10 Strategies to slim down

Although I workout on a daily basis and eat a vegan diet, I've come to accept that I have a body type which picks up weight quite easily. While I'm lucky in that I love exercise and favour dates and nuts over chocolate and cakes, these foods also come with their own fair share of [...]

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Tempted? How gender may impact our ability to resist temptation

This week I've been reading about temptation; in particular, how gender impacts on our propensity to be tempted by food and, as a result, how it can influence our weight loss goals. I started to think about this while reading about the ways in which gender can affect how our bodies process various chemicals - [...]

Stepping up

I have been wearing my Jawbone Up for just over a month now, so I figured it was a good point to make an initial review. Anyone who has found themselves going from a to b with me over the past 6 weeks will know that walking has become my mode of transport of choice. [...]

Outside option – the benefits of the great outdoors

It was as I was sitting outside in the park on a rather chilly Wednesday lunchtime, eating a salad while wrapped up a jacket and scarf, that I was inspired to write this post. You see, I have inherited from my mum an overpowering belief that being outdoors is inherently good for you. As a child [...]

Salad days

After last week's proclamation of a health kick, and with a few good salads under my belt, the healthy eating started in earnest this week. I'm working towards little targets, the first being our holiday in September, which gives me seven weeks (and counting!) of being good to my body. I'm not reviewing improvement in [...]

Has green become the new black?

Anyone who has glimpsed the book charts recently, picked up a lifestyle magazine, ventured into the healthy-living area of the blogosphere or encountered an Instagram account using the hashtag 'eatclean', will probably have noticed that 'wellness' is the movement of the moment. Whether it's channelled through yoga retreats, or regular trips to juice bars, detox [...]

Wellbeing at work

So it may (or may not) have been on your radar, but last Friday was 'wellbeing at work day'. Most of us spend more time at work than at any other place. For this reason, it's so important that we not only feel satisfied and fulfilled by the jobs we do, but that we can [...]