Posts by Sharon Scott

Why you need PR more than ever in the digital age…

Categories: PR.

  72% of marketers think branded content is more effective than advertising in a magazine; (NewsCred) The PR role in building brand awareness when used effectively can influence your target market’s behaviour.  Consumers are savvy and need to be engaged, informed and respected.  You can do this by relating brand stories and using clever social media channel strategies. Are you interacting with your influencers, journalists and bloggers via Twitter?  By tweeting interesting content you can encourage potential customers to follow your brand. Are you linking to posts and articles to news outlets and other online publications? This is PR via
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Take control of your own Wellbeing

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  The five top elements affecting wellbeing are:   Sufficient sleep Managing Stress Managing Time Maintaining a healthy weight; and Money   There are many reasons why we find it difficult to get enough sleep.  Being unable to switch off is often a factor.  Lack of sleep can affect so many other aspects of your life.  You may suffer with aches and pains from tossing and turning during the night.  Not enough sleep also leads to an increase in the hormones that regulate hunger and those that tell you when you are full.  This would therefore ultimately lead to a
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The surge in Organic products

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  The Soil Association’s Organic Market Report states that the health and beauty market in the UK rose by 21.6% to over £54m in 2015.  This is expected to continue to grow during 2016.  Consumers are most definitely more savvy when looking for natural and organic products.  The increased awareness of the benefits of natural products has certainly helped push sales.  The Professional Beauty Trade Show now has a specific natural and organic section as this is steadily becoming much more popular.  During 2015 consumers spent a staggering £800,000 a week on natural and organic health and beauty products.    I
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Eat the Rainbow – your wellbeing will thank you!

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  Many nutritionists now agree that by eating the most colourful plates of natural food can guarantee you are eating the best foods to keep your nutrient levels high.   As children we always were always told to eat our greens but complement this will other brightly coloured fruit and vegetables and you will be well on your way to healthy wellbeing.   Scientists agree that the naturally occurring phytochemicals (which are those that give the fruit and vegetables their bright colours) do help to keep us free from disease.   The antioxidants in these foods protect us against free radicals.  You
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Global Wellness Day – Saturday 11 June 2016

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  This was first celebrated in Turkey in 2012 and it is now acceptable in over 73 countries worldwide.  This international day is dedicated to living well.  Be healthier, look better and live well.  The mantra is ‘One day can change your whole life’.  The UK ambassadors include Jean Marc Delacourt, CEO of Pure Massage and Liz Holmes, Health and Beauty Manager for Virgin Active. The seven steps for global wellness are:   Walk for an hour Drink more water Don’t use plastic bottles Eat Organic wherever possible Do a good deed (every day if possible) Have a family dinner
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How much exercise is good for your health?

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  Recent YouGov research reported that 48% of the UK population do no cardio activity at all.  More men incorporate cardio into their weekly regime than women.  The report also states that of those who don’t exercise many have sedentary jobs and spend the majority of their time sitting down.    Those surveyed also reveal that only 6% eat the recommended 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day.   This is a worrying report.  With the rate of obesity rising we must ensure education to increase the awareness of good health is introduced at an early stage.  Children should be
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Which supplements should you be taking?

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  It is generally thought that it is entirely possible to consume all the necessary nutrients you need from a balanced diet.  Unfortunately today the western diet very rarely includes everything that is required for optimum health or to recover from illness.  Therefore taking supplements is always a benefit if you take the right ones.  So which ones should you take?   A multi vitamin/mineral is a great way to ensure you get the right boost in the morning.  A good multi vitamin should contain vitamins A, B, B1, B2, B3 B6, B12, Vitamin C and D2.  Pick one that
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Stress Awareness – 9 ways to minimise your stress levels

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  April is National Stress Awareness month. Stress is a common trigger for many conditions and illnesses.  If you can regulate your stress you will stay healthier for longer.   Stress can manifest itself with a headache, toothache, ingestion or simply muscle tension.  Identifying the cause of your stress can be the best course of action.  Once highlighted, minimise its impact –if left to its own devices it will wear down the natural defence mechanisms in the body and may lead to something more serious.  Be aware of the warning signs and take action promptly.   You certainly cannot control
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How to create a wellbeing spa in your own bathroom

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  Sometimes it is just not possible to take yourself to a spa however much you would love to do it.  Regular spa treatments are a real treat but time and money is precious and often limits what we can do.   Making time will improve your wellbeing.   There are many fabulously luxurious products enabling you to create the perfect environment in the comfort of your own home.   A home spa offers a really affordable way to relax and chill out to recharge your batteries.  Women particularly are becoming so busy; juggling work and home life that taking time
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chocolate – it’s that time of year again!

Categories: diet, diet, Health, and Lifestyle.

celebrate without the guilt   Easter is the finest spring festival and although a Christian event it is celebrated all around the world.   The egg is a symbol of new life and the practice of decorating eggs dates back to the 13th century.  It’s just around the corner now and the delicious chocolate treats are filling the shelves in the shops and supermarkets.   The packaging is getting more and more elaborate and it is becoming increasingly difficult to resist a purchase even if you haven’t got small children to spoil.   However chocolate does have health benefits if taken in
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