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At home yoga for all

At home yoga for all

A new range of budget-friendly yoga and meditation classes has been launched. The Yoga Class by Laura Dodd is a new digital at-home yoga studio, which offers those in lockdown a transformational workout for body and mind and its membership at £5.99 a week allows all levels access to unlimited classes, with new content added every week. The yoga and meditation sessions, all personally prepared by Laura, are built to enhance strength and flexibility and combat working from home posture, relieve...

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Understanding your vitamin D needs

Understanding your vitamin D needs

Never been has vitamin D been so in the spotlight with our levels naturally lower in the winter, not to mention research being underway to examine if it can reduce our risk of Covid-19. In fact, at this time of year, we should all be supplementing with vitamin D, but do enough of us know about its importance? According to the natural health brand, BetterYou, Brits have declared that broadcast media, followed by print and social media, have been the most influential for their vitamin D...

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Steps to staying well in lockdown

Steps to staying well in lockdown

The latest lockdown puts pressure on people’s health – both mentally and physically – and it's so important you take the time to stay fit and healthy – but how? The charitable social enterprise, GLL, has put together a free three-week home workout plan to get people through the month in the comfort of their homes while staying motivated and active. GLL also teamed up with Environmental Psychologist and Wellbeing Consultant, Lee Chambers, about how to stay mentally fit despite the...

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A workout with muscle

A workout with muscle

The gyms may have closed their doors for a month but that doesn’t mean you need to stop your fitness routines. Steven Virtue, Fitness Content and Programming Manager at Total Fitness, shares his five expert tips for keeping your muscle-building plan on track until we’re legally allowed to hit the gym again. Protein and calories: Protein is an essential part of maintaining, recovery and growth of muscle tissue. It’s important to eat the right amount of protein within a balanced diet to prevent...

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The secret to baking success

The secret to baking success

The nation turned to baking earlier this year as we spent weeks under lockdown – and now we’re under similar restrictions, one top chef is offering his tips for culinary success. David Atherton explains: “When it comes to perfecting a bake, and it doesn’t matter whether it’s a Choux pasty, a genoise sponge, or anything in between, there are three secret ‘ingredients’ that I swear by.” Step one: Get to know your oven: Firstly, and in my opinion most importantly, is finding the right appliances...

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Build your immune defences

Build your immune defences

With winter upon us and all the bugs that brings, not to mention a global pandemic lurking, it’s never been more important to take charge of our own health – and your immune system is so important in this. According to the people at Spatone, statistics show that up to 80 per cent of people could be hit with three colds per year and, with the festive season fast approaching, it’s important to be prepared. And so the natural liquid iron supplement has teamed up with chef and food writer, Natasha...

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Tips to stress less

Tips to stress less

There’s no doubt the Covid-19 pandemic has had an impact on our stress levels, and this could be having a knock-on effect to our health. And so, as part of the recent National Stress Awareness Day, Dr Irshaad Ebrahim, co-founder of The London Sleep Centre, offered some advice to help people manage their levels. He pointed out that since the outbreak of Coronavirus, 84.9 per cent of adults have reported they’ve felt stressed or anxious as a result of the pandemic. In many everyday situations,...

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A whole approach to happiness

A whole approach to happiness

A leading psychotherapist is helping to educate people about the barriers to happiness. Ruairí Stewart, aka Happy-Whole Coach, is a London-based Psychotherapist, who has dedicated his career to changing people's lives using psychotherapy. As a therapist to people from all corners of the world, Ruairí finds the most common struggle for those lacking confidence and suffering with anxiety is that they are hugely concerned about what other people think or say. This can be a crippling affliction...

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Re-establishing healthy routines

Re-establishing healthy routines

With our usual routines remaining in a state of flux at the moment, it’s worthwhile focusing on certain routines that can support wellbeing - with sleep being top of the list. University of Oxford sleep scientist, Dr Nicola Barclay, has teamed up with health and wellbeing brand, Mammoth, to help families get back into their daily routines, despite the challenges of the pandemic. Dr Barclay, who works in the University of Oxford’s Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute, explained: “Since...

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Social star

Social star

Each week, we will pick our favourite post from Natural Lifestyle’s Instagram (@naturallifestylemag). This week, we couldn’t have put it better than the message from the lovely Wild Oats health store, in Bristol (@wildoatsbristol) - reaffirming the importance of taking care of your own wellbeing.

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Managing our mental health

Managing our mental health

As we navigate our way through the physical and mental challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, one expert has offered some support on managing the effects. Digital therapy platform, feelya, has revealed some tips from its mental health expert, Dr Craig Knight, a Chartered and Registered Psychologist and Research Fellow at the University of Exeter. He offers psychotherapy on the feelya platform. He suggests the acronym SHARK: five things to remember when the pandemic sends you into a tailspin. S -...

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The need for real food

The need for real food

Leading nutrition experts have highlighted the importance of eating real food this winter. The Institute for Optimum Nutrition (ION) believes that what people need to do to keep well this winter is to eat a diet of real food. It advises that the first step to achieving this is by reducing the quantity of sugar, white carbs, ready meals, processed meat and processed seed oils that are eaten, and increasing the intake of good quality sources of protein, unprocessed fats, colourful vegetables and...

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Natural Lifestyle recommends

Natural Lifestyle recommends

Made in Italy from the juice of organic apples, Suma’s Apple Cider Vinegar is raw, unpasteurised and unfiltered. It includes the ‘mother’, a natural sediment which contains beneficial bacteria, pectin and enzymes, which can contribute to healthy flora in the human gut, and aid digestion. Supplied to Suma by one of the oldest and most respected Italian vinegar producers, Suma’s apple cider vinegar’s long fermentation process makes it rich in antimicrobial antioxidants, with anti-inflammatory...

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A new approach to health and fitness

A new approach to health and fitness

Described as a radically different and life-changing 'anti-diet' fitness programme is a new book from Chalene Johnson. 131 Method is billed as a nutrition solution to boost metabolism, restore gut health and lose weight, and has been penned by the health and wellness experts, who currently holds the Guinness World Record with over 27m downloads to date. Several years ago, Chalene began to suffer a steady decline in her health that included debilitating brain fog, mood swings, and chronic pain...

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Natural Lifestyle recommends

Natural Lifestyle recommends

There’s something compulsively chewable about 365CBD Gummies. These nutrient-rich cubes of pastille yumminess, overflowing with the natural flavour of raspberry, mango, strawberry or lemon-lime, deliver an accurate dose of CBD in a satisfyingly chewy hit. In fact, they are one of the most convenient, portable, and delicious ways to enjoy CBD. Here is something else to chew over – all 365CBD is extracted from hemp using a complex and fully regulated process that allows the makers to create the...

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Plan your nutrition

Plan your nutrition

A healthy diet is a balanced diet, and without proper consideration, you could be failing to get the right nutrition. And so, Nichola Ludlam-Raine, a Registered Dietitian and speaking on behalf of Lizi’s Granola, has offered her top tips to optimise nutrition and make sure you’re getting all the important nutrients. She suggests: Try to eat a rainbow of colours of foods to ensure you’re getting a wide variety of nutrients. Include protein foods such as lean meat, beans, pulses, fish, eggs,...

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Yoga for all

Yoga for all

A yoga devotee hopes to show how everyone can benefit from trying it out though her new app. Hannah Barrett has created a new app in the hope of helping people find their inner strength in order to transform their lives through yoga, having experienced the powerful healing effects for herself when she suffered with extreme postnatal depression after the birth of her daughter. Hannah found herself drawn to yoga in 2014 whilst pregnant with her son. Although she had always enjoyed exercise, she...

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Say no to the sugar cravings

Say no to the sugar cravings

Ever wondered why you are craving sugar all the time, and what you can do about it? Well, Dr Rachel Evans PhD has some answers, as she explains that reaching for sugar regularly can be a telling sign of certain behaviours and bodily needs that may need addressing. Dr Evans, a psychologist in eating disorder recovery, advises that from eating habits, to low blood sugar, emotional control and restricting mentality, an intense desire for sugary food can often be an indication of nutrient...

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Health store gives back

Health store gives back

One of the UK’s leading independent health store is doing its bit to give back to its local community. When shopping in Wild Oats, which is situated in Bristol, customers will be encouraged to pay for an extra item in their basket through its Buy 2 Take 1 initiative, in which you pay for an extra item in you basket when you do their shopping in-store. Wild Oats then donates all the products bought to a local charity on the customer’s behalf. All you need to do is when you’re at the till, let a...

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Natural Lifestyle recommends

Natural Lifestyle recommends

Sanitise with a clean conscience with Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint Organic Hand Hygiene Spray, which kills germs with a simple formula: organic ethyl alcohol, water, organic lavender oil, and organic glycerin, none of the nasty chemicals you find in conventional sanitisers, but just as effective. The Organic Hand Hygiene Spray is perfect for using on the go, on your little ones’ sticky hands and faces, spray on surfaces in public bathrooms, classrooms, buses, trains, planes, and you can clean...

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At home yoga for all

At home yoga for all

A new range of budget-friendly yoga and meditation classes has been launched. The Yoga Class by...

A workout with muscle

A workout with muscle

The gyms may have closed their doors for a month but that doesn’t mean you need to stop your...

Build your immune defences

Build your immune defences

With winter upon us and all the bugs that brings, not to mention a global pandemic lurking, it’s...

Tips to stress less

Tips to stress less

There’s no doubt the Covid-19 pandemic has had an impact on our stress levels, and this could be...

Social star

Social star

Each week, we will pick our favourite post from Natural Lifestyle’s Instagram...

The need for real food

The need for real food

Leading nutrition experts have highlighted the importance of eating real food this winter. The...

Plan your nutrition

Plan your nutrition

A healthy diet is a balanced diet, and without proper consideration, you could be failing to get...

Yoga for all

Yoga for all

A yoga devotee hopes to show how everyone can benefit from trying it out though her new app....

Health store gives back

Health store gives back

One of the UK’s leading independent health store is doing its bit to give back to its local...

An education on PCOS

An education on PCOS

With September marking PCOS Awareness Month, women are being encouraged to understand the...

Love British food

Love British food

This year has seen more of a return to buying and supporting local producers, and a new...

Green gardening

Green gardening

Your garden can be a haven for wildlife, so why not take tips from the experts to turn your green...

Track your challenges

Track your challenges

A new free app has launched to help you discover, track and complete personal challenges all in...

A fitness plan with muscle

A fitness plan with muscle

If you want to get stronger but can’t get to the gym, you can try these tips from the experts in...

Finding your fitness

Finding your fitness

Lockdown has undoubtedly changed many things for the nation and none more so it seems than our...

Tuning into nature

Tuning into nature

Celebrate nature with the whole family thanks to an initiative from Pukka Herbs. The organic tea...

Steps to sleeping soundly

Steps to sleeping soundly

If you are dreaming of a good night’s sleep then a top psychotherapist’s words of advice may be...

Tips on avoiding injury

Tips on avoiding injury

With many people discovering new lockdown exercise regimes, and with gyms set to reopen, taking...

Your fibre friends

Your fibre friends

With the recent World Microbiome Day, the focus has been turned on dietary fibre and why it’s...

The beauty of sleep

The beauty of sleep

A good night’s sleep is described as getting your beauty sleep for good reason. According to Dr...

More peas please

More peas please

We all know the importance of eating healthy, fresh food but did you know that UK veg production...

Tummy time

Tummy time

Learn more about the relationship between your gut and your brain with the help of a new journal....

Power through high pollen

Power through high pollen

With the UK seeing some warm summer days of late, this can bring misery for many as pollen counts...

In the eyes

In the eyes

You may not be jetting off on a sunny summer holiday any time soon thanks to the current lockdown,...

Keep calm and cook

Keep calm and cook

If lockdown has done anything, it seems it has encouraged the nation to get more creative in the...

The power of flowers

The power of flowers

They may look pretty and smell lovely, but it seems the power of flowers goes even further. That...

Love your lunches

Love your lunches

How we live our lives has changed hugely in recent months, from our ability to see family and...

Baby steps in pregnancy

Baby steps in pregnancy

A new campaign has launched to encourage pregnant women to take time to monitor their baby’s...

Managing your menopause

Managing your menopause

Experts in the menopause are reminding women to check their thyroid health. The Menopause Exchange...

Working on your wellbeing

Working on your wellbeing

As lockdown continues, so too do the challenges for our health and wellbeing, but there are plenty...

Weaning woes

Weaning woes

With this week marking Weaning Week, experts have separated fact from fiction to support parents...

Watching your waste

Watching your waste

With the nation living and working at home, new research has revealed that household waste has...

Say hello to hydration

Say hello to hydration

Our lives have all changed in recent weeks as we adjust to life under lockdown but one of the most...

How to live well simply

How to live well simply

A new guide to creating a natural and low waste home is being published this month. Julia Watkins...

Project wellness

Project wellness

If you are feeling like your wellbeing could do with an overhaul, you could benefit from the tips...

An apple a day…

An apple a day…

While many people are battling with the supermarket shelves to pick up all manner of food...

Family-friendly baking

Family-friendly baking

The nation may be gearing up for a slightly different Easter this year, but that’s not to say you...

Nutrition for the skin

Nutrition for the skin

Our skin can take quite a battering from the elements, making it all the more important to ensure...

Soothe yourself to sleep

Soothe yourself to sleep

In these often anxious and uncertain times, it’s to be expected that your sleep quality may...

Fit for all

Fit for all

We’re all having to get creative with our workout routines amid these times of change, but don’t...

Immunity and your health

Immunity and your health

Our immune systems should be given consideration all year round, and, in light of the ongoing...

Get your groove on

Get your groove on

If you want some inspiration on how you can stay active while adhering to the Government’s...

Ways to workout at home

Ways to workout at home

Gyms may be closed and the kids may be at home for the foreseeable, but that doesn’t need to mean...

Easing your anxiety

Easing your anxiety

The current climate is an anxious one for many, with the uncertainty from the Coronavirus pandemic...

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