Lifestyle Medicine, Main blog page, Other topics

Cold therapy

Now I've always been a hot shower & bubble bath kind of girl, yet my boyfriend has been having cold showers for years & this year I've taken the plunge! They are surprisingly invigorating! ⠀ ⠀ Cryotherapy creatures hormetic stress. Some evidence about the benefits of cold therapy:⠀ ❄️Enhances antioxidants, aiding against rouge inflammation. ⠀… Continue reading Cold therapy

Lifestyle Medicine, Main blog page, Positive Psychology

What if I don’t know my passion yet?

✨Today I was honoured to present the awards for natural sciences at my old school's virtual speech day. ⠀ ⠀ ✨Part of my presentation speech I feel is pertinent here, in the world of wellness where we are ever more expected to all know our passions and purpose in life....⠀ ⠀ ✨"It was only after… Continue reading What if I don’t know my passion yet?

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Yoga for emotional wellbeing – Breathing for Anxiety.

✨I wanted to share a particular highlight for me from a really interesting webinar I went to this week on yoga for mental health with @themindedinstitute 's Heather Mason.⠀ ⠀ ✨I've mentioned before how when we extend our exhales longer than our inhales it activates the parasympathetic (rest & digest) nervous system, but how does this… Continue reading Yoga for emotional wellbeing – Breathing for Anxiety.

Lifestyle Medicine, Main blog page, Positive Psychology, Wellbeing for Health Care Professionals

How to use breathing to calm anxiety

✨BOX BREATHING ✨⠀ ⠀ 🧘🏼‍♀️Evidence is gathering supporting the use of breathing techniques for stress & anxiety management. ⠀ ⠀ 📦I find box breathing a particularly useful technique as I can guide patients quickly through it – I’ve been doing this even on the phone with patients in the recent climate. ⠀ ⠀ 📦It’s apparently… Continue reading How to use breathing to calm anxiety

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Book Review – Tiny Habits by BJ Fogg

I thought it was time for some non-COVID related content. Here's the first of a few book reviews I will be sharing. Since getting Audible I've managed to 'read' more which I've loved. Going back to the book I read longest ago which I haven't reviewed, the video below covers Tiny Habits by BJ Fogg.… Continue reading Book Review – Tiny Habits by BJ Fogg