FIVE MUST-HAVE ITEMS TO ADD TO YOUR WORKOUT WARDROBE

FIVE MUST-HAVE ITEMS TO ADD TO YOUR WORKOUT WARDROBE

We’re now into the spring and summer season, and it’s time to think about your workout wardrobe. You probably wear sweatshirts and sweatpants through the winter, things that give you flexibility and a little warmth; these work less well in summer. This Time of year, it’s better to turn to leggings and lighter tops. These will give you a good range of motion without overheating. Having a workout wardrobe is recommended so you can easily pick an outfit at the last minute with confidence. Check out these five must-have items to add to your workout wardrobe! SPORTS BRA Every girl needs a sports bra in their workout wardrobe. It doesn’t matter if you’re running or doing yoga poses; your chest can get in the way and can sometimes hurt. A sports bra solves the issue.  When you work out, train or play a sport, you want all your concentration on the activity. You don’t want to think about your chest or get distracted by it. A sports bra keeps everything in place and out of your mind.  SQUAT PROOF LEGGINGS  Your workout wardrobe shouldn’t be without a pair of squat proof leggings. It would help if you had leggings for effective… View Post
5 REASONS PLANNING FOR YOUR FUTURE IS ESSENTIAL FOR A HAPPIER LIFE

5 REASONS PLANNING FOR YOUR FUTURE IS ESSENTIAL FOR A HAPPIER LIFE

When you think of the future, what do you see? Perhaps you have a clear vision in your head of what’s coming your way, or maybe you’re leaving it all up to chance. If you’re in the latter category, it could be time to rethink your strategy. While having a rigid plan for the future may not be the best idea, having a rough idea of where you’d like to be, who with, and what you’d like to be doing is essential. Otherwise, you may quickly enter your senior years, realising they snuck up on you and that you weren’t prepared enough. Your ideal future won’t just land in your lap, and neither will a just ‘ok’ future. There are many older people out there right now who are struggling and not enjoying their circumstances. If you’d like to make sure you are heading towards the future you want to live, read to discover five reasons why planning your future is essential for a happier life. VISUALISE YOUR FUTURE Sit and immerse yourself in your idea of the future. What does it look like? You could even write it down or develop a vision board that matches the picture in… View Post
4 TIPS TO HELP YOU STICK WITH MEAL PLANNING

4 TIPS TO HELP YOU STICK WITH MEAL PLANNING

We all know that planning our meals is something that we should all do more often, but many of us also realise that meal planning and prep aren’t always the easiest things to stay on top of.  This can lead to wasting food, not trying new things and simply relying on quick meals, and although it can be a real treat to order an online takeaway from time to time, balance is the key to a healthy lifestyle.   Want to try and go the distance? Here are four tips to help you to stick with meal planning.  One easy way to fix this is to try out meal planning. Not only does it show you how you can best use the food that you buy, but it can also help you to try new things too.  SET A GOAL Whilst it is excellent to try meal planning, for any reason, the main thing that can help you to stay focused and on track is to have a goal in mind. You can set this yourself at the start of your process. Think about why you want to try meal planning. Is it to try new things, it is to be healthy,… View Post
THREE TIPS FOR COPING THROUGH THE PANDEMIC

THREE TIPS FOR COPING THROUGH THE PANDEMIC

The pandemic has been extremely difficult on all of us. Nobody could have anticipated the rapid spread of coronavirus and Covid-19 around the world. Just over a year ago, many of us were unaware it existed. Now, it’s the topic on most of our lips almost every day. A year ago, when governments worldwide started implementing lockdown measures to slow the spread of the virus, few of us would have believed that we’d be in a similar situation a whole year down the line. Of course, it’s important to stay positive. Vaccines have been developed and are being rolled out, so hopefully, we will be on track to a return to normality. But in the meantime, you must take active steps to manage your life during the pandemic and stay as happy and healthy as possible despite the virus. Here are three tips for coping through the pandemic and some suggestions that may be able to help you along the way. DEALING WITH LOSS Of course, the central tragedy of this pandemic has been the loss of life. Vast numbers of people have died at the hands of the coronavirus, and, unfortunately, many know (or know of) someone who lost… View Post
5 TIPS TO HELP YOU RELAX AND ESCAPE STRESS

5 TIPS TO HELP YOU RELAX AND ESCAPE STRESS

If you want to do more to protect your health, you should keep an eye on your mental health too. It’s an aspect of your health that’s often overlooked, but when you don’t take the time to relax and move at a slightly slower base, you’ll find it harder to avoid stress and the other health problems that come with it. Escaping stress and relaxing are skills that can be learned and honed over time, and here are five tips to help you unwind. GET MOVING It can really help to get moving because it releases chemicals in the brain that make us feel better about ourselves when we move. So maybe it’s time you relieve your stress by getting active. It could be anything from starting the day with a run before you head to work, or you could complete a dance routine. Find the way that works for you. DO A FEW MINUTES OF MEDITATION EVERY MORNING Meditation is another good way to get your day off to the best possible start. Doing a few minutes of meditation each and every morning will put you in the best possible position to ensure you’re able to empty your mind… View Post