Sunday, 26 February 2012

De-stress to avoid Disease

Stress is a MAJOR contributor to chronic diseases so it is crucial for you to discover your own stress management techniques. I have offered a few suggestions but other things include improving your organisational skills in your life, writing lists or simply writing things down on paper to get constant thoughts about work or your personal life out of your head. Everyone is individual so some may reduce stress through engaging in hardcore physical exercise or extreme sports or maybe you're the type of person who prefers a more relaxed practice such as yoga and meditation. Either way, finding what works for you can reduce your incidence of disease and ill-health and promote longevity!!

Laura

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Diet is a dirty word

I really despise the word 'diet' mainly because it is associated with deprivation and leads to unsustainable weight loss and unnecessary stress! Healthy eating and weight loss should be a lifestyle choice, a slow but steady transition into making conscious food choices while having treats and enjoying them... guilt-free eating!

So my latest page is discussing various sweeteners commonly found in 'diet' or 'sugar-free' foods. It is open to interpretation and incorporating these foods into your life is a personal choice, I understand the logic if you were someone who is was eating a Mars bar a day and now you've replaced it with a protein bar. However, be mindful and informed of what you're eating and make healthy eating habits a way of life.

Laura 

Monday, 6 February 2012

ENERGY!!!

Low energy is becoming more and more common as we all lead hectic lifestyles and are affected by stress. I've just posted a page on how to avoid energy slumps and they are simple but effective! Most of them can be considered as common sense but how many of us stop to actually do it?? If you're young, there's no reason why you shouldn't be bouncing off the walls!

Laura