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Finding more time to read

Posted on March 1, 2017 by Brynna Gabrielson
Previously we've written about the great effects reading can have on your wellbeing - it can help  reduce stress as well as help prevent cognitive decline in later life, not to mention reading has been linked to greater intelligence. Now you know why you should be reading, but of course there's the question of when you'll actually have time to do it. If you lead a busy life it might be tricky to find a spare few minutes to crack open a book, so we've got a few great suggestions to help you squeeze in a chapter or two. Read on: Continue Reading

Tips for keeping your New Years' resolutions on track

Posted on January 3, 2017 by Brynna Gabrielson

It's the New Year and many of us are setting resolutions to get off to a great start. However, a university study found that of those who set resolutions, 78% generally fail1. While we hope you succeed in making your goal work, we know that achieving one's resolutions isn't always easy. Whatever your resolution - whether you're trying to lose those excess pounds, learn to play a new instrument, quit smoking, or simply make that commitment you keep letting slip- we've put together a list of tips we hope will help you on your journey.

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Small changes to make your 2017 a little healthier Featured

Posted on December 29, 2016 by Brynna Gabrielson
Making New Year's resolutions always seems like a great idea on the 1 of January, but keeping those resolutions can prove quite tricky for many of us. In a YouGov poll from 2015, for example, 63% of people admitted to breaking a resolution in the past, the majority doing so within a month of setting it! There are likely many reasons we give up our resolutions, though for us one of the main reasons is that we make them too big, too general and too difficult to achieve. If you do the same, then why not making smaller changes in 2017 that are more likely to stick? Here are some ideas to get your rolling. Continue Reading

5 ways to increase your steps this holiday season!

Posted on November 30, 2016 by Brynna Gabrielson
We all know (or at least most of us know) that we should be walking at least 10,000 steps a day! A challenge even when you've not got to find that perfect gift for your mother-in-law or bake 400 Christmas cookies! So we've put together a few great suggestions to keep your steps up this holiday season! Continue Reading

Are you as Healthy as you think?

Posted on October 27, 2016 by Amy Daniels

Five-a-day, 14 units, 30-minutes of exercise...We're given so many different numbers to keep on top of when it comes to our health. It also seems like they're changing all the time.

In our most recent Simplyhealth YouGov survey we looked into this further, and found there was a lot of confusion over what people think is healthy, compared to what the guidelines say.

Do you think you need to make any healthy changes? Take a look at our stats to see how your health stacks up.

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