6 Healthy Things You Can Do Every Morning
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by Alex Gear
3y ago
Health & fitness for busy people.  We are all living in a busy world, juggling many balls but being prepared is key in helping you eat well.  So, here are my top tips to start your day off in a healthy way  1.    Eat some veggies at breakfast time Add some vegetables to your breakfasts is a great way to provide good nutrition to the start of your day. Such as  spinach/kale to eggs;  leafy greens and veg in a breakfast smoothie and berries with yoghurt which will all provide you with good  ..read more
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Small Steps Make Big WIns
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by Alex Gear
3y ago
Good health is about having the energy to enjoy every day. It’s about waking up and feeling fresh and looking forward to the day ahead.  We have the tendency to overpromise and underdeliver when it comes to our personal goals. If you know me, you’ll know that I have a no-nonsense approach to health and that I’ve helped many clients to eat and live well. I know that it’s about keeping things simple and uncomplicated which makes a really BIG difference to your success.  The best part about making small changes is that they add up over time to create significant and noticeable progr ..read more
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5 Tips for a Healthy Winter
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by Alex Gear
3y ago
How are you navigating the change in season?  Human beings are cyclical beings, meaning that we are influenced by cycles such as our sleep cycles and we also are influenced by the seasons. Women of course are also influenced by their menstrual cycles.  The nights are now shorter and the day light hours are less. To support our natural cycles, we need to give our hormones the best chance of being in balance. If you embrace the changes that winter brings and support and nourish your body it can really help.  During the winter, some people suffer from SAD stands for Seaso ..read more
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Top Tips For A Better Night's Sleep
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by Alex Gear
3y ago
A good night’s sleep is just as important as regular exercise and a healthy diet. Conversely, good sleep can help you make better food choices, exercise well and be healthier. Sleep is vital for well-being, mood and longevity. We simply cannot achieve optimal health without enough sleep. The World Sleep Foundation says we should be aiming for 7-9 hours a night of sleep but we mustn’t forget that the QUALITY of sleep is just as important!  With high levels of stress, fears, uncertainty and changes in routine, many of us may have noticed a change in our sleep, both quality and quantity ..read more
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Natural Menopause Therapy
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by Alex Gear
3y ago
Are your hormones out of balance? Here I share ways to help manage the menopause, rather than pretend this inevitable life stage isn’t going to happen to us. How to manage the menopause naturally   The menopause is not a medical condition even though at times it feels like it, it's a natural part of life. The menopause literally means ‘change of life’. It relates to the time in a women’s life when her ovaries stop ripening eggs and the menstrual cycle ends. It is a natural stage of life that every woman will experience.  Change is part of being human but it can be unnerv ..read more
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Top Tips For Feeling Your Best This Summer
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by Alex Gear
3y ago
Many of us will be taking staycations this year, be it time off at home or time away in the UK. Hopefully we’ll have a valuable break from routine and a chance to rest, whilst we are trying to find a new ‘normal’ with the past few months having been stressful and challenging in many ways (1). There are many things that we cannot control in the world right now. But I do know that one thing that you can control is how and what you eat. A healthy diet is not a diet. It’s a healthy way of eating and adopting a lifestyle that is achievable and supports you physically, mentally and emotionally.&nb ..read more
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Why Self-Care Is More Important Now Than Ever
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by Alex Gear
3y ago
Self-care is essential for long term happiness.  It’s about looking after yourself and appreciating you for the person you are.  “Taking care of yourself makes your stronger for everyone in your life, including you”, Kelly Rudolph, NLP Practitioner and Life coach.  As we emerge out of lockdown many of us are trying to find a new ‘normal’. The effects of lockdown will stay with us for some time and many of us may be concerned about socialising again, work pressures or may be anxious about returning to some kind of ‘normal’. One way of adapting to this is to take things slowly ..read more
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Here’s to a happier, healthier YOU!
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by Alex Gear
4y ago
Do you need to take charge of your health?  The past 3 months have been quieter in one sense as the world has been put on pause, but for many people working from home, looking after children, cooking, cleaning etc have made the past 3 months a really , stressful and overwhelming time (1). During lockdown, for many, food has become a real focus and you may have got into a ‘grazing’ mindset through boredom and when stress levels have been higher.  When life is tough, our default setting can be to ‘treat’ ourselves as a way of coping with challenging situations. So, during lockdown hav ..read more
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Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D in Lockdown?
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by Alex Gear
4y ago
Vitamin D is well known as the ‘sunshine vitamin’ and is responsible for many important functions within the body. But, are we getting enough? For most people, lockdown will mean being indoors for much of the day. Many people are not fortunate enough to have a garden and with only one walk a day we are limited to the amount of sunshine we can get at the moment.  Under normal circumstances from about April to the end of September, most people should be able to get all the vitamin D they need from sunlight but now we are forced to spend most of our time indoors there is an increased risk ..read more
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Top Tips To Help Support Your Immune System
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by Alex Gear
4y ago
In a world where we have so little control right now, it’s important to concentrate on the things we can do. One positive thing we can achieve is to support our immune system during this time by maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle which both play a key role in supporting our immunity as well as our mental health.  I’ve tried to make this a quick simple guide because we are all experiencing information overload right now.  Foods for strengthening your immune system: Fruit & veg - 4-5 servings are realistic for many due to food avail ..read more
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