Tag: Health Goals

Why should we strive to be healthy?

A reflective post on the philosophy behind health and wellness…

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How to manage Nutrition and Weight Loss (Realistically!)

For anyone who begins the journey of weight management, it is all too easy to set yourself up a mountain of a goal, fail at the first hurdle, then give up entirely. If you’ve tried yourself, you wouldn’t be the first to attempt making a change, to only revert back to your old bad habits. 

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Dealing with ‘Life Stuff’

We all have to deal with ‘life stuff’ at one point or another. Whether that is the big changes that come every few years or so, or the day-to-day running of things, ‘life stuff’ can be painful, distracting, and disruptive.  Even more so when they stop you from achieving important health goals. For those of

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Should I let go of people who don’t support my health goals?

In a situation where you are trying to make changes in your life, to improve your own health and wellbeing, should you let go of people who are blocking that change? That can be a tough question, particularly if those people are loved ones that we have known for most of our lives. It can

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Football’s coming home! ⚽️

I’m not the biggest football fan, but even I have been swept up into the World Cup madness sweeping the nation. After the recent win by England at the Quarter Final, you cannot avoid football even if you tried. There’s something exciting about sharing a positive national identity, and even though the critic in me

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Sleep helps you lose weight?! 😴

While research is not extensive when it comes to the link between sleep and weight management, the majority point in a similar direction: Getting regular, good quality sleep, for at least 8 hours or more, can help you to lose weight. Whenever we think of losing weight, typically our minds go to eating healthy, and increasing

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Why just saying “I’m going to exercise more” doesn’t work

The majority of people who made resolutions in celebration of New Years have broken them by now. As much of an optimist I am, that is just a fact. While there are a number of factors that contribute to why this may be, for many it is because their resolutions are way too vague. What

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“But I can have that cake because I’m going on a run…”

How many times have you said something like that? Replace the cake with some other temptation, and it may sound all too familiar. Well my friend, you are engaging in Compensatory Health Beliefs! Compensatory health beliefs are a way for us to manage the uncomfortable feeling we have when faced with a temptation, but at

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