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Happiness, Healthy Living
5 Life Changing Wellness Habits to Start the New Year

There’s never a better time than the start of a New Year to resolve to make a change and after a rough year in 2016 I’m more determined than ever to practice wellness and self-care throughout 2017. I’m not just talking about eating healthier or getting enough sleep – I’m talking about the habits that really make a difference inside and out, mentally and physically.

Here are my top five wellness practices that I’ll be doing more of this year.

Practice Gratitude

If it wasn’t for practising gratitude throughout the last year I would have struggled to see the light in some pretty dark times. It can be really difficult to work a grateful mentally into your daily life, especially if things aren’t going well, but try starting by finding just one thing you have been grateful for in a day. I do this just before I go to bed so I wake up the next day with the intention of finding something to give thanks for again that evening. Whether it’s the food on your plate, the plants in the garden or a smile from a stranger – there is nearly always something to be grateful for in each day. Continue Reading

Happiness, Healthy Living, Lifestyle
Do You Have a Morning Routine?

Successful people have a good morning routine. They don’t just wake up and hope for the best; they have a plan. A focus. A tried-and-tested way of getting from where they are when they wake up, to where they want to be. I have long admired people who have the discipline to stick to a good morning routine so I have made it my focus this month to start every morning well hoping that, after 30 days, my mornings will be calm and productive rather than hurried and stressful. Continue Reading

Healthy Living, Lifestyle
A Gradual Approach to Healthy Living

It would seem incredible to those born a century ago that today’s adults need to be educated about making the right choices for our bodies, but changes in food, work, and leisure activities over the generations mean that, despite advances in modern medicine, we are unhealthier than our great-grandparents!

The Department of Health reports that a third of people in England die before they turn 75, and of these “early” deaths, 100,000 a year are avoidable because they are deaths where a person’s actions (such as being overweight and inactive) could be directly attributed to their cause of death. It’s scary stuff!

The rising number in avoidable, lifestyle influenced illness and death is a trend which clearly needs to change, and it starts with healthy living. To live healthily is to make the best choices for your body and mind. It is moderating elements we know cause poor physical and mental health, such as lack of exercise, and stress, and consciously choosing to treat ourselves with care and respect. Continue Reading