Being A Carer

So I currently work as night care lead in a residential care home. We look after residents with differing care needs, ranging from advanced dementia to broken hips. Now a lot of people see my job as glorified ass wiping, and being paid to sit and drink cups of tea with the old folk. ThisContinue reading “Being A Carer”

A Weekend Getaway

Do you ever feel like you need to escape reality sometimes? Just run away from it all and leave it all behind. Well I haven’t blogged for a few days as I’ve been away in Cornwall. I had the best time and came back feeling refreshed after spending time with some of my nearest andContinue reading “A Weekend Getaway”

Balancing Work Based Stress

I think its fair to say most people have experienced some sort of work related stress in their career, some more than others. The average Briton will spend 3,507 days at work including 204 days overtime in their lifetime. This is a lot of our life spent working. Im a great believer in being selfless,Continue reading “Balancing Work Based Stress”

How Many Calories Are You Burning?

When it comes to exercise, a lot of people religiously check how many calories they are burning with each exercise. Some have goals of how many calories they want to burn in a day, some want to run enough to be able to counterbalance the chocolate bar they want to eat after. No matter whatContinue reading “How Many Calories Are You Burning?”

Exercising and Its Effects On Your Mental Health

A lot of doctors today will recommend anyone struggling with their mental health should start some sort of exercise. Why is this and what impact does exercising have on our mental health? Exercise is scientifically proven to boost mood and decrease symptoms of depression and anxiety. Exercising picks up endorphin levels, the “feel good” chemicalContinue reading “Exercising and Its Effects On Your Mental Health”

Low – Fat Chocolate Brownies

If you’re anything like me, the biggest sacrifice when healthy eating is having to limit sweets and chocolate! Heres a great go to recipe, for when you fancy a little treat, but without the calories. Makes: 16 Squares Preparation time: 35 Minutes Ingredients 85g Self-Raising Flour 40g Cocoa Powder 175g Caster Sugar 125g Vanilla YoghurtContinue reading “Low – Fat Chocolate Brownies”

Kick Start Your Training

Anyone can be a runner. Exercise promotes the release of the feel-good chemicals called endorphins. Running helps the body hold on to mood-boosting neurotransmitters serotonin and norepinephrine. So here is sure fire tips to get you started in the world of running. Before starting, set a realistic goal while you build your base level ofContinue reading “Kick Start Your Training”

Top 5 Things To Stop For A Happier Life

It’s easy to take things for granted, and its easy to let each day continue without purpose by not letting go of things that make us unhappy. So here’s 5 things to quit today that will change your life and your mindset towards it. 1) Don’t live to please others – Other peoples opinions of you andContinue reading “Top 5 Things To Stop For A Happier Life”