Healthy Living

Burger and chips 27/06/2019
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National Burger Day: Why you should make your own burgers

Feel Good Friday! It’s Summertime! The time of the year where Ice Cream, refreshing drinks and Barbecues reign supreme. And, is there anything nicer than delicious burgers sizzling on the grill in the sunshine? Well, yes, there is, as a matter of fact. Delicious Homemade Burgers sizzling on the grill in the sunshine.   And, as National Burger Day is on the horizon, we thought we’d have a look at the advantages of avoiding shop-bought or restaurant patties and why everyone should eat burgers made at home…     They’re... Read More

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How to ease muscle pain

Whether you get fit in the gym or elsewhere, a proper post-workout muscle treatment is crucial. Insufficient dealing of neck pain, muscle spasms and sore legs can have a detrimental effect on your body. Whatever your workout routine is, we’re going to show you how to ease muscle pain and DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness) in the easiest way possible.     Before your workout Warming up Stretching and warming up properly before training may sound obvious, but the truth is that, when it comes to relieving muscle pain, prevention... Read More

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Feel Good Friday: The health benefits of eating whipped cream

Is whipped cream healthy? This may sound a bit strange, but we’ve dug in and found that, yes. Whipped Cream can have some health benefits… just in time for whipped cream and strawberries (AKA Wimbledon) season.   Whipped cream provides Calcium, making for healthy teeth and bones.   Whipped cream is lower in Lactose and is therefore ideal for those with only a small degree of lactose sensitivity.   Whipped cream provides a healthy source of fat – but, good fat – as it supports a healthy metabolism. Ideal for... Read More

5 reasons to go vegetarian 13/06/2019
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5 Reasons to become a Vegetarian

  If you find yourself feeling constantly sluggish and worried about heart disease, it may be a sign that you should switch to a vegetarian lifestyle and diet, so here are some great reasons to go vegetarian… This Summer is also the best time to start, as we have some incredible Vegetarian recipes to try when you’re hosting a Garden Party. If you’re considering switching to a meat-free diet, we have a massive range of easy Vegetarian meals for you to make, including Vegetarian curries, Vegetarian BBQs and Vegetarian Pie... Read More

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International Picnic Day 2019: A list of reasons why you need a Picnic Bag

  INTERNATIONAL PICNIC DAY – 18TH JUNE 2019   Whether you hear the word and think ‘Family Picnic’, ‘Romantic Picnic’ or just a ‘Picnic with friends’, a Picnic Bag is so easy to transport to your chosen dining spot on those sunny Summer days, whoever you’re with. But, do people still picnic? And, if they do, is a Picnic Backpack worth it? Here, we look at the benefits of both picnicking and the Picnic Bag…   Fresh air and exercise Getting out and enjoying the good weather must be the... Read More

A list of sun safety tips 14/05/2019
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Sun safety tips for the summer

The weather’s getting glorious, isn’t it? Whether you want to be burnt to a crisp or think any rise in temperature makes it automatically ‘too hot’, you need to make sure you’re sun aware. For this year’s Sun Awareness Week (and beyond), we have some good sun safety tips…   Wear sun cream everyday No matter how you think the sun affects you, you need to make sure you put sun cream on about 15 minutes before you step into the sun.   Make sure you keep your suntan lotion... Read More

National Smile Month 13/05/2019
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Top ways to look after your teeth for National Smile Month

Generic intro bit where I elaborate on the title…blah-blah-blah…teeth tips…let’s get on with it.   Brush them – at least twice a day.   Switch to a toothpaste that contains fluoride – fluoride toughens enamel and can also lower the risk of tooth decay.   Floss – because there’s always some bits left in there after a thorough scrub.   Limit the amount of sugar you have – have seven sugars in your tea? Think of how wired you are at bedtime and seriously consider cutting down on the white... Read More

A list of health benefits you can achieve by doing more walking. 13/05/2019
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A list of reasons why you should do more walking

I’m not going to treat you like a mug. We all know some of the benefits of walking and how you can fit it into your routine.   There are the tried and tested ways like… Getting off the bus a stop earlier and walking some of the way. Taking the stairs instead of the lift or escalator. Walking instead of driving to the shops.    But, as far as why it’s good to walk, the list is pretty much endless… Your heart and lungs will be fitter and healthier.... Read More

National Weaning Week 02/05/2019
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A list of tips on how to get your baby weaning during National Weaning Week

When it’s time for your baby to move from a strict milk diet to one that includes more solids, it can be tricky to know which food to serve and how to serve it.   When can a baby start weaning? Your baby can start looking at foods other than milk and formula from around 6 months. Soft, mashed and processed fruit and veg are a good place to start, as your baby will be getting nutrients, so things like banana, apple and pear, as well as potato, carrot and... Read More

International Dance Day 25/04/2019
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Feel Good Friday: A list of great songs to dance to for International Dance Day

International Dance Day is Monday 29th April, so for this Feel Good Friday post, we have a list of absolute bangers that are guaranteed to get you in the groove, onto the floor to strut your funky stuff. Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars   September by Earth, Wind and Fire   Twist and Shout by The Beatles   Get Lucky by Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers   A little respect by Erasure   Get down on it by Kool & The Gang   You... Read More