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World Mental Health Day – 10th October 2018

What is World Mental Health Day?

World Mental Health Day is held on the 10th of October every year. It is a day for mental health education and awareness and towards removing all social stigma. Each year the day carries a theme, this year it focuses on “Young people and mental health in a changing world”.

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“Nutrition” – the food or nourishment we require to stay alive; the science or practice of consuming and utilising foods; the process of providing or obtaining the food necessary for health and growth.

At Tonic we say nutrition is MUCH more than this. We firmly believe that your daily food choices affect your health — how you feel today, tomorrow, and in the future. Put simply good nutrition can make a big difference to your health.

Simple ways to be more mindful

Mindfulness is the state of being aware. Being mindful has many advantages when it comes to our mental health and wellbeing especially. It can decrease stress, anxiety and depression; regulate emotions and really help us to focus. Our minds are constantly wondering – mine certainly is – thinking, analysing, planning – even about things that are not happening right in front of us, we miss half our lives due to a wondering mind. So, how do you stay mindful? Do you make a conscious effort? Here are some simple ways to help you to be more mindful …

Fruit, Fruit, Fruit – But Which Are The Best?

Watching your sugar intake is a good idea, but taming your sweet tooth can be an incredibly difficult feat. Perhaps you’ve already cut out processed sugars, but didn’t realise how much sugar (even though its mainly natural) is contained in fruit (fructose). Or maybe you live with diabetes and want to know which fruits will have the least impact on your blood sugar.

So, although there is heaps of evidence to say that an excessive intake of added sugar is harmful – that’s true – added sugars are bad but the same doesn’t apply to all fruits. All fruits were not created equal when it comes to sugar (fructose). Many fruits are loaded with fibre and water; plus they contain vitamins, minerals and antioxidants too. The key is picking the right ones…

MOVING MORE has BIG health benefits!

We know there are simply masses of articles out there claiming to be revolutionary and helping you to age slower, enhance your brain health, improve your sex life and even live longer – well this is not that; nor are we trying to jump on that band wagon.

This is more going back to basics. Not feeling overwhelmed but instead feeling reassured and confident that small lifestyle changes can make a REAL difference to your health and wellbeing. That’s got to be worth a try….and in this article we’re all about MOVING MORE (so not just exercising regularly but actually being less inactive and sitting less every day). This is what can do lasting damge to your body and you will not be able to train even if you want to!

Overindulged? Let’s get back on track!

Tis the season to overindulge! Especially when the sun has been shining; drinks flowing and the BBQ’s lit! So if you’ve spent the last few weekends in the pub – or not doing an awful lot because of the heat – here’s how to get rid of your World Cup Waist before your summer hols!

Before we launch into our great wellbeing tips, we must remember that life is all about balance. It is for living therefore we shouldn’t feel too guilty.

Men’s Health Week – It’s Time To Talk

The Importance of Men’s Health Week

This week, 11th – 17th June 2018, is Men’s Health Week 2018. Men’s Health Week is an annual event in the UK (although it is also celebrated Worldwide), which usually takes place the week leading up to Father’s Day.

Every year, Men’s Health Week is celebrated to heighten awareness of health issues that affect men, in the hope they will discuss their problems and gain the courage to do something about them! We want to champion this cause and help:

The True Impact Of Mental Health

Mental Health Awareness Week

This week, 14th – 20th May, marks Mental Health Awareness Week. Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, this year the organisation have focused on the effects of stress.

“By tackling stress, we can go a long way to tackle mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression, and in some instances, self-harm and suicide. We will look at how we can tackle stress and help improve our mental health.”

Stress Management Techniques

Do I really need stress management techniques?

Next week is Mental Health Awareness Week and this year the charity is strongly focusing on stress. Research shows that two thirds of us experience a mental health problem in our life, and stress is the key factor in this. Here, we look back at one of our old articles from 2016 and see how these stress management techniques are still as relevant as ever…

Mental Health Awareness In The Workplace

Investing in Your Staff, Investing In Their Mental Health

For many of us, work is a major part of our lives. It is where we spend much of our time, where we earn our income and often where we make friends. Having a fulfilling job can be great for your mental health and general wellbeing.

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