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Water (aka Why You Should Drink More H2O)

I reckon it’s fair to say that a lot of us take this ‘free raw material’ for granted… Can you imagine a world without water? It wouldn’t be very nice, would it? …but access to good, clean, drinkable water is a privilege and don’t you forget it – and a privilege to relatively few people if you look across the globe. Drinking More Water Drinking more water is definitely a good idea. How many calories? Zero. Well, there you go then. Did you know that often when we feel hungry, it’s actually our body craving water. At least if you … Read The Full Article …

Trans-Fats (aka The Clever Science That Clogs Our Arteries)

Trans-Fats are used by the food industry to make products last longer and cost less. You may have already heard about trans-fats also called hydrogenated fats. You’ll find them in margarines, cookies, fast food,… The Problem With Hydrogenated Fats ‘Slight’ problem…hydrogenated fats are not naturally-occurring fats. They are made artificially by bombarding fats with hydrogen atoms in order to change their molecular structure. Pretty clever science… but not for our body which does not know how to deal with it and cannot eliminate it. Consequently, hydrogenated fats clog our arteries. They also raise the levels of bad cholesterol and decrease the … Read The Full Article …

Sleep (aka What Our Bodies Get Up To Whilst We’re Dreaming)

Sleep is one of the pillars of health. So why do we need sleep? Although the precise mechanisms and functions of sleep are still being studied and some questions remain without satisfactory responses, one thing is certain: without sleep we do not function properly. Sleep gives our body a quiet time, away from the demands of daily waking functions, to clean, repair, replenish, regulate, restore itself and prepare for another day. Why We Need Sleep: What Sleep Does For Us… Here are some of the processes taking place during our sleep: cells, damaged by free radicals during the day, are … Read The Full Article …

Mindfulness, The Wandering Mind & The Power of Now

Mindfulness, The Wandering Mind & The Power of Now

It’s nothing like as easy as it sounds… How could it be? Mindfulness is a really simple concept to grasp, really easy to understand, and if I told you how to do it (which we did here: How To Practice The Art Of Mindfulness), you’d master it in a crack. It’s not like learning to play the violin or building a rocket. It’s not complicated at all. Yet, it’s nothing like as easy as it sounds. I know, you probably spotted the contradiction there. I just said it was easy and then that it isn’t. Oh. My. Gosh. Let me … Read The Full Article …

Volunteering: Reduce Stress & Help Others And Yourself

Stressbuster: Volunteering

Feeling stressed? Have you ever thought of volunteering? It might seem like an odd question to ask because it doesn’t feel right when you’re stressed to start adding yet another demand on yourself and your time. Yet, the path to recovery from stress is not just about learning to manage time better, learning to set priorities and learning to say “No”. It’s also about learning to see and do things differently. And it works! According to CSA, a UK Volunteering Charity: 63% of 25-34 year olds report that volunteering helps them feel less stressed. 71% of volunteers who offer their … Read The Full Article …

Just Walk: (aka Don’t Like Exercising? Then Just Walk – It’s The Best Form of Exercise Anyway!)

Don't Like Exercising? Then Walk - It's The Best Form Of Exercise Anyway

I don’t particularly enjoy exercising. What I like even less than exercising is exercising in a gym in the ‘comfort’ of an air-conditioned, enclosed place. You run for miles and go nowhere. No fresh air. No sun. And, if you watch the News while running, no empty space to relax your mind as well as your body. I nearly forgot to mention… it costs quite a lot of money too – especially when you stop going as regularly as you started off when you joined. By now, you probably feel too guilty to cancel your gym membership because, really, you … Read The Full Article …

Relaxation: Can’t Relax? Here Are 4 Tips To Help…

Finding it hard to relax? Relaxing should be the easiest thing in the world: take a break, do nothing or do something you enjoy and voila! Yet, I’m sure you know many people who never manage to relax. They don’t relax in the evening after work. They don’t relax at week-ends. They don’t even relax on holidays on a beautiful sandy beach. Hands up if it’s you? I have to admit I used to be like this. Work always came first. I cancelled many holidays because projects at work got priorities and when I finally managed to take some time … Read The Full Article …

Nature (aka Head-to-Head: Nature Takes On Marketing…)

Olive Oil vs Vegetable Oil

Are you confused by the ever changing nutritional advice hitting the headlines? You’re not alone… Don’t eat fat, they said. So, you chose low fat food. But later, we learn that fat is not really the problem, it’s sugar. So, you now go for reduced or sugar-free food… only to find out that these food contain aspartame or other sweeteners which keep you hooked on sweet taste. Don’t eat butter, eat margarine. Oh, no, margarine contains hydrogenated fat. Eat soy products, it’s healthy… Later, it is found that soy in high quantity could raise oestrogen levels, interfere with thyroid functions, … Read The Full Article …