healthy living

How to Find Your Way Out of The Darkest Day

One day when I was 11, I was in school listening to my health teacher talk about anorexia and bulimia, she said that 1 out of every four students in my class would suffer from one of these two diseases, where she got the statistics I have no idea… I just knew I was going to be one of those four people...... Read More...

How to Have a Good Night’s Sleep for a Better Tomorrow

Chronic sleep deprivation can all manner of negative consequences for both our mental and physical health, from depression to heart disease. So how do we go about having more of those dream-filled nights and less of those horrible waking nightmares? Well read on and I will let you in on the best way to have a good night, every night.... Read More...

How Resistance Bands Workouts Help You Gain Muscle Mass

Resistance bands have been with us for more than 100 years, and the first ones were simply pieces of rubberized tubing. Originally intended just for physical therapy, the bands were quickly revealed to have many health benefits for non-patients as well. Today, there's a resistance band for every exercise need. But if the right resistance bands aren't paired with the right workout program, they essentially become glorified rubber bands. With the right program, these bands don't just offer a vital assist in strengthening muscle mass. Stamina and greater flexibility result as well.... Read More...

How to Build Your Confidence After a Life-Altering Event

Hands up if you’ve ever had a traumatic experience that you felt changed you. I’ll go first: in 2010 I had my colon removed due to cancer, and shortly after that I found out I had Lynch syndrome, which is a genetic condition that makes me more likely to get certain types of cancer in the future. I’ve written a lot about these experiences, particularly about how they have affected me emotionally. I’ve also thought a lot about how they have changed me as a person, and I’ve come to the conclusion that it hasn’t all been negative. In some ways, I’ve even changed for the better. Here are three things to think about that may help you feel better about your bad experiences too, whatever those may be.... Read More...

What I’ve Learned From My Love-Hate Relationship With My Body

When I stood completely naked in front of the mirror, staring at my own reflection, I seen nothing that I liked, I hated EVERYTHING about my body. When I was 12 stone (with the height of 5'2'' ) of painful shame and all of my deeply swallowed feelings, I hated it even more when it was forever starving yet socially acceptable UK size 10.... Read More...

One Thing You Should Know About Overcoming Eating Disorder

It was November and I was sat there in a waiting room at the front of an inpatient mental health adolescent hospital in Bristol. My parents sat either side of me. All of us were quite anxious and a bit on edge. The last 24 hours hung over us, my heart ECG coming back as bad and a huge family argument about what was right for me. I guess the reality was that those arguments had pretty much been my life for the last year or so. Ever since my parents had decided to interfere with my eating and made me go to CAMHs.  ... Read More...

6 Tips to Support Your Loved One During Recovery

Everybody knows someone. From your own family, from your circle of friends, from your workplace, from the community you live in - someone who is struggling with addiction - alcohol, social drugs, prescription drugs, so the list goes on. I know plenty of “someones,” but those are the circles I move in. In a way, I always have.... Read More...

Expert Tips on How to Improve Your Sex Life

In my clinic, I often see people seeking help for lack of sexual intimacy in their relationship. Both men and woman present with this problem and there is often concern about what is normal. People want to know “how much sex is normal in a long-term relationship?” Often they have read the statistic that married couples have sex on average three times a week, and they are worried.... Read More...

How to Start Running: 7 Brilliant Ideas For Beginners

You hear people talking about how great their run was and how good they feel afterwards. And so you have decided you want to try going for a run, but you don’t run often or have never tried it before. Or maybe you are not sure if you doing it right! Not to worry, I have some easy and helpful tips to get you started. Remember this: running should be enjoyable! Running should get your heart rate going, make you sweat a little (or a lot) and boost your energy, vitality, and self-confidence.... Read More...

One Remarkable Thing About Personal Healing

A few years ago, during a routine medical exam, my doctor found some abnormal cells – pre-cancerous, or what today would be called Stage Zero cancer. She recommended laser surgery to remove them. Even back then, I was very holistic and didn’t want surgery of any kind, even laser surgery, so I considered my alternatives.... Read More...

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