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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...
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.

Office Banter - Offensive or Productive ?

Office Banter - Offensive or Productive ?

Reading an item from @Pausitivity on the subject of depression and anxiety which has been recognised as the most common reason for women taking a trip to the GP’s surgery without recognising that they were going through the menopause and, only 5% recognised that depression and anxiety were in fact a symptom.
plate with scrabble letters reading vegan along with a green plant

Is Veganism the Meal Deal ?

Vegan is, without doubt, the hot potato at the moment with more and more people turning to this as their preferred choice of diet. The campaigns to eat less meat in an effort to restore some equilibrium in our planet’s welfare has been a major driver but while we all recognise the need to respect our environment there are also major benefits for those suffering in the menopause.
The Power of a Nap

The Power of a Nap

Everyone knows the benefits of a good night’s sleep. I, for one am a huge advocate of sleep over medication, I’m no medic but, rightly or wrongly, the slightest hint of an illness and a hot bath and an inviting pillow is the preferred choice over the popping of a pill or a teaspoon of an unpleasant concoction on “doctor’s orders”
Is a Book Club a Female Thing ?

Is a Book Club a Female Thing ?

What Is a Book Club?

“A book club is a reading group, usually consisting of a number of people who read and talk about books based on a topic or an agreed-upon reading list. It's common for book clubs to choose a specific book to read and discuss at the same time. Formal book clubs meet on a regular basis at a set location. Most book clubs meet monthly in order to give members time to read the next book. Book clubs can be focused on literary critique or on less academic topics. Some book clubs are focused on a certain genre, such as romance or horror. There are even book clubs dedicated to a particular author or series. Whatever reading material you prefer, if you can't find a book club for it why not think about starting your own?” (ThoughtCo)

It's Good for the Garden

It's Good for the Garden

Yesterday we experienced the hottest day of the year with temperatures in Cambridge reaching 38.1°C which is the second time temperatures have surpassed 100 Fahrenheit in the UK. We love to talk about the weather and so it is refreshing that such extreme heat did take the focus away from Brexit and put the weather firmly back in pole position as an opening conversational topic, for a day at least.