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5 ways to increase your steps this holiday season!

Posted on November 29, 2017 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

How to get a better night's sleep

Posted on November 2, 2017 by Helen Field
Can you believe that nearly two in five people in the UK aren't getting a good night's sleep? That's 38% of adults in the UK - this is the highest percentage out of the 14 countries analysed in a survey. Lack of sleep can have a detrimental effect on our health - for instance problems with sleeping have been linked to illnesses like Alzheimer's disease, obesity, heart disease, diabetes, colds and flu. Continue Reading
This blog explores the healthy habits of the top five healthiest countries, as listed in the 2017 Healthiest Country Index released in March. Maybe we can take some inspiration from their healthy ways of living to enhance our own? Continue Reading

6 fashion faux-pas for your health

Posted on April 11, 2017 by Brynna Gabrielson
Our everyday health can be affected by numerous things - food, exercise, and stress for example, but have you ever considered how the very clothes we wear can have an impact as well?  The frustrating truth is that some of our favourite wardrobe staples might actually be causing us problems!  Read on to find out which clothing items to be aware of. Continue Reading

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