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Five benefits of walking more.

About a year ago, I contributed a chapter to a book called the The Healing Power of Nature - Your Environment and Foods. My chapter was called How Walking Out In Nature Can Lift Your Mood. The research I did for my chapter lead me to the realisation that there is much...

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My Top Ten Sleep Tips

I consider myself to be something of a sleep expert, not because I’m a Health Coach but because I have struggled with sleep all my adult life. I have experienced first-hand how it impacts health and over the years I’ve tried pretty much every new trick to improve my...

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Seven ways we can manage our blood sugar levels

We know that managing our blood sugar levels is important for our health. Chronically high blood sugar is associated with chronic lifestyle diseases such as type 2 diabetes, obesity, dementia and heart disease. So what can we do to help manage our blood sugar levels...

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3 WAYS EXERCISE SUPPORTS YOUR BRAIN HEALTH

We all know that exercise is good for us. However, we tend to associate exercise with our heart health, which, whilst true, is not the only thing exercise is good for. It is seriously important for our brain health. Lack of activity is a known risk factor for...

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MY THOUGHTS ON NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS

So it's the first week of January and I am wondering how your New Year resolutions are going? I'm not a big fan of NY resolutions because they don't tend to work; in fact they are invariably counter-productive. Why? Well, usually the goal (resolution, dream,...

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Healthy Habits for a Happy Gut! Part 2!

So here is the second part of my healthy habits for a happy gut post. In part 1, I talked about the importance of drinking enough drinking water, of eating a plant centric diet with lots of fibre, managing your stress and slowing down around eating. I also mentioned...

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Healthy Habits for a Happy Gut! Part 1.

I recently gave a talk called Healthy Habits for a Happy Gut. Before I did the research for the talk, I was already aware of how important our gut health is for our general wellbeing.  I knew about the gut brain connection and the fact that the...

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5 benefits of strength training during menopause and beyond!

The benefits of strength training are numerous! Today I am going to tell you about five of them. From the age of about 30 we start to lose muscle mass at the rate of 1-3% per year. This is called sarcopenia. During menopause (I use the term menopause to cover both...

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Irene Azoulay