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Veganuary 2021 sees half a million sign-ups – have you joined?

Veganuary 2021 sees half a million sign-ups – have you joined?

We’re now in January and that means the annual Veganuary campaign, when thousands of people try a plant-based lifestyle. And now is the time for you to sign up and enjoy all the benefits to be gained – joining the 500,000 sign-ups that have taken place already, with sign-ups continuing at a rate of one person every three seconds and far beating 2020’s total of 400,000. And it is really worthwhile taking the pledge; statistics compiled by Dr Helen Harwatt, from Harvard University’s Animal Law...

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Creating a healthy home working routine

Creating a healthy home working routine

With the nation set to be working from home for the foreseeable, it’s important to make sure your ‘office’ environment is working for you and your health. Simon Owen-Johnstone, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at OneWelbeck has highlighted the strain put on our bodies thanks to the reduced movement and poor posture involved with working from home. Simon, together with leading Occupational Therapist, David Baker, has offered solutions to help you avoid long-term musculoskeletal damage, including...

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Natural Lifestyle recommends

Natural Lifestyle recommends

As a unique, full-spectrum multivitamin and mineral formula, Good Health Naturally’s ActiveLife is a tried and tested supplement that contains an impressive 130 nutrients in each capsule to support your health. By providing a daily dose of vitamins and minerals, ActiveLife may help to provide a good foundation for all of your nutrient requirements, as it can be challenging to get everything from food alone these days. Along with providing a patented form of 5-MTHF folate that’s better utilised...

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Natural Lifestyle recommends

Natural Lifestyle recommends

As demand for plant-based meals continues to rise, Suma has launched the Cheesy Pasta Pot, an indulgent twist on macaroni cheese that’s ready in moments. This indulgent and totally vegan pasta dish is made with coconut for a creamy cheesy flavour, and packed with sweet red peppers, crunchy green beans and potato. The tin provides a delicious, hearty meal, and is the latest in the vegan convenience range offered by Suma, a worker co-op specialising in vegetarian and sustainable products. It...

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Finding your fitness

Finding your fitness

After one dad transformed his health and fitness from an overweight and stressed city worker to a health coach, he is working to help others do the same. Darren Kirby is a wellbeing coach and founder of Fitter Healthier Dad and says that losing weight, getting fitter and having more energy is not as complicated or time-consuming as most of us think. His career as a fitness expert follows his own transformation six years ago from an overweight, stressed-out city worker, who lost 61lbs, to now...

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Running rules in winter

Running rules in winter

With restrictions still changing and some choosing not to return to the gym just yet, we are seeing more people try out running, with the number of people using the Couch to 5k app increasing 92 per cent since 2019. In fact, according to NHS England, March to June 2020 alone saw over a million downloads, demonstrating how popular running has become. However, care is needed to take you through the winter months to avoid injury and so physiotherapy specialist, New Victoria Hospital, has offered...

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New research reveals vegan eating costs 40 per cent less

New research reveals vegan eating costs 40 per cent less

Ahead of the annual Veganuary campaign, a new study has revealed that vegan meals cost 40 per cent less than meat and fish. The research suggests that people signing-up to try vegan for the month of January can save money on their grocery bill and spend less time cooking. Findings from the new Kantar study commissioned by Veganuary show that, on average, plant-based meals eaten at home cost 40 per cent less than meat/fish-based meals and take one-third less time to prepare. Data from Kantar’s...

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Natural Lifestyle recommends

Natural Lifestyle recommends

At this time of year, with our immune systems needing to be fighting fit, we love the new supportive Urgent-C range from ProVen Probiotics. ProVen Probiotics was launched in 2012 to provide research-backed probiotics for every life stage, from pregnancy to adulthood, and the whole range contains the company’s own Lab4 probiotic bacteria, supported by 22 clinical studies. The latest addition to the range is Urgent-C, which offers something for everyone in terms of immune support; there are...

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Give the gift of self-care

Give the gift of self-care

After a rather turbulent year for all, we’re being reminded of the need to adopt some self-care strategies this festive season. Mark Whittle, Purpose and Performance Coach and founder of the podcast, Take FLIGHT, has offered his suggestions on ensuring you are looking after yourself during what can be a stressful time of year. And here’s how: Breathing: We breathe on average 24,000 times a day. Ask yourself how many of those breaths are conscious breaths? According to a UK wide stress survey,...

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The psychology of healthy eating

The psychology of healthy eating

We’ve all started a new week with fresh healthy eating goals, which by Wednesday have fallen by the wayside – and if that sounds like you, you’re not alone. And now, Psychologist, Dr Rachel Evans, has set out five reasons you may struggle to stick to a healthy eating plan. She explained: “Clear intentions and goals are very important when it comes to setting out long-term healthy eating habits, and if you start by outlining targets that are too vague, or too restrictive, you could be at risk...

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Festive fears around food revealed

Festive fears around food revealed

The nation’s concerns about health, wellbeing and food in run-up to Christmas have been revealed in a new poll from the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF). The research, conducted by YouGov on behalf of the BNF, found that one in six people across Britain are worried about not being able to find all the food they need this Christmas, and 18 per cent say they are anxious about getting online deliveries. When asked about diet and fitness concerns, almost half (46 per cent) of 18-34-year...

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Natural Lifestyle recommends

Natural Lifestyle recommends

Prevention is always better than cure and the SOiL Organic Aromatherapy Immunity Blend has been formulated with a cleansing and zesty fusion of lemongrass, benzoin, tea tree and thyme organic essential oils to guard against illness. This blend is great to use during the winter months, either in a diffuser to purify the air or mixed with a carrier oil for use in massage

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Be waste aware

Be waste aware

With vast amounts of food set to be consumed over the festive period, an organisation is reminding of the need to control the amount that is needlessly thrown away. Don’t Get Wasted 2020 is a campaign being run by online surplus food and drink retailer, Approved Food, designed to raise awareness of the shocking amount of food needlessly thrown away over the festive season. At this time of year, over-indulgence is often the order of the day and with this comes the urge to buy far more food and...

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Topping up your vegan vitamin D

Topping up your vegan vitamin D

A nutritionist has encouraged plant-based eaters to consider their intake of vitamin D. With some supplements and foods highest in vitamin D not being vegan-friendly, Nutritionist, Rob Hobsons, has explained how mushrooms are as effective at boosting and maintaining vitamin D levels as supplements are. Research commissioned by the UK & Ireland Mushroom Producers, a partnership between British and Irish mushroom farmers and producers, has revealed that 22 per cent of people agreed to being...

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Get outdoors to support mental health

Get outdoors to support mental health

An important organisation is hosting a virtual meet-up designed to encourage people outdoors to support their mental health. Yugen Explore was created by Grace Wilson and encourages people to benefit from the great outdoors. She has organised a virtual meet-up for two hours between 11am-1pm on December 19, in which the group will be walking virtually together as a community. This will hopefully help to improve mental health, bring people together and get more people active during winter. The...

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Plan your gluten-free festivities

Plan your gluten-free festivities

With December officially upon us, many will be thinking of what to serve on Christmas day – but have you considered those who can’t tolerate gluten? Coeliac UK’s Christmas campaign Tales from a Gluten Free Christmas shines the spotlight on real life Christmas experiences from the gluten free community to help people understand the importance of safely catering gluten free and provides support for an inclusive gluten free Christmas. Top tips for a gluten free Christmas include: Always check the...

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Better backs for all

Better backs for all

With new research revealing our collective back pain has worsened since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, it might be time to think about how you’re looking after yours. According to the British Chiropractic Association (BCA), one in three 18-24-year olds have experienced back pain in lockdown, a higher percentage than those aged over 55. Furthermore, nearly three quarters of 18-24-year olds are spending more time sat down since lockdown started in March, with Brits overall sitting 11 hours...

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Supporting male mental health

Supporting male mental health

With last week’s International Men’s Day turning the spotlight on the male population, one psychologist has offered his advice on ensuring mental health is supported. In the UK alone, one in eight men will suffer with a recognised mental health condition, and suicide remains the single biggest killer of men under 50. Research has shown that 83 per cent of men find it helpful to be asked if they are having a difficult time, but 46 per cent said that no one had done so during the pandemic. And...

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Natural Lifestyle recommends

Natural Lifestyle recommends

With the cold weather very much with us this week, there's nothing better than putting on the kettle and warming up with a cup of goodness - and Heath & Heather has just the thing. The tea brand is celebrating its 100th birthday this year, that’s a century of providing natural, organic and delicious herbal teas to the nation. Dedicated to improving the wellbeing of people and the planet, each tea is blended with a passion for nature’s finest herbs and botanicals that can be traced back to...

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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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Finding your fitness

Finding your fitness

After one dad transformed his health and fitness from an overweight and stressed city worker to a...

Running rules in winter

Running rules in winter

With restrictions still changing and some choosing not to return to the gym just yet, we are...

Be waste aware

Be waste aware

With vast amounts of food set to be consumed over the festive period, an organisation is reminding...

Better backs for all

Better backs for all

With new research revealing our collective back pain has worsened since the start of the Covid-19...

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...

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