves; it's bracing yet refreshing. And then, of course, you get to go back inside where it is warm and cosy. Crank up the heating and cocoon within a solid building.

The NHS 'Should Be Cherished'

Janet Davies | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Politics
Janet Davies

Since the Government announced the withdrawal of student funding for would-be nurses last year, we are already hearing of a 20% drop in applications for graduate nursing courses. And the 1% pay cap on salaries is not helping to encourage people into nursing and is making existing nurses reconsider whether they can even afford to continue. If the NHS wants to achieve a clean bill of health, we need to ensure there is adequate staffing, funding, resource and education. The health of the nation is at stake.

7 Ways To Make January Less Bleak, More Sweet

The Huffington Post | Tamsin Kelly | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Parents

The post-Christmas come down and back-to-school routine bookended between dark and dingy mornings and afternoons can leave us with a bad case of the J...

Disabled People Left Out In The Cold

Mark Atkinson | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK
Mark Atkinson

As winter grips the nation we know that a third of disabled people (32%) have cut back on energy consumption in the past 12 months. Over a quarter of disabled people - which equates to an estimated 2 million people across the UK - have struggled to pay their energy bills in the past year.

9 Struggles Of Trying To Look Stylish In The Snow

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Style

The thundersnow is finally here, and we’re all desperately trying to work out how to prevent getting hypothermia but not just rock up to work in our...

Keeping Your Pets Warm In Winter

Marc Lee Abraham | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Marc Lee Abraham

With the onset of wintry weather, however cold it gets should never prevent us from sharing lots of fun with our families, both two and four legged members; so it's important to be fully prepared for any hazards that come with it. Here's some advice to help keep your pets warm, happy, and safe from danger during these next few chilly months.

January Seaside Holidays In England Aren't As Crazy As You Might Think

Robert Lane | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Robert Lane

Official winter brochures for English seaside resorts paint a rosy picture of crisp mornings, low lying sun glistening off the sea and roaring fires in thatched pubs. There's very little mention of England's winter rain or howling wind battering against closed ice cream huts.

London Flights Cancelled As Thick Fog Descends On The Capital

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK

A number of flights from London City airport were cancelled today because of thick fog. By midday, 22 arrivals and 29 departures had been cancelled. A...

12 Checks To Make Sure Your Elderly Relative Is Well This Christmas

Louise Rogerson | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Rogerson

Make it your New Year's Resolution to take a little time each visit to notice the early, subtle signs that your elderly relative may be becoming more frail or ill and act on these quickly to prevent them losing their independence.

London's Best Winter Pop-Ups

Leighanne Bent | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Leighanne Bent

As always, London has come out on top with its winter pop-up offering. Whether you want to get into the spirit of Christmas by watching a cheeky scree...

Seven Tips To Help Your Baby Beat The Winter Chill

Oli Reed | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Parents
Oli Reed

Obviously the dark nights and cold weather bring their own challenges in terms of preparing to head out with a baby, and the clothing you use has a huge impact on their enjoyment of each trip, but I've been amazingly impressed with how well our 8-month-old lad has adapted to the changing seasons.

Greatest Gifts

Caragh Little | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

Maybe I need to forget about the artificial construct and endless to-do lists of 'the festive season' - constructed piece by piece to generate the best income of the year - and focus on the glimmers of light Christmas brings to dark months and bleak times.

Winter Mental Health Tips

Hannah Rainey | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Hannah Rainey

I usually find Winter to be quite difficult. Not only can the lack of sunlight be troublesome, but the Winter months seem to be full of events that tr...

Severe Weather Warnings Issued Over 'Deadly' Freezing Conditions

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 31.12.2016 | UK

Severe health warnings have been issued to many parts of England as temperatures plummet below freezing. All regions except the south east, south west...

Give Cancer The Chills And Get The Bug For Winter Fitness

Colin Gentry | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Colin Gentry

Bigger muscles or a smaller waist may be your goal, but a stronger immune system is one of the best results from a regular fitness routine. Achieving it is also far more rewarding and pleasurable than the body's natural line of defense: a fever.

Beautiful Pictures Show Winter Is Really Here As UK Wakes Up To Sub Zero Temperatures

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK

England and Wales have experienced the coldest night of the season with temperatures dropping as low as minus 9.4C (15F), the Met Office said. The c...

Winter Hazards For Our Pets

Marc Lee Abraham | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Marc Lee Abraham

One of the best (and most fun) ways to ensure your pet stays warm is to provide lots of contact. Holidays usually mean more free time to spend with your animal companions so any excuse for a belly rub is always going to be well received - whatever the season!

13 Things All Brits Do Now That It Is Bloody Freezing

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Unlike the first signs of autumn - golden leaves, crisp evenings - the advent of winter is far less romantic. Namely, you can’t feel your face anymo...

Get Outside: Beat The Winter Blues

Oli Reed | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Parents
Oli Reed

Of course it isn't always easy to find the motivation, and sometimes I feel guilty dragging Sonny away from the warmth of the house and the comfort of his bouncy chair, but this little dude absolutely loves being outside and I can't deny him that pleasure just because it's got a bit chillier and I'm feeling lazy.

Staying Mentally Healthy During The Winter

Eleanor Segall | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Eleanor Segall

As the dark nights begin to draw in, fairy lights adorn every branch, the leaves are falling off their trees in gusts of wind- it really starts to fee...

Why Working Out In Winter Will Make You Faster, Slimmer And Happier

Colin Gentry | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Colin Gentry

When the clocks went back in October, regular gym-goers not only received an extra hour of sleep but some extra square footage in the gym too. Year af...