Fitness & Wellbeing

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Challenging our thoughts

Challenging our Thoughts Isn’t it interesting how we dip into different pools of thought depending on what mood we’re in? I couldn’t be more aware nor feel more qualified on this based on the fact I have a mood disorder. If we feel low our brain somehow accesses thoughts and…

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Eat yourself Healthy

Eat yourself Healthy Healthy eating is very simply going back to basics.  If you use fresh ingredients for at least 80% of your diet, you really will be achieving better health.  It is common sense.  Food that has been put together in a factory is going to have less nutrients…

Overcoming Panic

Overcoming Panic Never underestimate the power of panic. Anyone that has suffered a panic attack will know that they are both terrifying and debilitating. Mix that with the embarrassment of being in front of other people and you have a destructive concoction that creates the dreaded panic attack. Panic is…

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Be a warrior not a worrier

Be a warrior not a worrier Yoga is a proven science of soothing the body and particularly the mind. Almost all studies done on Yoga have one thing in common. The people in the study felt better within themselves for taking up the practice of Yoga. Yoga helped me deal…

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Eat your way to a healthy heart

Eat your way to a healthy heart We have all heard the saying ‘we are what we eat’, with a belief that a good diet can help protect us from ill-health.  Dr Carl Pfeiffer, a pioneer in nutritional medicine believed that ‘With adequate intake of micronutrients, most chronic disease won’t…

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National Eating Disorder Week

National Eating Disorder Week • Fliss Baker’s story Eating disorders are a mental illness I feel very passionate talking about. Due to it’s secretive nature, it is very difficult for those who have struggled to speak out. I know that for a fact because it can be hard for me….

Top 5 Coconut Oils for Oil Pulling

Chicks Top 5 Oils for Oil Pulling The new craze this year will be oil pulling with coconut oil. Don’t panic! It’s not particularly dangerous, actually its quite enjoyable really. What are the benefits? Used primarily in Ayurvedic medicine, oil pulling is a fantastic oral detox process. This ‘pulls’ plaque, bacteria…

Don’t dip after Christmas

Don’t dip after Christmas Isn’t life a contradictory bugger when Christmas and New Year brings fun, joy and celebrations yet the time off work, nice presents and newly made memories are simply not enough to lift our moods through January and February? Most of us experience that unavoidable dip. I…

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How Long Should I Train For?

How Long Should I Train For? by Sean Lerwill If you were following my ramblings last year on social media, you may be aware that from May – Sept I decided to stop using a gym; choosing instead to exercise at home/in the park with my bodyweight, rollout wheels, a…

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‘Break Your Rules, Inspire Your Thinking’ – Angela Whitlock

Angela Whitlock is a registered therapist with the EMDR UK and Ireland, BSCH and WIEBGE certificated to deal with the effects of narcissistic behaviours. She is a professional life skills consultant, author, speaker and hypnotherapist. She works with teenagers, parents, individuals and businesses. More recently she has also started to work with…

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Forget Resolutions join The New Year’s Revolution!

The New Year’s Revolution! At midnight our previous year flashed before us as our New Year appeared as a welcoming window of hope. We hugged and kissed loved ones, chinked glasses and promised new resolutions. We do so for the sake of tradition but if we look at hard facts,…

Choosing The Right Training For You

 Choosing The Right Training For You by Sean Lerwill Compliance is one of the buzzwords within nutrition at the moment and has been for a few years. The idea being that if something isn’t at least in part easy, enjoyable and achievable for an individual with their lifestyle that they won’t…

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Giving is better than receiving

Giving is better than receiving   Back at college when I was completing my English Literature A Level I was given an interesting book to study and discuss. The assignment question was ‘is any charitable act we do for others selfless?’ I remember deliberating endlessly because I couldn’t think of one…

Vitamin D

Vitamin D Our concern of skin cancer through sun exposure has lead us to cover up resulting in us not getting adequate vitamin D from sun exposure.  This is impacting our health in many ways.  Vitamin D deficiency can affect our immune system, respiratory system (especially incidences of asthma) depression, heart disease,…

The Great Sugar Con

The Great Sugar Con Sugar has made the headlines as it has now been linked to obesity and a wide range of health complaints.  The World Health Organisation are recommending a maximum of 6 teaspoons per day which equates to 24g (4g per teaspoon).   Pour this into a glass and…

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Healthy Food Misconceptions

Healthy Food Misconceptions  Supermarket shopping is dull.  To ease my boredom, I enjoy trolley watching. I may even try to match the trolley with the owner and am guilty of superior smugness when my trolley looks healthier.  Smug mode doesn’t last long, especially when my son is with me.  He…

Cosmetic Surgery: Caveat Emptor-Buyer Beware

Cosmetic Surgery Support is out there… Cosmetic surgery and non-surgical cosmetic procedures are more popular than ever.  Did you know that this industry is still largely unregulated. We may believe that because the person who is injecting us is a doctor or a nurse that we are in safe hands…

We’re all bullies

We’re all Bullies. Controversial statement I know. But in truth, we are. And I don’t mean the ‘bully’ associated with playground pushing around, or gang abuse on the streets or the irritating boss that pushes unfairly to get results.   I’m talking about how we bully ourselves. I’m talking about…

Sugar – The 21st Century Health Epidemic

Sugar – The 21st Century Health Epidemic Sugar, once expensive and deemed as a luxury, is now, in various guises, in almost every processed food and drink we consume.  The World Health Organisation recommend a maximum of 25g (6 teaspoons) per day for an adult – much less for a…

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B Real with Bipolar

Be Real with Bipolar When I first started speaking and writing about mental health, I promised myself to always be real. With good health and confidence it is fantastically easy but the challenge has been when the ill health sets in. How can one positively impact the world of mental…