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Wellbeing Collection

Everything you need to take care of your wellbeing.

Our one-stop-shop of resources to help you eat more healthily, exercise more, drink less, sleep better, manage anxiety, declutter, detox, boost your happiness and create habits that stick. A fantastic selection of podcasts, videos and articles to inspire you, all in one place.

Whatever your goal for 2021, we have something for you.

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Healthy Eating Videos

Inspiring ideas to try at home

Healthy eating ideas to help you kick start 2021. Many of us will be planning to eat more healthily as we start the New Year and these videos will help provide you with ideas and inspiration. This great selection of YouTube channels provide free healthy eating tips for beginners, supermarket shopping ideas, what makes a balanced food plate, meal planning advice and much more. We have selected one video from each channel, to give you an idea of the style of the channel and the advice and recipes on offer.

If you like a particular channel, the click ‘Watch’ then ‘Visit External Site’, to find the full selection of videos.

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Workout Videos

Bringing personal training into your home

Push back the sofa, get your sweat on. Exercise is hugely important for both our physical and mental health. With lockdowns keeping us at home, now more than ever we need to keep up our exercise regime. Luckily, many trainers and fitness instructors have made their high quality and inspiring workout videos readily accessible on YouTube.

We’ve selected classes from our favourite instructors, all providing free, full length, workout videos. Whatever your fitness level or goal, there’s something for everyone, from yoga to HIIT, Pilates to dance. There are plenty of equipment free options too and all from the comfort of your own home!

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Mindful Drinking

The rise of the sober curious

Becoming sober or at least sober-curious is something that seems to be on the lips of many mid-lifers. Are you starting to reflect on your relationship with alcohol and thinking you might like to change it ?

Whether you are thinking about taking a break, are considering moderating your drinking or contemplating going alcohol free, there is a whole community out there that can help you with your journey. Use the resources in this Pod to learn more, hear from others on this path and get tips and advice from the experts.

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Pursuing Happiness

How to boost your happiness and wellbeing

The search for happiness is a universal human desire, which we see as critical to leading fulfilled lives. But rather than pursuing it by the accumulation of wealth, fame or beauty, we need to recognise that happiness is a state of mind that comes from within and lasting happiness and meaning is earned through honed, consistent behavioural habits.

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How To Sleep Better

Get your beauty sleep

Sleep is as critical to our well being as food, water or shelter, however over 40% of people suffer from issues with sleep. Fall short on your sleep and research has shown that it can take a serious toll on your daytime energy, productivity, emotional balance and even your weight. Here we look at why we sleep, the importance of sleep and how lifestyle changes can make a world of difference to your sleep quality. Improve your sleep and improve the quality of your life.

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Dealing with Anxiety

Self help techniques

Anxiety is one of the most prevalent mental health disorders, with one out of fourteen people around the world being affected. It is often described as an uncomfortable feeling of nervousness or worry about something that is happening, or might happen in the future. Everyone feels anxiety to some extent, it is part of being human and is the body’s way of signalling a problem or threat. However, it becomes a problem if it happens too often, goes on for a long time or impacts your ability to live your life as fully as you want to.

Use the self help resources below, which focus on Generalised Anxiety Disorder, to help you understand why it’s happening. Discover how to take back control. Learn ways of reducing your anxiety and incorporate these techniques into your everyday life to make it more manageable.

Note: Please talk to your doctor, or a mental health professional, if you experience severe or persistent anxiety.

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Decluttering

Is the state of your house linked to that of your mind

Does decluttering really help relieve stress and bring a sense of calm? Or does it set an impossibly high standard that just makes us feel worse, as we fail to achieve picture perfect tidiness? In this pod, we explore the ideas behind decluttering, the psychology behind how we feel about our possessions, the experts who swear by it and practical tips and ideas for making a few small changes, for those that end up inspired to try.

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Habit stacking

Creating habits that stick

If you want to develop healthy habits that last, then learn how to habit stack. Whether it’s improving your diet, exercising more or drinking less, the best way of developing a new habit that you will stick to, is to ‘stack it’ on top of another deeply ingrained habit. It doesn’t matter whether the current habit is a good one or a bad one, if it is something you do often, without thinking about it, you can anchor some new habits either side of it, or use it a a trigger to do something else.

The key is to make small changes, one at a time and allow them to get embedded before changing something else. When most of us try and change our habits to be more healthy, we try and do too much at once. Throwing loads of changes together. You stick to them for a while but then it gets too hard and the habits fade. The trick is the build slowly, stack new habits on top of old and then the habits will last.

This Pod includes loads of great advice and ideas for how to habit stack and where to start. Enjoy!

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Digital Detox

Disconnect to reconnect

How many times a day do you check your phone? The idea that our obsession with our smart phones is getting in the way of our relationships, our productivity and even our children’s ability to have a conversation is gaining momentum. In this pod, we explore the ideas behind digital detoxing, as well techniques to make you feel more in control such as the ‘zero inbox’ principle. And has the lack of quiet spaces in our 24/7 connected world led to the rise in modern mindfulness?

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Learn To Run

Start running from scratch

Taking up running can seem like a scary prospect, especially if you feel out of shape or are unfit. If you’re not sure where to start, use the resources below to help you get going and build up gradually. We recommend the Couch to 5k nine-week, guided, training program which is designed to help people transform a sedentary lifestyle into an active one. In this Pod, graduates of the program share their tips and you can discover how to progress in your new found skill once you’ve cracked the 5k distance!

So what are you waiting for? Set yourself the 5K target, lace up your trainers and achieve the goal. Running regularly will improve both your physical and mental health. and give your confidence and self belief a boost.

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The Fast Diet

Does it really work

Currently one of the world’s most popular health and fitness trends, intermittent fasting is an eating pattern where you cycle between periods of eating and fasting. Popular methods are the 16/8 method, Eat Stop Eat and the 5:2 diet, all of which split the day or week into eating periods and fasting periods. It does not say anything about which foods to eat, but rather when you should eat them.

Note : Please do not look to this Pod for medical advice, please consult a medical professional before adopting an intermittent fasting regiment. This Pod is solely presenting various views on fasting, diet and health.

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Cold Showers

Could cold showers transform your life?

Exhilarating, challenging, energising and addictive? The theory behind the concept, how to introduce it into your routine and the benefits to your health, from relaxing the mind, improving the skin and to reducing fats.

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Add to Home Screen

Find Podfolio with one click

Podfolio is a mobile-enabled website. By adding Podfolio to your Home Screen, you can use us like an app. When on the website, click ‘Share’, then scroll down to ‘Add to Home Screen’. We show you the steps by screen shot in this quick video. It is super easy.

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Mature Makeup Magic

Tips and Tricks

As long as there have been people, there has been makeup.  The Ancient Egyptians would decorate their eyes with dark green, black or blue kohl circles that were supposed to ward off the evil eye and Alexander the Great apparently wore eye makeup for aesthetic and health reasons as it ‘protected the delicate skin around the eyes and kept off flies’.

But is makeup for ourselves still relevant today when there is a chance that our face is the only one we see all day?  During a global crisis, it might even feel a bit trivial to pull out your makeup bag and go to town on bronzer.  But the experts say it can actually make a huge difference in navigating these unpredictable times.  It can help separate home and work life, your weekend self from your work self and some studies have shown that, for some, wearing make up can even boost productivity.

On this Pod, we have decided to concentrate on makeup for the more mature skin.  The internet is bombarded with wrinkle free teenagers advocating the use of various products, so we are showcasing videos that celebrate experience over youth!

If you feel you have more of an affinity with one of the presenters, click ‘Watch”, then ‘Visit External Site’, to find the full selection of their videos.

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Working From Home

Ways to work well from home

More people are working from home than ever. These tips can help you stay productive and maintain balance. Videos cover: setting up your home office, a standing desk review, general working from home productivity tips, Zoom tricks you might not know, posture exercises and information on taking care of your mental health whilst working remotely.

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