The weeks leading up to Christmas can be one of the busiest and stressful times of the year. Whether its worrying about family get togethers, what presents to buy or how to avoid the festive weight gain – the stress can build up. To help you thrive during the festive season, our Nutritionist Christine Bailey has put together her 10 top festive tips to help you enjoy the Christmas period.
Climate change is a term almost everyone has heard during the past decade. With news permeating the headlines about the Amazon rainforest, Australia, and California wildfires, it is hard for even the doubtful minds to explain the devastating events with anything other than global warming. We have come a long way from scientists and nature activists warning people about the urgency of climate change to governments and world leaders finally showing signs of collective action – latest examples being the Paris Agreement in 2015 and COP26 in 2021. Our planet, however, needs more than sophisticated words.
Minibars aren’t dead; they’ve just evolved to keep pace with the times. For years, media reports have speculated that minibars are on the verge of extinction. Many properties have, in fact, eliminated them.
Protein powers the body’s growth factory. From building and repairing bones, muscles, and cartilage to coordinating bodily functions, brain development and hormone production, protein is an essential nutrient for every person on the planet. Given its immense power, high-protein diets are growing in popularity. Below, we uncover the benefits behind going high-protein, how such a decision could help you and the best ways to get started.
Want to keep healthy this winter? Then you need a robust and balanced immune response. The choices we make when it comes to diet and lifestyle have a profound effect on how our immune system responds. A weakened defence system can lead to a host of health issues and, in addition to concerns around COVID-19, there are many regular winter germs to face. This makes it even more important to support your immune system this winter.
As people become increasingly aware of the impact, we are having on the planet, strategies to lessen our carbon footprint and be kinder to the earth are growing in popularity. From electric cars to renewable energy, the green revolution is sweeping across sectors. That too, is true of what people eat.
Everyone responded to the pandemic in different ways. While some reached for their running trainers, plenty reached for the bottle. With stress, anxiety and boredom all trigger points for drinking, studies have shown that binge drinking increased in certain population groups throughout lockdown.