At this exceptionally unusual time of coronavirus, there are a lot of negatives that we can focus on, however there have also been a number of positive shifts occurring as well that we should feel gratitude for. One that I have recognised is the increased sense of community, increased connection and engagement with friends, family and our neighbours.
As someone who has suffered with anxiety and panic attacks intermittently for the last 10-15 years, I definitely have a level of empathy towards those with anxiety surrounding this outbreak of COVID-19.
In this article written by my colleague and Dietician Lara Rickard and myself we look at the connection between stress or emotions and how we eat.
In this article we look at emotional eating, how to raise awareness and some tactics to help you overcome emotional eating habits that often lead to yo-yo type dieting and an inability to achieve your health and physique goals.
An important part of improving your health is to determine what parts of your current lifestyle are either contributing or taking away from your health goals.
Your cephalic response occurs when we see, smell, think or taste food. It is a primal response that stimulates the limbic system in the brain before it then stimulates the vagus nerve that goes on to stimulate the production of gastric juices.
Whilst a gratitude diary is a very ‘American’ type of activity that us Brits generally laugh at, it is certainly an effective way of changing mind set before bed, reducing stress hormones and encouraging a good night’s sleep.
Meditation when first starting out can seem challenging. We live our lives at 100mph and to take time out of our hectic schedules to sit and be in the present even just for 5-10mins can seem like the most demanding thing to do.
In this article I would like to discuss the benefits of including Epsom Salt baths in your life and how they can help with a range of health issues.
Stress is a major component of modern day life – here are 10 tips for helping offload some of the stress we encounter through the day.