HOW CAN STRESS AFFECT YOUR HEART HEALTH?

Everyone feels and reacts to stress in different ways, but it is how much stress, and how we react to it, that can lead to a variety of health problems.

More research is needed to determine how stress contributes to heart disease. But what stress may affect, are our behaviours and factors that increase heart disease: high blood pressure, increased cholesterol levels, smoking, lack of exercise and over-eating.

EXERCISE FOR A HEALTHY HEART

We all know by now how much exercise is recommended by ‘the experts’ to maintain a healthy heart.

But just to recap, the minimum amount of exercise we should be doing during the week is 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity, or 75 minutes of more vigorous exercise.

 

WRAP UP FOR WINTER WITH A PONCHO

You can’t beat a cashmere poncho to take the chill off a cold, but sunny November morning.

A poncho/ cape is easy to dress up or down, and works so well as an extra layer over a jacket, dress or top in a colour that you feel fabulous in!

 

BREAST OR BOTTLE? ISN’T IT A MUMS CHOICE?

Why are women made to feel so guilty when they don’t want to breastfeed their babies?

Having had a career in nursing, before becoming a fitness and performance coach, I am very aware of the benefits of breastfeeding, but also believe that women should be able to make an informed decision about bottle or breast.

WE HAVE AN ENOLOGIST!

At last we are getting somewhere with our winemaking, but what a journey it’s been.

For the first couple of years the local farmer helped us with our winemaking, we were very grateful for his help, and thought it was going to be amazing… but, it wasn’t even drinkable! Ten months later we spent an evening de-corking and pouring it all down the drain. Such a waste!