Category: Movement

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Six elements of holistic wellbeing

“You can’t have one, you can’t have one, you can’t have one without the other….” Holistic wellbeing and homeostasis To keep us healthy, our body constantly strives to maintain a state of internal, physiological balance – homeostasis. Holistic wellbeing is about paying attention to how key elements of our external...

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How to de-stress your desk (and everything else!) to improve energy, productivity and wellbeing

How often do we sit at our work desks feeling our energy evaporate, our productivity tumble and our sense of well-being vanish as the day goes on? I know I do… all too frequently! And whether we’re in an office environment, or work from home, a desk-based job doesn’t lend...

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Stress Awareness Week – 8 tips for better control

  “Stress is not a state of mind… it’s measurable and dangerous, and humans can’t seem to find their off-switch” – Neurobiologist Robert Sapolsky in the documentary Stress: Portrait of a Killer.   The International Stress Awareness Week (5 – 9 November) highlights the impact that chronic stress has on...

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Physical activity and breast cancer prevention

THE ROLE OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND EXERCISE IN BREAST CANCER PREVENTION Breast cancer is now one of the most common cancers worldwide and research evidence on the impact of physical activity and exercise on breast cancer is clear: regular exercise can reduce our risk of breast cancer – particularly post-menopausal...

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Give Your Gut Critters a Summer Diet!

Our cheeky little Gut Critters (aka our gut microbiome) NEED a Summer diet!  They’re calling for us to calm the heat in our belly and transition from Spring foods to a Summer diet.  These smart cookies want cooler, moister foods which balance immunity, digestion, energy and weight and we need to listen...

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How I’m beating autoimmune arthritis with lifestyle medicine (3).

Autoimmune disease is a bummer. Autoimmune arthritis is a bummer. And psoriatic arthritis – a form of autoimmune arthritis with psoriasis – is no exception.  Left to its own devices, autoimmune diseases take no prisoners in their destructive progression and conventional approaches can only leave the sufferer reliant upon toxic and hideously debilitating medications....

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How I’m Beating Arthritis with Food-as-Medicine (2): What I would have said to my younger self!

Sadly, my younger self wasn’t able to piece together the complex medical and research jigsaw on arthritis and psoriasis that convinced me that food-as-medicine was the ONLY way of truly healing myself from a progressive autoimmune disease – psoriatic arthritis. IN THE FIRST POST in this series I shared how good it felt to know I...