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Less than an hour a day spent outdoors, research finds

Almost half of the nation spends less than one hour outside every day. That is according to a new poll, which also found that one in five people say they are not content and that British people rank their wellness as ‘average’, with time spent outside and time spent sedentary being key areas for improvement nationwide. Hours of sleep and ‘me time’ are where Brits rank their habits highest, although the average amount of sleep still falls short of the recommended seven to nine hours, at just over six-and-a-half (six hours 36 minutes). Overall, none of the factors ranked...

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Venture outside your comfort zone

A new campaign is aiming to encourage Brits to move out of their comfort zone. According to research, nine in 10 people in the UK claim they are stuck in their very own version of Groundhog Day, from leaving the house at precisely the same time every morning to eating the same lunch every day, spending six hours every week dreaming about doing things differently and trying new experiences. And so, Highland Spring has launched a new campaign, supported by behavioural psychologist, Jo Hemmings, to gives Brits 10,000 chances – big and small – to venture outside of their...

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Stress less about exams

As the summer months approach, so too does the prospect of exam season, and all the stresses this can bring, but it needn’t be such an anxiety-ridden time if you follow some simple tips. Rescue Remedy has teamed up with Neil Shah, Director of the Stress Management Society, to help keep on top of the exam period, while remaining calm and focused. Manage study time: It’s important to schedule your work. Draw up a balanced and realistic revision schedule and stick to it. Have regular breaks and schedule time to do the things you enjoy. Also, be aware of...

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Ease the impact

With the London Marathon just a few weeks away, running fever can often sweep the nation. But before you begin pounding the streets, whether you’re running a marathon or just starting out, take tips from Crosby Tailor, a PT and advocate of low impact workouts and founder of the 30 Day Transformation workout series. An expert in low impact exercises that still achieves incredible results, Crosby is on a mission to help those avoid injury and negative results, caused by overtraining. So, what does he recommend? l Reduce your runs: “Stating the obvious, running 26 miles in one stretch...

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Manage your mood

We can all feel a little cranky from time to time, but with a few simple holistic changes, you can ensure your mood stays in balance. Dr Marilyn Glenville, leading Nutritionist and author of Natural Alternatives to Sugar, highlighted the importance of eating right, recommending: “Eat little and often so that your moods are not being affected by a roller coaster of blood sugar highs and lows.” B vitamins are also crucial for mood, with Nutritionist and Fitness Instructor, Cassandra Barns, pointing out: “B6, B12 and folate are crucial nutrients for a natural daily chemical process called methylation. The...

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