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Assess your breathing

The three most vital things we need to do to stay alive are breathe, drink water and eat food. You can go for several weeks without eating, and days without water, but we can only got for minutes at the most without breathing. Ensuring that body is well oxygenated is is vital to better equip […]

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Drink up for a good night’s sleep

Do you want to wake up more refreshed? Our sleep needs change at different times of life, but there is nothing better than waking up feeling completely recharged and rested after a good night’s sleep. sadly for many of us this doesn’t actually happen very often. According to sleep expert Dr Nerina Ramlakhan when it […]

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Assess your diet

Like oxygen and water, food is vital for our health and wellbeing. Food is our energy source and provides us with the nutrients we need to grow, fight disease and repair. Food can also either be the case of stress (as organs try to metabolise what we eat and drink), or it can aggravate  and […]

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Assess your hydration levels

Water is the most important nutrient for our bodies after oxygen. Water is vital for the proper processes in our body to function properly and our skin looks better when it is properly hydrated. Proper hydration levels vary from person to person and on activity levels – whether that amount is 6 cups per day, […]

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Pets help with exercise

A new poll has shown that pets of all kinds help older adults cope with health issues, stay physically active, and connect with others. In the poll, 55% of adults ages 50 to 80 said they have a pet—and more than half of those have more than one. More than three-quarters of pet owners said […]

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Assess your Exercise levels

When your body foes into a state of stress, it is expecting some kind of physical activity. One way to take control of stress is to give your body what it was anticipating ie physical activity. Have you ever engaged in exercise after a stressful day? Ask yourself how did you feel once you had […]

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Fresh produce aids mental wellbeing

It is well known that eating lots of fruit and vegetables is good for your physical health – we have all heard the saying ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’! However the latest research suggests that it is also beneficial for your mental health. The University of Leeds ran a study across 40,00 […]

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6 reasons to drink up

We all know how important it is to drink water. Water is the most important nutrient for our bodies after oxygen. The human body is approximately 70% water, so when we haven’t drunk enough water, our energy levels are lower and we feel more tired.   So why should we drink up? Water cleanses the […]

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Breathe for stress relief

What are the three most important things that we need to do to stay alive? Breathe, drink water and eat food. when we are stressed it has an impact on our breathing so having a simple exercise to hand to use in these situations is very useful. The following technique can be done anywhere and […]

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5 ways sleep will improve your wellbeing

A good night’s sleep is incredibly important for your health. Anyone who has had a good nights sleep know the feeling of waking up well rested and feeling on top of the world. Sleep is just as important as eating healthy and exercising for your overall wellbeing as sleep is nature’s healer. Here are 5 […]

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4 stress-busting forms of exercise

All forms of exercise, from yoga to pumping iron can provide stress-relieving benefit. Even if you are not an athlete, a little regular activity can take you a long way in helping manage your stress levels. The following 4 forms of exercise have specific benefits for stress relief. Yoga Yoga is fantastic for health, wellbeing […]

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Breakfast – is it setting you up for the day?

  First thing in the morning your alarm goes off (causing stress)  and you drag yourself out of your nice and comfortable bed. You reach for your first cup of coffee and probably a food high in refined sugars like a slice of toast or a sugary cereal. By the time you get to work […]

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How do you know if you are dehydrated?

Staying hydrated is key to staying healthy. So how do you know if you are dehydrated? Well there are a number of signs that could indicate that you are dehydrated: Do you feel thirsty? If you feel thirsty you are already dehydrated and need to start drinking water. Do you feel tired, confused or angry? […]

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Alternate nostril breathing for stress relief

Oxygen is the most important nutrient of the body – every cell needs it to function efficiently. The brain is the largest use of oxygen, even though it only takes up less than 5%  of the body’s total weight. Breathing helps ingest oxygen to be transported all over the body through the bloodstream and it […]

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3 of the best supplements to help you sleep

For some people sleep comes easily and they constantly get a good night’s sleep. For others they find it hard to fall asleep, or stay asleep with a disturbed night’s sleep being a common occurrence. Over 50% of adults have insomnia a few nights a week, which is a worrying statistic. Sleep is essential to […]

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Prioritise your health in these 5 easy steps

There is no doubt that the pace of life is very busy. It can be easy to forget to focus on healthy lifestyle habits that keep us feeling good and looking after ourselves. It is all too easy after a busy day, to reach for something quick to eat, or make excuses for not exercising. […]

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Spice up your diet by eating these six herbs and spices and reap their amazing health benefits!

Spice up your diet by eating these six herbs and spices and reap their amazing health benefits! Throughout history many herbs and spices have been celebrated, not only for the flavours they bring to culinary practice, but also for their healing and medicinal purposes. Herbs and spices have both antibacterial and antiviral properties and most […]

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