All posts tagged: surviving

Thriving through Winter -Part 2

It’s no secret, our bodies need to be well hydrated. After all they are made up of almost 65% of water. But there seems to be a misconception that we become more dehydrated in summer, more than winter, but it can actually be quite the opposite. In winter we are living more inside out homes/workspaces with artificial air and heating on. When we do go outside, we are dealing with extreme elements like cold blasts of wind and rain. All these things impact out hydration and our skin too. If you are like me in winter, the thought of drinking water, particular cold water just doesn’t appeal. So I drink a lot of warmed water with the added nutritional benefits of fresh slices of lemon and ginger. Sometimes with a little honey! *Interestingly, most of the Vit C in citrus are actually in the skin, not the flesh or juice, so have these slices of lemon in your warm water will extract the healing benefits of these essential oils. I have bottles of herbal teas, …

How to stay healthy during the festive season!

The festive season is amping up. The parties are being had, the shopping is getting done…or at least started, I hope? And the festive feast with all its trimmings is being planned. With all this going on, it usually means we have a tendency to overload on sugary treats, processed finger food and dare I say a few glasses of the stuff that makes you a little warm and fuzzy inside.  Now, I’m not saying don’t relax and enjoy yourself, do, its the festive season after all but too much of the above foods and drinks can be harmful to our health. It can lead to sugar crashes, fatigue, brain fog and a little extra weight gain….now we all don’t fancy that, when  after all, its a time of year to be upbeat and joyful. The good news is, there are definitely ways to keep the holiday season healthy while still taking part in the festivities and having fun. Firstly, here are some tips I shared with you last year on how to moderate and …