Wouldn’t we all like to live to be 100 years old?
Whilst there are several factors that affect life expectancy (including genes), there’s no doubt that health and lifestyle are among those that play a huge role. There’s no precise formula to living long. But there are plenty of ways to increase your lifespan and […]
Holidays and how to survive them……
Whilst the Christmas holidays can be the most wonderful times of the year, they can be very stressful for many. Well, a lot of things need to be worried about – the gifts, foods, family gatherings, reunions, parties, etc. We all have this desire to meet other people’s […]
Here are a few ways to boost your mood after the clocks go back and dark winter evenings begin.
like you mean it. A 2011 study carried out by Michigan State University showed that thinking about something positive that makes you smile can actually make you happier. […]
Every start of the year gives us a great feeling that there is ‘hope’. That’s most probably why we make New Year resolutions. We all want that this year be better or if not, as happy and fortunate as the last. Nevertheless, no matter how we try to start things right, troubles often come our […]
Christmas is, according to whichever survey you read, always somewhere in the top 20 most stressful events of life – it’s often ranked as highly as sixth. Most of the other events are infrequent for most of us (deaths, marriage, divorce, house moves etc), but Christmas comes around with great regularity! According to […]
Can we carry on 24/7?
Why relax? When you are relaxing, you are allowing your body to regulate its stress hormones properly. When you’re always faced with stressful events or situations, your system releases a cocktail of adrenaline and cortisol. These hormones are necessary to heighten your body’s responses and deal with external threats […]
Dreams or nightmares
When we are asleep we dream. Whether you remember much about them or not, we all do it. Some of the dreams are more like nightmares so can we influence ourselves to have nicer dreams? Below is a list of some stimuli that may […]
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a debilitating condition that causes persistent exhaustion and fatigue. It doesn’t get better with more sleep. There are around 250,000 people in the UK currently suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), according to the NHS. With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) you can experience , severe fatigue, low grade fever, […]
Do you feel you worry too much? How much is ‘too much’ worrying? We all worry and some worrying is natural as it is our brain’s natural response against perceived potential threats to help us prepare in advance but too much worrying can take it’s toll on our health, our outlook, our well-being, […]
Exercise – New Year’s Resolution again?
Most Januarys people want a fresh start to the year and a new life, new focus, etc and eating less, getting fit, changing jobs, re-evaluating their lives/relationships are high on the list each year.
If you are depressed the last thing you may want to do is exercise […]