Here are a few ideas to look after body and soul over the festive period. It’s not intended to be a checklist, as the most important thing is to find time to relax and enjoy the time you have with others (including your own company if you’re having a solo Christmas this year). Simply take what you need…
In this article I’m focussing on the final element of my healthy menopause plan – sleep. When was the last time you had a really good night’s sleep and woke up feeling fully refreshed? If you are going through the menopause then you may be part of the 40 to 60% of women who report sleep disturbance during this transition, with around a quarter of women experiencing severe sleep problems at this time.
Keeping active in your 40s and 50s has a wealth of benefits. Here I cover why it’s important to find the type of exercise that’s right for you and that supports the needs of your changing body.
Managing stress and looking after your general mental wellbeing is a key part of having a healthy menopause.
In this article, I’m focussing on the ‘Nourish’ step of my healthy menopause plan. What are the best foods to support you as you go through the hormonal changes of the menopause?
If you’re in your 40s or 50s and struggling with perimenopausal or menopausal symptoms such as poor sleep and daytime tiredness, hot flushes, weight gain or mood swings, there are 4 key steps you can take to help you feel revitalised and confident about this stage of your life.
We’re living in uncertain times, but there is one thing for sure. We need to seize the moment and ensure that we (and our immune systems) are in the best possible health.
So what can we all do to take good care of ourselves?
Intermittent fasting is certainly in the spotlight at the moment, but did you know that fasting was used for therapeutic purposes way back in ancient China?
A great way to boost your health is to spend a bit of time planning out delicious, healthy meals for the week ahead. Sounds simple and obvious but how often do you get back from the supermarket and find you only have the ingredients for one meal?! The tips below will help you to save time, money and take the stress out of mealtimes.
I hope you have some fun testing your knowledge in this festive nutrition quiz!
Cold temperatures outdoors and the contrasting heat and dryness of central heating inside, all conspire to leave your skin feeling dull and dry. There are lots of lovely moisturisers you can apply and combining them with nourishing your skin from within will really help to maintain a healthy glow through the winter months.
With only a few weeks to go before the clocks change, the nights are drawing in and the winter cold and flu season will soon be upon us. It’s time to make sure your diet is packed with the nutrients that will support your immune system through the winter months. Here are my top nutrients to help you fight off the germs.
There’s lots of buzz around plant-based diets at the moment. In the UK over 1.2 million people are vegetarians and over half a million are now vegan. A YouGov poll last year also showed that almost 20% of the population are eating less meat. People choose to eat plant-based meals or switch to plant-based diets for a variety of reasons.
If you’ve been suffering from menopausal-related symptoms, ‘positive’ is probably not the word you’re thinking of right now. However, there are some simple changes that you can make to your diet and lifestyle that will have a beneficial impact on this important phase of your life.
Mood can be affected by a number of factors such as stress, physical activity, sleep levels and sunlight. Food is also important. What we eat can affect how we feel. Some foods can help to boost our mood by supporting hormones and brain function. So here are my top recommendations for food mood boosters.