Covering many aspects of health including:
Children: Pregnancy, breastfeeding, medicines, child illness.
Women’s health: breast cancer, menstruation, body image.
Improving health – diet, exercise, giving up smoking, being active.
Mental health – anxiety, depression, loss.
It is all very well to start a new challenge or goal but sticking at it and staying motivated is a completely different matter. Most of the time we really have to use our will power as we would much rather be doing something else. Here are some tips I have picked up along the(…)
Whether you love them or hate them New Year’s is a time when people make Resolutions. The start of a new beginning and many are too ambitious and do not last the week. I believe that small steps can make a big difference at the end of the year as long as you remain realistic.(…)
Diet and exercise aren’t the only areas of health we need to take care of – rest and recovery are also essential to physical and mental well-being. Relaxation can help reduce illnesses caused by stress, lower anxiety, reduce blood pressure, improve concentration levels and make it easier to sleep/reduce fatigue; as well as making us(…)
October is National Cholesterol Month 2017. This is a whole month devoted to the dangers of high cholesterol whilst raising funds to help continue to provide life-saving work. The 100 Mile Great Cholesterol Challenge This year sees The 100 mile Great Cholesterol Challenge which aims to get people moving to benefit from a healthy heart.(…)
Going Vegan was not something I ever thought I would do, never mind getting my whole family involved. If I am completely honest I cannot see it happening either BUT; the Teen came home from school suggesting that we try to give it a try for at least a week. He has come back armed(…)
You may recall that recently our 9 year old son was the first in our family to take part in a junior triathlon. His favourite part of it was most probably the cycling as he loves his bike (although we discovered that day that it was actually too small and he needs a new one).(…)
I knew this Junior Triathlon meant a lot to our nine year old son because I had to cancel an overnight trip to London for it – and he loves sleeping at London hotels. I think it was the fact that he is confident that he can swim, ride a bike and run so had(…)
Today marks the start of Salt Awareness Week (20th – 26th March). Salt raises blood pressure which leads to strokes and heart attacks. This year’s theme is The Hidden Killer as many foods still have salt added to them, even the ones that do not necessarily taste salty! Lowering the amount of salt in our(…)
This was the big one for me – the week with 10 miles. I don’t know something about it sounds more serious and hard going. To get beyond it would be such an achievement – both physically but more importantly mentally. I knew I was going to go hard on this week as the following(…)
Regular readers will know that this week of my half marathon training was one filled with the anniversaries of many unhappy memories – therefore I managed to sleep a lot! My husband rang me on the Monday (which was the anniversary of my Mom dying) and asked me if I wanted to go for lunch(…)