Category: WELLNESS

HOW TO MAKE ESSENTIAL OIL EPSOM SALTS FOR POST-RUN RECOVERY

I only discovered the wonders of Epsom salts a few years ago – and now a week doesn’t go by when I’m not chilling in the tub to help relax my muscles and loosen stiff joints. But not only does it help after a strenuous workout, it can help to draw toxins out of the body, improves the immune system, and relaxes the nervous system.

THE PERFECT AUTUMNAL SOUP THAT REQUIRES ONLY 4 INGREDIENTS – GLUTEN FREE AND VEGAN

I don’t know about you, but for me autumn/fall equals soup. So recently I’ve been on a soupfest making so many that my freezer is now jam-packed full.

This yellow split pea soup requires only 4 ingredients – sweet potatoes, carrots, yellow split peas, water, and if you want you can add in salt and pepper.

TIPS TO HELP KEEP YOU HYDRATED

We all know we need water to survive, and it’s recommended everyone drinks 2 litres/8 glasses of water a day.

But it can be hard right? Life can be busy and we simply forget to drink regularly, or we have too much on to be rushing to the bathroom every 30 mins.

What I say is do your best and be mindful of what you are drinking. Here are some tips to help keep you hydrated:

WANT TO EAT HEALTHILY, BUT DON’T KNOW WHERE TO START? THESE ARE THE 5 THINGS I DID.

First and foremost, that’s awesome you want to take control of your health by being aware and in control of what you eat. When I started out on my clean eating journey in 2015, I was so overwhelmed with all the conflicting advice; it really can be difficult knowing what actually is healthy.

I started going through my cupboards/pantry/fridge/freezer to see what was easily identifiable as unhealthy. Rather than putting it all in the bin – I hate being wasteful and throwing money away – I slowly used all those items up. So whether that was having a biscuit once a week as a treat, or having that processed meat in the freezer for dinner with lots of fresh vegetables on the side; it took me months to get rid of everything, but I felt better using it all up and not wasting food.

MY TOP 5 FAVOURITE PODCASTS

I started listening to podcasts about a year ago. I was struggling with my runs post Seawheeze, and a good friend told me to try listening to a podcast, as that’ll help take my mind off the struggle train I was on. And O-M-G, she was blooming right!

Now I tend to do a third of my runs listening to a podcast, a third listening to music, and the remaining third I go without earbuds so I can listen to my breathing and foot fall.

I dip in and out of a lot of podcasts, but the 5 below are definitely my favourites. The presenters are motivational, inspirational and I get so much out of each run; I now see those podcast runs as personal development AND physical development – double whammy!