Have you ever wanted to exercise badly but you couldn’t because your body wasn’t willing, but your mind was keen? And this is because of the rigors of having to run from one place to another or carrying bulky tools in the name of exercise. Well, we all feel that way, but what if you could exercise in the comfort of your home, without having to do anything strenuous. Yes, I know you’re wondering if it is possible. If you have heard of Yoga, you would know it is possible, but if you have not heard about Yoga, you’re in luck because I will explain it real simple for you to understand.
Children and adults alike are getting tired of this pandemic. But here we, are heading into yet another lockdown in the UK.
Kids were quite enthusiastic about washing hands and social distancing when COVID-19 was a novelty back in the spring. But now, that enthusiasm has long since gone. And who can blame them? Nobody likes being told to clean and wash up all the time.
As parents, we have to do all we can to fight off that pandemic fatigue so we can keep our homes and kids safe. No matter how tiring lockdowns and social distancing may be, they are better than getting sick!
We’ve got some fresh new ideas to make it a little easier to keep your home clean and a little more fun to protect your kids from germs.
We all know that brushing our teeth is the best way to keep our teeth and gums healthy. However, if you need a sparkling smile, you have to do a lot more than this. This can include things like visiting the dentist and watching what you eat. Because the mouth is so important to our nutritional needs, we should form habits that will ensure our teeth remain healthy and our smiles are sparkling. Here are a few ways to do just that.
If you were unsure about the importance of life insurance, I am sure that 2020 changed your mind. This was the year of uncertainties. This year tested us and put us through a lot of stress and some of us directly affected had to deal with a whole lot of pain…and sometimes the loss of a loved one. It has been tough and scary. In this article we will bring to you some important points about making the decision to have life insurance.
The winter months can be a challenge in a lot of ways. The short days that lack sunlight are slightly depressing. Commuting during a snowstorm is also nerve wracking and stressful. And being inside a lot is boring.
Add to the fact that your skin usually suffers in the winter and you have a recipe for a long, long season to come. It’s dry and cold so your skin is usually irritated and sensitive which makes it hard to feel comfortable exactly when you need it most.
In this article, I will give you some winter skin care tips to keep you feeling good so you can tackle that season like it was nothing at all.
When you’ve had a baby, whether you’re a first time mum or a few years down your parenting journey, you might be keen reclaim your body back to its’ pre-pregnancy form. This can be especially true if you were very active before or during your pregnancy.
Exercise is beneficial for everyone, and in particular for new mums, and it’s not all about outside appearances.
You’re likely to be carrying around a small bundle a lot now (who will only get heavier) so regular exercise helps to keep your muscles supple and prevent any aches and pains in your back and arms. Targeted exercise can also help to reduce any long term effects from the separation of the stomach muscles (diastasis recti), as can be a cause of back pain. The muscles from the abdominal area don’t usually snap back together after having a baby and the bulge that runs down in the middle of the stomach is one of the Symptoms of Diastasis Recti.
Exercise is excellent for helping your body to recover after birth, in particular if you’ve had surgery such as a caesarean section. It’s great for correcting posture issues and muscle imbalance, as well as a reset for your core and pelvic floor.
Exercise is also great for helping you to lose any extra pounds that you may have gained during your pregnancy in a sustainable and sensible way, rather than embarking on a crash diet. You’re more likely to keep the weight off doing it this way, plus extreme dieting is not recommended if you are breastfeeding.
Parenting requires a lot of stamina and strength, especially for multiple wake ups in the night and exercise is great for building this. Even though you may feel tired immediately after exercise, the long term impacts on your body will be very positive and it should improve the quality of sleep you get (even if it’s in small chunks!)
Just like in pregnancy, exercise can be a super boost for your mental health and can help minimise or prevent post-natal depression. This is all due to the endorphins in your brain, which jump to an increased level as you exercise..
There is no rush though and it can take a while for your body to adjust to your new life, so take things slowly.
Vascular Dementia is a common type of dementia caused by reduced blood flow to the brain. It’s estimated to affect around 150,000 people in the UK, but for Dementia as a whole, this there are currently 850,000 people in the UK with the disease.
Vascular dementia can affect anyone, anywhere, although, those over the age of 45 are most often diagnosed with disease.
With so many people in the UK with the disease, there are so many families who have to cope with their loved one’s health detreating. It’s a heart-breaking disease, but with research for the cure well underway, the best thing that can be done now is to continue raising awareness of the signs of Dementia and highlighting charities that are fundraising for the research into the cure.
Vascular Dementia can affect people in different ways, and the underlying causes to the Dementia will vary too. Symptoms may develop over a long period of time, or they will develop suddenly, for example, after a stroke.
Country Cousins have created the infographic below which highlights the eight symptoms of early Vascular Dementia that everyone should know about.
Isn’t it crazy that in 2020 is still taboo to discuss sexual health, especially when it comes to man’s sexual health? There is so much secrecy and shame surrounding topics such as erectile disfunction, male low libido and even preventive care such as prostate examination. These are all very common things and they should be treated as such without the unnecessary heaviness that this conversation normally carries.
Being a parent is not an easy job. In fact, some would say it is one of the hardest jobs there is, and most people would agree that parenting is one of the most important things you’ll do as a human being. All of this is to say that there is a lot of pressure on parents to be perfect and be great at all times, but achieving that isn’t easy. Stress, exhaustion, and other modern problems can impact how well we are able to keep up with our children and pay attention to their needs.
Cosy woollen socks, toasty cuddles under a blanket and a mug of hot chocolate – winter is almost here, and we can’t wait to spend this season with our families. But as all parents know, winter also brings plenty of sniffles and coughs.
With the cold and flu season already underway, it’s time we look at other preventive measures to keep our family healthy, especially with so much overlap in the symptoms of this year’s COVID-19 pandemic. Here are a few tips and tricks to remember.
Summer is here, and that means outdoor fun and lots of time spent in the garden. If you’re looking for ways to entertain your kids this summer, these awesome backyard ideas should give you some inspiration for a fun and frugal summer that memories are made of. Cool features to add to your backyard this […]
Big Little Tent Festival was created last year during lockdown, since we aren’t able to be out there exploring just now, Caravan Club came up with this idea to allow families to have fun and continue the excitement of camping at home. The festival aims to bring the great outdoors to you – in the […]
Sink or float is one of the most popular classic science experiments for kids. It’s so easy to set up, and a great way to introduce them to basic experiments at home. This fun twist on the classic experiment uses surprise eggs to add another element of fun to the activity. This sink or float […]
Every child is different, and with these varied personalities and interests you will need different toys to best keep your child occupied and entertained. Recently, I was having this discussion with one of my mum groups about which toys are most used by our 4 year olds these days and it was really interesting to […]
Kaleidoscope Have fun making this Kaleidoscope craft with the kids. This simple kaleidoscope works best when it is held up to the light. Move the tube around to see the pretty colours, glitter and sequins dance around. What is a Kaleidoscope? A kaleidoscope (/kəˈlaɪdəskoʊp/) is an optical instrument with two or more reflecting surfaces tilted […]
We have all been stuck indoors for a while so it is always good to have some ideas of how to keep the little ones entertained during lockdown. We still have only a few months to go until things go back to normal – hopefully – so read on to get some inspiration. Anna and […]
It’s fantastic to see World Book Day grow year on year, teaching children about the joys of reading in a fun and playful way and getting them to engage with characters and literature is an amazing idea and it’s fantastic it has become so successful here in the UK. Truly highlighting the joys of reading […]