Articles tagged health

10 Ways To Maintaining Mental and Emotional Health in Winter

Health-in-Winter

It is extremely common to feel melancholy, tired and mentally drained during the winter months. After all, it can be hard to stay cheerful when the days are short, the nights are long and the temperatures are low. However, it is possible to combat the winter blues, finding new ways to boost happiness during the coldest parts of the year. Here are ten smart tips that will help you to stay upbeat. 1. Make Sure You Exercise If you tend to enjoy outdoor exercise then you might simply stop working out when the winter weather creates an inhospitable environment. However, your mental health will benefit if you find... Read more »

6 Easy Tips When Designing A Fitness Regime That Promotes Positive Thinking

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Many people decide they want to get fit and yet end up struggling with low levels of motivation. If you want to cultivate a toned, healthy body and maintain great results, the trick is to figure out how to feel good about your workout routines. Here are some tips that will help you design a fitness regime that promotes positive thinking. 1. Set Realistic Goals Firstly, you'll quickly end up feeling depressed and disillusioned if you set unrealistic goals. Before you decide on your aims, take a critical look at your current lifestyle, your fitness levels, the amount of free time you have each week, and your... Read more »

Why Positive Thinking Can Boost Physical Health

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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

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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

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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

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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 can make them more lovable? Maybe they are afraid of being alone, so may 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 needs, 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 you. If... Read more »

My Story…By Pauline Giles

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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... Read more »