Let’s do lunch — the healthy way #AHealthierYou

Let’s do lunch — the healthy way #AHealthierYou

From fast-food restaurants and delis exploding with high-calorie sandwiches to salad bars stocked with high-fat and high-sugar add-ons, lunchtime can be a minefield of temptation for those trying to eat a healthy and balanced diet. But a healthful — and enjoyable —...
How to curb emotional eating #AHealthierYou

How to curb emotional eating #AHealthierYou

Identify your food memories Cravings are usually sparked by cherished memories. ‘Think back to a childhood birthday party,’ says Sandy Newbigging, co-author of Life-changing Weight Loss. ‘All the attention was on you, and you felt great as everyone sang “Happy...
Motivation SOS #AHealthierYou

Motivation SOS #AHealthierYou

The idea Even if you love your job, there are times when the day-to-day is hard work. Most tasks feel like wading through molasses and your efforts to ‘psych yourself up’ just make things worse. The answer is to stop trying to get motivated, and find ways to act...
The big issue with diet labels #AHealthierYou

The big issue with diet labels #AHealthierYou

From ‘clean eating’ to ‘low-FODMAP’, ‘dairy’ or ‘gluten-free’, there is certainly no shortage of labels when it comes to the way we eat. However, with the rising awareness of ingredients and dietary health, and more and more individuals adjusting their diets as a...

I think I may be autistic #AHealthierYou

Q. I am an introvert and prone to sensory overload. I’ve an issue with noise and suffer in crowds and with fluorescent lighting. I work part-time, as full-time work is too draining for me. I have friends, but I see them on a one-to-one basis for walks, as I find small...
Pot of gold: the benefits of raw honey #AHealthierYou

Pot of gold: the benefits of raw honey #AHealthierYou

The magical properties of this glorious liquid have been celebrated since the dawn of civilisation. But, with food processing and mass production, this elixir has often been reduced to a cheap syrup, with few of the nutritional benefits that raw honey boasts –...
How can I protect my eyes? #AHealthierYou

How can I protect my eyes? #AHealthierYou

Poor eye health is often related to poor nutrition, excessive exposure to ultraviolet light and chronic disease. Protecting your vision should be a priority, starting early in life. The good news is that relatively simple lifestyle changes can have a big impact. One...