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09 November 2018 | 2 Comments

Want to get fit quick? Skipping is not just great cardiovascular exercise but also helps prevent osteoporosis. Want to find out other benefits? Read on.

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Five ways to bone health

26 October 2018 | 6 Comments

We all know the many benefits of a plant-based diet. In terms of health and sustainability it’s better for your body, as well as the planet. In addition to that, it’s also an excellent way of practising Ahimsa, the Buddhist principle of non-harm. But one thing that concerns me about…

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Vitamin D: Sunshine Vitamin

28 September 2018 | 2 Comments

As we have now moved beyond the autumn equinox and seem to be charging inexorably towards the dark days of winter I thought I’d take a look at Vitamin D, otherwise known as the “sunshine vitamin”. What is it, how do we get it and how much of it do we need?

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City Living and Mental Wellbeing

07 September 2018 | 16 Comments

Want to know how to prevent what researchers call “directed attention fatigue” in city dwellers? New research shows how Mother Nature can help.

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Samskaras: Time for a Shake Up?

20 July 2018 | 2 Comments

As the school summer holidays are now upon us and I can kiss goodbye to any routine I might profess to have, I thought this might be the perfect opportunity to look at samskaras. As a creature of habit, I love a routine and the knowledge of what I’ll be…

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Upekkha: The Freedom in Letting Go

18 May 2018 | 4 Comments

With the anniversary of the Manchester bombing coming up next week I am reminded of what a turbulent and difficult year it has been. That devastating bombing was followed very quickly by another terrorist attack on London Bridge and then the traumatic Grenfell Tower disaster. Here in the UK we’ve…

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The Dirty Dozen: As Bad As They Sound?

29 April 2018 | 2 Comments

Concerned about pesticides? Buying and eating healthy, sustainable food is a concern for me and, like many people, I care about what I eat and how it is produced. Which is why I was interested to read about the 2018 Dirty Dozen. This is a list released by the US-based…

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Stress: Nurturing Your Vagus Nerve

22 April 2018 | 2 Comments

How stressed are you? Do you even know? Stress is invisible and easy to ignore. But it’s pervasive. Most of us have become so used to living relentlessly busy lives – with time pressures, constant demands, rushed social interactions, hurried eating – that we don’t even notice how stressed we…

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Viva Las Vagus: The Vagus Nerve

08 April 2018 | 12 Comments

Mind-Body Connection Anyone who practises yoga can have no doubt about the power of the mind-body connection. Even non-yogis know that a few deep breaths can calm us if we’re stressed or in an anxious state. But did you know that just one nerve – the vagus nerve – is…

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Here Comes The Sun: Vitamin D

01 April 2018 | 4 Comments

Good news! It’s that time of year when we lucky Brits can start synthesising Vitamin D from the sun. Read on if you want to know how long you can sun worship for on a daily basis.

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