1 quick activity you can do each day to get your happy back

1 quick activity you can do each day to get your happy back

No matter how much you want to have positive thoughts. No matter how many times you remind yourself (and others) to stop focusing on the negative. It is never as easy as it seems. You know it will enrich your life. Yet you keep slipping back into the thoughts that erode away your confidence, your self belief and your motivation. You can get your happy back. Benefits of negative and positive thoughts Negative moods/feelings/thoughts can provide: • Clear focus with a narrow field. • More attention to detail. • Enhanced…

5 top tips to self manage your pain

How do you live with pain that is overwhelming and feels like it is never going to end? It stops you in your tracks and can make it seem impossible to live life in an enjoyable and relaxing way. It can make you tired, irritable and unable to get any comfort. Why does it hurt so much? How do you make it stop? How do you self manage your pain? Warning lights Unlike cars you don’t come with warning lights. Our vehicles have lights on the dashboard that let you know when…

How you can help someone after a heart attack

How you can help someone after a heart attack

After a cardiac event having stents, pace makers and other bits fitted isn’t the fix that most people think. You can help! It’s only the beginning of a long road back to recovery. Both the survivors and their loved ones need support and understanding. The event can and indeed does change not only survivor’s lives, but the lives of those around and close to them. With the best will in the world you try to help someone you love and care about. You want to support your cardiac warrior. But…

Insomnia? 9 tips to help your body, help you to sleep well

Insomnia? 9 tips to help your body, help you to sleep well

Why is sleep important? You cannot survive without sleep it is as important as air, food and water! It enhances health as you body heals and rejuvenates as you rest. It also helps lower risks of serious illnesses such as heart problems and cancer. Some research suggests that it may help with weight control. Sleep also gives you energy, aids memory and learning, reduces stress and helps maintain a positive mood. Why is sleep important to mood? A normal sleep pattern comprises cycles of slow wave and rapid eye movement…

Insomnia? 8 behaviours you can change to help you get a good night’s sleep

Insomnia? 8 behaviours you can change to help you get a good night’s sleep

I can’t sleep!   You can’t get to sleep; you’re feeling tired and yet when you get into bed ‘ping’ eyes open and wide awake? Then you spend the night tossing and turning, berating yourself for not sleeping? You wake as if you haven’t slept a wink!   What good is sleep? Sleep is critical for your body and mind’s well-being, it simply works best when you’ve had the right amount of rest, this is between seven and eight hours sleep (up to 9½ hours if you’re a teen). Sleep gives your…

Insomnia? 9 ways to help you fall asleep using your mind

Insomnia? 9 ways to help you fall asleep using your mind

Insomnia (sleeplessness, having trouble falling asleep or staying a sleep) Insomnia can be having difficulty falling asleep even when exhausted. Or staying asleep, you get off to sleep just find but once woken you can’t get back to sleep. Stay with me and I will give you 9 ways to quieten your mind to enable you to fall asleep and get your free guided relaxation for sleep download. If you suffer from insomnia, have job that involves shift work or have a new born baby then you will be an…

1 simple way to calm anxiety, control anger and reduce pain

1 simple way to calm anxiety, control anger and reduce pain

Anxiety can have a great impact on your daily life. There are many different treatments available; these can range from psychological therapy and medication to going on a self-help course, exercising regularly, quitting smoking and cutting down on alcohol and caffeine. But there is 1 simply process that you already do that can help you to quickly and easily calm anxiety. Just breathe. Are you fed up with being uptight and anxious? Do you find pain too much to bear? Does sleep evade you? Would you like a clearer mind? Do…

Your health at work

Your health at work

Looking after your health at work On average an office worker spends about 1,800 hours at work per year. Averaging out to around 10 hours per day sitting time whilst in the office. How many of us work through our lunch hours scoffing down food at your desks or whilst in meetings. Checking emails at weekends and while we are on holiday. Is this looking after your health at work? This sitting down time isn’t just happening when we are at work, never mind the sitting time we do in…

How to lower your blood pressure

How to lower your blood pressure

How low can you go! The causes of high blood pressure (hypertension) can be many and varied, as can the ways to lower your blood pressure. From genes or the environment, in the body’s normal functions including changes to kidney fluid and salt balances, sympathetic nervous system (responsible for fight or flight), and blood vessel structure and function. Some of the factors are not within our ability to change. Such as the structure and function of our blood vessels and genetics. But other elements are can definitely be influences by our…

What is high blood pressure?

What is high blood pressure?

A silent killer, an invisible disease! High blood pressure is silent as there are no obvious symptoms and often you aren’t aware that you have it as there are no particular symptoms. It isn’t until damage starts to happen that it is noticed, although luckily nowadays we have our blood pressure taken routinely at the doctors if we go for a visit. It is invisible as no one knows you are suffering from it, and that it takes determination, motivation and having to make life style changes to keep yourself well.…