Six herbs that can help lift mood 

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If the grey skies and miserable weather of January is still giving the blues, you’re not alone. The blues happen to the best of us and often for no particular reason. There are lots you can do to combat the low mood from exercise to yoga and meditation and self-care. Food is also a very powerful tool to help elevate your mood and up energy levels. Here are some herbs that can give you the boost you need in January and beyond. 

Beat blue Monday – the most depressing day of the year

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We’ve all come to dread the third Monday of January because in recent years it has been labelled as Blue Monday. It’s a day that has been calculated to be the worst of the year due to failed resolutions, grey miserable skies, and unsavoury debt levels. But it’s useful to know there is no scientific research to back this up. In fact, it was devised by a British holiday company in 2005. So contrary to what we are being led to believe, you can enjoy the day because ultimately, you’re in control here. You can decide whether you will have a good day or not. Here are a few tips to help you have a great day and enjoy it as much as you would any other day. 

Can you be healthy and indulge at Christmas?

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It’s the first of December and no doubt the Christmas festivities are already gathering momentum. It’s that one time of year we give ourselves permission to let go of our healthy eating habits and fitness levels go wayward. But according to research from kefir brand Bio-tiful Dairy, not everyone is quick to throw away their year-long hard work. The study found that one in four tried to lose weight in November while 22 per cent more in the same month.

Healthy snacks for those autumnal walks

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Autumn is that time of year that screams to be embraced with a run, jog or brisk walk in the fresh air amidst the colourful fallen trees. And if you’re anything like me, a short walk can often turn into a good few hours which means refuelling en route. But whether you are planning a short or longer walk, it pays to have an energy-boosting snack with you. That way you will not undo all that hard work the moment you return home and find yourself raiding the fridge. Getting the right nutrition inside you, means you will be able to perform at your optimum fitness levels. Here are my five go-to fuels that will keep me on track while I enjoy the great outdoors.

Perking Up Your Health With Pumpkin

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Pumpkins are not just for Halloween. They are extremely versatile and can be roasted with spices, pureed into soups or can even compliment lattes. But they also have many health benefits that you can enjoy all year around. Here’s five ways this delicious and traditionally seasonal food can be so good for you.