People often ask ‘What is the secret to losing weight?’ when they see a friend drop a few dress sizes, or they have a target date that they want to lose weight in time for. We see so many ads for ‘miracle weight loss pills’, or diets that have helped celebrities to lose weight and plenty of people are happy to part with their hard earned cash in the hope that they too can shed the pounds.
Research just published in the journal Environmental Research reports on a study which tested the urine of four racially and geographically diverse American families after eating their usual diet of conventional food for 6 days, and then after a controlled diet of all organic food for a further 6 days.
Those of us that think we sleep well tend to take sleep for granted – it’s just something we do at the end of every day. But for some people, a good night’s sleep is an elusive fantasy – something which is desired and longed for but rarely achieved. Yet a lack of sleep or poor-quality sleep can have a significant negative impact on all aspects of our health and wellbeing. Recent research is showing just how important sleep is. For example, poor sleep is associated with poor cognitive function, a higher risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease, and decreased performance at work.
Many of us love the idea of having a fresh start in January, especially when it’s about taking care of ourselves. Unfortunately, most of us at this time of the month, end up feeling frustrated and disappointed. It’s a fact that by the middle of January, 84% have broken every promise made about how much healthier, better, fitter, slimmer, we were going to become in 2019!
There’s been a lot in the press over the last year or so about the dangers of sugar. In nutritional circles, this is old news, but we have been heartened to see, not only the media but parliament finally catching up on this insidious threat to the nation's health.
This week is International Stress Awareness week, with 7th November being National Stress Awareness Day. These days there can be few people who are unable to identify any major sources of stress in our lives. Work pressure, family demands, upkeep of homes, financial concerns, uncertainty about the future are standard fare these days.
Who knew there was an International Sloth Day??!! Apparently, this day was created in 2010 by the AIUNAU Foundation, a non-profit conservation, and wildlife organization based in Colombia. The unofficial holiday raises awareness about the life cycle and natural habitat of the Sloth. The day also calls on people to learn more about these native South and Central American animals.
Eggs are such a wonderful food!! Quick, easy, versatile, cheap, portable and highly nutritious, they are perfect for any meal, sweet or savory. There is so much nutrition crammed into this little package. Eggs are a great source of complete protein (has all the essential amino acids), plus vitamins A, B2, B12, D, Folate, Biotin, Choline, Phosphorus, Iodine and Selenium. And all for only 70 calories for a medium-sized egg!
World Vegetarian Day was founded in 1977 by the North American Vegetarian Society (NAVS) and October 1st is the start of Vegetarian Awareness Month. Much has been said about the benefits of a vegetarian diet, both to human health and the health of the planet. Many studies over the years have shown that vegetarians tend to have lower rates of coronary heart disease, lower cholesterol and blood pressure levels, lower the rate of cancer, diabetes, and osteoporosis.
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We are a ten minute taxi ride from Kettering Station. East Midlands Trains operate a direct 55 minute journey time from St Pancras station twice every hour.