Discovering the art of self-love

Esteem; we all know what it means, we all have people around us whom we admire, respect and hold in high regard. Why, then, do we have such a high tendency towards hating ourselves? Especially, when it comes to our physical self? 

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10 tips for beating the January blues

According to Dr Cliff Arnall, formerly of Cardiff University, the third Monday in January (this year 16th January) is the gloomiest day of the year based on factors including weather, debts, time since Christmas and motivation. And as if that isn’t depressing enough, Arnall has predicted that 2017’s Blue Monday will be the most miserable yet because of celebrity deaths, anxiety over Brexit, and fears about a Donald Trump presidency in the US.

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Is 5 the magic number when it comes to weight loss?

There is a new diet in town and it’s called the 5:5:5 diet which encourages its followers to eat five small meals every single day. The creator of the diet, UK nutritionist Angela Dowden, says it can help users lose up to five pounds in a fortnight.

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A generation out of control: Overall wellbeing of young people falls to an all-time low

A new report from the Prince’s Trust shows that the overall wellbeing of young people in the UK has dropped to its lowest level since the study was launched in 2009. The report reveals that more than a quarter of millennials do not feel in control of their lives, and that a crisis of confidence in their own abilities and future prospects is preventing them from realising their true potential.

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8 tips to achieve your fitness resolution

The beginning of a new year is a great time to set new fitness goals, however research shows that a whopping 42 percent of us fail to achieve our resoltions each year. But before you decide to throw in the towel, here are seven tips to help you stay on track and achieve your fitness goals.

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Is damp January the new dry January?

It’s the 29th December and today is the first day in approximately two weeks when I haven’t had a drink. That really does sound like the opening line to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. The thought of raising another glass of prosecco to my lips is quite stomach churning. Christmas, you’ve beaten me. I’m done. So it may come as a surprise that I’m not partaking in dry January.

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Clean sleeping: the hottest health trend for 2017

In 2016 the big health trend was clean eating and 2017 looks set to be the year of clean sleeping. In a recent article penned by Gwyneth Paltrow, she says that while diet plays a vital role in her health and wellbeing, so does sleep.

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These 4 words are sabotaging your diet

We all have our own health and fitness goals, from losing weight to toning up, exercising more to eating less junk food, however the majority of us find it hard to stick to them. You know what I’m talking about – you’re doing great, working out regularly, eating healthily, then you have a small slip up and use it as an excuse to ‘screw the diet’ for the rest of the week. I can put every single one of my past diet failures down to four little words: “The diet starts Monday”.

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Dealing with stress & anxiety

If you suffer from bouts of overwhelming stress and anxiety you are not alone. Many of us know what it is feels like to be overtaken by worry, from fear of losing your job, financial concerns, relationship woes or just everything and nothing at the wrong time, however if anxiety is not controlled it can begin to take over your life and that’s when it becomes less of a nuisance and more of a mental concern that can escalate and even effect your physical wellbeing.

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Why I’m giving up New Year’s resolutions

My New Year’s resolution this year is to stop making them. Every January I make the same promises to myself and within a week they’re irrelevant, forgotten or broken. In the past I’ve set resolutions that are ambitious at best and unachievable at worst and by day 5 I feel deflated, frustrated and down-trodden.

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