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Benefits of a Vegan Diet

Veganism is all the rage these days! From being a vague fringe habit just a decade or two ago to today’s estimates that over a million British citizens have ditches animal products, veganism has shot to popularity in recent years. Try-it-yourself events like Veganuary, ramped-up efforts of animal rights activists, and the ongoing revelation of …

ETF Tapping as a Treatment for Depression

For those who haven’t come across this term before, tapping is an emotional freedom technique (EFT) designed to aid in reducing stress, treating depression and anxiety, and helping us to manage our mental health. Tapping is similar to acupuncture without using needles, otherwise known as acupressure. Acupressure techniques focus on the body’s “meridian points” or …

The Importance of Sunscreen in Your Skin Care Routine

Ever since the world closed down and we were forced to extended lockdown periods, we have seen how our mental and physical health has been impacted by the isolation. Now that the restrictions are finishing, establishing routines and exploring new passions is at the forefront of society’s mind! As a result of this, self-care has …

Top Lifestyle Tips for Starting a Healthier Routine

Starting a new routine is often on our minds. With the hustle and bustle of modern living it can be very difficult to take those vital moments for inward focus and reflection, and even more difficult to even attempt establishing a new routing with work and family commitments to work around! But after the last …

The Five Floors of the Food Pyramid

Most people are familiar with the food pyramid; first introduced in Sweden in 1974, the food pyramid gives us a rough idea of what percentage of our diet should be made up of different foodstuffs. The size of the floor denotes how much we should eat! Things like processed foods and fat-heavy meats are at …

The Four Stages of the Sleep Cycle

There are many different things that affect sleep and the quality of the rest that we get each night such as caffeine consumption, an over-stimulated brain and even medical conditions that make a person more inclined to sleep poorly. In fact, those who regularly wake up feeling unrested may not be making their way through …

3 Conditions That May Affect How You Sleep

For some people, getting a good night’s sleep isn’t as easy as shutting off technology 15 minutes before you decide to hit the hay or taking part in daily meditation. After all, there are a number of medical conditions that can impact a person’s ability to fall asleep, stay asleep or sleep soundly enough to …

The Pros and Cons of Hiring a Personal Trainer

The popularity of physical fitness has increased immensely throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and as the rules finally begin to relax our new challenge is trying to maintain such a lifestyle whilst returning to the office and partaking in social events once again. A personal trainer is a fitness professional that provides 1-2-1 programmes for clients …

The Importance of BMR and TDEE Values

The worst thing that a beginner can do when they are just getting to grips with the diet and exercise world is overwhelm themselves with specialist terminology. After all, these terms sound like the real-deal but they can often be confusing and misleading when they aren’t defined properly. Here at The Healthy Living and Fitness, …