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How to avoid illness by washing your hands

Posted on March 16, 2017 by Helen Field
It's only been 170 years since we really started to realise the importance of avoiding infection by washing our hands. It's such a simple thing, yet how many people actually do it? A survey of 100,000 people revealed that 62% of men don't wash their hands after going to the toilet, compared to 40% of women. We can avoid many illnesses by being mindful. This blog highlights the why and when, and gives you a brief history of how we came to realise the importance of washing our hands. 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

Try this breakfast trend: Sweet Potato Toast

Posted on February 21, 2017 by Brynna Gabrielson
If you haven't been keeping track, there's a new breakfast trend - Sweet Potato Toast - and to be honest, we can't get enough of it! This delicious take on a traditional breakfast staple cuts out bread while filling your tummy with all the goodness that comes from sweet potatoes. Read on to find out more! Continue Reading

5 hacks to make your pizza crust healthier

Posted on February 7, 2017 by Brynna Gabrielson
Pizza is beloved my many of us, but has often been tarred by label of 'Junk Food'. While you can pile it high with veggies, there's no escaping that the crust and plentiful helpings of cheese do make pizza a high calorie meal.  If you're cutting back, it's a difficult one to justify in your diet. But all pizza needn't follow the traditional composition. Swap out that bread based crust and you can make your pizza a whole lot healthier. Read on for some of our favourite pizza crust hacks! Continue Reading

Warming winter lunches to make in your slow cooker Featured

Posted on February 1, 2017 by Brynna Gabrielson
Prepping your lunches for the week, ahead of time is a great way to both save money and eat healthier. In a matter of a few hours on the weekend you can put together a week's worth of delicious meals to enjoy Monday to Friday. Slow cookers make the process even easier, as you can toss the ingredients in on Sunday morning, and then divvy them out into containers Sunday evening - ready to go the next day. Here are some delicious warming lunches you might want to give a try in your slow cooker this winter. Continue Reading