I've never been a huge fan of sports but, for the first time, I'm beginning to see the benefits. Finding an exercise routine that works for me has not only helped whip my body into shape but it's also worked wonders on my mental health. I know, I know, fitness chat is boring - discussions … Continue reading Getting Started: A beginner’s guide to getting fit
Sorry for the silence on here but I've taken a little break. May was not my easiest month, I was unwell, had to have an operation, and then lots of bad news arrived all at once. I'm a firm believer in knowing when your body and mind need a rest, realising you have to start … Continue reading Dimmet in Devon – The perfect seaside staycation
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