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Healthy feet require space to move well

Healthy feet require space to move well

When it comes to human movement the feet are integral to how we move. Clearly they are our connection with the ground (when standing). Toes need to be able to move collectively or independently. Shoes are useful but on essential. Natural lifestyle coach Tony Riddle...

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Creative Ways to Unplug and Recharge

Creative Ways to Unplug and Recharge

As many of our social calendars are busier than ever, taking time to pause and recharge is more important than ever Prioritising down time can actually help you be more present when you are with others. If you were able to find new ways to switch off would you take...

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That year I gave up the drink!

That year I gave up the drink!

It was a random decision but felt like the right thing to do. I was supporting my wife and we chose to commit to this thing together with a little help along the way. I haven't been a big drinker, yes I'm a real lightweight, particularly since running a marathon I...

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Ways to reduce financial stress

Ways to reduce financial stress

Financial well-being is a critical part of our mental and physical health, and yet, so many of us are afraid to talk about our relationship with money. The cultural conversation around financial stressors can seem negative and judgmental, but when we’re honest with...

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Pre conceptions about personal training

Pre conceptions about personal training

Putting the personal in personal training It's been a long held belief thanks mostly to main stream media that a session with a personal trainer is going to be a smash fest! You are going to walk in and crawl out a sweaty mess. Now some people want that but often that...

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How important is our microbiome?

How important is our microbiome?

We know the average human being has about 20,000 genes sitting on 23 pairs of chromosomes. They make us into the unique individuals that we are. Surprisingly, however, we also have many freeloaders – various bacteria, fungi and viruses – within our body that contain...

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How Blue Light Impacts Your Sleep

How Blue Light Impacts Your Sleep

Your body’s unique internal clock has an ideal circadian rhythm. Most people feel their best when their daily habits align with that rhythm. Unfortunately, certain choices or habits can disrupt it and impact your productivity and energy level. One of the most...

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The impact of alcohol on sleep

The impact of alcohol on sleep

Having a glass of wine or a nightcap before bed is a common nighttime ritual. In fact, approximately 20% of the U.S. adult population drinks alcohol to help them fall asleep. As you sink into bed and doze off with that pleasant buzz of alcohol, it’s tempting to think...

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The impact of caffeine on sleep!

The impact of caffeine on sleep!

Your 24-hour circadian rhythm is the primary factor that determines your sleep and wake cycle. Alongside your circadian rhythm is a complementary sleep pressure system in your brain. This system is especially susceptible to being disrupted by caffeine. If...

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