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Month: April 2020

Eating healthy to improve your mental health

Eating healthy to improve your mental health

When it comes to our mental health, what we eat can make a big difference to us. Research has shown that diets rich in foods like fruit, vegetables and seeds helps protect our mental health. Making healthier food choices will not only improve our mental health but also our physical fitness. Below are 8 simple tips to help you along the way: Plan Ahead Why not try making some extra meals to store? You could make enough that will last…

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Tips for working out at home!

Tips for working out at home!

Working out from home is becoming a growing choice in people’s lifestyles as we social distance and isolate during COVID-19. It allows us to exercise in a way that is convenient for the situations that we find ourselves in and it is also an accessible way to do it. There’s a huge number of reasons but how do we make the most of it? Make a routine: First up is make a routine! You need to make a routine in…

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Delicious & Nutritious

Delicious & Nutritious

There are lots of ways to change what you eat. Rather than reaching for treat foods when you’re hungry, below are some healthy snack ideas to improve your diet and help you make healthier choices. Why not try out some of these food swaps. Need a light snack between meals? Small pot of yoghurt 2 rice cakes Handful of nuts and seeds Vegetable sticks & Hummus Fruit Need to grab something quickly? Fruit Small bag of popcorn Single portion of…

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Sit Less- Move More

Sit Less- Move More

There are lots of ways to keep active at home during #COVID-19. By sitting less throughout the day you can stay healthy. It will also enable you to reduce stress levels and/or any anxiety that you may be feeling. The Institute of Public Health in Ireland have developed some suggestions for you to try out from the comfort of your own home. No equipment I hear you say? Well, why not try some push ups on the floor, use tin…

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Wellness Wednesday!

Wellness Wednesday!

In the last few days the word ‘Self-care’ has been used a lot. We are hearing that we must take care of ourselves and others during this time. But what is ‘self- care’?. Self -care isn’t always about “pampering” yourself or sitting down to watch a whole season of the newest show on Netflix. It is important that we realise that actually taking care of ourselves can be hard and there are things we can put off, especially when we…

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How to stay connected while staying apart?

How to stay connected while staying apart?

For at last three weeks, and for the coming few weeks we are going to be staying safe at home, with very small interactions outside of that. We all know by now how essential it is we stay connected online or on the phone, but has it started feeling like you are running out of things to talk about? After all, no one really has any news, and we don’t just want to talk about the pandemic itself all the…

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