Mental Health Benefits of Owning a Pet

Pets are important to Brits: one-in-four of us owns a dog, while nearly one-in-five people have a cat. Quite simply, owning a pet is a pleasure, but mounting research also suggests that it’s good for our mental health. Indeed, one survey found that 74% of people enjoyed improved mental health benefits from owning a pet. Here’s how this is possible. (more…)

Health Benefits of Growing your Own Food

As more and more people take an interest in the provenance of their food, there’s a growing trend to grow your own. Whether you plant up a pot of herbs on your windowsill or devote a patch of your plot to growing fruit and veg, growing your own comes with a raft of health benefits. (more…)

Surprising Facts about Obesity

Obesity is a major global problem – and the situation doesn’t look to be improving any time soon. Statistics show that worldwide 107.7 million children and a staggering 603.7 million adults are classed as obese, with rates of obesity doubling since 1980 alone. (more…)

Top Tips to Get your Body Beach Ready

Warmer days are always welcoming, but if the thought of exposing your flesh is filling you with dread, it’s time to take some action. Here are some effective ways to get your body primed for hitting the beach. (more…)

How to Stay Active in a Desk Job

A huge number of people work in offices, and while most of us don’t think twice about the impacts of sitting at a computer from 9-5, it could be bad for our health. (more…)

Top Foods to Curb Sugar Cravings

If you’ve got a sweet tooth, you’re not alone. The average Brit consumes almost 93g of sugar per day – more than twice the global average. (more…)

Essential Fitness Gear for Every Gym Bag

A gym bag that is kitted out with essential gear ensures you’ve got everything to hand, just when you need it. But, knowing what to put in the bag is the hard part. Here are some ideas to make the task that bit easier. (more…)

Exercise Tips for Time-starved Individuals

If you’ve got work or family commitments, it’s easy to put exercise on the back burner. But, even with the busiest of schedules, there are plenty of ways to find time to exercise. Here are some of them. (more…)

How Voluntary Work can boost your Well-being

Over 14 million people in the UK regularly do voluntary work – and for good reason. Giving your time to worthy causes not only helps others in need, but it can provide a huge boost to a volunteer’s own well-being. (more…)

Mindfulness Myths

In recent years, mindfulness has become the latest health buzzword. Despite mindfulness gaining increasing amounts of attention for its well-being benefits, few people fully understand what it entails. In order to separate fact from fiction, here are some of the most common myths associated with mindfulness. (more…)