Month: May 2017

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Why health and wellbeing is even more important for the over 40’s – part 1

  I’m 42 and I’ve never been more aware of my health and wellbeing than I have been since I hit 40. I don’t think 40 is old, nor was I bothered about hitting the big 4-0, but I am aware that a combination of factors means that looking after …

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What is heart rate variability and why is it important for a busy professional?

Our bodies are remarkably resilient, but we all have our breaking points, and it’s vitally important that we understand our limitations. There are many ways to tune into our bodies (meditation; sitting still; prioritising time for relaxation, laughter and fun for example), and our bodies will also send us signals. …

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How does caffeine work? It’s all down to brain chemistry!

This week we’re welcoming back our guest blogger Helena Hills of Truestart Coffee again. In this article, Helena explains how caffeine works and what effect it has on the body and the brain.   Adenosine builds up Adenosine is a neurotransmitter – basically a brain messenger. When you’re awake, adenosine builds up in …

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Stressed? Tired? Burning out? How 10 minutes of meditation a day can be a gamechanger for busy professionals

This is how my day used to start: The alarm goes off, but I don’t feel rested or reenergised. I get up after hitting the snooze button two or three times and rush to the shower. Within 25 minutes of walking, I’m usually locking the front door and heading down …

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Disconnect and reconnect: the impact of gratitude journaling and breathing for good physical and mental health

When did you last disconnect from tech and your everyday life, with its associated pressures and demands? When did you last reconnect with nature and yourself? This might be a walk in nature, breathing, meditation or just spending some time alone or in companionable silence with a friend or partner. …

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