• Top 8 beauty trends of 2022

    Top 8 beauty trends of 2022

    Top 8 beauty trends of 2022Wondering what’s hot off the press in the beauty industry? We’ve scouted out ten of the best health and beauty trends to try out this year.From slugging (which doesn’t involve the slimy creature) to skinimalism, discover all the latest trends in the industry and find out all you need to know before you give them a go.1. SkinimalismWhether you’re on Tiktok or you’re a fan of beauty mags, you’ve probably heard of skinimalism. But what is this exactly?Essentially, skinimalism is the concept of minimalising your skincare – from your routine to...
  • Summer beauty hydration hacks

    Summer beauty hydration hacks

    Summer is here – hooray! But that long-overdue sunshine can really take its toll on skin, sapping it of moisture and leaving us looking dull and dehydrated. Luckily, we’ve got a heap-load of natural solutions. Skin that holds its moisture will look healthier and more youthful, whatever your age. Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the body, and it’s the key to keeping skin plump and hydrated. Boost levels by using a hyaluronic serum before your moisturiser. It fights fine lines and wrinkles, and helps offset sun damage, which can leave skin looking dull, dry and uneven....
  • Are you getting enough Vitamin D during the summer

    Are you getting enough Vitamin D during the summer

    When those gloomy winter nights transition into progressively brighter spring and summer, do you really need to be thinking about vitamin D? The aptly-named sunshine vitamin is recommended for everyone during winter, as we don’t get as much sun exposure – which our bodies need to make vitamin D. Do you need to take vitamin D in the summer when the sun is blazing in the sky? We should be ok - right? Not always, it seems! Discover why getting enough vitamin D is so important and why some of us might be lacking even in...
  • 7 outdoor activities to work on your wellbeing

    7 outdoor activities to work on your wellbeing

    Wellness is a term that we hear a lot these days. It refers to focusing on your mental and physical state and taking time to care for yourself in any way that you might need to. It sounds simple enough, but many people are left wondering how they can actually improve their wellbeing. The great outdoors brings us all kind of benefits which is why outdoor activities are talked about as one of the greatest wellbeing exercises. It can increase our energy levels, creativity and support our immune system. Here, we have put together a list...
  • A healthy gut could help weight loss

    A healthy gut could help weight loss

    Gut health and weight loss often go hand in hand. The latest research suggests your digestive health is not only the key to overall health, but also the secret to weight loss. Did you know that the microbes that live inside you outnumber your own body cells by 10:1? Deep down in your large intestine, there are around 100 trillion microbes, mostly bacteria, and collectively they’re known as your microbiome. What does gut bacteria do for you? There are hundreds if not thousands of strains of gut bacteria – some helpful, some not – and we’re...
  • 9 of the best foods & drinks for a healthy gut

    9 of the best foods & drinks for a healthy gut

    What foods are good for gut health? Can bacteria really be good for you? Read on to find out more about the best foods for a healthy gut... 1. High-fibre foods High-fibre foods help to feed gut bacteria, allowing them to thrive and grow, important for improving and maintaining a healthy gut. Some nutritionist recommendations include: • Classic whole grains: brown rice, bread, pasta. • More unusual wholegrain sources: quinoa, amaranth. These are naturally gluten-free, have a pleasant nutty taste, and make a good alternative to rice or couscous. • Dried fruit • Lentils 2. Colourful...
  • Discover the different vitamins for you

    Discover the different vitamins for you

    There are a group of vitamins that are vital to the body – known as essential vitamins. The body can’t function properly without them. The body can’t make essential vitamins by itself, so we must get them through our diet. However, even with the best intentions, it’s not always possible to get enough of the vitamins we need to keep our body functioning at its very best. Why do people take vitamins? Millions of people around the globe take vitamins to supplement their dietary intake and promote optimum health. It’s important to remember that there is...
  • How to cut down on sugar as a family

    How to cut down on sugar as a family

    Easy ways to deal with your child’s sweet tooth – and your own It’s no mean feat keeping children’s sugar consumption in check at the best of times, but Halloween with its treats is especially tricky. Then Christmas and Easter, not to mention birthday parties, all pose the same challenge. While you'll probably have to accept that some days will be healthier than others, simple steps can help you keep a lid on your family’s everyday sugar intake, without anyone feeling like they’re missing out. Here's what you need to know There has been guidance that...
  • What are vitamins and why do we need them?

    What are vitamins and why do we need them?

    You might know a bit about vitamins, and may even take some every day, but do you really know what they are? We’ve got the answers to your vital vitamin questions: What are vitamins? Vitamins are compounds that our bodies need to work properly. Because we can’t make most of them, we have to get them from our diets. There are 13 vitamins altogether and they are classed as micronutrients because we only need them in small quantities, usually milligrams (mg) or micrograms (mcg or μg), every day.  One exception is vitamin D, which we make...
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