Tips For Keeping Healthy and Eating Well During the Festive Season

You have done really well. You have eaten healthily all year, cut down on sugar and processed foods, you are cooking fresh meals from scratch, drinking plenty of water and getting your 10,000 steps in. And then, the festive season has arrived. The shelves in the shops are stacked with treats and alcohol, the parties and lunches begin and yourContinue reading “Tips For Keeping Healthy and Eating Well During the Festive Season”

What are Primary foods and why are they important?

The concept of Primary Foods is based on the understanding that the food on our plates is not the only nourishment we need to live a healthy life. It’s a concept coined by The Institute of Integrative Nutrition, and considers the things most people cherish in their lives, such as loving connections, purpose, and prideContinue reading What are Primary foods and why are they important?

7 simple ways to map out a life of great health

Getting into healthy habits can be tricky, especially if you don’t know where to start.  It takes commitment and consistency to change bad habits into good ones. We may start off with good intentions, only to slip back into our old ways after a few weeks. With our busy lives, it’s easy to forget about our health andContinue reading 7 simple ways to map out a life of great health

Staying Healthy on Holiday

Many friends and clients are planning for their holidays and a few asked if I could write an article on how to stay healthy whilst travelling and away. And I totally get it – you’ve worked hard on your healthy routine and you don’t want to blow it all on a two-week vacation. A holiday is supposed to beContinue reading “Staying Healthy on Holiday”

3 Simple Daily Habits For a Healthy Gut

A healthy body and mind go hand in hand, and the health of our gut affects both. It’s so important to look after it, I have written many articles on the subject. Many nutritionists and health professionals refer to our gut as our ‘second brain’. An information highway known as the vagus nerve connects the brain and gut allowing them to be in constant communication with each other. TheContinue reading “3 Simple Daily Habits For a Healthy Gut”

Nine Easy Ways to Keep Healthy all Year Round

A new year, a new you! We have all said it, rushing into the new year with promises to look after ourselves more. And then all too soon we find we are back to our old habits. When a New Year comes along, there is a lot of pressure to set goals – personal, business, or health. To beContinue reading “Nine Easy Ways to Keep Healthy all Year Round”

Winter Exercise and How to Stay Motivated

As the mornings and evenings get darker, colder and wetter, the motivation to exercise declines. So how do we stay motivated for winter exercise? Our bodies may feel like slowing down, we may eat more and move less, spending more time in doors. Whilst all of this is natural in the colder, darker months. It’sContinue reading “Winter Exercise and How to Stay Motivated”

PMS and What We Can Do to Relieve it

My blog this week is specifically for the ladies, and we are going to look at the phenomena that is Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS). There is still a lot to learn about PMS and why some women experience it more than others. There is research to suggest that PMS is very much a culturally specific syndrome.Continue reading “PMS and What We Can Do to Relieve it”

Insomnia and Sleep

Next to a good diet and exercise, good sleep is one the essential things our body and mind needs to function correctly. Sleep is as important as drinking water, feeding our bodies the correct nutrients and breathing. Many biological processes happen during sleep, it’s when the body restores and repairs itself. The nerve cells communicateContinue reading “Insomnia and Sleep”

Dealing With Stress

April is Stress Awareness Month. This has been running since 1992 to increase public awareness about both the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic. We all have suffered from stress in our lives whether because of moving home, exams, work, bereavement, an illness, children, divorce, financial troubles or other. In fact, we’re soContinue reading “Dealing With Stress”