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Fasting – is it good for your health and wellbeing?

This week’s Thrive in Five is an idea around getting more energy, and even a little bit of weight loss, as well as getting a bit of detoxification going in the body on a frequent basis – it’s this whole idea around fasting. There’s lots of talk out there about …

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What is Vitamin D and why is it so important?

This week’s blog is all about vitamin D. Vitamin D is actually a steroid hormone; it’s not a vitamin at all. And we synthesise it as humans through exposure to the sun. For most of us, we’re office-based so don’t always get the exposure which means you’ll probably have low …

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Get on the right track and walk to work today!

You know you need to start exercising but you just don’t have a clue where to start. It’s a really common situation to be in – what should I do? What’s going to be effective? What’s safe for me to do? I don’t have anything that I enjoy. Here’s where …

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How to use light to improve your sleep

With World Sleep Day on 15th March, I thought it would be a great time to talk about sleep and specifically about how light can help with sleep – especially now lighter mornings are coming. I read about a study where people who got light in the morning had significantly …

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Why social relationships are key for good health

Are social relationships good for our health? It’s a great question and one that was asked of me recently – and the answer is absolutely yes! We know that loneliness is one of the biggest causes of preventable death, alongside stress and other causes. But with loneliness we’re increasingly recognising …

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What are the benefits of being mentally healthy?

What are the benefits of staying mentally healthy? Intuitively we know that we need to look after our mental health, but what is the real significance of neglecting that? It falls into three simple things: Cognitive Performance We need to look after our mind and stay mentally active and mentally …

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5 steps to help set achievable health goals and succeed!

This week’s blog is about how to make your goals a success. You’re two weeks into January – I hope you’re doing well with your resolutions and your goals. You may have found you’ve already had a little bit of a wobble. However, whatever stage you’re at, I want to …

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How to maintain your weight over Christmas

Welcome to this week’s blog, as it’s coming up to Christmas, it’s all about body composition – the way your body is composed of fat, muscle, water, and of course, bone. With it getting so close to Christmas, you might be thinking that you’re going to eat a lot and …

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How having a consistent wake time can help you to sleep better

This week’s blog is all about sleep. I’ve got a tip for you which i’m going to credit to Nick Littlehales. He’s written a small book called ‘Sleep’ and it’s fantastic! Along with Professor Matthew Walker’s book, ‘Why We Sleep’ have really helped to shape our ideas and inform a …

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