How to deal with a cold

  Feeling under the weather is never fun, no one would wish to feel sick or to catch a cold or just be poorly in general. Sometimes it even feels like we have no time to be ill. But sometimes life catches up with us and forces us to slow...

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Happy Friday

  Happy Friday! Halloween is next week - have you made any plans already? In the meantime check out our happy links. Movember: the Trojan Horse for men’s health. Can’t sleep? Perhaps you’re overtired. Here’s why you’re not able to take a compliment. Why we all need to think beyond...

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Creativity, Flow and Meditiation

Doing something creative has a similar effect on the brain to meditation and can decrease your stress. Even just witnessing creative acts can be calming - think of visiting a concert or going to see pieces of art work in a gallery.   Image by catam

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Sleep & Music

Trouble sleeping? Listen to classical music. It has been shown to effectively treat insomnia and can help induce a meditative state as music beats can alter brainwave speed.    Image by Sarah Van Looy

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Music & Recovery

Music aids in physical recovery after exercising, speeding up the time it takes to get past an ache or pain. Slow music relaxes the listener but any tempo of music helps with the healing process.    Image by hongu

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Reading & Stress

Researchers at the University of Sussex found that reading for 6 minutes can cut the level of stress you might be feeling in half.  Image by Isabel Marcelo 

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How to floss

The trick to flossing is to hook the floss around your teeth in a > shape and wipe up so you’re pressing against the tooth otherwise you’re not maximising the process. It's also best to floss pre-brushing as you get the cleanest teeth.   Image by Katie Merchant

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Happy Friday

  Happy Friday! We have lots of amazing links for you this week. Enjoy! Going to gigs can help you live longer. A great list of books to read this spring. 7 easy ways to use essential oils in your home. This new blood test can detect Alzheimer's 30 years...

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My sugar free month

  My sugar free month is over and I thought I would reflect a little and talk about why I did it and how it went. Refined sugar is one of our generations biggest problems. Not only does it make our teeth rot (we all know about that), it has...

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Healthy Habits | Week 52

  And so the last week of the year has happened. And what a year it has been, especially with our #HealthyHabits2017 challenge, integrating a new habit every single week, even while on holiday. The point of this challenge has been to try out things that are supposed to be...

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Healthy Habits | December

Healthy Habits | December

It's December! And we're at the end of our #HealthyHabits2017 challenge! What a ride it's been! Here's our week by week breakdown of this months challenges, enjoy the rest of the ride... Week 49: Take an hour for yourself everyday. Week 50: Look after someone else's health. Week 51: Lend a hand. Week 52: Reflect...

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Healthy Habits | Week 47

  Sometimes a good nap during the day is very much needed, naps feel good and they’re good for you, and this is why we decided to look at the health benefits of it for this weeks healthy habit. The Spanish are famous for their afternoon siestas, naps have been...

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Healthy Habits | Week 37

  This week was all about developing good Sleep Habits. A doctor said it’s crazy how many diseases could be cured or avoided by getting a little more sleep and by drinking more water. When I had a headache my parents never said take a painkiller they always went 'go and take a...

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Healthy Habits 2017 | September

Healthy Habits 2017 | September

Happy September It's month nine of our #HealthyHabits2017 challenge! Here's our week by week breakdown of this months challenges, enjoy...    Week 36: Learn a new skill. Week 37: Sleep habits. Week 38: Write a bucket list. Week 39: Prepare for Winter.    If you want to see how we've been doing so far here are the...

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Healthy Habits | Week 31

  Last weeks challenge for #HealthyHabits2017 was to drink herbal tea. Tea is my favourite so this was a good challenge. Before we see how how we did let's see what the health benefits are of drinking this beverage that has been around for thousands of years. We've posted a small...

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Healthy Habits | Week 28

  When I wrote my dissertation for university I looked at how design can impact your happiness, and while I was researching I read a book called The Happiness Hypothesis. It examined ancient philosophical ideas and compared them to modern psychology. A good balance if you ask me and a...

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Healthy Habits 2017 | July

Healthy Habits 2017 | July

Happy June! It's month seven of our #HealthyHabits2017 challenge! Here's our week by week breakdown of this months challenges, particularly looking forward to all of these...    Week 27: Start saying no to things. Week 28: Spend more time with loved ones. Week 29: Have breakfast. Week 30: Go swimming.   If you want...

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Healthy Habits | Week 25

  This weeks #HealthyHabits2017 challenge was to reflect on what we are grateful for. Gratitude is one of those things that has an impact on all elements of your health. People who express their gratitude regularly are likely to have a more positive outlook on life and feeling of greater...

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Healthy Habits | Week 23

Healthy Habits | Week 23

  Last week on the #HealthyHabits2017 challenge was to spend some time being creative. Being someone who works in the creative industry this challenge is something I sort of tend to do all the time but there’s a difference between creating work for others and then spending some time creating...

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Healthy Habits | Week 20

Healthy Habits | Week 20

Here's our review of last weeks #HealthyHabits2017 challenge. Last week we had to smile and laugh purposefully for up to five minutes daily. It was a pretty feel good task and left us with all the positive vibes. Smiling and laughing actually have more health benefits than you would guess and...

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