• Lifestyle

    5 WAYS TO SLEEP BETTER – FOR FREE!

    We all need our beauty sleep to be at our best but sometimes it can be hard to come by. Follow these 5 simple tips to ease your body into sleeping and wake up feeling ready to face the day!   1. HIBERNATE BEFORE BED Turn off laptops, tvs, notebooks and phones before bed (once you’ve turned your alarm on for the morning!) 2 hours isrecommended but try starting with 30 minutes. Screens, particularly when bright, wake up your brain, or science speak – they affect the hormones that make your brain alert. Read a book, get prepared for the next day or just be sociable and chat to your family/flatmate/dog/cat…   2. KEEP A NOTEBOOK AND PEN…

  • Fitness

    FITNESS MYTHS BUSTED – PART 1

    The more you sweat the more calories you’re burning. False – sweat is just your body getting rid of heat! It is reacting to being too warm and trying to cool your muscles down by sweating, so make sure that you replace the water you’re losing to avoid dehydration! On average, a person has 2 million sweat glands but some will have up to 4 million. So don’t worry if the person next to you is sweating way more than you are, it doesn’t necessarily mean they’re working harder, it could just be that they have more sweat glands! Lifting weights makes you bulky. False – (unless that’s your aim and that’s…

  • Fitness

    STRETCHING AND FLEXIBILITY – A BEGINNERS GUIDE

                Stretching or Flexibility? Which is which? Are they the same? Lets get it cleared up that stretching and flexibility are definitely different things. Very basically, flexibility is your range of motion or how far you can stretch, reach or bend. Stretching refers to the things you do to increase your flexibility… simple. Disclaimer – improving your flexibility can take time and needs continual work – if you get to where you want to be don’t just stop or your muscles will tighten up again. Why Stretch? Personally, I think that everyone should work on stretching and flexibility regularly, whether you do lots of sports or not. The less you…