Healthy You is today marking Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2021. According to the World Health Organisation, (WHO) World Report on Disability, 15% of the global population, or more than 1 billion people, are living with a disability. Of this number, it’s estimated 450 million are living with a mental or neurological condition. It is thereforeRead More About Working to create an inclusive World Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2021
Last week the team walked 365 miles which saw us virtually arrive in Kansas, our next stop along Route 66 in the US. The team picked Route 66 as a challenge during May, which is National Walking Month. Walking is good for our minds, our bodies and our neighbourhoods and has been a lifeline forRead More About Route 66 Walkers arrive in Kansas – National Walking Month
May 17th marks the beginning of National Smile Month, organised by the Oral Health Foundation, the month aims to raise awareness of important health issues and promote good oral health. We all want a perfect smile so here are the top tips to improve your oral health. Brush your teeth for two minutes twice aRead More About Top tips to improve your smile during National Smile Month 17th May – 17th June
Today marks the next step on the road back to normal, or as near normal as possible. We can meet 6 friends or two households inside, eat indoors at restaurants and visit cinemas amongst other things. Today also marks the day we are officially allowed to share a hug. In my family a hug accompaniesRead More About To hug or not to hug – that is the question
During May, National Walking Month, some of my colleagues and I are virtually walking the famous Route 66 across America. We started in Chicago on the 1st May and in week 1, I am pleased to say collectively we have walked an impressive 333 miles, which sees us arrive at our first stop St Louis,Read More About First Stop St Louis – National Walking Month Route 66
The global pandemic has allowed us to reconnect with nature in a way that many of us haven’t done since we were children. For some watching and listening to the birds may have been our only contact through the enforced lockdowns, for others we have found solace in green space as we have taken dailyRead More About Get back to Nature during Mental Health Awareness Week 10 – 16th May
Over the bank holiday I enjoyed some fresh Asparagus, not an item usually found in my shopping basket, but as it’s low in calories, boasts an impressive nutrient profile, and was cheap – I thought it would make a nice change to Broccoli. Served with some fresh salmon and new potatoes, and cooked as perRead More About What are the benefits of eating seasonally?
For many of us, a daily walk wasn’t part of our repertoire until lockdown 1, when Boris decreed, we were allowed out for exercise just once a day. So began my daily ritual of an early evening walk with my family. I’m ashamed to say that after almost 18 years of living in the sameRead More About #WalkthisMay along Route 66 – May is National Walking Month
Do you snigger, snort, titter, or guffaw? There really isn’t a better feeling than laughing. Sometimes it’s completely involuntary and weirdly contagious, when one person starts laughing it slowly moves around a group, with all eventually joining in, even if they don’t know why they are laughing. Sunday 2nd May marks World Laughter Day, andRead More About The Health benefits of laughter: World Laughter Day – 2nd May 2021
Last week saw the first proper milestone in our return to life pre-pandemic, hairdressers, pub gardens, gyms and non-essential shops reopened. After a long period of closure, there was an expectation that we would be dashing back, clutching fists full of saved pounds ready to spend, spend, spend. And looking at the news so far,Read More About Lockdown easing – what now?