Life balance

nhs couch to 5k

Nhs couch to 5k

Initially it may seem like a daunting prospect to go from perhaps never having run in your life to comfortably achieving 5 kilometres each week. The NHS however has devised an outstanding plan, complete with supporting podcasts to motivate people to keep fit and stay healthy. The aim is to allow people who have never

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OCD

OCD

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder OCD is the name give to a mental health condition where a person experiences uncontrollable and unwanted thoughts and feels compelled to behave in a repetitive and ritualised way. Underneath these thoughts and behaviours is a feeling of acute anxiety that the person does not feel able to handle. Instead there focus

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meditation and stress

Meditation and stress

What is meditation? Meditation has recently become big business. Whilst it used to be practiced just by hermits in caves and monks in monasteries it is now widely accepted as a great self help tool for anyone who wants to reduce their stress levels. Meditation and stress is good to work together as it can

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Stressed woman at home

Stress at home: how to cope

Life itself can be stressful and if you throw into the mix working as well as being a parent, then these two full time jobs can take their toll and cause parents to become very stressed while at home. Stress can have a tremendous impact on both the person who is experiencing it and the

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my teenage daughter is pregnant

My teenage daughter is pregnant

My teenage daughter is pregnant! – Probably not the words most parents will relish saying. Drugs, sexually transmitted diseases and teenage pregnancy are probably the three major worries a parent has for their children and finding out your teenage daughter is expecting a baby can throw families into turmoil. Parents will encounter a range of

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how much should i be drinking

How much should I be drinking?

Alcohol related illness and death has risen dramatically in our society over the last few decades and in 2010 over one million people went to hospital in the UK for an alcohol related condition or injury. Short term affects include alcohol poisoning, leading to vomiting, fitting and injuries from falls. Long term affects include heart

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