For years "gluten free" has been a favourite for all health nuts, so much so that it has become somewhat of a controversial joke. Some people say going gluten free is good for you others warn wholeheartedly against it with claims that it can actually damage your health - so who do you believe? Let me … Continue reading Gluten Free: Does it really make a difference?
Every morning you probably get up and look in the mirror, do you like what you see or do you spend a few moments staring yourself down, noticing all your flaws and reminding yourself of them? But why? Why is it that when most people catch their reflection they feel that they should take it … Continue reading Being healthy: more than what you eat and when you work out – Part 6: Self Image
Food. Without it we cannot survive - we all know that, it is an integral part of every single human being's life - but does that mean it needs to be the central focus of our every day lives? Society as a whole has become obsessed with food, what to eat - or not to … Continue reading Has Big Food Been Perpetuating our Food Obsession?
Surrounding yourself with people who make you happy, support you and love you is a paramount ingredient to a healthy life. It is important to remember that what you put out is exactly what you get back from the world and if you are in a perpetual cycle of negativity you will struggle to find … Continue reading Being healthy: more than what you eat and when you work out – Part 5: Relationships
In a world where having a "rise-and-grind" attitude is seen as an aspirational mind set and we are expected to always be reachable thanks to mobile internet a lot of us loose sight of a healthy work-life balance. When work related stress accounts for an estimated 10.4 million sick days a year in Britain alone … Continue reading Being healthy: more than what you eat and when you work out – Part 4: Work-Life Balance
Mindful might be buzzword de jour but do you know what it means? It's not a complicated concept by any means, in fact it's something that should come very naturally to us as people but it seems that in recent times we have lost the ability to be truly mindful. Stemming from zen buddhist teachings … Continue reading Being healthy: more than what you eat and when you work out – Part 3: Mindfulness
So aside from rest, what more is there? Eat, sleep, workout, healthy right? Well lets talk about your screen time. Just take a minute and think about how much time you spend in front of a screen every day, now think about how much of that is actually multi-screening (using two screens at once i.e. … Continue reading Being healthy: more than what you eat and when you work out – Part 2: Screen Time
Being healthy is so much more than eating clean and hitting the gym a few times a week, health is holistic. You could have the best diet in the world and be the most dedicated gym rat out there but that doesn't always mean you're healthy. Have you considered how much of an impact the … Continue reading Being healthy: more than what you eat and when you work out – Part 1: Sleep
The gym, a ghastly place illuminated by fluorescent lights that make everyone look a little bit grey, where the terrible top 20 hits play at volume that's a little bit too loud to be comfortable and backed by some 16 year old's idea of a remix to give it that extra motivational umph. The walls … Continue reading Gymphobia: Exercising Your Fear of Group Workouts
It's that time of year again, sniffles, coughs and colds galore. Prepare for sore throats, bunged up noses and chesty coughs for the next few weeks. If like me you are not a fan of being sick then here are a few ways to stop the cold before it starts. 1. Cinnamon This ancient spice … Continue reading How to stop a cold dead in its tracks.