I Completed the Cardiff Half Marathon!

I can’t believe I’m actually writing these words, let alone saying them out loud! On Sunday, October 1st 2017, I completed my first half marathon! When I first started taking running seriously, I never would have imagined that I could ever complete a half marathon. My goal was to just to be able to run 5k without stopping. When I reached my 5k goal, I set a new goal to run 10k without stopping. When I achieved that, and after taking part in a few 10k races, I knew it was time to set a new goal. To run a… [Read More]

Back to School Essentials with Chemist.co.uk

School has been in full force for a number of weeks now and our girls have settled into year one really well. It seems the transition from nursery into reception was the most difficult as there were tears, but as I watched our girls walk into their classroom for the start of year one, there wasn’t a single tear in sight. A sign that they’re growing up! Of course, with the new school term that means the inevitable coughs and colds, as well as scraped knees and bruised elbows! Thankfully Chemist.co.uk are on hand to help. I was asked by Chemist.co.uk… [Read More]

Gym and Fitness Injuries: Are You Doing It Wrong?

Earlier this month I shared with my readers that during my half marathon training I became injured. This was a major set back to me in terms of training. As it’s my first half marathon, I need all the training I can get, so being injured was not good. Thankfully with rest and lots of frozen peas, I’m pretty much back to normal! I did however have to take two weeks out of my training schedule and reduce the distance I was running. The half marathon is just nine days away. I once felt confident about finishing, however I’m now… [Read More]

How Your Home is Affecting Your Health

Have you ever stopped to think about what kind of impact, if any, your home is having on your health? Most of us don’t. But it’s clear that many things that surround us when we’re at home could damage our health if we’re not careful. I’m not just talking about the obvious things like faulty wires or that slippery bathroom floor. Here are some of the things we pay less attention to but could still have an impact on your health. Air Quality in Your Home The quality of the air in your home could have a big impact on… [Read More]

Perseverance

Perseverance. That’s not an easy word to spell, and yes, I did google it first to make sure I got it right! This is a pretty spontaneous blog post to be honest with you, and as I sit here typing away, I’m not exactly sure where it’ll lead, but there’s only one way to find out! The date today is the 14th September. I know that’s not actually today’s date as I’ve scheduled this post after I’ve written it, but as I sit and type, that is today’s date. This morning I went for a run. Nothing unusual about that…. [Read More]

Your 30s & 40s: The Most Important Years For Health?

When you are young, your body can handle pretty much anything nature – or you – can throw at it. But once you turn 30 and move into your 40s, it’s a vital time for your long-term health. No more all-night parties for you! But seriously, a lot of conditions can start showing up when you reach this age, and as your body starts to change, slow down, and start revealing more of your genetic history, it’s vital that you sit up and take notice. With this in mind, here are a few ideas for you to keep in shape… [Read More]

Weight loss Update with SlimFast, Running and Tantrums

It’s been a little while since I wrote my last SlimFast update so I thought it was about time I updated you all. I haven’t been keeping track of my weight week on week like I did when I first started SlimFast as there’s no longer any need for me to do that. You see I now know what I can and can’t eat, as well as portion sizes and what nutritional food my body needs. I’ve lost a total of two stone and have managed to maintain my weight loss. I think when the girls are back in school, I’ll… [Read More]

Join Me and SlimFast for their Breakfast Club This Week on Twitter and Win a 7 Day Starter Kit!

I am a big fan of SlimFast. That’s no surprise considering the amount of blog posts that I’ve written singing their praises! You can read them all here. It all started when I joined them for their SlimFast Stars event in Cardiff, along with SlimFast ambassador Alexandra Burke back in May of this year. Armed with a wealth of new information about SlimFast I was more than ready to embark on my SlimFast journey. Fast forward to today and I am super pleased and excited to share the news with you that I’ve lost two stone using SlimFast! I find… [Read More]

4 Ways that a chiropractor can help you

If you are wondering why most of your friends prefer professional chiropractors over an ordinary massage therapist, then this article will be able to shed light on your confusion. Yes, both massage therapists and chiropractors utilise their hands in their work, only, chiropractors provide treatment for causes of stress, migraines and overall bodily weaknesses, while a massage therapist will only provide momentary relief from muscle tension and stress that will most likely recur after a few days. If you are suffering from a lot of stress, muscle tension and weakness in your body, then visiting a professional chiropractor might be… [Read More]

The Importance of Stem Cell Collection: The Facts

The first time I heard about stem cells was on a TV soap opera. It fascinated me and I wanted to find out more. I wanted to know why and how they’re collected at birth, but also what they can be used for in terms of treatment of disease and research. Looking online for this information, I came across this handy infographic by Smart Cells and I thought I’d share it with you. If you’re not sure what stem cells are, they’re basically biological cells that are found in the body. According to the infographic below, stem cells have the potential to… [Read More]