5 Ideas for Giving Back this Holiday Season

The urge to give back should be constant, but nothing fuels the fire quite like the Christmas season. Let’s not get so caught up in all the shopping and parties that we forget the essence of the holidays, which is of course to spread the cheer. You could have all the mulled wine and champagne in the world, but there’s …

Weekend Walks: Silent Pool and St Martha’s Hill

I love to get outside in the fresh air at any time of year, but there’s something about January that makes you feel, I don’t know… that it requires a little more effort than those long, lazy summer walks, you know? It’s no surprise that January is regarded as the gloomiest month of the year, and with it comes the …

7 Tips for Snacking Healthily While Travelling

It can become a huge challenge to maintain healthy eating habits while travelling. Whether you’re travelling for work, a well-deserved holiday, or just chasing life on the road, it sometimes gets tough to avoid the temptation of tasty snacks. Why? Because it just seems impossible to stick to a healthy diet if you’re frequently rushing to catch a bus, sat on a long …

YourZone45 – The Full Lowdown

They say that you need to take time off in between exercising in order to give your body a chance to recover. I have a feeling though, that the experts probably mean a day or two – not a year. :/ Just kidding, but god, the battle is relentless, isn’t it? A little too much food or drink over a long …

Wine and Cheese is Fruit and Calcium, Right?

I’m a couple of weeks in to my promise to myself (NOT a ‘new year’s resolution’) that I’d move more, and I have to admit that I’ve got a little derailed. I mean, it’s not been awful, but if I were grading myself I reckon I’d give myself a C+. It’s a pass, but could do better. This week I …

Hello, January!

It’s not that I think the new year is the perfect time of year to think about losing weight. It isn’t. It’s cold outside, there’s about a million calories sitting in my fridge in leftover chocolate and I gained a good 6 pounds over the Christmas period so none of my workout gear fits. Ideally I would just hibernate until …

How to Protect Your Eyes and Ears in the Ocean

I love to be in the sea. Whether that’s through surfing, diving, or swimming, there’s a thrill and beauty to be found in being in the ocean; be it in warm and tropical waters or the freezing cold (OK on second thought, maybe just warm!). But have you ever considered the hidden dangers of the sea? I’m not talking about …

Hygge Has Arrived… And It’s Here To Stay

Have you ever heard of hygge? No? Well I’m about to share something with you that might just change your life. The Danish word hygge, roughly pronounced ‘hoo-gah’ is the art of being cosy and content. It’s appreciating the small things which enrich your life rather than the big over-the-top showy things which let’s be honest, don’t always give you the …