Online events for Zestember

Facebook Live Join us live during your lunch break, just CLICK HERE to go to the Zestember UK Facebook Page.  If you can’t make it live, the recording will be on the Zestember UK Facebook page. Thursday 1 September 12.30 Zestember launch and Sleep Well Week Friday 9 September 12.30 Move More Week Friday 16…

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Get out more

Go outside and get your fix of vitamin D for at least 15 minutes every day. Breathe in some fresh air and improve your mood. Being outside in nature reenergises you and refocuses your brain. Week 4 Chill Out

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Listen to music

Create a playlist of your favourite ‘chill out’ music on your phone, so that you can access it anytime you need it and get into a calm and relaxed state. Week 4 Chill Out

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Look after number one

Put yourself first, make sure you have some ‘me’ time and sometimes say NO to others. You must look after yourself first instead of rushing around after everyone else. Your own mental, physical and emotional wellbeing is important, if you don’t look after you, who else will? Week 4 Chill Out

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Stop that ‘busy brain’

After you finish work, write things down, make lists, plan your next day – get it out of your head! You could use an app on your phone or tablet, but remember the 60-minute rule – no tech an hour before bedtime! An overactive mind makes it difficult to relax. Week 4 Chill Out

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Learn to meditate

Meditating for 5 –10 minutes a day has many benefits including helping to manage stress, anxiety and depression. Try a walking meditation if you don’t like sitting still. Week 4 Chill Out

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Take regular time out

Every 3 months take some time out: either a long weekend or a week or two. Your body and mind need time out to relax, recharge and revitalise. You will become mentally, physically and emotionally stronger. Week 4 Chill Out

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Read food labels

Be more aware of what is in your food and what it contains. Is it natural or does it sound like the contents of a chemistry lab? Also check the nutritional values for “carbohydrate that is sugar”, saturated fat and salt. Week 3 Eat Smart

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Drink more water

Most people are dehydrated. Drinking more water will help you burn fat and will ramp up the efficiency of your metabolism. Go for still or sparkling; add slices of fresh fruit, mint or cucumber to your water for added flavour. Try herbal teas. Avoid fizzy drinks and flavoured waters – they have loads of sugar!…

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Use your hands for portion sizes

According to the British Heart Foundation, our portion sizes have increased over 50% in the last 20 years. Your serving of protein should be the size of the palm of your hand. Two fists should be the measure for your vegetables or salad. Carbohydrate (potato, rice, pasta, etc.) should be one fist or less and…

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