Paola Bassanese

Author and writer, author of Strictly Walk Slimmer and The Foraging Home Cook, available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble

Paola Bassanese is an author and freelance writer who is passionate about wellbeing.

She is the author of Strictly Walk Slimmer, a reference guide to the benefits of walking featuring interviews with health experts such as Nutritionist Angelique Panagos and Sophrologist Dominique Antiglio.

She is also the author of Confessions from the Massage Couch, available on Amazon , a series of thoughts and experiences on massage and the meaning of life.

After a life-changing charity fundraising trip to Peru and more than a decade working in the corporate sector, Paola re-trained as a massage therapist and worked in high profile clinics in London for 10 years, then changed direction to focus entirely on writing and social media.

She has been featured in Top Sante, Spirit and Destiny and the Financial Times.

She also has a video tutorial series on health and beauty tips

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Lettuce Crisis: Beat The Lettuce Shortage, Go Foraging!

Lettuce crisis: what happened? During the winter months of 2017, the UK experienced a shortage of imported vegetables from Continental Europe, particularly Spain and Italy, because of adverse weather in those regions. The solution is simple and economical: go foraging!
07/02/2017 14:34 GMT

A Brain Boost by Listening to Classical Music: The Mozart Effect

During the concert, we were reminded how listening to classical music makes us smarter: studies found that, while you get the most cognitive benefits from learning to play classical music, even listening to classical music can have some benefits on the brain.
17/09/2015 17:55 BST

Best Foraging Plants to Use in Cooking with Recipes Suggestions

Where do you stand on using foraged foods in cooking? Whether you are completely new to foraging or a foraging enthusiast, sometimes taking home some carefully-picked edible wild plants (and after even more careful identification), the question is: how to use foraging plants in cooking?
11/08/2015 15:47 BST

Do We Need to Learn to Walk Again? Yes We Do!

It may seem counter-intuitive, but most of us don't walk correctly. It's not our fault, and it's not our parent's fault. Unless your dad is someone like Olympic gymnast Louis Smith or your mum is someone like Olympic heptathlete Jessica Ennis, then you're probably not applying scientific principles to your day-to-day walking.
29/08/2014 14:12 BST

Yoga and Cancer Treatment: A Holistic and Nurturing Approach

Something as simple as taking a yoga class can bring a sense of calm and reassurance. The meditation element of yoga is also an essential life skill that can be used in challenging situations like sitting for hours with an intravenous drip administering cancer drugs.
19/11/2013 13:15 GMT

Are You Stressed? Have You Tried Sophrology?

Sophrology is a mix of Eastern and Western approaches with an emphasis on body and mind awareness: it blends the mindfulness of yoga and meditation with the more rational approach of hypnotherapy and psychology.
02/08/2013 12:57 BST

Good Sleep Starts in the Gut

We underestimate the importance our gut has on our overall wellbeing and only notice our digestive system when something goes wrong.
12/04/2013 15:01 BST

Treating Frozen Shoulder

If you have ever suffered from frozen shoulder or know someone who has the condition, you will know how miserable life can be when you can't do simple tasks due to pain.
12/06/2012 15:48 BST

Tennis season: How to Avoid Injuries by Tony Kochhar and Paola Bassanese

Summer in the UK officially starts with the Wimbledon tennis championships! From June many of you will be taking advantage of the fine weather to perfect your serve, so in this article we will look at ways to warm up safely in order to prevent common injuries on the tennis court
09/05/2012 10:18 BST