This week is the 20th National Salt Awareness Week aiming to reduce salt in the UK diet and improve public health. Bringing this to public awareness has resulted in a number of food groups now having up to 50% less…

depressed man

World Health Day is held every year on April 7th for the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organisation in 1948. Each year a public health theme is selected that highlights current priority. This year World Health Day…

six dimensions wellness

Having worked in and for the NHS for over 30 years there is a realisation that our system is based on illness rather than wellness. Often the term wellbeing is used here in the UK, but I like the term…

rainbow foods

I think we generally get the fact that eating the right things is good for our body, help keep us the right weight, have plenty of energy and prevent disease, but here are FIVE recommendations for some foods to Feed…

water and apple

This seems to be on the wish list of many before bearing our bodies to the summer sun. Losing weight is a matter of simple maths- to lose one pound you need to take in 3500 calories less than you…

Happy lady

What makes us happy is a huge factor in health and wellness and we all have different views on what it is and how we experience it. One  factor that comes to mind might be exercise as there’s plenty of discussion in…

supplements

As a Pharmacist with a Wellness clinic this is an interesting perhaps controversial topic to discuss. My pharmacy education has taught me the importance of scientific facts and supporting evidence. However alternative or as we now prefer to call them complementary…

stressed lady

How many time a day do we hear the word stress? In a faster-paced, more competitive world with technology providing more to deal with rather than less, how can we best cope in today’s world. Whilst holiday season is here…

towels

I love a good Massage whether its back, shoulders, feet- I really don’t mind as long as it’s with a good practitioner! Massage may produce feelings of relaxation and a sense of well-being, but what does the science say? and what…

walking couple

Exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, in addition to nutrition (a balanced diet) and adequate hydration (drinking water). Most people would think of exercise being an important part of achieving a healthy weight, but the immediate response is often a gym membership or starting running.