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Why Exercise Improves Mental Health

Why Exercise Improves Mental Health

We know that exercise is beneficial for our bodies. It improves cardiovascular health, bone strength, mobility, muscle tone, and weight management, as well as potentially adding years to your life. Exercise is also recommended to ease symptoms of diabetes, digestive...

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How to Improve a Negative Body Image

How to Improve a Negative Body Image

Body image refers to how we see our bodies and how attractive we think we are. Somewhere along my journey of self-acceptance, one single question stopped me in my tracks and made me take note of a critical component as to why I was struggling in my journey to...

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Ten Tips to Detox your Social Media

Ten Tips to Detox your Social Media

It might surprise you to know that Facebook is seventeen years old, and Instagram has been around for nine years. These social media platforms, along with others, are now ubiquitous in our everyday lives. As of January 2021, 78% of the UK used social media on a...

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The Rise of Orthorexia Among Athletes

The Rise of Orthorexia Among Athletes

Healthy eating is a 21st Century phenomenon and many of us are making a concerted effort to live healthy, active lives. Our social media feeds display a plethora of posts on quality nutrition, clean eating, and healthy cooking methods; however, a focus on consuming...

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How Sugar Affects Your Mental Health

How Sugar Affects Your Mental Health

“Sweet food has been found to induce positive feelings in the short-term. People experiencing low mood may eat sugar in the hope of alleviating negative feelings. (…) a high intake of sugary foods is more likely to have the opposite effect on mental health in the...

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How To Navigate Food Addiction Triggers

How To Navigate Food Addiction Triggers

As a food addiction coach, I see many clients experiencing different stages of food addiction. All my clients have varying issues; however, they all share a similar predicament: tackling food cravings and managing their food triggers to ensure they remain on the path...

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The Psychological Impact of Obesity

The Psychological Impact of Obesity

Obesity has become a global epidemic responsible for the deaths of over 2.8 million people worldwide each year.[1]  The Health Survey for England in 2019 estimated that 36.2% of English adults are overweight and a further 28.0% are obese. To be classified as...

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Understanding Stress Eating

Understanding Stress Eating

Stress eating, otherwise known as emotional eating, is a habitual eating pattern where people use food to help them cope with difficult situations. Most of us experience this at one time or another – eating chocolate when we are bored at work or ordering a takeaway to cheer us up after a difficult day.

Emotional eating is both physical and psychological and is a coping mechanism to help alleviate painful or challenging emotions and situations. 

When we are stressed, our brains release the stress hormones adrenaline and cortisol. These are our fight or flight hormones and affect the way we perceive and respond to a threat.  For some people, the onset of these stress hormones will result in emotional issues such as depression and anxiety and the emergence of addictive behaviours as a coping mechanism.  

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