How to stop smoking naturally

How to stop smoking naturally

Swapping one addiction for another? I wanted to know how to stop smoking naturally. There is the option to take medication to help you quit the fags but that’s not for everyone and can have some nasty side effects. Like me do you want to stop smoking without swapping smoking tobacco for another fix of nicotine just in a different form of delivery. Read on to learn about some other ways that don’t involve nicotine replacement such as patches, gum or moving to a vape. They can of course be…

What is the easiest way to stop smoking?

What is the easiest way to stop smoking?

It’s easy to stop smoking, just stop! Yes, that sounds simple but it can be quite the opposite. It about finding out what is the easiest way to stop smoking for you. We are all unique and there is defintely a way for you to do this, your way. So, what is the easiest way to quit smoking? Unfortunately, whilst quitting is simple it isn’t always easy. In this and my next post we are going to take a peak at some of the options available to you. Once upon…

Busting the myths about quitting smoking

Busting the myths about quitting smoking

In my previously I talked about some of the reasons why it would be a good idea to stop smoking. I busted one of the myths I hear that makes me really cross. “It’s not too late” – it’s never too late – the damage caused by smoking can often be undone. Now I am going to be busting some of the myths about quitting smoking that hold you stuck in the habit. Why is it so difficult to stop smoking? Because although it is simple, it is not easy!…

Facts to help you quit smoking after a heart attack

Facts to help you quit smoking after a heart attack

How long have you smoked? Being a smoker since the age of 14 it took my heart attack at 52 to make me decide once and for all to quit smoking. I had heard and read about some of the facts, the good reasons to quit, but it hadn’t made a difference until it happened to me. As I think back to all the years I have heard many tales both good and bad about how easy or difficult it is to give up. This has influenced my beliefs and…

You can feel fine after a heart attack

You can feel fine after a heart attack

In my last post I focussed on how you can help yourself with your emotional rehabiliation and at the same time be helping others to feel good too. Now it is all about you, yes really. You can feel fine after a heart attack. After a cardiac event you may feel like you’ll never feel fine again. It’s not the case, you just need a little time, cardiac rehabiliation for the body and the mind.  It’s time to share with you activities to calm your mind, care for your body,…

How to help yourself and help others as you recover after a heart attack and stents

How to help yourself and help others as you recover after a heart attack and stents

The next couple of activities come from my feeling good handbook. They are about how to help yourself and help others as you recover after a heart attack and stents. They are about how our shared experiences can boost the feel good factor in ourselves and the people we meet throughout our recovery. Sometimes we want to help ourselves feel good and get wrapped up in our own world. We dare not to venture outside our own reality and don’t want to interact with others as we think that they…

How to help a heart attack survivor

How to help a heart attack survivor

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…

Looking after 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 our own time. It can even…