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Seasonal Affective Disorder: 5 ways to boost your mood this winter

With the official start of winter around the corner, coupled with colder weather, shorter days and less sunlight, it’s not surprising that for many this time of year can affect our mood and sense of wellbeing. According to the NHS Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that comes and goes in a seasonal pattern. It is also known as “the winter blues" as symptoms are often more apparent during winter months. Symptoms of SAD can include: Persistent feelings of a low mood -feeling miserable, anxious and irritable Sleep problems- sleeping for longer than normal and struggling to get up in the morning, sometimes needing a nap in the afternoon Lacking energy- feeling like everything is overwhelming and an...

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Meditation - 7 proven benefits

Thinking about incorporating meditation into your daily routine? Check out the 7 proven benefits of meditation that can help your mind expand and body heal but firstly, what is mediation? Mediation is the perpetual practice of retraining your mind to become consciously aware of its surroundings. The exercise involves taking a moment - regularly - to pause, observe and be completely aware of as many senses as possible, such as sight, sound, taste, touch and smell. People who make meditation part of their daily routine, encounter a variety of benefits - in this article, we explain 7 proven benefits of meditation. Alleviates depression and anxiety As meditation promotes the mind to focus entirely on the present moment, less thought is...

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National Stress Day: 7 proven ways to beat stress all year round

Stress seems to be something so many of us live with on a daily basis with the increasing demands of modern life. When we are stressed, cortisol (a stress hormone) is released from the adrenal glands. Whilst back in the day this helped us survive in “fight or flight “mode, increasing and prolonged high cortisol levels can have a detrimental effect on our health. From those which may seem more obvious like weight gain and tiredness to impaired brain function, being more prone to infections and increased risk of high blood pressure. Here’s our top tips on how to manage stress naturally-see which ones take your fancy. Mix it up depending on what works for you at different times. And...

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life armour: Our sustainability and environmental footprint

As I started on the journey to create the life armour brand, not only was I focussed on finding high quality ingredients and working with the most reputable suppliers. Our packaging materials, their sustainability and minimising our environmental footprint were all equally important. We have carefully considered every detail of our packaging to minimise our environmental impact. Capsule cartons We could have opted for amber glass jars, after all they are the industry standard and would protect the capsule inside. But we discovered that our high performing formulations could be equally protected using cardboard cartons that are 100% recyclable and use less energy than recycling glass. It will come as no surprise that cardboard is lighter than glass jars, which...

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