• How to set and achieve fitness goals

    How to set and achieve fitness goals

    Getting fit or fitter can sometimes feel like an insurmountable goal. In fact, the sheer size of it all can often overwhelm you into procrastination mode, or into feeling fed up with the enormity of the task. But have no fear! There are surefire ways to get around this. They involve setting fitness goals that are specific, realistic and achievable, and then breaking them down into monthly, weekly, or even daily actions that will help you get there. Fitness goals are also important because they give you a vision of what is possible, encourage you to push through...
  • How to get the most from vitamin C

    How to get the most from vitamin C

    Because it’s not just for colds… You’d have to have been living under a rock to not know that Vitamin C is great for helping keep the dreaded winter sniffles at bay – but it’s so much more than just that - it’s used by the body for the production of antibodies. It’s also thought to be great for skin, boosting collagen, helping skin look plumper and more luminous, and fighting free radical damage caused by pollution. On top of all that, it helps stabilise energy levels, the nervous system and protects against tiredness and fatigue,...
  • 8 easy ways to fit exercise into a hectic lifestyle

    8 easy ways to fit exercise into a hectic lifestyle

    No time to get to the gym? Fit exercise around your busiest days with these 8 easy ways to fit exercise into a hectic lifestyle. 10-minute workout before breakfast If you can get up 25 minutes earlier, there's time to have a drink of water, do a 10-minute intense workout, and shower. Choose from hundreds of free videos on social media. Look for interval training, circuits, or a body weight workout. Walk your commute Can you walk at least part of your daily commute? Any extra walking will contribute to your daily step count. Walking burns...
  • Five Manuka honey masks to suit any skin

    Five Manuka honey masks to suit any skin

    From skin concerns to dry and sensitive skin, a Manuka honey facemask could be your perfect skin solution. Nature comes up with some incredible things, doesn’t she? Manuka honey is definitely one of them. It has been known to have antibacterial properties – helping reduce the appearance of spots and blemishes – and does so better than other honey types. What’s more, properties in the honey mean it can combat the bacteria that binds to irritated skin, aiding healing. And best of all it’s multifunctional. What other product can take you from cleanse to moisturise – and...
  • Three amazing recipes with Manuka honey

    Three amazing recipes with Manuka honey

    It’s pretty unusual to find a sweet treat that tastes good and does good, but Manuka honey manages to tick both those boxes. What is Manuka honey? Manuka honey is known as ‘active’ honey; it has natural antibacterial qualities and proven health benefits. It’s made by bees foraging from the New Zealand Manuka bush. Look for the MGO rating on the jar – the higher the rating, the greater the antibacterial activity. Scientists say it can help ease ulcers and an upset stomach, gum disease, support your immunity and ease skin conditions. We say it tastes delicious too –...
  • Is Manuka the perfect sport fuel?

    Is Manuka the perfect sport fuel?

    Boost performance with nature’s wonder product You may be surprised to hear this, but honey is the perfect fuel for endurance athletes. This is because the body absorbs its natural unrefined sugars easily – honey was even used by Olympic runners in ancient Greece! The best of the best In fact, athletic performance can be boosted by using honey instead of glucose. This has been tested on cyclists who were given a glucose-only gel, and other cyclists, fuelled on honey. Both the glucose and honey cyclists saw improved performance, but the honey produced even better results...
  • The best manuka honey products of 2022

    The best manuka honey products of 2022

    Although it's been around for thousands of years, Manuka honey has recently grown in popularity. So much so that we now see our shelves scattered with various types of Manuka honey. So, we've put together this guide to help you decide which Manuka honey is right for you, help you learn how to check it is real and understand its qualities and health benefits. We'll cover all you need to know about Manuka honey, and which is the best Manuka honey available to buy in the UK in 2022. What is Manuka honey? The name for...
  • How to use Manuka honey: 14 ways

    How to use Manuka honey: 14 ways

    Smart ways to get the most from this wonder product. You’ve probably heard the buzz around it, but what is Manuka honey used for? Manuka honey’s proven antibacterial properties mean it has excellent benefits, from being a natural skin soother, an active ingredient in face masks and even being able to help calm a sore throat.1 Unlike other nectars, those produced by the Manuka bush’s flowers – native to New Zealand – mean bees can create honey containing high levels of methylglyoxal (MGO), which has antibacterial properties.2 The higher the MGO rating (all certified by independent labs, down...
  • Manuka honey guide: Benefits, MGO, UMF, NPA, strengths & reviews

    Manuka honey guide: Benefits, MGO, UMF, NPA, strengths & reviews

    What does MGO stand for in Manuka honey? And what’s happened to UMF and NPA? Find the answers to these questions & discover the natural health benefits of Manuka honey right here – buzzing! What is Manuka honey? Manuka honey is a special type of honey that comes from New Zealand, but you can also find it in Australia. The discerning little bees who make Manuka honey collect most of their nectar (the base of all honey) from the Manuka bush (Leptospermum Scoparium). The Manuka bush is where this premium honey gets all its unique properties,...
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