How to eat to boost your mood

The pressure of work, together with balancing the demands of family and friends, is very much a reality of modern-day life. People often say they are feeling stressed and anxious because things just feel too much and they aren’t sure which way to turn next. As well as speaking to …

How to have happy winter hands

While we try to make sure we wear gloves and dry our hands thoroughly when they are wet, life is busy and quite often our digits just don’t get the love they deserve. The problem with skipping basic hand care is that is can lead to cracked skin, sore knuckles …

Don’t let loneliness get you down

Children going to school, divorce, teenagers leaving for university, a house move or new job can all be stressful, and while they are a part of everyday life, each one can lead to loneliness. While feeling lonely isn’t a mental health problem itself, the two things are linked, and if …

How to sleep in the heat

We don’t know about you, but we find getting to sleep, and staying asleep, is so much easier in the winter. Cool crisp sheets, cold air, blankets and bed socks are a much cosier way to end the day, rather than melting into your bed when it is just too …

Taking the stress out of sensitive skin

Having sensitive skin might seem like a curse, but don’t despair as there are things you can do to improve its condition and your confidence. Signs that you do have sensitive skin include: Tight, uncomfortable feeling skin on your face, neck and body which is sometimes sore or sensitive to …

Keep hay fever at bay

It seems like only yesterday we were shovelling snow off our paths and wrapping up in thermals, but all of a sudden spring is here and with it brings the pollen that causes hay fever, and misery. The balmier climes we have been seeing recently mean trees have burst into …

Get your feet flip flop ready

We don’t know about you, but we think it feels like spring is in the air and that means putting the Uggs away, getting the flip flips out and making sure our feet are in good condition after a long, cold winter. We have put together some easy to follow …

Keep flu at bay this winter

With flu cases accounting for 22,000 visits to GPs, 85 deaths and hundreds of hospital admissions, it would seem we are dealing with a flu crisis this winter. With sore throats, soaring temperatures, aching joints, headaches and coughing just some of the symptoms, this is one bug you could do …

Sleep well this winter

Winter is on the way and while the nights are drawing in and the mornings are darker, that doesn’t mean we sleep any better. It is thought that on average, adults need eight hours of sleep a night. The thing is, this isn’t the reality for many of us and …

Get Your Vitamin D Fix this Winter

With the much hoped Indian summer looking unlikely as the end of September fast approaches, it would seem winter is on the way. As well as swapping maxi dresses for jeans and flip-flops for Uggs, this is also the time to start thinking about getting enough Vitamin D to keep …