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Love Long & Prosper – Arran Holcombe

Love Long & Prosper – Arran Holcombe

Understanding the science of love Love wins, for one reason above all: it lies within the very heart of us. Broken heart syndrome was first recognised by Japanese researchers more than 20 years ago and has gained more attention in Western countries in the past 10 years. Whether it be a deep, interpersonal ...

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Breathing or Exercise? Confused? Do read on . . .

Breathing or Exercise? Confused? Do read on . . .

On one of my walking routes, I noticed an advertisement outside River Bourne Health Club in Chertsey. It said: Are you looking to stay fit as you age, lose weight, and tone up? The ad clearly indicated that as you get older, your fitness will decrease, you will gain weight and your body will lose tone. As apt as ...

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A Walk In Progress – Arran Holcombe

A Walk In Progress – Arran Holcombe

A healthy, yet smart walkthrough for the year ahead… Walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier. The NHS have good reason to promote this often-overlooked form of exercise. Walking improves risk factors such as cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes, ...

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Feeling Great – Slimming in 2021

Feeling Great – Slimming in 2021

I only found Slimming World literally when I googled it. I found out where my closest one was - just a 10-minute walk from my house. Two days later I just walked through the door. I took a big deep breath, opened the door and went in. I had done it before, back on the old plan when it was very confusing, but I wasn’t ...

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Time For (Healthy) Change – Arran Holcombe

Time For (Healthy) Change – Arran Holcombe

“Christmas isn’t just a day, it’s a frame of mind” This frame of mind leads some people to begin Christmas preparations as early as January. Personally, as a busy full-time teacher, I frequented that mad dash at the start of the Christmas holidays to buy presents. Fortunately, my wife has “taken the reigns” from ...

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Energy In, Energy Out; Right?

Energy In, Energy Out; Right?

How can essential oils improve your energy? Energy in, energy out; right? Low on energy? Consume more energy; right? Yes – if we’re defining thermodynamics. Though, since becoming a father, I have questioned its significance. Take my son: he’s three years old and on the move, doing and being. Our eating routine ...

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Brain Drain – It’s All In Your Mind – Or Is It?

Brain Drain – It’s All In Your Mind – Or Is It?

Do you have any of the following symptoms: Migraines Tinnitus Sinus blockages Swollen lymph glands in neck Puffy eyes Propensity for sore throats Of course your first port of call should be to your local GP who will want to rule out more serious causes as well as treat these symptoms. However one of the ...

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Is Your Body Telling Your Story?

Is Your Body Telling Your Story?

Do you struggle to lose weight, suffer from stress, anxiety, or a sleep disorder? If you answered yes to any of the above, you’re not alone. In fact, most of us will have suffered from at least one of these problems throughout our lifetime. Did you know however, that several health problems are connected to emotional ...

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Recharged

Recharged

Are you someone who likes to buy new batteries when the old ones run out or do you prefer rechargeable ones? According to a well known website ‘Rechargeable batteries offer a cost effective option of using devices which require portable power, as the energy supply is recharged and reused’. Did you know that, with the ...

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The Wonders of Henna and Other Plant Dyes

The Wonders of Henna and Other Plant Dyes

Well, many of you, like me, have been dreaming of the day we can return to the hairdresser for a trim or for colourant! In desperation, I actually watched a couple of videos on Youtube and had a go at cutting my own hair - to be honest, it’s not bad (at least it will get me through until I get to the salon!). As ...

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