Spring has finally sprung and with it comes the annual Spring Clean. Thought to originate from the Persian Empire, spring cleaning was carried out ahead of Iranian Nowruz, the Persian new year, which falls on the first day of spring. Today Iranians continue the practice of ‘khaneh tekani’ which translates to “shaking the house” andRead More About Blog – 5 Top tips to spring clean your mind.
After what has been a really tough year, Easter celebrations this year may see us overindulge; food, drink and more chocolate and sweets than you care to imagine! When we have had little to celebrate and enjoy, those tasty treats that we associate with this time of year – chocolates eggs, hot cross buns. MayRead More About 6 Top tips for enjoying a Healthy Easter
March 29th has come and gone – the first milestone in the roadmap out of lockdown, you can now meet 5 other people or another household outdoors. Making the most of the warm weather, (snow is forecast next week!?), my daughters and I sat with my elderly parents in their garden, the first time IRead More About Looking good, feeling great
Today marks the start of Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and an event which many Muslims will take part in globally. Those taking part will fast (not eat or drink anything) during daylight hours for 29-30 days, and will only eat one meal just before dawn (‘suhoor’ or ‘sehri’) and one mealRead More About HEALTHY EATING TIPS FOR RAMADAN
Autism Awareness Week 29th March – 4th April Autism is a hidden developmental disability that affects how people communicate and interact. One in every one hundred people has autism and whilst it can affect individuals in a variety of different ways, it is often characterised by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviours and speech andRead More About Autism Awareness Week
Will you observe Ramadan this year? Muslim smokers who fast during Ramadan refrain from food, drinks and smoking during the daytime to fulfil their religious obligation of fasting during this month. Fasting alone is hard but doing it at the same time as nicotine withdrawal is even harder. So instead of avoiding cigarettes why notRead More About Quit Smoking ahead of Ramadan
Ready for a workout that involves nothing but you and your sofa? Try our sofa exercise plan to keep healthy whilst indoors. This means no equipment is necessary except for a chair, meaning that you can work out whilst watching TV. Note: If you are struggling with any of these exercises, try reducing the amountRead More About Are you ready for Sofasize?
The cost of smoking to the UK Government is approximately £12.6 billion a year, made up of £1.4 billion spent on social care for smoking related care needs, £2.5 billion spent on NHS services and £8.6 billion of lost productivity in businesses*. But what is smoking costing you personally? The cost of smoking on yourRead More About What is the cost Smoking?
Walking is great! It is free, no equipment is needed, it is good for the body and mind, and, with doctors advising at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity every day, it is one of the easiest activities to add into everyday life. If you are thinking of getting more active, here are theRead More About Health Benefits of Walking
As we hurtle towards 21st June, Boris’s proposed day of freedom, our thoughts are turning to all of the things we have missed over the last year and what we will soon be able to once again enjoy; a drink with friends in the local pub or a trip to the cinema maybe? At theRead More About Daily Pockets of Joy