craving chocolate

Simple Simon Says

Still Craving Chocolate? A few days on from Easter and who has vowed to return their chocolate consumption to more normal levels? What do Easter, Christmas and birthdays (not to mention Halloween!) all have in common? Yes, these are all times when our chocolate and sugar consumption can get, quite frankly, out of hand! It’s funny...
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Let’s Talk about Yoga

All About Yoga Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson, Lady Gaga and David Beckham – want to take a guess at what they all have in common? They’ve all sung the praises of yoga as part of their regular fitness routine or helping them with aches and pains. Yoga in the city Gone are the...
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Properly Healthy

Healthy Trends Despite the millions of books, magazine articles and podcasts on healthy, you could be forgiven for being more than a little confused about what healthy really is. Like anything else, health trends go in and out of fashion. What’s in favour one day can be rapidly out of favour the next. Take clean...
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Resolving to Change

Making resolutions stick We’re two weeks on from the date when most New Year resolutions are broken by – the 17th of January, having earned the title of Ditch New Year Resolutions Day! (New Year does seem a long way ago now, doesn’t it!). So how are you doing?  Did you make any New Year...
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  All I want for Christmas… ‘Dear Santa. More than anything else in the whole world I want to be healthy…’ What price would you put on your good health? How much money you would accept in exchange for your good health? Would you rather be a rich in money or have good health? Our...
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Stop being so hard on yourself

Your own worst critic? ‘Stop Being so hard on yourself It’s not good for your health’ Last week the above words streamed through my earphones. I don’t know how many times I’ve found myself running to music and suddenly thought: these lyrics were made for me right now. On numerous occasions, the words I’ve heard in...
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I have always struggled with my weight

‘I have always struggled with my weight.’ ‘I have lost weight many times over my life but I never seem able to sustain it’. ‘I eat when I am tired, when I don’t feel well, when I am stressed, when I feel emotional, when I feel lonely’. ‘It hugely affects my self-esteem and my confidence...
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Get off your phone!

Of relevance to many of us, this month’s topic has as much to do with health as food and fitness. When in my car recently, I tuned into an interesting radio programme on smartphone use and children. It was so interesting that I stayed in my car for a further 30 mins listening to the...
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Youthful heart, healthy you

The subject of health has been especially relevant to me over the last week as for various reasons, I have made quite a few visits to hospital (myself and family reasons – we are all fine!). I few things struck me here: 70 years on (it was the NHS’s 70th birthday recently), how fortunate we...
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