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How to support immunity in teens when they’re too busy to think about it

Reading Time: 3 minutes With a full school load, sports and hobbies, a possible part-time job, and an active social life, how many teens actually have time to pay attention to what they’re doing to support their immunity? It’s no surprise that teens are often too busy to be mindful of their bodies’ defences, but that doesn’t mean this […]

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Ten tips for a healthy immune system in kids

Reading Time: 3 minutes Children can be resilient when it comes to sickness, and their immune system is what’s to thank. But we all know it’s hard to keep little hands from germ-covered toys, screens, noses, and mouths.  That’s why it’s essential that kids are provided with the support they need to keep their immune system balanced and strong. […]

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Ten ways to strengthen your immune system

Reading Time: 2 minutes The best approach to good health is one that’s proactive. That’s why it’s important we support the immune system, a complex structure dedicated to protecting us from harmful outside invaders and fighting off what we come down with. This intricate bodily system plays a significant role in overall health by protecting, supporting, and balancing our […]

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The link between dopamine and happiness

Reading Time: 2 minutes Doesn’t it feel good when you’ve completed a big project, learned something new, or achieved a set goal? That sense of accomplishment and fulfillment is a reward that’s attributed to our state of happiness. Quite often, that’s due to the neurotransmitter dopamine. Dopamine is one of four neurotransmitters known as happiness chemicals. Along with serotonin, […]

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Why is stress management important for students?

Reading Time: 6 minutes What is stress? All of us experience stress throughout our lives. There are common stressors we all recognise, such as major life changes, uncertainty about the future, illness, conflict, and financial problems. Although these can cause real challenges to our mental health, stress isn’t always a bad thing. In fact, in certain circumstances, short-term positive […]

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What is adrenal fatigue?

Reading Time: 3 minutes While it is not recognised as a medical condition, the term adrenal fatigue was coined in 1998 by the chiropractor and naturopath James Wilson and is thought to occur when one or more essential hormones, including cortisol, are not being produced in high enough amounts by your adrenal glands. When we are experiencing stress, our […]

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Ten self-care tips for a successful holiday season

Reading Time: 2 minutes Taking care of your mind and body during any time of the year is important. And during the holidays, it’s essential. The hustle and bustle of this time of year is often filled with scrumptious goodies and late-night parties – not to mention self-induced stress. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Make this […]

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Delicious and nutritious winter foods

Reading Time: 2 minutes If you think fresh and nutrient-dense foods are only available in warmer months, think again. Winter is a wonderful time of year to take advantage of the abundance of delicious and nutritious foods.  Whether it’s roasting root vegetables for fibre and antioxidants, simmering broths for bone health and weight loss, or slicing citrus for immunity […]

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Supporting the immune system during holiday travel

Reading Time: 3 minutes Travel at the holidays is often exciting – the anticipation of getting away, the enjoyment of seeing loved ones, and the indulgence of our favourite meals all beckon to us. However, our immune systems can take a beating during this time, leading to susceptibility for colds and flu – not what we want our holidays […]

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Why and how to make a purposeful transition between seasons

Reading Time: 2 minutes Did you know the more connected we are with nature (like that of nature therapy), the healthier we may be?  Considering the great outdoors can do everything from nourish our bodies to boost our mood, it may be time to develop a deeper relationship with it in order to gain as many benefits as we […]

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How can you maintain good eye health and prevent sore eyes?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Eye health is impacted by a number of factors. Poor eye health can lead to symptoms ranging from sore eyes to dry, itchy eyes, blurred vision and more. As one of our five senses, eyesight is without a doubt important. Being able to see well is a huge benefit, and yet it’s something that is […]

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What is the connection between sleep and gut health?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Our bodies work in weird and wonderful ways! It might seem strange, but sometimes, things that affect one part of your body can also have an impact on a totally different part too. One such relationship is now thought to exist between gut health and sleep. Your gut can’t think and feel in the traditional […]

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Maximising your metabolism

Reading Time: 3 minutes Your metabolism is important in keeping you healthy but what exactly is a metabolism? Your metabolism is – in essence – a way of describing the chemical processes that continuously occur within your body to keep your organs functioning optimally and to keep you alive. 1 It is responsible for helping you breathe, for repairing […]

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Intestinal Health

Reading Time: 12 minutes Why healthy intestinal flora is so important The gut is the cradle of good health and the basis for your general well-being.1 Its large surface area makes it a very important organ in our bodies with its own ecosystem. Healthy intestinal flora contains 80% of all our immune cells, making it a significant protective shield […]

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Why do we sometimes not lose weight when we exercise?

Reading Time: 4 minutes There are many health benefits of physical exercise, but sometimes, the one we want is simply weight loss. There’s nothing more annoying though, than being committed and disciplined on the exercise front and then getting on the scales at the end of the week only to find you haven’t actually lost any weight – or […]

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How to enjoy a detox – naturally

Reading Time: 3 minutes Just the word ‘detox’ can quickly instil fear into people. It’s understandable – after all, when we think of a detox, we think about ‘getting rid’ of things. Often, these are things we enjoy and no one wants to be deprived of something that makes them happy. The good news is however, that not only […]

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What is endurance fitness?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Why endurance fitness should feature in your movement workouts Endurance is one of the four pillars of fitness and relates to your physical ability to sustain a movement workout for a prolonged period. The biggest threat to good endurance is fatigue, but by keeping at it and continuing to exercise, you will find things are […]

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The importance of physical exercise for children

Reading Time: 2 minutes When we talk of children and physical exercise, it’s a lot different to how we would approach a movement workout for an adult – you certainly wouldn’t expect to see a child lifting weights at a gym, for example. For a child, any form of movement could be classed as physical activity, from running around […]

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Why we need vitamins and minerals – a focus on Magnesium

Reading Time: 2 minutes Vitamins and minerals are important for our overall health and it’s important to consume a full range, in the adequate amounts, so that our bodies function optimally. One of the minerals that is sometimes taken for granted is magnesium. Magnesium is prominent in the earth’s crust, so it’s not surprising that it’s incorporated into the […]

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How to progress from a healthy diet to a lifestyle change

Reading Time: 3 minutes A healthy diet and a lifestyle change can be similar but they are not the same thing. If you confuse the two, it can leave you feeling uncertain about what your actual goal is. Switching to a healthy diet is something you would usually do if you had a specific goal, such as weight loss. […]

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How to get a natural energy boost with superfoods

Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s so easy to run out of energy. We lead busy lives, full of responsibility and we have to find time to work, relax, sleep and of course, enjoy ourselves though the things we love, like socialising and keeping fit. All of these things require energy, which can be difficult to come by, but with […]

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Inflammation and weight gain

Reading Time: 4 minutes Is there a link between inflammation and weight gain? Inflammation is a natural and healthy bodily reaction when the body is fighting off an infection or responding to some other injury. But there is another aspect to inflammation we need to be aware of – it’s potential to cause weight gain. There is nothing quite […]

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Overtraining

Reading Time: 3 minutes How much exercise is too much? Anyone actively training to increase their performance can be at risk of overtraining – especially when using high training loads to achieve your fitness goals and improve performance. As studies have shown these can only be tolerated by your body through periods of rest and recovery.1 When considering how […]

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The importance of sleep

Reading Time: 3 minutes How can you achieve a more restful and restorative sleep? Sleep is vital. We know that, because we all, at one point or another, will have failed to have enough and suffered as a result. Lack of sleep causes physical effects like grey eyes, dull skin and headaches, but the importance of sleep is also […]

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Understanding the mind-body connection for positive mental health

Reading Time: 3 minutes How can developing mindfulness support positive mental health? Positive mental health is determined by a variety of factors and while it’s impossible to control everything that happens around us, developing mindfulness can be a strong step in the right direction when it comes to experiencing greater happiness and a positive state of mind.  Why should […]

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The mental health benefits of exercise

Reading Time: 3 minutes What role does regular exercise play in your mental wellbeing? The health benefits of physical exercise are many and varied and, given the obvious affects it has on our fitness, shape and health, it’s understandable that this is where attention is often focused. Exercise is not just about increasing fitness and gaining bigger muscles though […]

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Increase your productivity in life

Reading Time: 3 minutes How can I increase my productivity? In today’s busy world, it seems like we’re often expected to do it all: perform at our job, keep a clean house and spend quality time with friends and family. Often we can over-commit and create mile-long to do lists. Therefore, we all need time to relax and step […]

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Can positivity lead to happiness?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Sometimes life throws things at us that we just weren’t expecting. Out of the blue a massive curve-ball comes round the corner.  It doesn’t even have to be something major – just something we didn’t anticipate and had no control over. What do we do? You’re probably thinking “Where are we going with this?”. The […]

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Little red wonders

Reading Time: 3 minutes Small, shiny, tasty – and good for you too, no wonder cherries are a firm favourite for so many. In fact, cherries are beloved in countries around the world, with National Cherry Day1 in the UK, and whole festivals dedicated to them in the USA. We just can’t seem to get enough of this small […]

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Keeping fit as a family

Reading Time: 2 minutes Exercise. Whether the word brings a rush of excitement or sparks a fear of dread, there’s no denying the fundamental truth that it’s good for us.1 Taking part in regular exercise not only makes you feel better about yourself, it has a couple of pretty impressive shorter-term effects too. Exercise helps us sleep better, reduces […]

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