The link between the meaning of life and being healthy!

‘The question is not to know what is the meaning of life, but what meaning I can give to my life’ – Dalai Lama Have you ever stopped to wonder why finding a meaning in our life (or a sense of purpose) is really important for physical and mental wellbeing? I know I hadn’t until… Continue reading The link between the meaning of life and being healthy!

A Good Stretch! Or why is daily stretching good for you?

‘If stretching were wealth, the cat would be rich’ – African proverb We all know that we need to stretch before and after exercise but did you know that stretching has other benefits as well, including for our mental health? We spend hours in front of a laptop, glued to our mobile phones, sitting in… Continue reading A Good Stretch! Or why is daily stretching good for you?

Climate change and mental health

‘Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world – unknown Although it received very little media coverage, the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2021 (or COP26 as it’s also known) included a session on climate change and mental health. Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, the session brought together health practitioners,… Continue reading Climate change and mental health

Age is just a number

‘Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever’ – Walt Disney Do you ever wish you were younger? Or older? It seems that wherever we are in life we’d quite like to be somewhere else! In our teenage years we often wish we were older, maybe so we can get into that… Continue reading Age is just a number

Let’s have a laugh!

‘Always find a reason to laugh. It may not add years to your life but will surely add life to your years!’ – unknown Having a laugh has so many benefits and not just that it makes you happy! It can reduce the risk of heart disease, improve your breathing, boost your immune system and… Continue reading Let’s have a laugh!

18 reasons why walking is good for you!

‘Walking is a man’s best medicine’ – Hippocrates You’ve no doubt heard that we should all be aiming to walk 10,000 steps every day. But did you know that this figure actually came about from a Japanese advertising slogan, rather than being based on medical science? Honestly – google it!! The important thing is that… Continue reading 18 reasons why walking is good for you!

Introducing plant based foods

‘The most ethical diet just so happens to be the most environmentally sound diet and just so happens to be the healthiest’ – Dr Michael Gregor If you are thinking about introducing more plant based foods into your diet for health, ethical or environmental reasons, there are some really easy ways to start. Don’t be… Continue reading Introducing plant based foods