What is online personal training and does it work?

By Scott Laidler Online personal training is a relatively new phenomenon in the fitness world. However, with the recent economic problems, it’s becoming an increasingly popular method of personal training. A big reason for this is that, for a fraction of the cost of training in person, you can hire a highly skilled personal trainer to help you achieve your fitness goals from anywhere in the world. For example, as a personal trainer develops a strong reputation for delivering results,...

The power of music: Keep on running

By Jasmin Prichard Scent is supposed to be the most powerful memory trigger, but for me music is far more evocative. A song can bring back countless memories whether it's the best night you ever had, heartbreak or a momentous festival moment. You hear the first few strings of the guitar or the starting notes of the piano and you're instantly transported back to that memory that is most strongly associated with the tune. Whatever that moment might be, that...

London’s best bars for a first date

By Sophie Watson So, you’ve found someone that you fancy enough to take out for a first date. You’ve even agreed to meet for a drink (which, with London prices, means you must really fancy them). Of course, once you’ve decided on drinks, it is time for a tough decision. Where are you going to go? According to most sources, there are at least a couple of thousand pubs in the Greater London area. Great news for those who like...

The low-down on cheating in a relationship

By Sophie Watson If popular music is anything to go by, cheating in a relationship is an all-too-common event. As the songwriters tell it, Cecila is shaking your confidence daily, Jesse isn’t worth changing the sheets for, Ruby is taking her love to town and that Jolene has her emerald green eyes firmly fixed on your man. But how do these tales of woe translate in the real world? Do regular people cheat the way that music’s muses do? And,...

Why Sleep is So Important

By Olly Smith - Smiths The Rink furniture store. Sleep plays a vital role in our health and general well-being. This is why disruption to our sleep pattern at night can often leave us feeling groggy and often grumpy during the day. And with the average Britain getting two hours less sleep at night than they used to, good quality sleep has become almost as important for our bodies as water and a healthy diet. With our internal body clocks...

How to avoid Back Pain- 6 Top Tips that really Work!

By Sophia Kupse, qualified Holistic Practitioner As soon as you start to feel pain in your neck, shoulders and back you immediately start to think, what did I do to create it? People overlook the obvious and blame a root cause - my heels are too high, I sit at my computer for hours each day, I drive too much, I over did it at the gym, etc. Sophia Kupse Holistic Therapist and author, known as The Muscle Whisperer, states...

How to cope with divorce

By Sara Davison The harsh reality is that the UK has the highest rate of divorce in Europe with 42% of first marriages ending in divorce. This fact is not to be taken lightly as it is reported to be the 2nd most traumatic life experience after death of a loved one. Marital break ups are part of our everyday life with celebrity divorces frequently making the headlines. In the last few weeks alone we have seen Gwyneth and Chris, Jeremy...

Pint-sized brewing

By Guy Dorrell @GuyDorrellEsq Steve Jobs never had much of a taste for alcohol, the few references that can be found of him drinking refer to the very occasional glass of wine. But while beer may not have had an effect upon him, he had a profound effect upon it. In the late Seventies, when the idea of Apple was coming to fruition and the incorporated company began to grow, America consumer markets were changing before its eyes. Jobs and...

Vitamin D – Yet Another Health Worry to Keep Us Awake At Night!

By Fiona Kirk In addition to ensuring that our diet is bursting with goodness and we factor regular exercise into our ever-more-hectic lifestyles to give us the best possible opportunity of living a long and healthy life, is our vitamin D status another challenge we have to take on board? ‘Fraid so! It is estimated that somewhere between 30% and 100% of us are deficient, globally; it largely depends on your age, where you live, how much sunshine you get...

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