The global pandemic has allowed us to reconnect with nature in a way that many of us haven’t done since we were children. For some watching and listening to the birds may have been our only contact through the enforced lockdowns, for others we have found solace in green space as we have taken dailyRead More About Get back to Nature during Mental Health Awareness Week 10 – 16th May
Over the bank holiday I enjoyed some fresh Asparagus, not an item usually found in my shopping basket, but as it’s low in calories, boasts an impressive nutrient profile, and was cheap – I thought it would make a nice change to Broccoli. Served with some fresh salmon and new potatoes, and cooked as perRead More About What are the benefits of eating seasonally?
For many of us, a daily walk wasn’t part of our repertoire until lockdown 1, when Boris decreed, we were allowed out for exercise just once a day. So began my daily ritual of an early evening walk with my family. I’m ashamed to say that after almost 18 years of living in the sameRead More About #WalkthisMay along Route 66 – May is National Walking Month
Do you snigger, snort, titter, or guffaw? There really isn’t a better feeling than laughing. Sometimes it’s completely involuntary and weirdly contagious, when one person starts laughing it slowly moves around a group, with all eventually joining in, even if they don’t know why they are laughing. Sunday 2nd May marks World Laughter Day, andRead More About The Health benefits of laughter: World Laughter Day – 2nd May 2021
Last week saw the first proper milestone in our return to life pre-pandemic, hairdressers, pub gardens, gyms and non-essential shops reopened. After a long period of closure, there was an expectation that we would be dashing back, clutching fists full of saved pounds ready to spend, spend, spend. And looking at the news so far,Read More About Lockdown easing – what now?
2020 was a year like no other, and many of us will have been stressed about the situation, stressed about work, finance, home schooling, loved ones, our health the list goes on. With restrictions slowly starting to ease, it’s the right time to stop and think about doing something about our stress levels, and now,Read More About Learn to Manage your stress – Stress Awareness Month 2021
Millions of people around the globe will be marking Earth Day on 22nd April, started in the US in 1970, the day aims to remind people of the need to take action to address climate change and environmental destruction. Unfortunately global figures show that CO emission levels are back to what they were pre-pandemic, soRead More About Earth Day 2021
There is a history of osteoporosis in my family for several generations so I have been aware of my vulnerability for many years. For the past 25 years I have attended a local gym three times weekly to engage in load bearing and other exercises to provide support and strength for my bone health. ThisRead More About Freedom from Falls
Ryan from Everyone Health came to give a talk about Falls Prevention to our village club and I knew I needed to know much more about this organization. I had suffered several falls in recent years including seriously breaking an ankle twice and the amount of times I fell were increasing, especially when walking outdoors.Read More About “Balance and strength activities have made a huge difference to my confidence”
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 5 Top tips to spring clean your mind.