Health

16 March 2020

Managing your mental health in this time of uncertainty

Hope Virgo, Author and Mental Health Campaigner, Twitter: @hopevirgo, Instagram @hopevirgo_ It is everywhere! #CoronaVirus, #Covid19… and the uncertainty is rising! People fighting for themselves to stock pile, people panicking left right ...
3 March 2020

The benefits of being barefoot

I am a huge proponent of being barefoot wherever possible and when it’s not a good idea, I like to wear odd-looking minimalist footwear. Being barefoot has many health and ...
2 March 2020

Empowering homegrown health in the developing world

Improving global health is a large, but necessary, goal if the world is to combat the wealth divide, social inequality and increase productivity and innovation. So far, interventions have focused ...
26 February 2020

Seven reasons why we need to talk about maternal mental health

Shockingly 1 in 5 women will develop a mental illness during pregnancy or within the first year after having a baby. 7 out of 10 women hide or downplay the ...
25 February 2020

Five tips for dealing with extreme stress

TV and reality stars are coming under increasing pressures and are at risk, says TV psychologist, Jo Hemmings, who specialises in working with celebrities and works directly with a host ...
18 February 2020

How to naturally manage your blood sugar levels

Did you know maintaining a consistent blood sugar level will greatly improve your life in a number of different ways? Unfortunately, many people don’t even know that many of their ...
17 February 2020

Seven reasons why fitness and mental health go hand in hand

I challenge you to stop and think differently about fitness, start thinking about physical exercise as a powerful mental workout for your mind and not just something you do with ...
6 February 2020

Kidney Cancer Awareness Week: Seven things you need to know about kidney cancer

To mark Kidney Cancer Awareness Week, this week, we’ve spoken to Dr Katia Boleti, Consultant Medical Oncologist on behalf of leading charity Kidney Cancer UK, to find out the top ...
21 January 2020

I tried period underwear for the first time and here are my thoughts...

I have used tampons for years now- pretty much since I started getting my period at 14. I am now 34.   I gave pads a try, but I found them ...
20 January 2020

70% of pregnant women are at risk of labour complications due to gum disease

If you’ve developed mouth ulcers or your gums have become sensitive, swollen and prone to bleeding during pregnancy then you could be one of the 70% of women who experience pregnancy ...
14 January 2020

Seven ways to reach 10,000 steps a day when working from home

It is reported that 50% of the workforce will work from home by 2020, resulting in a decline in commuting, which also means a decline in exercise. If you work ...
14 January 2020

Five ways to become a healthier you in 2020

Have you set your health goals for 2020? Many people begin a new year with weight loss goals and plans to increase their exercise. While having health goals is a ...
6 January 2020

Top 10 tips to beat the Monday Morning blues

The weekend is over, the working 9-5 begins and we all know how difficult Monday mornings are. Monday comes after a weekend of relaxing or going out with friends and ...
16 December 2019

Seven reasons to try a wellbeing box

Little Lifts kindly sent me one of their signature boxes which is designed for women with breast cancer, however it can also double up a wellness box for those who ...
16 December 2019

I journaled for one month and here’s what I learned...

Pen Heaven kindly sent me a notebook and pen with the challenge of writing my thoughts and feelings down for one month all in the hope it would improve my ...
16 December 2019

Seven ways to manage New Year new you anxiety

The festive season is upon us and the New Year is fast approaching. At this point in the year so many of us are bombarded with pressure to ‘welcome new ...

9 December 2019

A guide to egg freezing: What you need to know

Traditionally developed to preserve fertility for women undergoing cancer treatment and earlier menopause, egg freezing has also increasingly become a social choice for many women, aware of their own biological ...
6 December 2019

What to expect when you visit an optician

If you have never attended an eye examination before or if it has been some time since you did, you might feel a little apprehensive about what to expect. While ...
2 December 2019

How does a lack of control affect your health?

Twenty million Brits feel out of control in their home life- in response to these figures, we spoke to Psychologist Jo Hemmings about how a perceived lack of control can ...
1 December 2019

Seven reasons to choose 100% cotton period products

Research shows that more than 50% of women experience some form of skin irritation down there during their period. Periods are full of annoying aspects, but skin irritation shouldn’t be ...
29 November 2019

How to lower high blood pressure

High blood pressure (hypertension) affects more than one in four adults in the UK, increasing their risk of serious conditions including heart attack and stroke. One of the biggest problems ...
27 November 2019

Is craft the new yoga?

-  A new survey commissioned by Hochanda, Home of Craft, Hobbies and Arts, has revealed young men and women are no longer just opting to watch TV, browse social media ...
26 November 2019

How to detox your skin after the Christmas period

"When looking to detox the skin there are few important factors to take into consideration; nutrition plays a huge role in how are skin looks. Having a healthy balanced diet with ...
26 November 2019

How to have a healthy gut

Good digestive (gut) health is the cornerstone of our immune system, helping to fend off illnesses and help us thrive. It will come as no surprise, then, that looking after ...