Benefits of journaling for mental health

Yesterday I ordered a pack of 6 of my favourite A5 bound notebooks that I use to write my journal. It got me thinking about the benefits of journaling for mental health. I have been journaling on and off for over 10 years and in the last 3 it has become part of my routineContinue reading “Benefits of journaling for mental health”

How to enjoy exercise and healthy eating

Today’s topic is how to enjoy exercise and healthy eating and make getting healthy fun. It will be a short post today as it’s Saturday and we have been out all day enjoying nature. It’s getting late and I am tired and hungry. We drove down to Saronida this afternoon and went for a walkContinue reading “How to enjoy exercise and healthy eating”

Experience the amazing benefits of yoga for health at home

The benefits of yoga for health are endless! Of course, as a yoga teacher I am pretty biased but I honestly think that starting a yoga practice is one of the best things you can do for your physical and mental health. In this article I want to share the top benefits of yoga forContinue reading “Experience the amazing benefits of yoga for health at home”

Why calorie restricted diets don’t work long term

Most people believe that dieting is the only way to lose weight, or maintain a healthy weight. We are told we need to restrict our calories to 1800, 1500 or even 1200 calories a day. Or that we need to cut out all treats and always choose low fat or low carb options. I rememberContinue reading “Why calorie restricted diets don’t work long term”

What is self sabotaging your health and how to stop

What is self sabotaging your health? Ever wondered why you just can’t seem to that new diet, exercise regime or self-care plan? Have you set yourself hundreds of goals for your health. Then just when you seem to be on the right track you do something to mess it up? Do you find yourself fallingContinue reading “What is self sabotaging your health and how to stop”

Counting calories for weight loss, a good idea?

Today’s topic in this Real Health January series is counting calories. Specifically whether counting calories for weight loss is a good idea! What is counting calories for weight loss? I’m sure most people these days are aware of the idea of calorie counting. You might be familiar with calorie counting apps like My Fitness PalContinue reading “Counting calories for weight loss, a good idea?”

Best exercise for weight loss and health?

January is a time when lot’s of us decide to start a new fitness regime. We want to lose that holiday weight and feel healthier. But what is the best exercise for weight loss and health? In the online fitness world you see endless photos of “influencers” doing crazy workouts and high intensity training. TheyContinue reading “Best exercise for weight loss and health?”

Masculine energy and the over-controller in goal setting

Yesterday’s post in this real health series was on how to set health goals for the new year. I explained how to set SMART goals to help you to move towards your vision of health. I do believe that setting goals can be a great way to give you motivation and direction. Goals also createContinue reading “Masculine energy and the over-controller in goal setting”

How to set health goals for the new year

In yesterday’s post I asked you to think about what it means to be healthy. So you now have an idea of what true health means to you. Hopefully you also tried the visualization exercise and you now have an image of your healthiest self. Today I want to share my tips on how toContinue reading “How to set health goals for the new year”

What does it mean to be healthy?

Today is the 1st January, the start of a new year and a new project for me! January is a time when lots of us want to get healthier and fitter. To get back to some healthy habits after indulging over the festive period or maybe lose some holiday weight. When we want to makeContinue reading “What does it mean to be healthy?”