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Top Tips for Hibernating (just the right amount) this Winter

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Hibernating mammals have got it worked out. Once the golden leaves of Autumn have fallen, they then spend the winter curled up in their cosy cave, re-emerging only when the green shoots of Spring unfurl. Migratory birds do the other sensible thing and migrate to warmer climes – like the swallows to Africa.

What do humans do? Well, the richer ones migrate too, spending six months of the year in their apartment in the South of France. But most of us resort to our usual response, which is to carry on as blooming normal and moan about it. (more…)

Poppy Pickles

Trouble Getting to Sleep? Try Adding These 5 Foods to Your Diet

Trouble Getting to Sleep? Try Adding These 5 Foods to Your Diet

Are you a morning person, a night owl or somewhere in between? Your tendency to sleep at certain times within a 24-hour period is regulated by your circadian rhythm, or in other words your body clock, which takes into account things like sunlight and temperature. However, sometimes things can go wrong and it’s just plain hard to fall asleep.

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Has Our Generation Forgotten How To Rest?

Has Our Generation Forgotten How To Rest?

Our generation is living the height — so far — of the age of information. Every day we are bombarded with information coming from emails, Facebook, news, and all the other apps on our phones. We’re expected to receive all that information immediately, and to think, respond and make decisions quickly. It’s no wonder we think 24 hours isn’t enough to finish everything we wanted to. The days just aren’t long enough!

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How Healthy Are You: A 5-Minute Health Assessment

Can you become healthier?

The greatest wealth is health.
~Virgil

Throughout time, health has always been referred to as the greatest treasure, above any possessions or achievements. After all, when we are not healthy, we cannot enjoy the beauty of life. Whether you count happiness in possessions or experiences, it is difficult to enjoy either one of them without health. (more…)