Research suggests that emotional intelligence (EI) supports superior coping abilities and helps people deal with chronic stress and prevent burnout. Stress and burnout are not the same thing. While we know that stress often leads to burnout, it's possible to handle...
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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...
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...
I listened to a podcast recently. The guest on the show was Gareth Southgate the current England football manager. He has made some serious inroads into improving the England team's culture and their results have shown this. A world cup semi final for the first time...
In search of better sleep? Consider meditation. Through decades of scientific study, researchers have found this ancient practice improves sleep.
With meditation, you can train your mind to more easily enter a relaxed state.
Your eating habits impact how you sleep more than you may realise.
Late-night meals and snacks can affect the time it takes for you to fall asleep, your sleep efficiency, and even your REM and deep sleep numbers.
When it comes to looking after yourself. There are so many things to look at it’s hard to know where to start sometimes.
So to distill some of the time taken in looking at all aspects of health I wanted to share come BIG BANG hits so you can add these into your life.
In the late 1800’s the invention of the light bulb did an amazing thing for productivity allowing us to keep working after sunset. However with it came some unexpected health consequences that we may not have foreseen.
If you think about it our bodies are very much like our cars. If we look after them they look after us. Often it can be too easy to skip a service or let the tyres get so worn down that the car may not even pass it’s WOF. Would you do the same to your body?
Dark clouds can represent dark or testing times, even hopeless times, but the silver lining means that after difficult times better days can follow.
This is something I want to explore in this blog. There are some health messages in here too!