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5 Steps To Cure Your Phone Addiction

This blog is for when you realise that using your phone to keep your life ticking over has become a way of escaping from it. Here are 5 steps to regain the balance. 1. Start by working out how much time you are spending on your phone each day, keep a simple log of when and how long you spend checking, searching, browsing. Maybe you’ll be surprised/shocked at how much time your phone sucks up, if you are, you can use this as motivation to make a change. 2. Once […]...

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Are You Addicted To Your Phone?

Often when we feel sad, worried, lonely or angry, we reach for something to take the edge off the discomfort. Every once in a while this is fine, it’s human nature to need a bit of time out from ourselves. However, when we reach for this thing, be it a glass of wine, a donut or our phone as our default response to feeling bad, we risk creating more problems for ourselves than we solve. This is how emotional addictions arise, when we opt for a short-term fix for a […]...

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What Are The Benefits Of Meditation?

Meditation used to be the sole reserve of Tibetan monks and Master Yogis but now it is well and truly part of the public consciousness with videos on YouTube, Apps and countless online articles and books. So why, after hundreds of years, is meditation suddenly so en vogue. Basically, science has stepped in and proven it’s worth. So, what exactly can you expect to achieve if you take up meditation. First all of all it is important to point out that meditation is not the same as relaxation, although relaxation […]...

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The Dangers Of Diets

by Dr Emma Gray - 8th April, 2015
The Dangers Of Diets

Our bodies are designed to survive and when we diet it sees this as a threat to this survival and fights back with physiological tactics including increased hunger, preoccupation with food and a decrease in metabolism. This decrease in metabolism means that our body uses the food we give it more efficiently so the weight we lose by dieting will not be equivalent to the energy reduction we make. As a result the more we diet, the more efficient our body will become at adapting to our reduced calorie intake […]...

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