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Steps to beating lockdown fatigue

Steps to beating lockdown fatigue

You may feel like you have been in lockdown for an eternity, and while there is light at the end of the tunnel as the vaccines continue to be rolled out, it remains an important time to consider your own health and wellbeing and find ways to cope with lockdown. And a group of experts have revealed some practical way you can beat lockdown fatigue. Lesson one: Invest in yourself – whether you elevated your skincare routine from the humble make-up wipe to a cabinet full of serums, broadened your...

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Your lockdown workout rules

Your lockdown workout rules

We might still be under lockdown, it might be cold and dark outside, and your exercise motivation may be dwindling – but it needn’t be that way with help from one fitness expert. Darren Kirby is the founder of Fitter Healthier Dad and has shared five simple practices to stay fit in lockdown. According to Darren, getting fitter and having more energy is not as complicated as most of us think. Here, he offers some simple ideas: Home HIIT: This can be done inside or outside, you don’t need any...

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The best bacteria for your gut

The best bacteria for your gut

Our gut needs a range of healthy bacteria to keep it functioning well and to keep us in optimal health. And the experts at ProVen Probiotics are reminding of the known benefits around the use of healthy bacteria supplements and help to explain how to pick one that meets your needs. Less coughs and colds: According to ProVen Probiotics, your gastrointestinal tract is where 70 per cent of your immune system lies, meaning your gut and immunity are inextricably linked. A healthy gut can also help...

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Natural Lifestyle recommends

Natural Lifestyle recommends

Now under a third lockdown, it’s important to ensure we’re doing all we can to support our health. The body’s first line of defence when fighting against germs and bacteria is a strong immune system, but many of us aren’t getting the nutrients we need from diet alone to keep our immune health robust. Helping you to stay healthy during lockdown is BetterYou’s new Vitamin C Oral Spray, which supports your natural immune system by stimulating the production and activation of immune cells,...

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The reasons to persist with Dry January

The reasons to persist with Dry January

As we get to this stage of January, some new year health goals can fall by the wayside, with Dry January being one of them – but one doctor has explained the impact heavy drinking has on the body and the health benefits of persisting with cutting it out. Dr Niall Campbell, from Priory Hospital Roehampton, explained: “When a person drinks harmful levels of alcohol, they are in danger of damaging their whole body. Alcohol has a particularly toxic effect on the liver and brain, as well as on the...

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Is your home a plant-based haven?

Is your home a plant-based haven?

While many people are switching to eating more plant-based foods, have you thought about the everyday items in your house that contain animal derivatives? As more people shift to modify their intake and lifestyles for the sake of animals and the environment, ethical cleaning product company, Bio-D, is asking how vegan is your home, really? It is highlighting some of the household products that contain hidden non-vegan friendly ingredients to inspire eco-conscious consumers to consider...

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Best foot forward

Best foot forward

An endurance runner who ran 31 marathons in 31 days to raise funds for a good cause has completed his incredible feat. Ben Blowes set himself the challenge in aid of Tom’s Trust 31 Stars campaign, which raises funds for the vital provision of psychological and mental health care for children with brain tumours. Each run represented a different child. Ben completed the runs during December, and among the supporters, was Target Publishing, publisher of this magazine, which pledged financial...

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Lessons in vegan cuisine

Lessons in vegan cuisine

If Veganuary has motivated you to try out some plant-based cooking, then why not take inspiration from chef, Day Radley? If you want to create tasty vegan food at home, Day, founder of The Vegan Chef School, is here to help with her new Home Cook Vegan Cooking Course. She has created a series of seven standalone online courses for budding home cooks to improve their vegan cake making skills, one pot dishes, tofu recipes, delicious breakfasts, easy family meals, dairy free desserts and even how...

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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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A Fairtrade celebration

A Fairtrade celebration

This week marks the start of the annual Fairtrade Fortnight, but this year, with the ongoing lockdown, celebrations are going to take a different form. Introducing the Fairtrade Foundation’s first-ever virtual festival to highlight the harmful effect of the climate...

Making mornings more mindful

Making mornings more mindful

Developing healthy habits can start your day in the right way, and one trainer is here to help. Practising yoga can help relieve stress and anxiety by combining deep breathing with mindfulness (a focus on the here and now) and flowing sequences to guide our minds and...

Natural Lifestyle recommends

Natural Lifestyle recommends

OrganiCup is the award-winning menstrual cup brand that makes it easy to change to a greener, healthier period. OrganiCup is made of 100 per cent soft, medical-grade silicone that doesn’t mess with your body and can be worn for up to 12 hours, day and night....

Finding your fitness

Finding your fitness

Mastering the basics when it comes to gaining benefit from exercise is crucial, according to one fitness expert. Steven Virtue, Fitness Development Manager at Total Fitness, explains that planning the right training programme is all about finding exercises which work...

Developing healthy digital habits

Developing healthy digital habits

Many of us will have noticed a rise in our digital use as our usual routines have gone out the window, but one expert is here to ensure you develop a healthy approach to technology. Last year saw more than 140,000 digital magazine issues distributed and read 99...

Your skincare survival guide

Your skincare survival guide

With lockdown meaning we can’t access the usual treatments we might do, looking after our skin at home has never been more important. And so, the team of Consultant Dermatologists at the Cadogan Clinic have shared their helpful advice to help navigate skin concerns...

The cycle of the pandemic

The cycle of the pandemic

New research has revealed almost half of women have reported worsening PMS and changes in their menstrual cycle during the Covid-19 pandemic. According to the research from menstrual cup brand, Mooncup, 45.3 per cent of women say their PMS symptoms (such as mood...

The real impact of working from home

The real impact of working from home

While the nation continues to adjust to working from home, a new poll has revealed the impact on our physical and mental wellbeing. Research by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) has found that there are key health and wellbeing disparities between different...

Natural Lifestyle recommends

Natural Lifestyle recommends

Good Health Naturally’s award-winning CurcuminX4000 with fenugreek seed extract can provide powerful natural anti-inflammatory support and pain relief for a variety of health conditions. Known as the active ingredient in the Indian spice, turmeric, curcumin has been...

Natural Lifestyle recommends

Natural Lifestyle recommends

Support healthy blood sugar balance and metabolic health with Bio-Berberine Advanced. Berberine is an alkaloid present in a number of plants, including barberry, tree turmeric, Oregon grape and goldenseal. Its history dates back 3,000 years, when it used in...

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