Be Sensible: Care For Your Senses

Not many of us enjoy the prospect of aging, but it happens to all of us, and short of freezing our bodies there is not a lot we can do about it. One of the most frustrating facts about getting older is the diminishing of our senses. Sitting at home and watching the latest blockbuster movie is great, but if you have been turning up the volume more often recently, you know your hearing may not be as good as it used to be. In this article, we will be considering our eyes and ears. Make sure you always visit… [Read More]

Down In The Dumps? Try These Remedies

Credit Millions of people will suffer from depression at some point during their lives. Knowing how to deal with the condition is often difficult. For that reason, I wanted to release a post that offers some tips and advice. In many instances, you need to visit your doctor and explain your illness. They will then prescribe medication that will stabilise your mood. However, there are lots of holistic methods you could try to get back on track. Today, I’m going to mention some of them in the hope of pointing you in the right direction. The advice on this page… [Read More]

How To Find Out If Your Diet Is Making You Ill

We are what we eat. It is an old saying but a very true one. If you have a niggling health problem that just won’t go away it may be down to what you are eating. Diets are not only about losing weight. They are about ensuring that your body gets essential nutrients in the right quantities at the right time and this varies throughout your life. Our bodies rely on what we put into them. If you are not giving your body what it needs, or are giving it something that it does not like, it will react and… [Read More]

Join the NSPCC and take on Messathon: the messtastic obstacle course! (Discount code included)

I love a good run and it’s something I try to encourage my children to do too. They’ve already watched me run a few races and we’ve even been on a few runs together around our local area. They even took part in a family fun 1k run a short while ago. I think it’s so important to encourage children to get active and that’s why I wanted to share with you the NSPCC’s Messathon! As per the title of this post, it’s a messtastic obstacle course! There are three dates set across Surrey, Bristol and Aldenham. Families with children… [Read More]

Is Your Child Ill? Don’t Panic!

Image Source All parents know the terrifying moment when your child appears to have fallen ill. This can be surprisingly distressing, and sometimes it can even be difficult to figure out exactly what you need to do. In some cases, the worry even clouds the decision making, and sometimes this can lead to a poorer decision being made than you would normally go for. If you are in this situation at the moment, then you are probably wondering what you can do. The truth is, it is relatively straightforward. Let’s take a look at your ultimate steps. Relax No matter… [Read More]

Getting Rid of Fat in the Most Difficult Places

It’s tough to achieve the ideal body at any stage in life, much less when you’ve got kids in the house. Kids have a way of taking up all of your time and energy. This has a twofold effect on your weight loss goals. For one, you don’t have the time or energy to focus on your diet and workouts. For two, the stress of little sleep and hard, fast work during the day makes it a lot easier to pack on the pounds. By the time you’ve got a chance to reevaluate (when they’re in college?) you might have… [Read More]

I survived boot camp!

This week I won a months free membership to a local boot camp. I’ve never been to a boot camp before now, but having had a personal trainer for a while and having witnessed circuits in the gym I had a pretty good idea about what to expect. I already do spin class twice a week, so I know that my cardio fitness is pretty good, but I’d really like to improve my overall strength, as well as my core strength. I’d also love to tone up and lose the ‘Mummy tummy’. I’m not sure I can still call it… [Read More]

Santa’s Health and Safety Tips for Winter!

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I bet that title caught your eye! I wonder if Santa has any strict ‘elf and safety, sorry I mean, health and safety regulations that he has to abide by? There must be a few surely. I mean driving at night, all night, on Christmas Eve, must be pretty exhausting and I’m not sure an over-tired Santa in charge of a sleigh full of presents being driven by reindeers would put a smile on any health and safety conscious persons face?! That being said though, us ‘non-magical’ folk should probably take a few pre-cautions in the cold winter months. I… [Read More]

Personal Training Session Number Two

Since my last personal training session I feel like I’m making good progress. I’m definitely keeping up the healthy eating better than the previous week which did see me having a takeaway. This week though there have been no takeaways in site! Yay! Go me! My food so far has consisted of: Salmon, brown rice, spinach Soup (Vegetable/Minestrone etc) Tuna steak, cous, veg Chicken strips, veg and spinach Omlette 2 x slices wholemeal bread, ham, salad In between meals if I get peckish I’ve been opting for fruit, carrots and hummus or a protein shake. It’s funny how differently changing my… [Read More]

There's nothing wrong with a paranoid mum!

Why is being thought of as a paranoid mum a bad thing? I’m not always paranoid, but ever since M was in hospital with a severe infection I’ve been more aware and more on the ball when it comes to our girls being ill. I guess it’s only natural for me to feel like this. M was so very poorly and it was very scary. I kept telling myself that if only I’d gone to the doctors sooner or gone to the hospital sooner, M would never have gone downhill as quickly as she had. I feel as though I… [Read More]