Beat the blues with food

Now the clocks have changed and temperatures are dropping, for some people the seasonal blues start to kick in. As well as getting plenty of sleep, taking exercise and drinking water, it is vital to look at your diet when thinking about mental health over the winter months. If you …

Get a hobby that will chill you out

Long days, busy nights and a flow of information coming at you 24/7, can make life pretty stressful and even lead to depression, anxiety and insomnia. While we know you have to pay the bills, and keep family and friends happy, it is also important to look after you. So, …

Essential oils to help you sleep

Fed up because you can’t sleep? Tired everything from a warm bath, hot chocolate and having the window open? Well, why not give an essential oil a go? Available in many health food shops and chemists, essential oils are a fantastic way to help ease you to sleep the natural …

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. …

The Vitamin D Lowdown

Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, has been in the news recently and we are having a look at why. Well, recent research has claimed that if you want to keep colds, flu and even pneumonia away, it’s Vitamin D, rather than an apple a day you need. Vitamin D is …

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 …

Keep the winter blues away

With the Christmas decorations back in the loft, the turkey eaten and credit cards maxed, January can seem bleak but it doesn’t have to be that way. By looking after yourself in the coming chilly weeks, you can be as happy in winter as you are on those balmy summer …

Be Vitamin D Aware

Did you know that one third of UK adults spend less than an hour per day outdoors? This was the findings of new research conducted ahead of National Vitamin D Awareness Week by Pharma Nord (www.pharmanord.co.uk). A further 50 per cent of the 650 people surveyed in the poll said …