27 Mar 2017 - I am 47 this year and my friends are all around the same age, some in their early 50’s, and I have become very interested in the menopause, firstly because its going to happen to me obviously and also because I know people going through it. The pattern is said to be hereditary , so I asked my mum about her story and she had not had any symptoms by the time she was 52yrs but at this time she found out she had breast cancer and the drugs that treated that fast tracked her menopause. Fighting cancer made menopause seem like a walk in the park for her.
01 Mar 2017 - Melanie has a busy week. Between radio, television and modelling jobs, meetings with brands or her agent, working out alone and with her favourite personal trainers - and looking after her two sons, Roman (14) and Valentino (12) - she is on the go from early morning and often late into the night if there is an event, or just something as simple as seeing friends.
22 Feb 2017 - Sky Sports presenter, Olivia Wayne is a familiar face to many, not just from her Sky Sports News slots, but also from her presenting work in the world of fashion and sports, as an ambassador for Marie Curie cancer care. She is passionate about fitness and wellness, and carried her dedication to working out straight through her pregnancy. She had her first baby earlier this year, and Melanie went to visit her to meet baby Ozzie and find out how Olivia was getting on.
16 Mar 2017 - The weather has cheered up considerably, the grass is growing and there might even be a blackbird outside your bedroom window kicking off at 4am these days. Spring has arrived at last. But what does Spring mean for most of us? It can bring a change in mood and increased positivity, stemming from the longer daylight hours. It can also bring a sudden burst of enthusiasm for cleaning and decluttering your home - embrace this enthusiasm and get cracking, not just for the good of your home, but decluttering your environment can even be good for your mental health.
Warm Peach & Halloumi Salad
From Tonia Buxton
Lentil & Cumin Cassoulet With Sausages
From Chef Mike Ward
Fig & Cashew Zoats
From Ariana Gernet of Liebes
05 Apr 2017 - Alice Mackintosh is a fully qualified, degree level Nutritional Therapist in central London. Her experience as a practitioner led her to release a range of top quality, effective nutritional supplements (www.equilondon.com) and in January 2017 she released a book, The Happy Kitchen, a guide for eating to keep you calm, happy, boost your energy and help you sleep.
03 Mar 2017 - A healthy diet does not have to exclude snacking, so long as you think about what you eat and make sure that you always have healthy snacks at home or out and about, so that you don't succumb to an emergency ham and cheese croissant! Whatever your snack, it should be low is salt and sugar, and have some protein to fill you up, or contribute to your five a day. Here are our favourites, including some great startups that you should check out.
08 Mar 2017 - No matter how well you eat, it's always likely that there is something you're not getting from your regular diet that would boost your long term health. Whether it's iron, Omega-3 or manganese, it's likely that there is something you could be adding in to boost your long term bone health (especially after the menopause, when osteoporosis can kick in ), your energy or your immunity. Naturally, the wellness industry has this covered - in abundance - but with so much to choose from, how can you identify what suits you, and what brands are out there that have it nailed?