- Aug062018Ellis James
- Jul302018Ellis James
To be honest, a lot of stress just isn’t good for you and no amount of eating the ‘right’ things will change that. You need to tackle the cause of the problem, the stress itself. Sometimes it’s unavoidable, but sometimes you can look at ways to take the stress in your life down a notch. That said, a little bit of stress can be a good thing as it can motivate you, focus you and propel you forward. In an idea world, we’d all avoid too much stress and live peaceful and blissful existences, but here in the real world, we all deal with stress from time to time.
- Jun042018Ellis James
Earlier this year was International Women’s Day. A day where we celebrate women’s achievements throughout history and across nations; without regard to divisions like nationality, ethnicity, language, culture, economics or politics. There are amazing women everywhere in the world who are working hard to change the face of the environment in which we live.
- May282018Ellis James
Coffee is a staple of most people’s lives. The dark black stuff helps us get out of bed, to struggle through the next day after sleepless nights and make it through that long mid-afternoon meeting. Whether you like it to go, with one lump or two, with milk or cream, with added froth or with a shot of syrup, it’s practically a national dish. We all know that drinking too much coffee is bad for us, but how much is too much? When does it go from an everyday pick me up to a bit of an addiction? And how do you keep the calories down when the latest holiday season special has just arrived?
- May142018Ellis James
It’s more popular than ever, but drinking herbal teas for health benefits is nothing new; in fact it actually dates back to Ancient Egypt and Ancient China. As well as having a great taste, most herbal and fruit teas are naturally free of caffeine, count towards your daily water intake and are thought to have a whole host of health benefits. Different blends of tea are readily available these days and in all sorts of combinations.
- May072018Ellis James
In the busy and hectic world we live in, not all of us have the time (or money) to attend regular gym sessions. Thankfully, there are tons of great apps available for you to measure your calorie intake, track exercise and monitor your fitness from the comfort and privacy of your own home.
- Apr302018Ellis James
We all have something other people admire. From kindness, ability to listen and organisational skills to confidence and leadership ability. It’s important for us as women to have aspirations of qualities we want to embody, and skill sets we want to develop. Of course, this is where role models come in.
- Apr232018Ellis James
Since the dawn of celebrity, the media has been fixated on one question: how do the stars look the way they do? At the risk of launching into a rant about unrealistic ideals, the best answer to the question of ‘What Do Hollywood Stars Really Eat?’ is quite simply: food. Of course, to be healthy, you must have a healthy lifestyle, but it’s not all celery and skim milk.
- Apr162018Ellis James
After a little one – or two or three – and you’re back at work, life can be one big balancing act. Being a working mom is sometimes a personal choice, sometimes a financial one, sometimes it’s about being stimulated and having an identity outside the home. Whatever the reason, it can be tough for mommies whatever their role. Here are a few tips to relax and unwind from our multifaceted lives.
- Mar192018Ellis James
Being low in a particular vitamin can actually be fairly serious. If you’re low in Vitamin D, you’re much more prone to getting sick or picking up infections, you’re likely to feel fatigued and tired all the time and are much more susceptible to depression. Other symptoms are bone, back and muscle pain, wounds that are slow to heal, increased blood pressure and hair loss. There is also some evidence that it can be linked to weight gain and even obesity too. If you have darker skin and are over 50, evidence suggests you can be much more prone to having a vitamin D deficiency.