How to beat Christmas cabin fever

Christmas all about fun and food, family and friends, but it can also be a time for frustration and dare we say it, irritation if cabin fever sets in. There is no doubt that if you spend a whole week stuck in the house stuffing Quality Street and drinking your …

Exams need not be stressful

A’ levels, GCSEs and SATs are all being taken at the moment, and if you have children or teenagers in the throes of doing any, or all, of these, it can be a time of anxiety and stress. We have had a look at how you can help to calm …

Do you automatically reach for coffee when you feel tired?

When it’s a struggle to get out of bed, a pain to keep awake in your Monday morning meeting and hell by the time mid-afternoon hits, reaching for the coffee may well be your go to fix, but it might not be helping you in the long run. We have …

Reasons to embrace the cold weather

The mornings are dark, the days are cold and the evenings are, well, both. While the chilly temperatures might have you diving for the duvet, it could actually be that the cold is good for your mind and body. Yes, that’s right. If you’re an active, healthy person, the cold …

Keep your immune system strong

Before the party season gets underway, why not take a look at how you can boost your immune system so you can keep healthy as you burn the candle both ends this December. If you make a conscious effort to look after yourself you will be at an advantage when …

Walk your way to health in May

With so many of us walking far less than any previous generations, we sometimes need reminding that walking doesn’t just get you from A to B but it can also reduce your risk of disease, improve your physical and mental health, help the environment and boost your social life too. …

Don’t worry, be happy

Monday the 20th March is the International Day of Happiness. Created by the United Nations, this is a celebration of being happy, not only on 20th March, but all of the time. While the world might be full of doom and gloom, with the media portraying troubled times ahead, it …

Beat the January blues

With January 16 dubbed as ‘Blue Monday’ we have reached what many consider to be the most depressing time of the year. With the fun of Christmas and the optimism of New Year a distant memory, and a lack of cash in the bank, extra pounds on our waists and …

Go out and do something active this summer

With Rio just around the corner, what better time to get off the sofa and dive into sports? The NHS* says that to keep healthy, adults should try to be active daily and aim to achieve at least 150 minutes of physical activity a week through a variety of activities. …