general health

A Guide to the Health and Wellbeing Benefits of Sleep

 There’s nothing better than a good night’s sleep. Serving as a way to recharge our batteries after a stressful day, sleep is integral to survival. While there’s no right or wrong amount to get (although the Sleep Foundation do provide a useful guide based on age ranges), one thing which can’t be argued is the importance of rest for our physical (and mental) wellbeing. Let’s now look at some of

Infographic: Bad Practices You Thought Were Good for You

In todays social media world, weird trends to help with our health and appearance can seem commonplace. From the baby foot trend and acid peels to an obsession with avocados and quinoa. But in the past, health and fitness fads had far more dramatic consequences. Even after the age of enlightenment when approaches to health and medicine became more scientific, the doctors of previous eras often got things very, very

Infographic : How Technology Is Helping Health And Wellness Providers Promote Healthy Lifestyle Choices

Apps and wearable technology are the next big thing in the healthcare industry. People are never without some sort of device on their person. So why not use that to the advantage of patients and medical professionals? Now more than ever, people can easily monitor their health and make the changes they need to lead a life of wellness. See how in the infographic below created by Arizona State University’s

Infographic : Life gets better when you stop smoking

No Smoking Day is quickly approaching, and with it comes the urge to give up for many smokers. It’s the perfect time to do so – but it’s easier said that done. Thankfully, Direct Line have published this handy infographic and resource detailing the multiple benefits of quitting smoking – from saving money to helping your health, both in the short and long term, you may be surprised to realise

The Most Popular Fitness Trends in All 50 States

What fitness crazes are sweeping your state? Check out this list of the most popular fitness trends by state to see if you’re one of the majority. Americans are pretty passionate about staying fit, but trends take their time working their way across the country. Whether we’re sweating through a one-hour Orangetheory workout, learning Israeli hand-to-hand combat by way of Krav Maga or pedaling away hundreds of calories at SoulCycle,

How do I know if my teenage child has a mental health problem?

Een the most vigilant parent could mistake the warning signs. Mental health issues in young people can look at first like typical adolescent behaviour: sudden bouts of grumpiness or sadness, inability to concentrate or sleep, wanting to be alone. Most teens will act like this at some point as their brains develop, bodies grow and their hormones fluctuate. After all, childhood is – as the Duchess of Cambridge said yesterday