HEALTH AND HAPPINESS BLOG

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NUTRITION

8 FOODS TO UNLEASH YOUR INNER OLYMPIAN

We’ve all been there: relaxing on the lounge watching the 400m swimming relay with a tub of lamington-flavoured ice cream. It’s a national pastime. We’ve all been there: relaxing on the lounge watching the 400m swimming relay with a tub of lamington-flavoured ice cream. It’s a national pastime. After all, you’ve got two runs and […]

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NUTRITION

FIFTY-SOMETHING? HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT NUTRITION

Our nutritional needs change throughout our life, as our bodies, health and lifestyles change. It makes sense that a baby’s nutritional needs are different to that of a teenager’s (despite both sharing a preference for sleeping all day and being up all night). Similarly, once you hit the 50 milestone, your body’s nutritional needs can […]

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SCIENCE

HOW SWISSE SOURCES BLOOD ORANGE

To understand the Swisse blood orange story, you first have to go to the beautiful island of Sicily in Italy. Imagine yourself pottering around the nutrient-rich volcanic soil that surrounds Mt Etna, taking in everything this stunning environment has to offer. Swisse chose Mt Etna as the source for one of our favourite ingredients, because […]

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NUTRITION

THE GREATNESS OF GRAPE SEED

Since the time of Ancient Greece, grape leaves, fruit and sap have been used traditionally in Western Herbal Medicine to support skin health. Granted, it was normally in the form of wine, but they also knew that these innocuous-looking little fruits – or Vitis vinifera as they are also known – have a wealth of antioxidant properties. […]

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NUTRITION

FIVE WAYS TO SUPPORT IMMUNITY AT WORK

As much as you want to bring your A game to work every day, at times when you feel unwell, it’s good to stay home to rest and recover. Here are a few tips to support your immune health at work, to keep you on fighting form during the cooler months.  It can be tempting […]

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NUTRITION

WHAT TO EAT TO BEAT COLD AND FLU SEASON

‘Tis the season for the sniffles – but it doesn’t mean you’re destined to get them. Don’t be one of the statistics who will get an average of 2-4 colds this year. Get enough micronutrients instead. Major in the micros First of all – what? Science lesson alert: There are two types of nutrients you’ve got to […]

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NUTRITION

KNOW YOUR OMEGA-3S

Some things you just know are good for you. Like sleeping more, sitting less and answering no to the question “would you like bacon with that?”. Add to that list, omega-3s. But why? And what exactly are they? Omega‑3s are essential fats — your body can’t make them, so you need them in your diet. […]

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RECIPE

BERRY, CACAO AND BANANA SMOOTHIE

A smoothie is a great snack or quick meal, particularly when we are looking for more energy and protein. Here is a quick smoothie with a lovely ice cream type texture. The cacao powder adds a decadent chocolate flavour. Ingredients ¼ cup frozen or fresh (ice cold) berry pieces 1 small fresh or frozen banana […]

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MINDFULNESS

MAKING FAMILY CONNECTIONS FOR HEALTH AND HAPPINESS

Families. They may drive you round the bend, but they can also be an invaluable source of care, help and encouragement. As part of Men’s Health Week, we’re looking at ways that families can help support the health and wellbeing of men, and how men can make positive contributions to the health and happiness of […]

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