Get a good nights sleep

Get a good nights sleep

Not only is lack of sleep and poor sleep quality frustrating and debilitating, it affects your mood and your well-being. It has been found that lack of sleep can increase the risk of heart attack along with many other health issues. In relation to heart attacks alone, this is by increasing stress and anxiety, by contributing to diabetes, and promoting calcium build up in the arteries of your heart. Research has shown that you need to get around seven hours sleep a night. How well do you sleep? People frequently…

Exercise, getting active and feeling strong

Exercise, getting active and feeling strong

Is it just bum, legs & abs that need exercise? Your heart is a muscle and like other muscles in your body it needs to be used to keep it strong and healthy too. Lack of regular exercise or activity makes it more likely that you will develop heart disease. Even if you have an active job it is not the same as taking regular moderate exercise. Exercise and activity is important for heart health in many ways. Whilst you know this; sometimes mental blocks can stop you wanting to exercise.…

What’s an Indian head massage good for?

What’s an Indian head massage good for?

Indian head massage is based on the Ayurvedic system of healing which has been practised for over a thousand years. It involves a massage to the head, face, upper back, shoulders, arms and hands. The massage relieves tension in the muscles; it can be relaxing, stimulating and invigorating. Sounds divine doesn’t it, a real treat? Actually, Indian head massage isn’t simply a ‘treat’ – it can help with a variety of physical and emotional issues. What’s an Indian head massage good for? Eases migraines, headaches and back pain It can…

How to self manage your pain, my 5 top tips

How to self manage your pain, my 5 top tips

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 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…

How to help your body, help you to sleep well

How 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! You need to be able to sleep well. 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…

How to change your behaviours to help you get a good night’s sleep

How to change your behaviours 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 brain…

How to use your mind to help you fall asleep

How to use your mind to help you fall asleep

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…

How to calm anxiety, control anger and reduce pain

How 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?…