Social Media Linked to Poor Body Image

By Rebecca Lewis on April 11, 2014

New research shows that women spend more time on Facebook than men. And the more they are exposed to their friends’ ‘selfies’, the more they compare themselves negatively. The study is the first to show a link between social media and poor body image. Whilst the mass media is known to have an influence on how people feel about their appe [Read More…]

Foods that Help with Rheumatoid Arthritis

By Lisa Franchi on April 10, 2014

There’s no specific diet plan for people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). But years of research show that eating a variety of foods, particularly fresh produce, can help ease the pain that comes along with this RA and improve our overall health and well-being. Fatty Fish Fish like salmon, halibut and tuna are high in omega-3 fatty acids which can he [Read More…]

Ways to Make the Most Out of Your Time and Your Life

By Amy Taylor on April 10, 2014

Do you always find yourself cramming at work? Do you fret about having no more time for yourself? Each of us is given 24 hours a day, regardless of our status in life. While we can’t control time, we have the power over what we do on a daily basis. Read the following ideas on how you can make the most out of your time and your life too. Wake up earl [Read More…]

Men with Eating Disorders Undiagnosed & Untreated, Study Finds

By Sharon Moore on April 10, 2014

Eating disorder is a serious mental illness that is widely associated with women. But it can happen in men too. The misconception that eating disorder is a woman’s illness could be the reason why many gents who are also suffering from this condition are not getting the help and support they need, a UK study suggests. Eating disorders include anorexi [Read More…]

The Wonder of Bluebell Wood

I feel everyone should experience the tranquillity and healing energy of a bluebell wood at least once in a lifetime, preferably once a year!  I always feel calm, centred and full of joy when I’m amongst the flowers and never want to go home!  The season is short and almost here so put a visit in the diary if you live near a wood! This wh [Read More…]

5 Signs you’re on the Wrong Diet Programme

By Amy Taylor on April 09, 2014

Search “how to lose weight” on Google and you will have about 368,000,000 results. Losing weight is such a big deal nowadays, with more and more people becoming obese. There’s no wonder why diet fads have become a big hit. Lots of pharmaceutical companies are earning billions each year from selling pills, supplements, teas and other product [Read More…]

11 Things Wise People Do Differently

By Lisa Franchi on April 09, 2014

Wisdom is among those things that are very difficult to define. Many psychologists agree that it involves an integration of knowledge, experience, and deep understanding that incorporates tolerance for the uncertainties of life as well as its ups and downs. If you know a few wise people in your life, you may find that they have some things in common. You pro [Read More…]

Junk Food Diet Makes People Go ‘Lazy’

By Rebecca Lewis on April 09, 2014

US researchers found that being overweight makes people tired and sedentary—not the other way around. The research team from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) placed 32 female rats on one of two diets for six months. The first, a standard rat’s diet, consisted of relatively unprocessed foods like ground corn and fish meal. The [Read More…]

Spring Clean Your Finances! Clear the Money Clutter!

Do you get the urge to clean and declutter in spring?  Open the doors and let that lovely fresh air run through your house and blow winter out of your house!   This is a great time to do a financial spring clean too!   Money loves attention and action and hates stagnation so here are some ways you can get started today.  Getti [Read More…]

Always Tired? Here Are 8 Possible Reasons Why

By Sharon Moore on April 08, 2014

Do you find yourself lacking in energy even if you haven’t done anything extraordinary for the day? Do you always feel sleepy, lethargic and unmotivated? What could be keeping you from performing at your best? You are dehydrated. Whether you are sweating hard in the gym or just making a report on your desk, your body needs enough water to function [Read More…]

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