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5 positive habits to boost your energy levels

Personal trainer and Energy Coach Emily Turnbull shares 5 daily habits that will help you shake off fatigue without the need for caffeine. Here’s the thing with having more energy (or having no energy), it’s nearly always due to lifestyle choices. From the food you eat, the amount and quality of sleep you get, how frequently you exercise and whether you take time out to relax and unwind all play a crucial role in how much energy you have. Whilst in most cases, you have control over your lifestyle choices I know that it’s sometimes harder to make healthy choices. For example when you are busy, stressed and tired like so many of us are, this can make us less motivated,...

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Adapto-what? Adaptogens explained and why they work.

We are all living dynamic lives, trying to catch up with friends, keep fit and eat well around the demands of our jobs, family and general life admin. It’s no wonder that we often feel there are not enough hours in the day. Even for the most energetic, at times we can feel tired, stressed and overwhelmed.   When we don’t address this, it can lead to more serious stress related health problems such as chronic fatigue syndrome and anxiety. This is where adaptogens can help and it’s easy to incorporate them in to your daily habits. What are adaptogens? Adaptogens are bio-plant actives, such as roots, mushrooms and herbs, grown in extreme conditions in which they adapt to survive. Used...

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Forest Bathing – why we all need to soak up more nature.

There are huge physical benefits backed by a multitude of studies such as:   - improved sleep quality  - lowered blood pressure  - boosts your immune system One of the simplest things we can do to help manage our stress is to get outside, ideally in to an open, green and leafy space. Leave behind our distractions, yes including phones, slow down a little and soak up the surroundings. Developed in the 1980s, the Japanese practice of ‘Shinrin-yoku’, or ‘forest bathing’, was developed as a way to address burn out of Japanese workers. An ancient form of meditation, the method of forest bathing is essentially taking time to relax amongst the trees.  With the increasing interest in finding natural stress solutions...

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