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Guest Post: A look back at 2016's Health Trends, By Dr Sally Norton

Guest Post: A look back at 2016's Health Trends, By Dr Sally Norton
With every New Year comes new health trends, so we wanted to take a look back at the health trends of 2016 – the good and the bad! 

Super-foods

We are often told that super-foods have a powerful effect on our health, but this word is often thrown around a little freely sometimes. So we’ve rounded up the best, most trending super-foods from 2016 that you should definitely take into 2017 for a healthy diet.

Book Review: How To Feel Differently About Food, by Sally Baker and Liz Hogon

Book Review: How To Feel Differently About Food, by Sally Baker and Liz Hogon
Sally Baker and Liz Hogon, the authors of 7 Simple Steps to Stop Emotional Eating (a book I have previously reviewed), have released another brilliant book today. How to Feel Differently About Food warns us of the dangers of dieting and the all too common side effects of modern life, such as being sedentary all day, eating lunch 'al-desko' while checking emails, coming home to mindlessly eat in front of a Netflix marathon in the evenings, and then struggling to sleep because you're so wired from checking your work emails in bed (Recognise yourself in these habits? Yep, me too.)

The Pros and Cons of Tracking Food & Fitness

The Pros and Cons of Tracking Food & Fitness
Fitness trackers and food journals are big business these days. Back in 2012 when I had just lost 60lbs, I was the only person I knew who wore a fitness tracker (apart from a few of my online friends on MyFitnessPal). Nowadays it seems everyone is wearing one and there hundreds of different types and brands too choose from. But is tracking fitness and writing down every bite, for everyone? 

10 Tips For Self Care, For When You Have No Energy

10 Tips For Self Care For When You Have No Energy
I don't think I know anyone who wouldn't claim to have a busy life. We're all rushing around and trying to do and be multiple things at once. After a while, we crash, often we get ill and we feel burnt out. When this happens we need to take time to look after ourselves and recharge our energy. A bit like when your phone battery dies, you plug it in but it has to stay turned off for a little while longer to get just enough energy to turn itself back on. 

The False Promise of New Year's Day and Mondays

The False Promise of New Year's Day and Mondays
New diary, new calendar, fitness products on sale and new gym trainers added to the shopping trolley, along with salad and green tea. 

Seductive isn't it? The promise that when the calendar roles over to the January 1st, all of our past habits will be erased, we'll have a clean slate and we can start afresh. We'll become a completely new person, "out with the old, in with the new" we all cry as we crack the spine of our brand new planner and write in it with our finest handwriting. It's reminiscent of starting a new school year after the summer holidays.