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Domestic Bliss in Lockdown

Domestic Bliss in Lockdown

In recent weeks there has been a greater focus on Fathers and not necessarily because of the upcoming Father’s Day, Sunday 21st June.

During lockdown research has found that fathers have spent 58% more time on child care since records began but despite this increase the figure remains still less than that of mothers.

Get off the Sofa and do some Yoga !

Get off the Sofa and do some Yoga !

Yoga began in India circa 3000BC as an ancient practice of postures and poses designed to achieve a spiritual link to heart and soul.  As yoga evolved it was discovered that there were also health benefits in curing symptoms of high blood pressure and helping the recovery of physical injuries and chronic pain.

 Yoga has had a transformation over the decades. What was once seen as an “hippy” pastime is now considered as mainstream in the sports and fitness domain.

Enjoying the Challenges of Mid Life

Enjoying the Challenges of Mid Life

Thank you to Hanna Suni from Crunchy Tales for writing this piece about our journey and giving Fifty One Apparel a boost this Spring.
Celebrate in Lockdown Style

Celebrate in Lockdown Style

On May 8th we will celebrate Victory in Europe ( VE Day ) and this year marks 75 years since the end of the Second World War when the final document was signed in Berlin in 1945.

While this is an ideal opportunity to bring communities together and celebrate this momentous occasion the Coronavirus has put a halt to any grand plans of street parties or spectacular national events but as with all things in the current climate we are finding ways to compromise and make the best of a far from ideal situation.

World Day for Safety and Health

World Day for Safety and Health

The 28th April is The World Day for Safety and Health, which was introduced by The International Labour Organisation to help raise awareness of the...
A little R+R is "R"ecommended

A little R+R is "R"ecommended

I remember as a child when falling asleep was a problem, my mother would advise that resting was just as valuable as sleep. While we recognise the benefit of a good night’s sleep there should be time allotted as part of our daily routine to a period of concentrated rest and relaxation.
Exercise through a Crisis

Exercise through a Crisis

You may have been on the first step of Couch to 5k when the restriction on movement came in to play and the temptation to stay on the sofa may have...
Hot Flushes, Night Sweats a Hot Topic

Hot Flushes, Night Sweats a Hot Topic

Two of the most common complaints from women in the menopause are hot flushes and night sweats. These uncomfortable symptoms affect approximately 75% of women in perimenopause and once in menopause she may continue to have hot flushes for a further 6 months – 5 years or even longer.
Be a Busy Bee when you're free - it's good for your health

Be a Busy Bee when you're free - it's good for your health

It’s fair to say that there is very little that occupies people these days other than the Coronavirus and the ramifications this will bring. While the UK looks to be heading to lockdown mode there are concerns for the mental wellbeing of those who are living alone with little chance of contact with friends or family.

As bars, restaurants and theatres close and non-vital meetings are discouraged, there is the chance that come the evenings and weekends we find ourselves with time on our hands.

A Simple Guide to WFH

A Simple Guide to WFH

For those who are not familiar with the acronym WFH it is not an abbreviation for an expletive but rather the term Working from Home.

As the situation on Covid-19 changes, on a day to day basis, the concerns around the workplace increase on many levels and the impact looks severe no matter what industry. Whilst few can afford to take time off work and most companies cannot afford to lose manpower, health and safety has to take a priority.

Each for Equal

Each for Equal

Watching an episode of First Dates (unashamadely love this programme) a father of 10 children had a date with a mother of 1. Similar age the date as an observer could have gone either way but the moment the bill was presented there was no doubt who was expected to settle up.
Love is Ageless

Love is Ageless

Listening to Kate Taylor ( sex therapist ) at the Vagisan UK event in Camden, January 26th , it was interesting to hear her speak on the problems women encounter dating in mid life.  The lack of confidence that ensues particularly around the details of bedroom activities, and I’m not referring to book at bedtime or reorganising the underwear draw…..