A lack of confidence in your body can really get you down. In fact, half of all 16 to 21-year-old women would consider cosmetic surgery to change their body shape, according to research by Girlguiding UK. But taking pride in your body doesn’t have to involve such drastic measures....
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...
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...
Just as colds, flu and other bugs are readily passed on from person to person, everyday stress can spread, too.  Thanks to friends, family, colleagues and even strangers, second-hand stress, a relatively new phenomenon, is on the rise. ‘Second-hand stress is the stress we experience from being around other people who are stressed....
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...
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...
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...
Proven immune booster: The 5:2 diet Why it works: Restricting your calories a few days a week can do more than trim your belly before the summer season – new evidence reveals fasting can actually regenerate the entire immune system. Scientists at the University of California found fasting for just...
Get active It may be chilly outside and the comfort of your warm duvet may seem so much more inviting, but staying active this winter will help you avoid the usual sniffles and chesty coughs. Exercising – even just moderately – helps you keep your immune system active and...
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,...