We’re all well aware of the concept of stress, or rather the feeling. We can feel on edge and overwhelmed which can then often leave us feeling helpless and exhausted. A quick search on google and there are thousands of suggestions on how to manage stress or simply feel less stressed, but given how many of continue to feel this way, we’re hazarding a guess that those strategies aren’t working out too well. So maybe we need to understand our friend stress a little more.
If you are interested in your health and wellbeing, chances are you’ve looked into “the best diet for (place your requirement here)!” You’ll also likely returned thousands of search results and are left with even more questions than you started with. Well, as we always say, we want to make your life easier, so we’ve compiled the long and the short of some of the most popular diets.
Did you know that most of our immune function is clustered around our digestive system? Turns out, the adage, you are what you eat runs a little deeper than we thought, so we thought we’d take a look at how good gut health and immunity go hand in hand, and why we should really pay quite a lot of attention to what we put in our mouth.
Whilst we’re still basking in some final rays of sunshine, we know the winter is coming. Even though the NHS in the UK recommend we take a Vitamin D supplement year-round, this is even more important in the winter. But why, we hear you ask? Well, we have all you need to know about Vitamin D. We’ll look at it’s job and what happens when we've got low levels.
What is it they say, prevention is better than cure? Whilst it’s a little early in the year for you to see the dreaded W word up on your screen, we know it's coming and even us, here at Fivaday HQ, pick up bugs when the weather turns! So, are there things we can do to soften their blow when they rock up? In a nutshell, are there things we can do to support our immune system to fight the fight? Of course there are, so let's get cracking.
If you’ve been following us for a while, you’ll have realised that we’re often about the simpler things in life and how small changes can make huge differences to our health. One of those things includes sleep. Deep down we know that sleep is super important to our health, and we should really prioritise it, but in a world that never sleeps, are there tried and tested ways that can help us nail our sleep hygiene?
Phytochemicals, also sometimes referred to as phytonutrients or polyphenols are biologically active compounds of plant origin. They are actually a plant's natural defence. Normally, the properties are activated by damage to the plant which prevent insects and pests from eating them. But what is it they say, one person’s meat is another person’s poison? Well, they are seemingly our meat.
If you’ve ever had the pleasure of sitting through some health and safety training at work, then you’ll remember hazardous substances, and what you should do if you are dealing with them. We seem to acknowledge the risk in certain jobs, like if you are using certain chemicals for cleaning, but do we forget the day-to-day exposure and the impact this has on our health?