The benefits of moving your body regularly, every day if possible, cannot be overstated. Regular exercise keeps your physical body healthy, while also benefiting your mental and emotional wellbeing. When you’re busy, stressed or engaged in heavy mental activity, exercise is one of the best ways to stay balanced. The type of exercise you choose is also […]
I met Sarah McKay (medical writer / neuroscientist / blogger) at last week’s trivia tournament – not only is she lovely, Sarah was also was a total boon for our team! I’ve read her blog on and off for a while now, so it was great to meet in person and chat about some of the […]
I know I’ve posted this before, but it’s just so good I wanted to share again. I also think it’s particularly relevant for a lot of folk I’ve been talking to over the past few weeks. So many of us get caught up in what we think ‘should’ be doing for our health, rather than […]
I’ve just come across a small study on yoga, published a little earlier this year. I thought you might be interested too. Researchers at the University of Illinois assessed the effect of yoga, compared to aerobic exercise, on cognition. Interestingly, after just one 20 min session, the study participants had significantly improved reaction times and […]
Here are some rules I can get behind. You?
I posted the video below on my facebook page last week, but it’s just so good I have to share again (plus, FB is doing strange buggy things so that not everyone can see what I post). This wonderful clip was created by Matthew Johnstone, in collaboration with WHO, to mark World Mental Health Day […]
Here are five reasons I love lychees: 1. They’re, unequivocally, delicious. 2. They’re compact, come individually wrapped and travel reasonably well – perfect for a picnic. 3. Considering their teeniness, lychees have a considerable amount of vitamin C. 4. Nutritionally, lychees also contain a pretty decent amount of Potassium, an important electrolyte. So, post-exercise (particularly […]
Check it out: A sedentary lifestyle will result in around 300g of muscle loss each year. Over five years, that equates to about 1.5kg. As we get older, muscle is harder to regain. Almost certainly, any muscle lost will be replaced by fatty tissue. Usually in surplus. As we get older, this gets harder to budge. So. […]