• Keeping Your Health in Check
    Health,  Reviews and Collaborations

    Keeping Your Health in Check

    We can all worry about our health, but never more than as we are getting older. Life can get busy; we can be less active, we can eat more, and life can be more stressful. So from time to time, our health can take a backseat. But making sure that we make our health a priority and taking the time for certain health checks throughout our life can literally be the difference between life and death. For instance, there has been a lot of talk recently about the ‘Jade Goody’ effect because of cervical smears. The numbers of people going for them has been at a twenty-year low. But a…

  • How Can I Encourage My Kids To Be More Active?
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    How Can I Encourage My Kids To Be More Active?

    Are your kids spending too much time sitting in front of the TV? Encouraging young kids to be more active isn’t easy, but it’s important if you want them to stay fit and healthy. Here are just a few ways to persuade your kids to be more active.     Go on active family days out Family days out can be great ways to get the kids to be active (providing you’re not just going to the cinema!). Think about places that require lots of walking – you could go to a children’s farm, a zoo or a museum. There could also be activity days out such as going cycling,…

  • The Essential Guide To Banishing Stress
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    The Essential Guide To Banishing Stress

    Ask anyone what their number one bugbear is, and the chances are that it will be something stress-inducing. It could be an overbearing boss at work, relationship worries, financial concerns or a hectic family life. While it can be difficult to alter the states of these situations, you can work on your capability to manage the stress caused by them in a more effective way. Just because your manager is forcing you to work twelve hour days, micromanage you and demand that you take shorter breaks, doesn’t mean you should bring the resentment and anger you feel into your home. Take a look at this guide to help you banish…

  • Introducing Relaxing Rituals To Calm Your Working Week
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    Introducing Relaxing Rituals To Calm Your Working Week

    We all know life can be extremely hectic sometimes, what with work, family commitments and trying to maintain our responsibilities and social lives. There is a lot to try and keep in balance, and often the first thing to get squeezed out is self-care. But lack of relaxation over time causes serious mental and physical problems. And if no one is caring for the carer, she can’t care for anyone else. So it’s important to make sure you have time to wind down – but how, when there is a to-do list a mile long clamouring for your attention? Well, one thing that can help when time is in short…

  • How Food Can Make Or Break Your Brain
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    How Food Can Make Or Break Your Brain

    For the longest time, nutrition researchers put their effort into understanding the relationship between food and common diseases of the body, especially heart disease. Over time, they discovered that a diet rich in animal food and fat led to problems with the circulatory system which could ultimately kill people. Diseases of the brain were comparatively rare in the past, mostly because people tended not to live long enough to get them. But as life expectancies increased, brain disease also began to become more common, and that led researchers to wonder whether the food people eat played a role. During that process, a lot was discovered about the relationship between the…

  • Gratitude list #8
    Wellness

    Gratitude list #8

    Gratitude list #8 is the eighth instalment of my gratitude series. I am a firm believer in the fact that no matter how hard life gets, we still have an abundance of things to be appreciative and grateful for. The idea behind this series is to remind myself of just how lucky I am for all of my blessings. With that, here are the things I am grateful for in Gratitude List #8.   Family Next week will be half term for Molly and I can’t blummin’ wait. I get to have some lazy mornings, ahem, but mostly because I think Molly is ready for the break. Her transition from…

  • Life,  Reviews and Collaborations

    5 Simple Steps For A Cleaner House

    Keeping a house clean can feel like a full-time job. But it doesn’t have to be a big deal. You know you need to live in a clean house, and even though it can be a pain, we all need to do it. That said, though everyone gets that nagging feeling of keeping their abode spotless, it shouldn’t need to feel like a chore. Sure, perhaps the nitty-gritty aspects aren’t the most glamorous parts of your day, but you can’t argue that a fresh, gleaming home doesn’t make you feel sweeter. Everybody likes to feel comfy and coordinated in an organised house. Here are some tips to make the process a little…