Being OK…

Life is a series of uncertainties, and….that’s OK. But, the struggle comes because, as humans, we want to have control and explanations for pretty much everything. We feel it helps us stay somewhere in the sane category and keeps those anxiety feelings at bay. But, by definition, life really is a series of uncertain happenings. …

Working from home – finding a balance

Finding ways to achieve relaxation when you’re working from home can be a challenge. Be it that you are wearing numerous hats as a small business owner — from customer service to balancing the books, shipping orders, and more, or saving overheads and working from the home office, or more recently, been placed at home for …

Helping you thrive in the midst of change

Brought to you by Natural Athlete and Unwind Chiropractic – helping you thrive in the midst of change Tired by 10am? Health is not just what you’re eating, it’s what you’re thinking, saying and your external environment. Routine is so important right now. Whilst our usual activities and reasons for getting up-and-at-it have changed, our …

Quick and easy recipes for keeping the germs at bay

Fruit and veg wash In order to stop the spread of bugs and germs, washing your fruit and vegetables is key. But giving them a quick rinse with water often isn’t enough. A simple homemade veg wash solution is great for cleaning off pesticides and bacteria. Vinegar is the key ingredient in this recipe. And …

Extending the lifespan

This blog is gonna get a bit ‘sciencey’…bear with me… It’s about cells, or more precisely, the mitochondria – the powerhouse of our cells, providing most of our cellular energy requirements. They have bacterial origins that have become normal constituents of the cells in our body that produce the energy needed for cell growth and …

Marathon running – longevity for arteries?

Both training and completing a marathon improves the health of a new runner’s arteries, a new, London-based study suggests. The study looked at 138 novice runners undertaking the London Marathon. The results – four years improvement in artery age 🙂 Over six months of training: their arteries regained some youthful elasticity, which has a positive …

Changing the game?

The Netflix documentary ‘The Game Changers’ has generated a lot of interesting debate of late – with some strong opinions on the topic of vegan/vegetarian diets vs. meat-eaters. With high protein foods & beverages gaining more popularity in the health and wellbeing market in the last few years, knowing what you need – depending on …

The importance of working with women’s cycles in sports performance

How refreshing to see research coming through showing the importance of tracking women’s menstrual cycles, and adapting their training and diets to suit their individual requirements. Long overdue! The US soccer team are attributing some of their 2019 World Cup success to doing exactly that. Talking about the impact of these natural cycles has begun …

Athletes have bad teeth!

It seems, despite good oral hygiene, that athletes have bad teeth. The culprits – high-sugar sports drinks, gels and snacks. A recent study carried out by UCL looked at athletes across a number of sporting areas including cycling, swimming, rowing, hockey, sailing, athletics, rugby and football. The study showed: 94% of athletes brushed their teeth …