Yoga: Natural medicine for the mind?

The past fifty years have been full of studies on how meditation and various other techniques for stress reduction can enhance treatments for depression and anxiety. It’s only fairly recently though that yoga has started to receive particular attention. The steadying stretches and breathing techniques of yoga can perceivably reduce the amount of stress people…

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A cocktails & mocktails evening with Belvoir Fruit Farms

Did you know that one in five adults in the UK is teetotal? I’m sure most of us have had hangovers that have lead us to contemplate that healthier lifestyle switch. Regardless of what you’re mixing, Belvoir has a range of delicious and organic pressés and cordials to perk up those taste buds.  Belvoir is…

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Health & Fitness: Natural hay fever remedies

Recent news has delighted in telling us that pollen levels are at the highest they have been for 12 years. Don’t I know it. Usually a quick antihistamine is enough to sort my usual hayfever symptoms, but not this summer. Itchy eyeballs, tickly itchy mouth and throat, coughing. Where is it all coming from?! If…

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Health & Fitness: The thyroid edition

It’s not unusual for women to develop issues with their thyroid after pregnancy. I should know, I’m one of them. It can be a debilitating condition, and not that easy to pick up on unless your Doctor is on the ball. I was initially dismissed as being a slightly depressed, obviously tired-because-new-baby neurotic. It was…

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Health & Fitness Round-up: Exercise classes all round

We all know we need to exercise more right? But isn’t the gym just a bit dull sometimes. Or expensive! Well, here’s a round-up featuring some much more fun ways to get fit – exercise classes! Yes really, they are fun. Even I think so, and I’m a complete disaster when it comes to coordinated…

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Health & Fitness Round-up: Getting your kids to exercise

In an increasingly screen dominated life it can be hard to make sure your kids are getting enough exercise – especially in the winter months. It’s not like when we were kids and would be out roaming the fields from dawn til dusk, only returning to scavenge a sandwich or two. What, was that just…

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