Free half hour fitness sessions: 7 Sept 2016

National Fitness Day falls on 7th September 2016, and the most decorated British Paralympian Tanni Grey-Thompson welcomes thousands of clubs, parks, leisure centres, gyms and ukactive members who will be opening their doors to welcome you for a free half hour session in your area. It’s been a magnificent summer of sport and the excitement is not over yet with the Paralympics about to get underway … Continue reading Free half hour fitness sessions: 7 Sept 2016

Headspace for children

Headspace for children launches meditation for kids

Headspace for Children has launched from the people behind Headspace – one of the most popular guided meditation apps launched (for adults) 6 years ago. Since then, Headspace has become the brand du jour in popular, or mainstream meditation and is now used regularly by millions of people all over the world. Last week saw the launch of Headspace for Kids, and we caught up with Andy … Continue reading Headspace for children launches meditation for kids

Have you spoken about Organ Donation to your kids?

The Orgamites are a family of nine cartoon characters representing the major organs in the body that can be donated, and their minder, the engaging Mr ‘Funny’ Bone who acts as a spokesman for the Orgamites and also serves as a reminder of the importance of bone marrow transplants.  The main objective of the Orgamites is to raise awareness and public acceptance of organ donation … Continue reading Have you spoken about Organ Donation to your kids?

Sitting & Sweating: Meditation + Exercise = 40% reduction in depression

Fascinating article from Gretchen Reynolds over at The New York Times. We’ve always been great believers in the power of both mindfulness and exercise to combat both mental and physical fatigue, but the study referenced in this article, whilst a small sample, seems to indicate that a combination of meditation and exercise (running) can have a far more powerful effect on positive feelings than even … Continue reading Sitting & Sweating: Meditation + Exercise = 40% reduction in depression

If you have kids, you’ll understand – The Calpol effect

If you have kids, you’ll understand – Calpol’s brilliant strapline, attached to their equally fabulous TV advert showing ‘poorly’ children running riot around the house and garden, back to their normal selves after a dose of Calpol. They could have easily crafted their creative around fear-based selling… one of my pet hates with health and insurance products… but they didn’t. They focussed on what makes … Continue reading If you have kids, you’ll understand – The Calpol effect

What is an appropriate breakfast for children?

“…Daddy… Please can I have dip dip on toast?…” In our house, dip dip is what we call tomato ketchup. And it’s probably not everyones idea of a healthy and nutritious breakfast, but it is the idea of a good breakfast for our 4 year old. Sadly in the modern world, living in a lovely house in suburbia, and being of the generation that hasn’t … Continue reading What is an appropriate breakfast for children?