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Andrew James Yoga Mat 12/04/2019
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Feel Good Friday: How Yoga helps in Stress Management

April is Stress Awareness Month and here at Andrew James, we are looking to help everyone feel less stressed. Our handy Stress Management Tips are a good place to start, but for this Feel Good Friday blog, we’re looking at how Yoga can help you reduce stress.   Benefits for your body Particular yoga poses – especially forward bends – can create a calm effect over your whole body. This feel-good move will allow you to manage stress so much that future stress-inducing incidents will not affect you as much.... Read More

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Feel Good Friday…so, how do we feel good?

If you read this blog regularly, you’ll know that I aim for a fun, informative and quite sarcastic tone. Well, apologies, dear reader, but today, you’ve found me in something of a philosophical mood.   Yes, for this Feel Good Friday blog, I’m trying to solve the mystery of how to feel good.   I see on Twitter each and every day at least one of our followers feeling down, low, unloved or fearful in some way. Now, if you’re here for in-depth medical advice, apologies, but this is more... Read More

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A list of ways to relaxation techniques for Stress Awareness Month 2019

When is Stress Awareness Month 2019? Stress Awareness Month is in April and at Andrew James, we would like to provide you with some helpful ways to destress your life.   What can stress feel like? Stress can sometimes come from feeling overwhelmed, perhaps by work or money troubles. Some people with stress say they constantly worry and find themselves easily irritated, anxious or fearful. Physical symptoms of stress may be headaches, dizziness and muscle pain.   What helps with stress? Because there are a number of different ways to... Read More

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The Great British Spring Clean 2019: Top cleaning tips for your home (By Cleaning_The_Hannant_Home)

Not only do our talented Guest Bloggers treat us to some terrific food recipes, but they also know how to keep a home sparkling clean. Cleaning_the_Hannant_Home is here with some top-notch Spring Cleaning tips…   Hi. It’s Cleaning_the_Hannant_Home here and I have a brief spring cleaning list, with some tips and tricks that I have tried and tested myself. Flower glass/plastic vase: As it’s springtime, we all love flowers! Get your vase gleaming and shining with this handy hack, that will save you £’s! What you will need… soda crystals... Read More

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Feel Good Friday: Top 5 North East places to ramble for Walk All Over Cancer Month

Andrew James is proud to call the North East of England its home. So, this March, as it is Walk All Over Cancer Month, we have selected 5 top North East areas to ramble in, on and through this month. Call us biased, but each of them is great for taking little ones, if you’re up for a picnic, and ideal for taking furry little friends on lush walks. Here they are, in no particular order:   1. Hadrian’s Wall 73 miles long and stretching from coast to coast, you... Read More

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Feel Good Friday: Healthy Full English Breakfast

A Full English breakfast is one of the greatest meals on the planet. And we’ll have words with anyone who says otherwise.   But, in these times of watching weight and counting calories, how can we enjoy a fantastic fry up without thinking about what it’s going to do to our figures? Glad you asked! Here’s a rundown of the classic ingredients of an English Breakfast that are delicious and not as fatty as they have to be. Healthy sausages We probably use pigs for food more than any other... Read More

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Time to Talk Day

It’s time to talk about mental health. Believe it or not, but it’s still harder for people to open up about their own mental health than it is for family members, friends, colleagues and casual acquaintances to approach someone they may be worried about. That’s why this Time to Talk Day, we’re encouraging you all to find Time to Talk to anyone you have concerns for.   Not sure what we mean? Well, if you’ve noticed any of the following in anyone you spend a lot of time with: Have... Read More

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Tinnitus Awareness Week 2019

This week is Tinnitus Awareness Week and the theme for 2019 is isolation. Too many people who have the condition say they feel alone and don’t have many people they can reach out to and we want to make sure they aren’t on their own. That’s why here at Andrew James, we’re supporting Tea for Tinnitus. It is a great opportunity for those who hear noises to reach out over a brew OR for those who know someone with Tinnitus to pop the kettle on and invite friends over. The... Read More

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Feel Good Friday: Why February is fantastic!

Can February march? No, but April may. Hello? Is this thing on? Okay, okay. Bad joke. But, for this week’s Feel Good Friday blog, we’re looking at the calendar and taking in a few lovely things about February 2019. 1. It’s not January We’re not against January as a month, but it was a helluva long wait between paydays, wasn’t it? Also, it’s no longer Dry January, so enjoy your tipples. However you have them. 2. Snow Okay, it might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but getting a phone... Read More

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6 reasons why you’re STILL doing Dry January 2019

  Guys, guys, guys! The end’s in sight! Yes, if you are taking part in Dry January 2019, you have less than a week left and only one more weekend to pass before we hit February. Gorgeously damp, soaked through to the skin, gin and fanta-stic February! So, here at Andrew James, we thought we’d give you 6 little motivational reminders as to why you thought quitting alcohol for a month was a good idea in the first place. You know, just to see you over the finish line…  ... Read More