Fitness escape on a volcanic island

It is a country I have visited a fair few times in my life and I write this knowing I will return again, with more places in mind I want to see. Sangria, sunshine, fairly inexpensive flights and my new found love for Club la Santa create a continued appeal I am not alone in experiencing.

fitness Lanzarote

One thing I’ve never been to Spain for — or anywhere for that matter — is exercise, my usual consumption of sangria distracts from it.

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Allergies vs Intolerance: What happened when I got tested

Research shows there’s a growing number of people experiencing food allergies and intolerances (self-diagnosed or otherwise). Therefore it is hardly surprising that Google searches for food allergies and intolerance testing labs are up 750% in the UK alone — increasing year-on-year.

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Weighted blanket benefits: sleep, anxiety, and autism

Weighted blankets are set to be the biggest wellness trend of 2020 as people slowly discover the various benefits of weighted blankets, from better sleep and reduced anxiety, to helping with symptoms of various health conditions.

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Here are all your questions answered along with my honest review, and the verdict from the mother of an autistic child.

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Fasting for weight loss explained

At the end of 2019 fasting for weight loss as well as the benefit of fasted workouts hit the headlines thanks to two celebrity Jennifers. As a fan myself, I thought I’d take a look at the research.

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A solution to my struggle with cold sores? [ad]

If you follow me on Instagram (or know me irl) you’ll know I suffer terribly with cold sores. I have spent almost 15 years trying to find the best cold sore treatment to deal with it, and haven’t had much luck (until now).

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Five of the best fitness classes in London (and the UK)

I spent December travelling around London and trying different exercise classes (and yet still managed to put on holiday weight). The following five were my favourite…

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Can sound baths wash away your stress?

A song can make you feel happy or sad, and affect the intensity of a gym session — but can sound alone have a healing effect? I explain this type of meditation and put different forms of sound baths in London to the test.

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The health craze that promises weight loss and great skin

Can subjecting yourself to extreme temperatures aid weight loss, improve skin condition, boost your immune system and help the body heal faster? Is cryotherapy good for you?

is cryotherapy good for you

Whether the temperature is high (like in an infrared sauna) or as low as -90C (like a cryotherapy chamber), exreme temperatues trigger reactions in the body, giving way to a whole host of benefits (apparently).

I tested out cryotherapy and, after researching all the claims, it didn’t live up to expectation at all. 

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How to make time for yourself and beat burnout

Making time for yourself is really important, so it is little wonder that the concept of self-love is becoming increasingly popular as we all try to avoid the dreaded ‘burnout’.

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It is preached about all over social media, with Google searches for ‘self-love quotes’ or ‘self-love Instagram captions’ becoming increasingly popular — but are we practicing what we preach?

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