Author: Jessica Bott

Where to find recipes when living with Diabetes

When you’re living with diabetes, whether you’ve recently been diagnosed or you’ve been living with it for a few years, it can be a struggle to know what you can or can’t eat. The good news is, it boils down to eating a healthy balanced diet – but remember it’s best to listen to any recommendations from your diabetes nurse, doctor or dieticians about small alterations to your diet to control the effect of food on your blood glucose levels. You can usually still eat what your family and friends might be eating. But, if you’re still not sure...

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Exercise and Mental Health

At this time of year, many of us make a goal to start exercising more, whether that’s committing to going to the gym twice a week or aiming to walk 10,000 steps a day. Exercise has many benefits on our physical health. But can it help your mental health? Here’s all you need to know about exercise and mental health. How exercise affects your body: We all know that exercise is important for our physical health, but how does it actually affect your body? The good news is, exercise has many positive effects on your physical health according to the...

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Mindfulness for Beginners

You may have heard of mindfulness, a concept that has starting to become far more popular in recent years, but do you know what it actual is. And, how it can help you and your health? Here’s our mindfulness for beginner’s guides, which answers the most common questions about mindfulness and how you can get started this year. What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is paying attention to the present moment, your thoughts and emotions, and the world around you. It’s thought that it can help you enjoy your life more, understand yourself and even help your mental wellbeing. Being mindful...

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Your Guide to Safe Sex

We all know we should be having safe sex, but what exactly does that mean – and what should you do if things don’t go according to plan. We’ve put together our guide to safe sex, covering everything from contraception, STIs and what you should do if you have unprotected sex. Contraception Options When looking at contraception, there are many options available. From condoms and the pill, to the contraceptive implant or an IUD, it’s best to consider which option is right for you and what you need from contraception. Remember, the only way to protect yourself against sexually...

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Mexican Breakfast Wrap

We all like a full English breakfast, particularly on a Sunday morning. But why not try something a little different? This Mexican breakfast wrap, with guacamole, tomato and a fried egg is a great healthy breakfast to start your day with.     Print This!     Serves 1 Ingredients: ½ ripe avocado, chopped ¼ tsp chilli flakes 1 tbsp lemon juice 1 garlic clove, finely chopped Salt and black pepper 1 tbsp coconut oil 1 free-range egg 1 corn tortilla 4 cherry tomatoes, halved ½ spring onion, finely chopped Method: Place the avocado, chilli flakes, lemon juice and garlic in a small...

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