The Importance of Hydration

We have all been told the importance of keeping hydrated numerous times, by many people, throughout our lives- but has anyone looked into why that is the case? The effects that dehydration can have on our health and wellbeing, aside from the obvious of course. What better week to read into this than after Nutrition […]

No Smoking Day

National No Smoking Day is an annual health awareness day in the UK, which occurs every second Wednesday of March – This year it is on the 13th of March 2024. The aim of this awareness day is to inspire and support individuals quit smoking for good.   History for No Smoking Day: National No Smoking […]

Time to Talk Day

We had “Time to Talk Day” on the 1st of February this year. What is Time to Talk Day? It is an annual awareness day held to start conversations about mental health. Talking about mental health is never easy, but one conversation holds the power to change lives.   Importance of having Mental Health conversations  There […]

What Does Wellbeing Mean to You?

The word “wellbeing” can mean different things to different people, based on their personal journey and expectations.   Let’s start simple. What is the textbook definition of what wellbeing is? According to the Oxford Dictionary, “wellbeing” means “the state of being comfortable, healthy, or happy”. Have a think, does it mean the same thing to you?  […]

Reflecting on the Year and Setting Healthy Intentions

Shall we go about New Years resolutions a little differently this year? How about we think about setting healthy intentions for 2024, instead of setting ourselves a list of resolutions that we may not end up achieving and then beating ourselves up over it?   What is the difference between intentions and resolutions?  Many question […]

Balancing Act: Enjoying the Festive Season without Sabotaging your Healthy Diet

The holiday season is a time for joy, connection, and, of course, festivities that revolve around hearty meals. While these events are filled with merriment, they can also present a nutritional balancing act, especially when social pressures can appear to derail your healthy eating goals. Coupled together, all those festive parties and the stress the […]

Celebrating Movember: 5 Mental Health Tips for Men

As we step into November, it’s not just the month of falling leaves and cozy sweaters; it’s also Movember, marking the start of Men’s Health Awareness Month. Not only does this campaign focus on essential and often overlooked physical health conditions such as prostate and testicular cancer, it also casts a spotlight on male mental […]

Second-hand Smoke and Pets 

Second-hand smoke, or passive smoking, that is exhaled plus the “side-stream” smoke created by the lit end of your cigarette. When friends and family breathe in second-hand smoke – what we call passive smoking – it is not just unpleasant for them, it can damage their health too.   Passive smoking isn’t just a danger for […]

What Chemicals are Really in a Cigarette? 

Chemicals Inside a Cigarette.  Tobacco that is found in a cigarette is not just made up of nicotine and tobacco leaves. Other chemicals and substances are added for flavour, shelf life and mouth feel. There are thousands of chemicals in tobacco, and at least 70 of these are known to cause cancers. The cancer-causing chemicals […]

Vapes – Our latest device to help smokers quit 

Vapes? What are they? Who should be using them? And why?   The media is full of articles and information in relation to vapes (or e-cigarettes) recently. From reading the news, vapes can seem quite scary. We’re here to answer any questions you might have about how vapes should be and are currently being used today.   […]