14 – 20 March is Nutrition and Hydration week Nutrition is how food and drink affect your body, and good nutrition is making sure you get the right amount of each nutrient by choosing the right foods to eat. Each food contains different nutrients, these are: carbohydrates, fats, fibre, minerals, proteins, vitamins water. The foodRead More About Why is good nutrition important?
There’s no denying it, January blues are well and truly upon us. Those dark and dreary nights alongside the sudden drop in temperature might seriously be impacting the way we feel. However, there is evidence to suggest that eating healthily during these times can help us feel more positive, remove that brain fog and helpRead More About Let’s beat the January Blues with these top tips on Food for Mood
Eugene Gristock, BSc, ANutr First things first, what is a Vegan Diet? A vegan diet is absent from all types of animal products such as meat, eggs and dairy, and consists entirely of plant-based foods including fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and seeds. This diet is incredibly rich in fibre, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, whilst beingRead More About Potential Nutrient Deficiencies in a Vegan Diet
Looking for a new hobby and challenge for the summer holidays? Could wild swimming be for you? Open-water swimming can help improve your mood and sense of wellbeing and is often free. You do need to be a confident swimmer and in reasonable health. As a health trainer, I encourage my clients to create aRead More About Open water swimming – one way to increase mental and physical fitness
So many people, including myself have been inspired to reduce their plastics after watching David Attenborough’s ‘Blue Planet’. The extent of problem can feel overwhelming at times but the global campaign, ‘Plastic Free July’, provides some fantastic resources and tips on how you can do you bit, from pledging to carry a re-useable coffee cup,Read More About How does reducing plastic improve our health?
It took three weeks longer than expected, but the virtual walk along Route 66 was successfully completed. The team had planned to complete the walk, some 2448 miles, during May Healthy walking month, but had fallen short. As May came to an end rather than give up, the team soldiered on and crossed the finishRead More About We did it! Route 66 find success
Tonight, England face off against Germany in the knockout stage of Euro 2020, and it’s been 25 years since Gareth Southgate missed a penalty against the German Team that saw us crash out of the 1996 Euros, so let’s hope that this evening’s game will bring a new ending to that particular story. Conversation todayRead More About England v’s Germany Euro 2020 – How many pints will you sink?
Yesterday was the hottest day of the year so far, and whilst we may have drunk more than normal, I bet very few of us drank enough – the recommended daily intake of 3 litres per day. As gorgeous as the warm weather is, it can pose health risks, including heatstroke and sun burn, butRead More About Are you drinking enough water?
I’ve been told that each of us reacted differently to lockdown, some of us, me, ate more than we would normally, continually snacking on all the wrong foods – Chunk. With the pubs being closed and being stuck in, others drank more alcohol than normal, especially as we tend to over pour – Drunk. AndRead More About Did Lockdown turn you into a Chunk, Drunk or Hunk?
Many of us volunteer, although not all of us recognise what we do as ‘volunteering’. Volunteering comes in many forms. We recognise volunteering as running a local scout’s group or football team or working in a local charity shop but don’t necessarily recognise helping at a school or doing a neighbours shopping as volunteering –Read More About The Mental Health Benefits of Volunteering – Volunteer’s Week 1- 7th June