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Sleep – The Wonder Cure, Part 2


  If you’re concerned about your sleep and want to make some changes, here are some ideas to help you make peace with your pillow again and feel great when you wake up! Be physically active during the day, especially in the morning Avoid caffeine, sugar and spicy food for 3-4 hours before bed Avoid [...]

Sleep – The Wonder Cure, Part 1


  Sleep is one of the fundamental principles of a healthy lifestyle. During this time your body rests, repairs and restores itself, and your mind can process the day’s events and thoughts, preparing for what’s ahead the next day. Read on to find out what the research says why it’s so important to get sufficient [...]

How to Stay Mobile in Later Life

  Written By: Shona Taunton We all want to age gracefully, and the idea of becoming immobile and stuck in a chair in later years is not an appealing prospect! So what can we do to prevent this? Read on for some helpful tips.  VS  ‘If you don’t move, you won’t move!’ Consider the two [...]

Feel-Good Exercise for Your Mind & Body

  We all know that exercise is good for our bodies, but did you know that there are heaps of benefits for your brain as well? Being active triggers release of chemicals called endorphins which act to make you feel good and think more clearly.  When choosing a form of exercise it’s important that you [...]

Reasons to Get Active!


  Written By: Shona Taunton Struggling to feel motivated to get off that sofa? We know that physical activity and exercise have huge benefits for your health and wellbeing. What you might not appreciate is just how many there are, and the risks to your long-term health if you don’t move enough!  Here is a [...]

Just Breathe… Your Way to Better Health


  Every day we take around 20,000 breaths, mostly unconsciously. We breathe to give oxygen to our bodies and remove waste carbon dioxide.  But is that all there is to it? Read on to discover more about how you can take control of your breathing to create changes that can decrease stress, improve your mood [...]

Sugar and Your Health, Part 2

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Written By: Shona Taunton Your Sugar Intake ‘Everything in moderation’ is a commonly heard phrase. But just how much is a moderate quantity of sugar? And does this moderate quantity keep you healthy, without adverse health effects? The following questions can be a helpful starting point to ask yourself in finding out if you would [...]

Sugar and Your Health, Part 1


Written By: Shona Taunton Sugar is very much in the headlines these days, in documentaries and in films, so if you’re curious to know the reasons, read on to find out more… The Research A number of the highest quality forms of research (meta-analysis and systemic reviews, randomised controlled trials and cohort studies) have brought [...]