To reach your nutrition goals and enjoy plenty of healthy, delicious, and nutrient-rich meals on a daily basis, you have to regularly evaluate your shopping and food consumption habits. Do you hurry through the supermarket and pick up the first items you see? Do you always plan to cook a healthy dinner at home but end up ordering takeaway? In a busy, fast-paced world, many people are used to making decisions quickly, always choosing the most convenient option rather than the healthiest one.
In this article, you’ll discover three healthy and smart food shopping habits that can transform your relationship with food.
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*I am not a medical professional, information in this article should not be taken as medical advice*
Allergies are a right pain. I am very lucky that I don't suffer too badly with allergies, but the rest of my household are incredibly allergic (to seemingly everything) so I am well versed in how horrible the symptoms can be and how it can actually stop you from living a full life. But while so many people experience allergies the majority don't know what triggers their symptoms. So let's take a look at how you can identify your allergies to help reduce your chances of experiencing symptoms.
I was very lucky to be surprised this year with my very own advent calendar! It's been years since I had my own Christmas countdown and Husband knows I am trying to avoid chocolate so instead he opted for a beauty advent calendar. And because we are Amazon addicts (how else can you shop in lockdown???) he chose the Amazon Beauty calendar.
Over the past couple of years beauty and grooming advent calendars have flooded the markets with everything from bath bombs to male grooming versions. I was very intrigued to see what my Amazon Beauty Advent Calendar had in store each day leading up to Christmas Day. Let's take a look inside and see what surprises this £60 beauty advent calendar has in store...
2020 has been an extraordinary year and one where, most of us, have had our holiday plans disrupted. If you are thinking of booking a staycation or holiday abroad to get a well earned break from the monotony of coronavirus life, take a look at my top holiday planning tips to help take the stress out of booking a break during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A high percentage of kids participate in extra-curricular activities at their schools and collages. As parents we recognise the value these activities bring to our children (plus it gives us a little more child free time!). Besides being a fun way to spend their time, after school clubs and classes are great learning, growing, and development tools for young kids and teens alike. I've prepared a list of extra-curricular activities that can help promote cognitive development in kids of all ages.
It is now such a commonly held understanding that buying single use plastic bottles is bad that it almost seems like we never thought any other way. Could it really be just 12-24 months ago we were buying bottled water and other drinks without a care, using carrier bags, not moaning at our supermarkets for plastic use? Well, yes it can, things have changed fast and one of the really big areas that was quite an easy change for most people was the humble drinks bottle. Not only did buying a reusable drinks bottle help keep our “Blue Planet” conscience clear it was also a chance to make a statement, to look cool or to have something new to make our own. There are now companies offering branded water bottles for events and businesses, you can buy reusable bottles in supermarkets, on Amazon and in all manner of other places.
We rushed out to buy all manner of water bottles but now the dust has settled a bit, which types were any good? Which ones last, which ones are green and which ones were a bit of a con?
Here is a quick guide to some of the more common types of reusable bottle that we have all had time to reflect on.
My weight has always fluctuated and whenever my focus slips away from my eating habits I tend to put on weight. I’ve been really busy over the last few months and my diet has suffered meaning I need to lose about a stone to comfortably fit back into my summer wardrobe. The Dietbon diet meals delivery service does all the thinking for you, delivering balanced meal plans which should help you lose up to 2lb per week.
Sounds like a really good idea when you are a bit too busy to properly concentrate on healthy eating, but does it work?
The health benefits of practising yoga have long been established, and recently there’s been a surge in popularity for taking those weekly sessions one step further; by getting away from the stresses of everyday life by embarking on a longer-term yoga retreat.
We often dismiss a child’s anxiety as a temporary phase that they will soon outgrow. However, when anxiety reaches a level to which it hampers your child’s life, parents should seek medical help. Left untreated, serious anxiety may only get worse, not better. Eventually, as a coping mechanism, the child may resort to avoiding any situations they find uncomfortable. Anxiety in our society is a big issue. In the United States alone, 40 million Americans are said to be suffering from anxiety. Meanwhile here in the UK, it is more than 15%.
Our home is the one place in the world where we can go to be by ourselves, close the front door and forget about the world around us. But, have you ever thought about how your home décor can help your health?
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