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5 outdoor activities to do with your family

A bit of fresh air does everyone the world of good, so why not do one of these fun outdoor activities with the family?

Lamb Bhuna

Our secret to making this rich, flavourful curry lighter is to use lean lamb, or swap out the lamb for chickpeas if you prefer. 

Fun ways of getting active

Why spend hours in the gym or pounding the pavements when you could be hula hooping or rollerskating your way to weight loss? 

How to be active in everyday life 

Struggle to fit your active minutes in each week? Here are a few tips on how to squeeze more movement into everyday life.

Walking for weight loss

Being active is key for a healthy body and mind. Good old fashioned walking is easy, free and accessible to most. Let’s have a look at how it can help weight loss, and what we can do to mix it up.

No gym, no problem: get fit at home

The gym can be a wonderful place filled with inspiration and guidance. But sometimes we can’t make it there, and that’s ok! The good news is there’s plenty we can do in our own homes to keep us fit, strong and working towards our ambitions. 

Can you out train a bad diet?

It’s a common question. Before we can answer it, we need to think about what we consider a ‘bad’ diet and what we’re ultimately trying to achieve. 

How snoring hinders weight loss

It may not seem like snoring has anything to do with weight loss, but snoring can actually make it harder to lose weight. Let’s look at why.

What is sleep hygiene and why is it important?

Sleep is important for our bodies to restore and repair. It’s also vital for our mental health and allows our brains to process things as part of learning and remembering. What can we do to get a good night's sleep?

10 tips for a good night’s sleep

Whether you find it hard to nod off, difficult to stay asleep, or wake early, having problems with sleep are more common than you might think. We’ve got some top tips to help you get the sleep you need. 

Is sleep the missing part of your weight loss journey?

Lack of sleep can play havoc with weight loss. It can bump up stress levels and make it harder to make good choices, but did you know it also affects the hormones that are vital for weight loss?

Move more for better sleep

Sometimes life gets in the way of a good night’s sleep as illnesses, celebrations, and other challenges can creep in and steal those precious hours. It doesn’t feel good, and we can’t go for too long before feeling the effects.

How food can fight fatigue

Sometimes our energy levels are low, and we need a boost. What we eat can make a big difference to how focused or fatigued we feel.

Store cupboard essentials for healthy eating

When you’re trying to eat a healthy, balanced diet, it’s a good idea to keep the kitchen stocked with essentials so there’s always a potential meal in the cupboard. Eating well doesn’t have to cost a fortune and combining a few basics can make tasty, nutritious meals.

Setting yourself up to make healthy meals

If you’re just starting out in a new home, or you’ve not done much healthy cooking before, getting a few essentials is, er, essential. A few tools can help you prep and cook nutritious and tasty meals and they needn’t cost a fortune. 

How to eat a balanced diet

Eating a balanced diet is essential to keep us in good health and feeling our best. So here’s how to make sure you’re getting a balanced diet.

5 tips to eat well for less

A well-balanced, tasty, and nutritious diet doesn’t have to cost a fortune. If you’re savvy with planning, there are lots of ways to cut costs.

10 ways to curb emotional eating

When our feelings are all over the place, we often seek comfort from food, or eat to relieve boredom or stress. This emotional eating might be a quick fix, but it can come at the cost of health issues.

Why aren’t the scales moving?

It’s frustrating when you’re doing all you can and the scales refuse to budge. There are lots of factors that contribute to this, so let's consider some of them.

Get smart about snacks

The snacks on offer from retailers is astounding. With ‘healthy’ options galore, do we actually need them, and will they hinder our healthy eating goals?

A guide to understanding portions

Planning a nutritious, balanced diet is one thing, but consuming the recommended amount of food and drink is quite another. Discover the difference between a portion size and a serving size and the importance of both.

Managing cravings and habits

Want to know the secret to ditching bad habits and getting in control of your cravings? The key is mindfulness and understanding a little more about how our body and mind work.

Why you should ditch fad diets for good

We’re lured in with outlandish promises of quick fix weight loss, often sold by celebrity faces. Here’s why you should step away from the fad diets once and for all.

25 ways to feel good for free

Everyone has days when their mood is low and focus or energy is lacking. We’ve created a list of things to do for little or no cost to banish the blues and boost your mood. 

Why the way we think about food matters

Language is a powerful, evocative tool and labelling foods as ‘good’ or ‘bad’ can make us feel conflicted, guilty, and even out of control. Let’s take a closer look. 

Sweet potato and spinach pie

Try this healthier twist on a potato bake that uses high in fibre sweet potatoes and the flavours of the Caribbean. 

Spiced chana dhal

Super easy, super tasty and bursting with fibre, a bowl of this will warm you on a chilly day.

Wrap pizza

For those times when you’ve got a hankering for pizza, these will hit the spot and add a boost of fibre to your day too.

Chipotle mac and cheese

It’s creamy, cheesy yet low in calories and containing 2 of your 5 a day, we love this take on a classic. 

Chinese chicken fried rice

Low in sugar and high in protein, this fakeaway favourite is guaranteed to keep you full and satisfied.

Tuna pasta bake

This tuna pasta bake is a quick and easy dinner, low in fat and doesn’t compromise on taste! 

Fruit chaat

You’ve got to try this tasty South Asian take on a fruit salad that will wow your tastebuds and up your 5 a day.

Get your family on board with healthy eating

When we embark on lifestyle changes, it’s often a solo affair. Getting the family involved can not only make our lives easier, but it can also improve their health and wellbeing too.   

How much sleep should my child be getting?

There are so many physical and mental benefits of getting a good night’s sleep, and it’s vitally important for children. We’re often asked how much sleep children of different ages need, so here’s what you need to know. 

How to make healthy eating exciting for the whole family

Time. Budget. Tantrums over new tastes. Getting everyone onboard when you want to change how you all eat can be tricky, but we’ve got some tricks up our sleeves to smooth the way.  

Healthy lunchbox ideas 

Having to prepare a lunchbox every weekday means it’s easy to quickly run out of ideas. Here’s our bumper list of healthy lunchbox ideas to help keep things exciting.

Encouraging children to try new foods

It can be stressful when your child refuses to try new foods, and it can turn mealtimes into something you dread. Here are a few gentle ways to encourage children to try new foods.