Monday, 9 July 2018

Tips for Staying Healthy on a Vegan Diet

Ten years ago, if you said the word 'vegan' people would think of a slightly strange group of animal rights activists. But today, vegan is going mainstream and many people know someone who follows the way of life or may even have tried it themselves. It helps that there are increasing numbers of vegan options both in supermarkets and when eating out, and the more people do it, the easier the whole lifestyle becomes. So, if you are thinking of taking the plunge and getting rid of animal-based products from your diet, how do you stay healthy while doing so? Here are our top tips.

Vegan Diet


Thursday, 21 June 2018

Banana Almond Butter Cookies with Cranberries - Flourless

There is nothing like making your own healthy snacks, and being a lover of nut butters and having some over ripe banana in my fruit bowl decided to make these yummy banana & almond butter cookies. These cookies are so easy to make, flourless, gluten free & egg-free.


Monday, 18 June 2018

Healthy Habits That Can Help You Beat Stress

Are you very busy and a bit stressed out? You’re not alone. Lots of people are feeling more and more stressed these days and it can really get you down. Whether it’s due to caring responsibilities, a demanding job or just the normal strains of everyday life, it’s normal to feel a bit overwhelmed at times. Luckily, for most people there are some tangible things you can do to help you feel better. 


Monday, 21 May 2018

The Stress-Less Fitness Programme || Meditating & Breathing

Meditating & Breathing

Sunday 13th May 2018

Update: My final session with Stress-Less Fitness Collective.

Our main focus for this session was meditation, as my results showed in previous sessions was that I meditate better after exercise, and so today was just to concentrate on my breathing, which was something I wanted to master.


Tuesday, 1 May 2018

The Stress-Less Fitness Programme || Stress-Less Challenge

Stress-Less Fitness FC

Update - 29th April 2018

This is my third session with Stress-Less FC, it's all coming to an end with just one more session to go. *sad face*

Today was pretty much like last week, starting off with some rapid breathing - 3 deep breaths in and out then heavy breathing for 30secs, holding my breathe and breathing out at a normal steady pace, after completing this 3 times I followed up with some meditation.

Stress-Less Fitness


Tuesday, 24 April 2018

The Stress-Less Fitness Programme || Rapid Breathing Meditation

Stress-Less Fitness Collective

Update: Sunday 22nd April 2018

Woke up around 7:30am, showered ready for what the day had in store, but with it being my monthly cycle went back to bed as I was lacking energy and wanted to be on form for the day, my session with Michael founder of Stress-Less Fitness wasn't due to start until 2pm so had plenty of time.

Stress-Less Logo

Rapid Breathing

So today was about rapid breathing to elevate the heart rate which would put me in a stressed state - 3 long deep breaths in and out through the nose to start, then 30secs fast deep/heavy breathing (as if I was hyperventilating), after 30secs I would hold my breath until I was ready to breathe out. The aim was to bring down my heart rate to normal and my breathing back to a steady & controlled state, I did this 3 times before starting my meditation.


Wednesday, 18 April 2018

The Stress-Less Fitness Programme:- Update

Stress-Less Fitness Collective

On the 28th March I attended an induction called the Stress-Less Fitness Programme which included completing a health & fitness questionnaire and taking part in 3 minutes of mindful mediation using a MUSE brain sensing headband, the band is a personal meditation assistant which measures how calm or active your mind is and translates those brain signals into guiding sounds.

When your mind is calm and settled you hear calm and settled wind/rain and birds if you're extremely calm, and when your active you hear stormy weather/thunder.

Muse Brain Sensing Headband
Me using the MUSE Brain Sensing Headband



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