Stress is so inextricably bound to modern life that it’s become a buzzword for simply being busy. But there’s a difference between pressure and stress – and the latter can seriously damage your health.  ‘Most people use the word “stress” when they mean “pressure”,’ says Carol Johnson from the...
1. Make a to-do list Want to make the most of your day? Of course you do! Write a to-do list. It’s simple, but ridiculously effective. ‘Most people are more efficient when they know what they’re doing, what’s expected and what the deadline is,’  says life coach Louise Presley-Turner (thegameoflife.co.uk).   2. Write down...
‘Unlock optimism by focusing on what you do have rather than focusing on what you don’t – and write a positivity list to gain clarity’ A detox is as much a physical journey as it is psychological. Just as toxins and other nasties are flushed away from your body,...
Ever wondered what the most successful people on the planet do every day to keep fit and healthy? If only you could find out, emulate it and become amazing, too. Guess what? You can!  We’ve tapped into eight of the greatest fitness minds to discover which daily rituals they complete without fail. And, after...
Self-discipline might seem an old-fashioned concept these days. When you’re struggling to find a balance between long working hours, housework, your relationship and family, you may scoff at the suggestion you need to be more disciplined – after all, you already work hard. But diligence is about streamlining and...
The Empowering Women live panel discussions have been organised by leading Australian active-living brand Lorna Jane together with wellbeing campaigner Lizzie Horgan, who was diagnosed with ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome at 25 years old. Since her diagnosis, Lizzie has worked with many organisations to raise greater awareness of her condition and to...
If you want to get in top shape for 2016, don’t forget about your feet! It’s easy to take them for granted, but they’re the foundation of a fit body, and foot injuries or problems can be devastating for your fitness goals. We asked top podiatrist Emma Supple,...
If the idea of boosting your health using nature’s bounty and some easy lifestyle tweaks appeals, Patrick Holford’s book Good Medicine (£14.99,  Piatkus) is your must-have health bible. Patrick is one of the UK’s best-known advocates of a natural approach to good health and has written more than 30 books on...
Nutritionist, author and TV health expert Amanda Hamilton reveals her tips for keeping teeth beautifully white. Everybody loves a nice set of pearly whites, and while specialist toothpastes may help, it’s definitely worth thinking about the cause, rather than simply treating the symptoms. Tooth discoloration occurs in two forms: extrinsic,...
Sophie Holmes is a qualified personal trainer who happens to have cystic fibrosis (CF).  Sophie felt really well until she was 19 years old. Disruption in her life then caused her lung function to drop to 60 per cent in three months. Following three weeks laid up in...