So Shape – A Real Experience of Meal …

Those of you who know me will be aware of my feelings about meal replacements. I don’t like them. I don’t like the idea of them. I think they can promote an unhealthy attitude towards food and I believe that they should only be taken under the supervision of a medical professional. I certainly don’t believe that they should be readily available, masquerading as health food on the high street. Nor do I believe that they should be allowed to be sold by just any unqualified individual, in the style of Juice Plus, Herbalife, etc.… View Post

Beat Blue Monday with the Philips Wake-up …

It’s January 16th, the day known as “Blue Monday”. Considered to be the most depressing day of the year, many people feel especially low. January is a strange month. We feel excited about the new year and new starts, but many of us feel miserable and sad with the cold weather, long nights, broken resolutions and a long wait until pay-day. It’s enough to make anyone want to stay in bed and hibernate, especially when you find it hard to get out of bed on a dark morning.   I definitely find it hard to… View Post

How diet can aid recovery

Post in collaboration with HCA. If you generally pay attention to eating a healthy diet and getting plenty of exercise, you will already be aware how much even a few days of over-indulgence can impact on how you feel.  Worse still, that sluggish feeling can set off a cycle of just not feeling like getting back on track. If you are recovering from illness or surgery, it can be even more difficult to stay away from unhealthy snacks. However, what you eat not only has a significant impact on how quickly your wound heals, but… View Post

Running unfit after time out

In case you weren’t already aware, I’ve been ill. Oh. You mean, I haven’t shut up about it? Well, now I’m running unfit. You know what it’s like. We all make a fuss about long runs, or having to go out for a run when it’s raining and we make excuses and we huff and flounce and eventually go out. Of course, it’s always enjoyable once we go out and we feel amazing afterwards, but the fact remains that going out is the hard bit. Of course, I’m Little Miss Contrary. I make a fuss… View Post

Staying fit in the workplace with #OfficeYoga

Post in collaboration with Furniture At Work. Hands up, who has an office job? And hands up if you don’t move around during the day as often as you should. Many of us have desk jobs and we sit down on a train/bus/car when we commute to work. It’s hardly surprising that we spend so much time sitting down. Add the fact that so many of us eat at our desks as well, it’s hardly surprising that 78% of office workers feel they spend too much time sitting down. And prolonged sitting isn’t healthy, with… View Post