What Are Endorphins   Endorphin is a combination of the words "endogenou" (produced within the body) and "morphine". Endorphins are endogenous opioids released from the pituitary gland that are believed to mediate analgesia (pain relief), induce euphoria, and play a role in the reward system in the gut-brain...

  The Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskara) is a great dynamic morning sequence. The Sun Salutation is an important building block in yoga as it combines a number of key poses. For the first Sun Salutation of the day, take a few extra breaths in each pose to...

  The Dry January campaign has been running since 2012 and is becoming exponentially more popular year on year. Dry January is the annual movement through which millions of people give up alcohol for the month of January. Statistically, those in full-time employment are the most likely...

After a full day filming Mind Body Cleanse sequences from my book, I got to shoot this piece about the 12DAYS cleanse to camera.  Although, I've been a guest on QVC shopping with the 12DAYS programme, presenting is a skill that is seriously under rated! https://youtu.be/sd1r9pgtW_8   I...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PclvkB5OnVg This twist and core sequence improves digestion and strengthens the abdomen, hip flexors and the spine. This wonderful twist, Half Lord of the Fish (Ardha Matsyendrasana) stimulates the digestive fire in the belly and increases your appetite. The pose massages the liver and kidneys and stretches your...

https://youtu.be/XxnP2zsbBdQ Bharadvaja’s Twist   This gentle twist is a tonic for the spine and the abdominal organs. Step-by-step technique   Sit on the floor and swing your legs to the left. Lay your feet on the floor outside your left hip, with your left ankleresting in the right arch. Make...

Too often drinking is an expectation, not a choice. Across the UK, people are suffering as a result of their own or others’ drinking – and not enough specialist support is available to help them. 19-25 November 2018 is Alcohol Awareness Week. And this year the...

Why is it important to stay hydrated? Water protects and hydrates our organs, transports nutrients to our cells and helps us stay energized and mentally sharp. It also balances the level of electrolytes — minerals such as sodium and potassium — in our bodies to...

Every November, the world celebrates Mens Health Month. And this week celebrates Self Care Week Nov 12 - Nov 18. Men's skincare is becoming very popular, especially among the younger generation. It has been well documented in the press and media that the upward growing trend in male...

Today is National Stress Awareness Day, which is run by the International Stress Management Association (ISMA). Their web page on National Stress Awareness Day is available here for more information Stress is a response to demands on the body and life, a response to crisis and fears....