Ultimately, happiness is what most of us are searching for in life. We make decisions based on what we think will make us happiest in the long term. But all too often, things don’t work out the way we planned. We get that job we wanted, only to find we’re stressed all the time. Or … Read More
As a kid, I remember hearing that one in three people would get cancer in their lifetimes. It terrified me – cancer is almost undoubtedly the most feared illness in Western countries. But I consoled myself with the thought that almost no-one in my family had ever developed cancer. Maybe we just weren’t genetically predisposed … Read More
One statistic which never fails to amaze me is that 97% of Americans are fibre-deficient. I wouldn’t mind betting that the UK doesn’t fare much better. Most people who are fibre-deficient probably don’t realise it – chances are, you’re one of them. But if you’re not aware of the health benefits, you probably don’t feel … Read More
After leaving uni, I took a year out to work on personal projects. I was sick of feeling perpetually stressed and having no time for my hobbies. For once, I was going to use my time exactly as I wanted to. My health is very important to me, so I was determined to look after … Read More
I’m not really sure why I don’t drink. It isn’t really about health or cost, and it certainly isn’t about morality. Originally, it probably came down to social anxiety. At the first (and only) sixth-form party I went to, the bar staff turned a blind eye to the fact that most of us were underage. … Read More
When transitioning to a vegan or plant-based diet, dairy is one thing many people struggle to eliminate. Ditching cheese can be particularly difficult! Oliviarjohnson requested I write a post on giving up dairy, so here it is. I’ll briefly discuss the reasons for avoiding dairy, before outlining some strategies for weaning yourself off it. Here … Read More
There are tons of articles out there on getting kids to eat their veggies. But getting adults to eat theirs can sometimes be even more of a challenge! Most of us in the West don’t eat anywhere near enough fruit and veg. This puts us at risk of vitamin and fibre deficiencies, and more serious … Read More
I hate wearing a bra. So far, I’ve failed to find one that doesn’t give me back pain, no matter how fitted or comfy it claims to be. I struggle even to wear a sports bra for a full day. As a result, I’ve virtually stopped wearing bras altogether. Many people do prefer to wear … Read More
Challenging myself as a beginner cyclist – and saving money on public transport!
How can we spend less time in front of a screen and more time in the real world?