I have fallen back in love with running. Everyday my alarm goes off at 5.45am on the other side of the room. I am forced to get up to turn it off, at which point I chug a large glass of water and then lie back down for 10 to 15 minutes as I slowly wake up.
Gym experts across the UK were asked what they thought the best gym machines were to achieve three different types of fitness goal: overall fitness, weight loss and building muscle. They were then also asked to pick just one piece of equipment as their overall top performer.
Fermented foods have been used for centuries by mankind as a source of wellbeing, and continue to be a staple in many diets across the globe.
I spoke to Nutritionist Cassandra Barns, who explains the benefits of fermented foods and why we should be including them in our diet.
While there’s nothing better than eating your body weight in local food and drinking the all-inclusive cocktails at a resort, maintaining travel health is important. Otherwise we can often come back from a holiday feeling worse than when we left – or like we need another holiday to recover.
Everybody knows it’s important to drink more water throughout the summer months, when we’re likely to sweat more and become dehydrated, but not many realise how important it is throughout the winter.
When temperatures drop the air becomes dryer, so our bodies absorb less water through other means. As well as this, water intake is likely to drop throughout the season simply because many people think it is less important than in summer.
However, it is worth noting that feeling thirsty is a pretty late indicator of dehydration. Throughout the winter months you are far more likely to experience dry lips, dry skin, and even symptoms which may trick you into thinking you are unwell, like a dry cough or mild headache.