For years I've thought this whole mindfulness thing was a fad. I'd downloaded Headspace, I'd tried to clear my brain but nothing worked - I just couldn't meditate! But, while researching cryotherapy for this blog, I stumbled across floatation therapy, which involves lying in sensory deprivation tank filled with salt water, the latest 'wellness' trend. The … Continue reading Floatation Therapy – Are sensory deprivation tanks good for your mental health?
You'd be forgiven for thinking it is crazy to choose to stand virtually naked in a -140 degree capsule, but cryotherapy is the coolest new trend that everyone from celebrities to athletes is trying. https://www.instagram.com/p/BcWfOjwjf42/ Its fans include Mo Farah, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lindsay Lohan and Millie Mackintosh, and its benefits are said to be huge, … Continue reading London Cryo: Cryotherapy, the coolest new trend that involves freezing yourself for muscle recovery
Periods are a pain. Yes, literally... but for me, the biggest pain about periods is the cost. Paying a tenner a month for something beyond my control isn't ok, and don't even get me started on the Tampon Tax. For a while, I'd been toying with the idea of using a menstrual cup, but I'd … Continue reading Is a Menstrual Cup worth it? The Mooncup and Lunette reviewed
You never realise you’re an addict until you try to give up. My realisation came during a night shift. I work 10pm till 9am, and it was around 5am when a colleague offered me a cup of coffee. I looked around my desk and there were already seven mugs piled up… So, I reluctantly declined … Continue reading Cutting the caffeine and discovering decaf – how to drink great coffee, without the buzz
Feeling a little tired today? Me too. Not only did the clocks go forward yesterday, depriving us of an hour's sleep, but I've just finished a stretch of night shifts (9pm-9am, in case you were wondering). Sleep has never been that big an issue for me, I used to wake up at 5am and stay … Continue reading My secrets for a good night’s sleep