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The under appreciated aspect of wellbeing – autonomy

Welcome to this week’s Thrive in Five blog – a tip I can impart to you in five minutes or less that you can action or think about or contemplate in five minutes or less. And this week it’s actually inspired by a podcast I did last week with Sarah …

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Low energy levels and can’t get motivated to move?

Are your energy levels low and you’ve very little motivation towards movement? It’s On Your Feet Britain Day on 26th April, so let’s take this as a bit of inspiration, a bit of motivation to start moving more. There are some simple little hacks to help you get a little …

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Are you too busy to worry about your health?

You’re too busy to worry about your health, but there is a little niggling anxiety that maybe what you’re doing is going to cost you further down the line. If that’s the case I think it’s a good little niggle to have. What I’m really concerned about is my own …

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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 make your health your number one priority

This week’s blog is about why should you prioritise your health. You might be young, you might be in your 30s, 40s, maybe in your 50s and it’s easy to think I’ve got 40/50 years left of life to live. Why should I be worried about my health? Why can’t …

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Why a one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work

The old adage, one size does not fit all has never been truer. We now know that there are so many things that affect our body composition and it wouldn’t be wise to follow the same advice for example, at work, for my mum or my friend or the person …

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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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Sleep, DNA and your health – how are they linked?

Did you know that sleep deprivation profoundly affects your genes, and your gene expression? Let me explain how a recent study was conducted amongst a group of healthy doctors, and they noticed that in those doctors who worked the night shift – so their sleep pattern was very disrupted and …

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