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Category: Healthy Living

  1. Healthy Eating - Even When You’re Madly Busy

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    It’s common to feel time pressured these days as we rush from home to school to work to gym to social (phew) with barely a break in-between.   Healthy eating and even healthy living in general often gets put on the wish list - something to focus on when there’s more time or to start next Monday!  The only problem is there’s never going to be more time, at least not any time soon if you’re a parent or even if you have a hectic career.  Therefore we need to figure out how to make healthy eating a part of our full and busy lifestyles.

  2. 7 Easy Ways To Use Essential Oils Around The Home

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    Are you looking for natural and effective ways to enhance your home's ambiance, improve your skin and sleep, and even repel insects? Look no further than essential oils. These concentrated plant extracts have been used for centuries for their therapeutic properties and pleasant scents. With a little creativity, you can easily incorporate essential oils into your daily routine to improve your home's environment and boost your well-being. They're also a cost-effective solution for many applications as only a few drops are usually needed.

    In this article, we'll share seven simple and practical ways to use essential oils around your home, from making your own reed diffusers and soothing irritated skin to freshening up your laundry and keeping insects at bay. Whether you're new to essential oils or a seasoned user, these tips will help you get the most out of these versatile and natural wonders.

  3. Unwind + Destress With Nature

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    Nature has a powerful ability to soothe and heal, yet in our fast-paced and technology-driven lives, it can be challenging to find time to connect with it. By creating a space for nature in your own home and garden, you can enjoy its benefits all year round, no matter the weather. Whether you have a small balcony or an entire garden, there are simple and cost-effective ways to bring the tranquility of nature into your home.

    In this article, we'll explore how to create a cosy balcony garden, tips for outfitting a small outhouse, and how to make the most of your outdoor spaces during the colder months. We'll also delve into the benefits of nature on mental health and how to protect natural spaces to improve our well-being. Join us as we discover the many ways that nature can help us unwind and de-stress.

  4. What Does It Take To Live In A Carefree And Uninhibited Way?

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    Do you ever see other people living their lives in a carefree and uninhibited kind of way and wonder why you can’t do the same? It can be frustrating when you can see other people getting it right while you continue to get it so very wrong. However, don’t let that frustration overtake you. Instead, you should give some more thought to how you can change how you live your life and start becoming more carefree and uninhibited yourself.

    If you’re not sure where to start with all that, I’ve put together some tips and pointers that will help you to ensure that you always live your life in the right way and stop being bogged down by negativity. Read on now to start learning about some of the steps you should be taking.

  5. Get Better Results From Your Workouts

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    Are you ready to take your workouts to the next level and achieve the results you've been striving for? Whether you're just starting a gym program or you're already an experienced fitness enthusiast, there's always room for improvement. Whether your goal is to lose weight, build muscle, or simply feel better in your own skin, these tips will help you get the most out of your workouts and see real progress. So, if you're ready to take your fitness journey to the next level, keep reading to learn how you can get better results from your workouts.

  6. Is It Time For You To Grow Your Own Vegetable Garden?

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    Everyone needs fruit and vegetables. Since we were little we’ve been told it’s an important part of well-balanced diet.  They are vital for good health.  However, it seems only recently that more and more people are becoming interested in growing them - as well as eating them.  Is it time for you to grow your own vegetable garden?

  7. How To Make Your Workout More Eco-Friendly And Cost-Effective

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    When people talk about ways to be more eco-friendly, they usually say things like recycling, turning down the thermostat, and taking shorter showers. Of course, these things are important, but if you care about making less of a negative impact on Earth, then you’ll want to look at making all aspects of your life better for the environment. But good news: this is more than possible, even when it comes to things like being healthy. Below, we take a look at several ways you can save the planet and be your fit and healthy best at the same time.  You can even save money too!

  8. How To Avoid Back Pain While Working On A Computer

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    If you work on a computer all day, whether that’s at an office or from home, then chances are you spend most of your day sitting down.  Whilst this seems like a convenient position to get your job done, it can be terrible news for your back.  Working from home back pain is a real thing and it's likely you have a less healthful office set up at home as you can sit on the sofa or even in bed to work! 

  9. Megahome Water Distiller Review: Why I Drink Distilled Water

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    Welcome to my Megahome water distiller review.  Read on to learn about my decision to switch my family to distilled water when we made the switch in January 2018, and how we're getting on after almost five years in September 2022 in the updates at the end.  After some extensive research watching videos, reading articles and checking out all the water distiller reviews we could, we chose the Megahome countertop water distiller in white with the glass jug.  I'll share our honest thoughts in this article with photos so you can see what it looks like, how we use it and clean it, and how we store the distilled water we make.  I'll also explain why we decided to start drinking distilled water and what was in the UK tap water that concerned us.

  10. Oura vs Whoop: Which Is Better For Sleep, Activity, & Recovery?

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    If you’re looking to get active, a fitness band or smartwatch could be a good investment so that you can track your activity and compare your progress – but did you know there are devices that can help with your recovery too? Both the Oura ring and the Whoop band are paving the way when it comes to wearable fitness that tracks exercise intensity, sleep, and recovery. But what are the differences and features?

  11. How To Make Your Workspace Cozy

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    We spend most of our time at work, yet many office blocks have workspaces that are dull and uninviting.  It’s well-documented that creating an inspiring office environment can boost staff morale and productivity, but how do you go about it?  One task to focus on is to make an office feel more homely and cozy.  This will make it a place where employees love to be and feel comfortable working all day and less mundane.  So how to make your workspace cozy? 

  12. allplants Discount Code

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    We’ve been getting allplants deliveries since autumn 2021 and have been really impressed with the variety and quality of the vegan meals.  It saves us a night of cooking each week and we get to try something different, that perhaps we wouldn't cook ourselves.  These are vegan meals with no dodgy ingredients that are ready to heat and eat.  I have an allplants refer a friend link where you can enter your email for a 35% off allplants discount code!

    Read on to learn what allplants is and how you can get a discount off your first order to try these delicious plant-based, vegan–friendly readymade meals!

  13. How Do Period Pants Work? Can They Save Money?

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    In recent months I have been converted to the many benefits of period pants!  For a good year or more, I had seen period pants popping up everywhere on social media newsfeeds and even in High Street stores.  I’d been curious to try them for a while, but somehow only got to buying myself a few pairs just over six months ago.  Now I’ve been using them monthly for six months I’m in a good position to explain how period pants work,  what are the benefits of period pants and what are the disadvantages.  Plus, we’ll explore how they can save you money and time, two of my favourite benefits so far!  I’ll delve into exactly how much my period pants are saving me each year and how popular period pant company WUKA has just released a revolutionary product, WUKA Stretch, for those who have no idea what size to order!  Buckle in and get ready for your ultimate guide to period pants and whether they’re right for you!

  14. 10 Safe Ways To Reduce The Effects Of Insomnia

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    Adults need about seven to nine hours of sleep per night so getting a good night’s sleep is an important part of your overall health. If you find yourself having difficulty falling asleep or sleeping through the night, this could be a sign of insomnia, a common sleep disorder that makes it hard for you to fall asleep or stay asleep. Insomnia can affect both your physical and emotional health because if your body doesn’t have enough proper rest, it can affect your mood and ability to concentrate and it can increase your risk of conditions like depression, obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. To help reduce the signs of insomnia, here are 10 safe ways to reduce the effects of insomnia and how they will help you sleep better:

  15. Riverford refer a friend: new customer offer £15 off

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    In April 2022 we signed up to Riverford at our new address and we’re very impressed!  We also have a refer a friend link so you can get a Riverford discount for £15 off your second organic fruit and/or vegetable box if you are a new customer. 

    Simply use my Riverford link and the £15 credit will automatically be applied to your second delivery.  They plant a tree for each referral too, so free food for you and a free tree for the planet, win-win!

  16. Yvette Clothing Running Sports Bra + Leggings Review (Recycled Range)

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    Made with 75% recycled polyester, saving plastic bottles from the ocean, is the Yvette recycled Echo range any good for running or yoga?

    I’ve been testing the Yvette eco-friendly sportswear Echo range recently, putting their recycled sports bras and running leggings to the test to see how they perform.  Read on for my Yvette clothing review to see what I think.