The health benefits of herbs and spices are many – and they are as easy to find as opening the kitchen cupboard. Most people think of herbs and spices as an extra topping to food, or even an unnecessary garnish. However many experts think we should treat herbs and spices as foods in their own right due to their amazing health benefits – and even that we should be sprinkling them into every meal with abandon! So, which herbs and spices are most beneficial to your health and what amazing improvements can we expect?
How to Exercise Outside in Hot Weather
Exercising outside in hot weather can feel much harder than working out in the cooler months. However this is no reason to shun outdoor workouts when it’s hot outside. By taking a few special measures you can ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and highly productive workout even when the temperature soars. Read More
Although the sun is a temperamental visitor to the UK, when it does show its face, the first thing that springs to mind is the humble ice lolly! There are plenty of lollies in supermarket freezers these days, such as the classics Magnum and Solero but none compare with the classics of old. We’re talking about the ice lollies from the ice cream vans during the 80s and 90s. So roll up the retro ices! Check out this list of lollies and tell us which is your favourite: Read More
One of the best smells has to be freshly brewed coffee. We bet most people can also vouch for freshly baked bread, chocolate, vanilla and flowers as positive aromas. In the same way, most people can agree on the foulness of disagreeable aromas, such as sewage.
Whether you love or hate a particular smell, an interesting discovery by scientists is that certain smells can improve our physical performance. Certain scents can increase our energy levels, while other smells can have a relaxing effect, calming anxiety and improving confidence. So which smells should we use to improve our athletic performance? Read More
With summer just around the corner, you might be thinking of booking a holiday. But why choose a boring normal hotel when you could stay in a renovated drain pipe? From a treehouse to an old fort, an underwater lodge to a doghouse, we’ve collected together some of the weirdest hotels in the world to give you a few ideas on where to take your next holiday. Plus, we’ve also had a few thoughts on how and where to incorporate your workouts into your quirky mini break! Read More
Fruit is one of the healthiest foods on the planet. It is packed full of vitamins and minerals, while it also contains good sugars for energy, fibre to keep you feeling full and water for hydration. Although fruit is great for your body whatever time of the day you consume it, research suggests that fruit will give you the most benefits when eaten on an empty stomach first thing in the morning. Read on to explore why you should eat fruit on an empty stomach, why it should always be served warm and how it can boost your wellbeing. Read More
Everyone loves a pancake. But for anyone watching their waistline, all that inevitable sugar and syrup in traditional pancake toppings can be a touch problematic! Since New Year, many of us have been trying to stick to a healthier diet so the inevitable question now arises – is there a way to enjoy Shrove Tuesday without spoiling your health kick?
The happy answer is yes, there is a way you can indulge in pancake heaven without the bad bits – it’s called healthy pancakes! Check out our healthy pancake recipes to satisfy your taste buds when Pancake Day strikes on February 28th. Read More
We’ve thoroughly enjoyed the festive season and raised a glass to the New Year – and now we’ve all woken up in 2017. If like us you have overdone it a tad over the holiday season, you might be thinking about how to reverse some of that damage!
We are determined to have a healthy start to the New Year and have prepared some health and fitness resolutions to reverse the blow-out of Christmas excess. So here are our New Year’s resolutions for healthy living for 2017: Read More
Has the arrival of the frost made you neglect your exercise routine? Dig out those trainers and think again! Instead of hindering your exercise, researchers have found that cold weather can actually improve your workout. Whether you like running, walking, playing tennis or cycling, exercising outdoors is a fantastic way to improve your health.
Check out the latest research that examines your body’s response to outdoor exercise, then explore our tips on how to enjoy an effective and safe cold weather workout. Read More
The winter weather with rain and lack of sunlight can leave many people feeling cold and depressed. Exercise, nutritious food and plenty of sleep are all good ways of boosting your mood. But adding an atmosphere of peaceful, contented cosiness is also a great method of boost the festive spirit. The Danes have turned this creation of cosiness into an art form and the word that describes this atmosphere of contentment is ‘hygge’.