Healthy Category

The Language of Love

“All of us blossom when we feel loved”  Gary Champman Given that it’s Valentine’s Day later this week, I’ve been thinking a lot about love and relationships.  We all know that having friends or being in a romantic relationship makes us feel good emotionally but did you know that good relationships can keep you healthy […]

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Staying healthy when travelling

I’m heading off to France this weekend for a few days.  Staying healthy when travelling can be tricky when you can’t rely on your ‘go-to’ shops and restaurants for food, your usual workout routine and your bed-time routine.  It gets even trickier when, like me you suffer from an autoimmune disease and follow a restricted […]

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Let the Sunshine In! Why you need some Vitamin D!

Sunshine Vitamin D

Vitamin D is frequently called the “sunshine vitamin.” Every tissue in the body has Vitamin D receptors, including the brain, heart, muscles and immune system.  It assists with the absorption of calcium helping to build strong bones, teeth and muscles.  It also activates genes that regulate the immune system and release neurotransmitters (e.g., dopamine, serotonin) […]

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Benefits of Exercise (and weight loss isn’t one of them)

This time of year gym memberships sky-rocket and exercise classes are packed out with people who are eager to lose the pounds they put on over Christmas.  But looking at exercise as just a means to lose weight is really short sighted as weight loss is just an added bonus if it happens. Exercise is […]

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Cultivate an Attitude of Gratitude!

Gratitude quote

As I mentioned in my previous post, one of the habits I’m cultivating in 2015 is the habit of practicing gratitude as it can have a great impact on getting a healthy, happy glow. In Sonja Lyubomirsky’s book The How Of Happiness, she says how 50% of our propensity for happiness is based on a […]

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Hello 2015!! New Year…. New Healthy Habits

new year

  Yes, I’m probably behind the rest of the world but today is the beginning of my new year. Let me explain.  Today is the day I go back to work and leave the holidays behind.  While everybody else has been making (and maybe already breaking) resolutions I’ve hung out in holiday mode for the […]

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Top Tips for A Better Sleep

I’ve gone through times over the last number of years when I have suffered from insomnia.  Whether it was because of grief over the death of a loved one, a broken heart, stress from exams or because of medication (in my case steroids), not getting sleep sucked!  It impacted not only my nights (frustration, agitation, […]

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Zzzzz Yourself to a Healthy Happy Glow

Sleep is such an important component of our overall health and wellbeing.  Sleep affects growth and stress hormones, our immune system, our appetite, blood pressure and cardiovascular health.  Research shows that lack of sleep increases the risk for obesity, heart disease, infections and dare I say it, wrinkles and puffy skin. Here’s a bit more […]

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H2Ohhhh Yeah Baby!!

Now that it’s summer it’s even more important to stay hydrated and there’s no better way of keeping thirst at bay than good ol’ water.  But water isn’t just to avoid a dry mouth …. Here’s a few reasons why we need to drink water to get that healthy happy glow J Healthy: Maintains the […]

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