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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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sleep matters – national bed month

Categories: Health and Lifestyle.

Did you know that March is National Bed Month? On average we spend over 2.3k hours in bed every year.  That equates to a third of your life, around 25 years.  In those 25 years, an uncomfortable bed can rob you of an hour’s restorative sleep every…that’s EVERY night!  This can make the difference between a good day and a difficult day.  Think of sleep like a computer reboot – it revitalises and refreshes your mind and body.   The most important thing when looking for a bed is comfort.  It should be soft enough for comfort and firm enough
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product pruning

Categories: Beauty, Health, Lifestyle, and Women.

Spring Clean your Beauty Cupboard   Hands up if you’ve cleared your cupboards of old “product” recently!  Ahh…thought not….! Beauty products generally have a shelf life.  Look on the back of the packaging or container and you can see an open jar with a number and the letter Mi.e. 12M.  This relates to the number of months you should keep the product once it has been opened.   This is the recommend life of a health product.  After this time there is a possibility of bacteria and germs being transferred to your skin and causing infection.   A 2013 study which
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Hair Health Matters

Categories: Beauty, diet, and Women.

Nutrients needed for good healthy hair There is barely a day goes by in our offices where we don’t learn something new about lifestyle issues. Most recently we’ve been helping a client prepare for a new launch day, the focus of which was a mineral supplement which has dramatically changed the lives of those who use it. The new learning came in the form of the impact that diet has on hair. I’m sure we all recognise that a good diet is desirable for better health, but I wonder how many of us realise how that impacts the health of
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