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HOW PETS CAN HELP WITH CHRONIC PAIN

Kathryn O'Hara

If you have pets, you’ll know how much they can help with your chronic pain.  Pet therapy has been proven to reduce stress and lower blood pressure, as well as decreasing loneliness and depression. Playing and snuggling up with your pet increases the serotonin and dopamine levels in your brain,...

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SLEEP BETTER, LOSE WEIGHT - SIMPLE

Kathryn O'Hara

  In the 1950’s we were sleeping for 8 hours per night. Nowadays, most people get an average of 6.5 hours with some of us only achieving around 5 hours per night. Obesity has also been on the rise over recent years. Coincidence? I’m afraid not. Why do we need...

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5 TWEAKS FOR BETTER SLEEP

Kathryn O'Hara

  Hacks may sound like something more common with computers and global business, yet today’s life scientists are using ‘hacks’ to improve their lifestyles, performance and physical health. If you followed the Team Sky cyclists, you’ll know that they have worked hard to ‘tweak’ every factor of their sleep -...

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HELP YOUR GUESTS TO SLEEP WELL THIS CHRISTMAS

Kathryn O'Hara

If you have family and friends coming to stay with you over the Christmas period, there’s a few things you can do to ensure they get the best night’s sleep possible away from their own home. Clear the clutter. If your spare room is a storage ground for all the...

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KEEP WARM THIS WINTER

Kathryn O'Hara

The days are getting shorter and colder, but before you put the heating on full whack here’s a few tips for keeping warm this winter.   Go for a walk on a crisp, bright winters day- you'll soon feel warmer and you’re getting exercise. Stop draughts from getting in- if...

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CREATE A CALMING BEDROOM FOR REST AND RELAXATION

Kathryn O'Hara

Our bedrooms are supposed to be the safest, cosiest and calmest place in our homes. A place for sleep, relaxation and maybe fun too, yet somehow we’ve allowed the rest of our home to invade this space. Introducing a TV to the bedroom and using electronic devices with their blue...

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