Articles tagged health

Why Positive Thinking Boosts Physical Health


Positive thinking can transform your mental life, boosting your daily happiness levels and expediting your path to success. However, the benefits of a more positive outlook can also extend to your physical health in some interesting and surprising ways. Positive Thinking Reduces Stress Levels Studies on positive thinkers strongly suggest that these people are better at coping with stress and are more likely to spend time focusing on constructive solutions to problems. Cardiovascular tests on optimists and pessimists show that optimistic people's bodies return to a relaxed state (including a normal resting... Read more »

A Meditation to Help You Stress Less


A fluttery heart, clammy palms or scattered thinking…? The effects of stress are never nice, but what’s worse are the unseen effects stress can have on our health. When we’re functioning under stress our bodies automatically switch on their fight or flight responses – which is fine when you need to throw yourself out of the way of an oncoming car or run from a rabid wolf. However, when you’re sitting in the office, trying to relax at home or just attempting to get on with everyday tasks, the effects will often leave you feeling on-edge, impatient and pretty much exhausted. Trying to function for... Read more »

Why Working up a Sweat Before Breakfast Is THE Best Way To Start Your Day


I have no doubt that you are already well aware of the many benefits regular exercise has to offer both your mental and physical health. You’ve heard it a thousand times before. Yet, whilst we all know of the many, many benefits that are to be had with a regular exercise routine – getting the time to actually make it happen is rare. Life gets in the way; career stresses, family life, lack of motivation etc. When it comes down to choosing between getting up and going for a run or having 30 minutes extra in bed, sleep will nearly always win. We make promises of ‘I’ll start another day’ and for now,... Read more »

Feeling the Strain? Check Out These 8 Common Causes of Chronic Stress


Are you used to feeling strung-out, over stretched or just down-right frazzled? In our results-driven, modern age it has become the ‘norm’ to live life in the fast lane. When others ask us how we are, we wear our answer of ‘stressed’ almost as a badge of honour. For many of us, our stress has come to be seen as nothing more than a sign that we are getting things ‘done’. It’s regarded as a sign of progress and ‘necessary’ hard work. Whilst a certain amount of stress is natural (it is essential for the fight-or-flight response that is in fact, very useful in high-pressure situations),... Read more »

Are Your Needs Being Met? Find Out With These 4 Tips for Better Luck in Love

Are Your Needs Being Met? Find Out With These 4 Tips for Better Luck in Love

Our needs are prerequisites to our happiness. Beyond our basic needs for survival – i.e. food, water and shelter – we all have needs to fuel us at a more emotional, spiritual level. Being happy is about embracing who you really are and this means facing up to what you really want from life. In romantic relationships this is especially important. Too many people believe that they must stifle or adjust their needs to suit those of a potential partner. Perhaps they believe that changing their needs will make them more lovable? Maybe they are afraid of being alone, so will do anything to stay in a... Read more »

How To Say ‘Yes’ To Your Happiness By Saying ‘No’ To Others

How To Say 'YES' To Your Happiness By Saying 'NO' To Others

When it comes to your happiness and success, there are no two more influential words than the common ‘yes’ and ‘no’. Whilst it is believed that saying ‘no’ can close doors and dampen relationships, sometimes, saying ‘yes’ can actually have far greater repercussions. If you are forever saying ‘yes’ to other people and their desires, you are at serious risk of putting off your own goals and happiness. When you say ‘yes’ to the people, projects, favours and requests that you just know you have no time or enthusiasm for – ask yourself – who is benefiting? The answer is not... Read more »

My Story…By Pauline Giles


Pauline Giles is a woman worthy of great recognition for both her achievements and the determination she has shown overcoming some of life's greatest challenges. Here is a detailed account of her story where she reveals all. May 2010 - My mother and I attend an appointment at a Genetics Clinic. My gran and mother had both had breast cancer and we wanted to know if we were carrying the BRCA gene which could mean my daughter and I could be carriers. The lovely lady doctor explained in order to be checked we needed two surviving generations, so that they could check tissue. The doctor looked up and said... Read more »

Find Out What Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You About Your Health…

What Your Doctor Isn't Telling You

Are you forever beating yourself up about how ‘healthy’ or ‘unhealthy’ your lifestyle is? Fortunately, as a society we have become increasingly aware of our health and how our lifestyle and lifestyle choices are impacting our overall well-being  However, despite our new found awareness of the many dangers lurking in our exercise, food, drinking and smoking choices – there seems to have been no significant improvement in our nation’s general health statistics. So why is this? Why is it that although every other person we know has gym membership/drinks green juices/is an expert yogi – society as a... Read more »

10 Health Commandments That We Should All Live By


Your health is in your hands - and as we know, prevention is always much better than cure. So, what should you be doing to preserve your health and ensure that you are living your healthiest possible life? The key to a healthy life is this – let your body take care of you. After all, that is what it was intended for. Our bodies already have the capability to heal, regulate and balance themselves – so it is your responsibility to give it the best possible conditions in which to do this. Create a state of wellbeing that allows your body to do what it does best and you will guarantee yourself a long, healthy... Read more »

Can You Really Have Your Cake And Eat It? Swap Your ‘Fat’ Thoughts For ‘Thin’ Ones


If you had to say what you were most grateful for in life, what would you say? Would you say your friends, your family, your house or even your job? For the majority of us our answer would perhaps be any of the above, but one thing that many of us would never think to be grateful for is our body. When we consider how much our bodies actually do for us; their strength, their flexibility, their healing abilities… the lack of gratitude and love that we show for our bodies is actually deeply disturbing. Our bodies are continually performing miracles on a daily basis; they are the one thing that we... Read more »